Pentax Q-S1 embraces subtlety (pictures)

For its Q series update, Pentax more toned-down color options.

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Still small

The camera remains the same size as a point-and-shoot when equipped with a fixed-focal-lenth lens.

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More rounded

The more rounded design and the addition of a small grip makes a big difference in the feel of the camera -- for the better.

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Shiny controls

I think the switch to fewer contrasting colors on the top gives the camera a classier look.

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The back remains the same

The control layout on the back of the camera is the same as the Q7.

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SD card

Despite the size of the camera, Pentax hasn't switched to tiny microSD cards. However, the SD enclosure has been redesigned with less metal so that the camera can now support Wi-Fi-enabling SD cards.

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Slim profile

The camera is quite symmetrical.

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