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10-18-2014, 07:32 PM - 1 Like   #1
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K-S1 review list (and other articles)

I’m starting this thread as a list of reviews and other resources about the K-S1. When you find a review, please add a link to the list. There isn't much yet, but I expect we will see a few more in the coming weeks.

Preview from DP Review preview by Jeff Keller.
Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1: Digital Photography Review

Preview from Reviewed.com by Ben Keough.
Pentax K-S1 First Impressions Review - Reviewed.com Cameras

Preview from DC Watch that explains the lists and shows some of the menus (Japanese).
http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/review/pview/20140905_665412.html

A three-part shooter’s report from Yaotomi blog (Japanese). This is nice, if only for the pictures of rural Japan.
PENTAX K-S1 (review first) ? ??? ???? - ??????
??? ???? ?? 2014 ? PENTAX K-S1 (review second) - ??????
???? ?? ???? 2014 ? PENTAX K-S1 (review third) - ??????

10-22-2014, 07:18 AM   #2
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A short user review from Love Pentax? blog (Japanese). This has got some high ISO shots that look very good. I think the picture of the K-S1 alongside the Q-S1 really shows how small this camera is for a DSLR.

PENTAX K-S1!???????????!???「??!」???????? ! - LOVE PENTAX?

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I think the picture of the K-S1 alongside the Q-S1 really shows how small this camera is for a DSLR.
Looks nice with the M 50/1.4, too!
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Looks nice with the M 50/1.4, too!
Agreed!

Another photo from the same reviewer:



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That's the color I would choose... Nice!
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QuoteOriginally posted by JPT Quote
A short user review from Love Pentax? blog (Japanese). This has got some high ISO shots that look very good. I think the picture of the K-S1 alongside the Q-S1 really shows how small this camera is for a DSLR.

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The high iso shots look really good,maybe even better than the K-3.
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Another part of a KS-1 review from DC Watch (Japanese).

http://m.dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/review/newproduct/20141023_672526.html
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The high iso shots look really good,maybe even better than the K-3.
That's what I was thinking. The Sony 20MP sensor in the Sony A5000 or A3500/3000 seems a very decent performer, so maybe the K-S1 has the same chip.

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PC has a review out today, haven't read it all yet.
Pentax K-S1 Review & Rating | PCMag.com
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Quirky.
Disco lights.
Canon = better (see - Amazon = cheaper).
Nikon = better (see - Amazon = cheaper).

Just from page 1.

Lather, Rinse, Repeat. Yawn.
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Sad thing is, other than his first (and rather damning) paragraph, the rest of the review is even-handed.

It amazes me how little appreciation is expressed for Pentax's in-body SR and compatibility with older lenses.
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Yep, had to look at the header again to see if the review was for the K-S1.
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Here's the second part of the DC Watch K-S1 review, which focuses mainly on image quality.

http://m.dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/review/newproduct/20141027_673010.html
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thank you for referring my blog
I added Japanese reviews.

There is a review of K-S1 Midnight Black.
- abeshi's snapshot :Exhilarate ??1? PENTAX K-S1

A following two articles is written by a famous Japanease writer & photographer.
He said the image quality of K-S1 is best in PETNAX's DSLR expect 645Z.
- Photo of the Day PENTAX????????????????
- Photo of the Day ????????????????????????

Here's my review. I'm afraid that my review is Japanese text only X-(
?・K-S1??????: K-S1 my review - LOVE PENTAX?

I listed up the reviews of K-S1. Cheers!
K-S1 ????????? : K-S1 Reviews - LOVE PENTAX?
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Thanks Daisuke! Those links are very interesting and I appreciate you making the effort to explain some things in English.

So, Tanaka-san thinks the K-S1 had better image quality than the K-3. That's interesting.

And welcome to the forum.
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