LCD and Viewfinder
Pentax Q-S1 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
Q-S1 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Mirrorless camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Hasselblad X1D (Compare) or Fujifilm X-T1 IR (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Pentax Q-S1 can shoot continuously at max speed of 5 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec . Q-S1 has a built-in flash, and you can also mount your external flashes too.
Pentax Q-S1 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
With Pentax Q-S1, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30,25,24 fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Pentax Q-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.Q-S1 has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Pentax Q-S1 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Hasselblad X1D or Fujifilm X-T1 IR 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.
Pentax Q-S1 is powered by D-LI68 battery which provides a shooting life of 250 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 348 shots, Pentax Q-S1 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend Q-S1 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Mirrorless Cameras
Current Lowest price for Pentax Q-S1 is $202.98