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09-29-2010, 10:45 AM   #1
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Pentax S1 (H1)

The Pentax S (H in the USA) model series of cameras were released out of sequential order, beginning with the S2/H2 in 1959, followed by the S3/H3 in 1960 and finally with this camera, the S1/H1 in 1961. The S1/H1 was targeted as a budget model to complement the more advanced S3/H3. In reality, the cameras were nearly identical, with the 1/1000th marking removed from the shutter speed dial. Pentax released this camera in North America through a distributor, the Heiland division of the Honeywell Corporation. The name 'H1' was presumably chosen in reference to the distributor. The camera was released as the S1 in other markets.


Asahi Pentax S1
Also marketed as
Heiland Pentax H1
Honeywell Pentax H1
Year introduced
1961
Year discontinued
1962
Mount
M42
Automatic aperture stop down
Yes
Metering
No light meter
Exposure modes
Manual, B
Shutter speeds (auto)
Not applicable
Shutter speeds (manual)
T, B, 1 - 1/500s, X
Shutter speeds (mechanical)
T, B, 1 - 1/500s, X
Self timer
No
Mirror lock-up
No
Auto bracketing
Not applicable
Multiple exposures
Yes
Winder
Ratchet type rapid wind lever
Flash hot shoe
No
Built-in flash
No
TTL/P-TTL flash
No
Flash sync speed
FP and X terminals - 1/50s
Flash exposure comp
Not applicable
Viewfinder type
Pentaprism finder with Fresnel lens + microprism
Diopter correction
No
Exchangeable screen
No
Depth of field preview
Through switch on lens where available
Image size
24 x 36 mm
Battery
None
Size (W x H x D)
140 x 92 x 50mm
Weight
548g


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