"Sweet" Pentax K-S1 Colors and Price Drop

3 new candy-themed color options, $100 rebate

By PF Staff in Pentax Announcements on Oct 22, 2014
"Sweet" Pentax K-S1 Colors and Price Drop

Ricoh Imaging has just announced three additional colors for the Pentax K-S1, bringing the total number of special-order color options up to 12.  The new colors, named "Strawberry Cake", "Blue Cream Soda", and "Lime Pie", form the K-S1 Sweets Collection.

Simultaneously, the US suggested retail price for the K-S1 has dropped by $100 to $646 for the body only and $696 for the 18-55mm lens kit.  On top of this, an O-FC1 FluCard wireless card will be included with the kits.

In case you are not familiar with the K-S1, it is a 20-megapixel entry-level DSLR with looks as a key selling point.  It went on sale worldwide in September.  We are currently in the process of testing this camera for an in-depth review, and have found its performance to be in line with that of the Pentax K-50.  You'll be able to read our first impressions and see some sample photos in the coming weeks.

Learn more about the Pentax K-S1 in the official announcement.

Product Photos

The photos below depict the white and yellow "Lime Pie" Pentax K-S1.  All three colors within the Sweets Collection ship with a white and grey DA L 18-55mm kit lens.

US Press Release

Denver, Colorado October 22, 2014

RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION  is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-S1 Sweets Collection, which consists of three special-color models of the PENTAX K-S1 digital SLR camera. Featuring a compact, lightweight body and a stylish, progressive design, these special-edition PENTAX K-S1 models, now available with Flu card, provide outstanding imaging performance that rivals that of upper-class models and just in time for the holidays.

The PENTAX K-S1 Sweets Collection offers three brilliant body color options: Strawberry Cake, Blue Cream Soda and Lime Pie. The cameras’ streamlined, white-based bodies are accentuated with lustrous colors for a fashionable, lively appearance, while keeping all the outstanding functionality and progressive design of the K-S1.  With the unique combination of superb performance, advanced design, and striking colors, these special-edition models make digital SLR photography more fun and exciting, and fit perfectly with every user’s lifestyle.

By combining proven imaging technology, distinct design cues and a flat field user interface (UI) the K-S1 appeals to the next generation PENTAX owner without surrendering the performance expected in a mid-class camera.

Building on the many technologies benchmarked in the company’s popular K-3 advanced DSLR; the K-S1 incorporates a newly designed 20 megapixel image sensor, super-high sensitivity ISO 51200.  In addition this model contains in-body shake reduction, an AA filter simulator, 100% field of view glass pentaprism viewfinder, and 5.4 frames per second shooting at a fast 1/6000 shutter speed. Adding to the user experience is the camera’s unique flat field user interface, which integrates a back-lit LED selection dial, four-way navigation, and a bright 3”  921,000 dot LCD that breaks tradition of the knobs and buttons found on a traditional DSLR.

Pricing and Availability

The PENTAX K-S1 Sweets kit including an 18-55 mm lens and Flu card will be available at retailers nationwide and at www.ricohimaging.com in November 2014 for a suggested retail price of $699.95.

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