LCD and Viewfinder
Pentax K-S1 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
K-S1 has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder.
The viewfinder has a coverage of 100% and a magnification ratio of 0.95×
Pentax K-S1 can shoot continuously at max speed of 5 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/6000 sec . K-S1 has a built-in flash, and you can also mount your external flashes too.
Pentax K-S1 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 11 points to choose from.
With Pentax K-S1, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30,25,24 fps and save in and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Pentax K-S1 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.K-S1 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Pentax K-S1 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a DSLR camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon D5300 or Nikon D5200 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Pentax K-S1 is powered by D-LI109 battery which provides a shooting life of 410 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 876 shots, Pentax K-S1 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend K-S1 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras
Nikon Df with its 1400shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Pentax K-S1 vs Nikon Df or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Pentax K-S1 is $348.09