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 Olympus OM-D E-M10 (Compare) or Canon EOS M3 (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 Canon EOS M3 or 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 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 349 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
Sony A9 with its 650shots is the model with longest battery life among Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Pentax Q-S1 vs Sony A9 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Pentax Q-S1 is $336.89