Pentax has tonight unveiled the K-S1, a DSLR featuring a 20-million-pixel, APS-C-sized imaging sensor.


The Tweed Grey version

Features include an illumination interface, designed to react according to the type of use.

‘LED body illumination indicates the current status of camera operation,’ explains Pentax brand owner Ricoh Imaging.

‘Power switch LEDs stay green during still-image shooting, but change colour to red during movie operation.’

Firepower includes Full HD video, five-frames-per-second shooting and a top shutter speed of 1/6000sec.

The 21 filters include ‘Colour Replacement’.

Photographers can also expect a 3in, 921,000-dot LCD screen and a sensitivity range of ISO 100-51,200.

The K-S1 will be available in 12 ‘fashionable’ colours, including cotton beige, denim blue (pictured below) and tweed grey – drawn from Pentax’s ‘Fabric collection’.

The K-S1 will also be available in standard black when it goes on sale in mid-September, priced £549.99.