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K-S1Products Information

FAQ PENTAX K-S1 digital camera.


Basic Specifications and Functions

Are there any other necessary items that are not included in the kit?


The kit does not come with an SD Memory Card, so please prepare an SD Memory Card with the necessary capacity.
You can connect the camera to a TV or other device and display the Live View image or play back captured images on the monitor by using the commercially available HDMI cable (type D).
* While the camera is connected to an AV device, nothing is displayed on the camera monitor.
You can connect the camera to PC by commercially available USB cable equipped with a micro B terminal.
* The camera cannot be operated while it is connected to a computer.
What is the exterior of the camera made of?


The camera has a plastic exterior.
Is this camera designed to be water-resistant/dust-proof?


No, this camera is not made to be water-resistant or dust-proof.
Does this camera have any features that help prevent dust from collecting on the image sensor?


Yes. This camera is equipped with image sensor cleaning function "DRII (the Dust Removal mechanism)" by the supersonic wave vibration.
How many bits is the A/D converter?


14 bits.
Where is microphone for recording?


It is on both sides of the top cover.
Can I attach an external microphone to the camera?


No, you cannot.
Can the Cable Switch CS-205 be used with this camera?


No, you cannot.
Can I use a battery grip with this camera?


No. The battery grip cannot be used with this camera.
Can polarizing filters be used with this camera?


Yes.
Circular type polarizing filters (C-PL/Circular PL) can be used. Normal, non-circular polarizing filters may adversely affect the exposure and AF and thus cannot be used.
What image recording formats are used?


The camera records images in the versatile JPEG format or the high-quality and fully editable RAW (DNG) format. You can also select JPEG+RAW (DNG) and record in both formats simultaneously.
* RAW (PEF) format is not supported.
Can image rotation information be saved for images that are taken while the camera is held vertically or horizontally?


Yes.
Is there a Superimpose AF Area?


Yes. This camera is equipped with a Superimpose AF Area function in which the selected AF point appears in red in the viewfinder.
Can the focusing point be switched to one that is user selected?


Yes. You can set the focusing point to the user selected point from eleven points in the AF frame.

Auto (11 points) Out of the 11 AF points, the camera automatically selects the optimum focusing area.
Auto (5 points) Out of the 5 AF points, the camera automatically selects the optimum focusing area.
Select Sets the focusing area to the user selected point from 11 points.
Expanded Area Select Sets the focusing area to the user selected point from 11 points. When the subject happens to move out of the selected focusing area after being focused, 8 peripheral points area used are back-up points. Not available in AF.S mode.
Spot Set the focusing area to the center of the 11 points.
What kind of Shake Reduction system does the camera use?


It uses in-body Sensor Shift Shake Reduction.
How effective is the Shake Reduction in terms of shutter speed steps?


The effect of Shake Reduction is equivalent to 3.5 EV steps in shutter speed.
*The Shake Reduction effect may vary depending on the focal length of the lens, distance to the subject, shooting conditions, and individual technique.
Does the Shake Reduction function work when lenses made by other manufacturers are used?


The Shake Reduction mechanism will function even when lenses made by other manufacturers are used, but the effectiveness of the results cannot be guaranteed.
*Malfunctions and such resulting from the use of lenses made by other manufacturers are not applicable for warranty repair service even if they occur during the applicable warranty period.
Are there any lenses with which the Shake Reduction function cannot be used?


No. This function can be used with all lenses that can be attached to the camera.
*When a DA, DA L, D FA, FA, FA J, or F lens is used, information such as focal length is obtained automatically when the Shake Reduction function is used.
When information such as focal length cannot be obtained by lenses other than those mentioned above, the [Input Focal Length] setting screen will appear when the camera is turned on. Set the focal length of the lens.
*When a lens without an A position is used or the aperture ring is set to a setting other than the A position, set [Using Aperture Ring] to [2 Enable] in the [Custom Setting] menu.
What is the Digital Filter?


It enables you to change the color tone of an image or to modify an image in other ways. The Digital Filter can be applied during capture or playback mode.
The following filters are available.

Shooting still picture Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold
Recording movies Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold
Playing back Monochrome, Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Tone expansion, Sketch, Water Color, Pastel,Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim, Base Parameter Adj
Does this camera support P.I.M. (PRINT Image Matching III) and Exif Print (Exif2.2)?


JPEG images captured with this camera support both. RAW images do not.
Does the camera support PictBridge?


No, it does not.
Will the settings made in the menus be erased if the camera battery is removed?


Settings other than Date Adjustment are saved even when the battery is removed. Even with Date Adjustment, if the battery remained inserted in the camera for over 24 hours, the settings will be saved for over 48 hours even when the battery is removed.
Can you tell us more about what lenses are available and what features can be used with each type of lens?


- Under default settings, a DA, a DA L, or an FA J lens can be attached to the camera.
- By setting the aperture ring to the A position, an FA, F, A or a D FA lens can be used under default settings.
- Although some restrictions will apply, set [Using Aperture Ring] to [Enable] in the [Custom Setting] menu to use the camera when the aperture ring of an FA, F, A, or a D FA lens is not set to the A position and other K-mount lenses (P, M lenses) or lenses using the appropriate Mount Adapter K are attached.

Lens [Mount type]
/Camera Function
DA
DA L
D FA
FA J
FA*6
F*6 A M
P
[KAF]
[KAF2]
[KAF3]
[KAF]
[KAF2]
[KAF] [KA] [K]
Autofocus (lens only)
(with AF adapter 1.7×) *1





Manual focus
(with the focus indicator) *2
(with matte field)
Quick-Shift Focus System *4 × × × ×
Focus point selection mode [Auto] *8 ×
AE Metering [Multi-segment] ×
P/Sv/Tv/Av/TAv mode *9
M (Manual Exposure) mode
P-TTL auto flash *3 ×
Power Zoom ×
Automatically obtaining the lens focal length information × ×
Lens Correction function *5 ×*7 × × ×
○: Functions are available when the aperture ring is set to the A position.
△: Some functions are restricted.
×: Functions are not available.
*1 Lenses with a maximum aperture of F2.8 or faster. Only available at the A position.
*2 Lenses with a maximum aperture of F5.6 or faster.
*3 The built-in flash, AF540FGZ, AF360FGZ, AF200FG, and/or AF160FC can be used.
*4 Only available with compatible lenses.
*5 [Distortion Correction] is disabled when a DA 10-17mm FISH EYE lens is used.
*6 To use an FA SOFT 28mm F2.8 lens, FA SOFT 85mm F2.8 lens, or F SOFT 85mm F2.8 lens, set [26. Using Aperture Ring] to [Enable] in the [C4] menu. Pictures can be taken with the aperture you set, but only within the manual aperture range.
*7 Only available with an FA 31mm F1.8 Limited, FA 43mm F1.9 Limited, or FA 77mm F1.8 Limited lens.
*8 The focusing area is fixed to [Spot].
*9 Av (Aperture Priority) Automatic Exposure with the aperture open. (The aperture ring has no effect on the actual aperture value.)

Caution: When the aperture ring is set to a position other than A or A lens without an A position or accessories such as an auto extension tube or auto bellows are used, the camera does not operate unless [26 Using Aperture Ring] is set to [Enable] in the [C4] menu.
Which lenses support the Lens Correction function?


The DA, DA L, FA Limited, and D FA lens. (Excluding DA FISHEYE 10-17mm)

Distortion Correction Reduces distortions occurring due to lens properties.
Lat-Chromatic-Ab Adj Reduces lateral chromatic aberrations occurring due to lens properties.
Peripheral Illumin. Corr. Reduces peripheral light fall-off occurring due to lens properties.
Diffraction Correction Corrects blur caused by diffraction when narrowing the aperture.
* Corrections can only be mode when a compatible lens is attached. The features are disabled when using an accessory such as a rear converter that is attached between the camera and the lens.
* When [File Format] is set to [RAW] or [RAW+], correction information is saved as a RAW file parameter and you can select whether to apply the correction to the images when developing them. For the RAW Development function, [Color Fringe Correction] can also be set.
Is it possible to drive the autofocus with the motor inside the lens?


When a motor-driven lens is attached to this camera, the camera automatically switches to autofocus that is driven by the motor inside the lens.
Can I use the power zoom on the FA★ lens or FAZOOM lens with this camera?


No.
Can PENTAX 67 lenses, PENTAX 645 lenses, or 35mm S (screw) mount lenses be used with the camera?


Yes. Use the appropriate Mount Adapter K, Mount Adapter K for PENTAX 67 lenses, or Mount Adapter K for PENTAX 645 lenses that corresponds to the lens being used.

The shutter can be released by setting [26. Using Aperture Ring] to [Enable] in the [C Custom Setting 4] menu, and setting the focus mode switch to [MF].
Exposure Mode can be set to AV (Aperture priority) mode or M (Manual) mode, but an exposure deviation may occur.  [F--] appears for the aperture indicator in the viewfinder and status screen.
The camera operates in Av (Aperture priority) mode even if the mode dial is set to Auto Picture, SCN (Scene), P, SV, TV, or TAV. During USER mode, the camera operates in the mode (AV, M, B) that corresponds to the Exposure Mode set in USER mode.
How does the area captured change when medium format lenses are used?


When lenses for which the focal length is the same whether in 35 mm format or medium (67 or 645) format (100 mm, for example) is used with this camera, the area captured is the same as 1.5x the focal length of a 35-mm equivalent lens (equivalent to 150 mm).
Can I use other manufacturers' lenses with the K-S1?


If it is a K-mount lens, another manufacturer’s lens can be attached to the K-S1. However, it should be used at the user’s own risk. We assume no responsibility nor liability for differences in the exposure or focus, accidents, damages, or malfunctions resulting from the use of lenses made by other manufacturers.

Camera Shooting Functions

Can the Preview function be used on this camera?


Yes. You can use the Optical Preview for checking the depth of field with the viewfinder and Digital Preview for checking the composition, exposure and focus on the monitor.
Can a remote control be used with this camera?


Yes. The optional Remote Control F and Remote Control Waterproof O-RC1 are available for use with this camera.
You can choose from any of three modes: the shutter is released immediately after the button on the remote control is pressed, the shutter is released three seconds after the button is pressed, or continuous shooting starts when the button is pressed.
Can Multi-exposure Shooting be used with this camera?


No, it cannot.
Can Interval Shooting be used with this camera?


No, it cannot.
Can Bulb shooting be used with this camera?


Blub shooting can be used by setting the mode dial to B.
There are two modes in [7 Bulb (B) Mode Options] in the [C1] menu. In [Type1], exposure continues while the shutter release button is pressed. In [Type2], exposure starts with the first press of the shutter release button and ends with the second press of the shutter release button.
Is Slow Shutter Speed NR available? And if so, can I turn it off?


Yes, it is, to set it to off, select [Off] in [Slow Shutter Speed NR] of the [Rec. Mode 2] menu.
Is AF Fine Adjustment available on this camera?


Yes, it is. You can select [1 Off] or [Apply all] or [Apply One] in [25 AF Fine Adjustment] of the [C4].
Different settings can be set for individual lenses.
Does this camera have an AF assist light?


Yes. The camera has a dedicated AF assist LED light.
Is Face Detection available in Live View mode, and how many faces can be detected?


When [Contrast AF] is set to [Face Detection] in Live View, Contrast AF + Face Detection mode is activated. Up to 16 faces can be detected at a time.

Flash

What is the sync speed of this camera?


1/180 seconds.
What is the guide number of the built-in flash?


The guide number is approximately 10 (ISO 100/m).
What is the maximum focal length covered by the built-in flash?


The flash covers the angle of view of an 18 mm lens (35 mm equivalent: 28 mm lens).
What flash adjustment method is used?


A pre-flash (P-TTL) is used to adjust the flash output.
Automatic TTL adjustment mode is not supported.
Can the flash output be compensated?


Yes, the output of the built-in flash can be changed in the range of -2.0 to +1.0 EV. Press the four-way controller (left) to display the [Flash Mode] screen, and turn the e-dial after the exposure compensation value is selected by pressing the four-way controller (down). The range can also be changed by pressing the four-way controller (left and right).
*If the maximum flash output is exceeded when corrected to the plus (+) side, the compensation will not be effective.
Are there any restrictions on the built-in flash that depend on which lens is used?


When the flash is used at distances closer than 0.7 m, it causes vignetting in the picture corners, light is distributed unevenly and the picture may be overexposed, regardless of the lens used. The built-in flash cannot be regulated and fully discharges when A lenses not set to the A position, lenses manufactured prior to the A lenses or soft focus lenses are used.

The following lenses cannot be used with the built-in flash due to vignetting:
・ PENTAX DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm F3.5-4.5ED (IF)
・ PENTAX-DA12-24mm F4ED AL
・ PENTAX-DA14mm F2.8ED(IF)
・ PENTAX-FA 300mm F2.8ED(IF)
・ PENTAX-DA560mmF5.6 ED AW
・ PENTAX-FA 600mm F4ED(IF)
・ PENTAX-FA 250-600mmF5.6ED(IF)

For DA, DA L, D FA, FA J and FA lenses other than those listed above, vignetting may occur depending on the shooting conditions, especially when the focal length is wide and the shooting distance is close. We recommend that you take a test shot to check the compatibility.
Can I use my external flash with this camera?


The functions that are available will depend on the external flash used. Use the table below as a reference.
(○: Available △: Restricted ×: Not available)
Built-in Flash
/Camera Function
Built-in Flash AF540FGZ
AF540FGZII
AF360FGZ
AF360FGZII
AF200FG
AF160FC
Red-eye reduction flash
Auto flash discharge
Automatically switching to the flash sync speed after the flash is charged
Aperture value is automatically set in P (Program) mode and Tv (Shutter Priority) mode
P-TTL auto flash
(appropriate sensitivity: ISO 100 to 3200)
*1 *1 *1
Slow-speed Sync
Flash exposure compensation
AF assist light ×
Trailing Curtain Sync *2 ×
Contrast-control-sync flash mode *3 *4
Slave flash × ×
High-speed flash sync × ×
*1 Available only when using a DA, a DA L, a D FA, an FA J, FA, an F or an A lens. The appropriate sensitivity for AF200FG is ISO 200 to 1600.
*2 Shutter speed of 1/90 seconds or slower.
*3 When combined with the AF540FGZ or AF360FGZ, 1/3 of the flash discharge can be set to be output by the built-in flash and 2/3 set to be output by the external flash.
*4 Available only when combined with the AF540FGZ or AF360FGZ.

Memo
With the AF540FGZ, AF540FGZII, AF360FGZ, or AF360FGZII, you can use the high-speed sync flash to discharge the flash and take a picture at a shutter speed faster than 1/180 seconds.
Select a capture mode (such as TV) which allows you to set the shutter speed.
Is there a sync socket for professional flashes available for this camera?


There is no x-sync socket on the camera.
It can be added by attaching the Hot Shoe Adapter 2P to the camera’s hot shoe.
However, be aware that some professional flashes use extremely high voltages. The use of such flashes may cause the camera to breakdown.
Can wireless flash photography be used?


The flash can be synchronized wirelessly from the built-in flash using a dedicated external flash (AF540FGZ/AF540FGZII/AF360FGZ/AF360FGZII).

Movies

What are the specifications for movie recording?


The output video format is MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, and the file format is QuickTime (.MOV).

File Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264(MOV)
Record Pixels
Flamerate
FullHD (1920x1080 , 30p/25p/24p)
HD (1280x720 , 60p/50p)
Sound Built-in stereo microphone
Recording Sound Level adjustable
Recording time Up to 4 GB or 25 minutes; automatically stops recording if the internal temperature of the camera becomes high.
Custom Image Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing.
Cross Processing Random, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3
Digital Filter Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome.
* When recording a movie with sound, the camera operation sounds are also recorded.
* When recording a movie with an image processing function such as Digital Filter applied, the movie file may be saved with some frames omitted.
* It the internal temperature of the camera becomes high during recording, the recording may be terminated.
Does the autofocus system operate while movies are being recorded?


Yes, it does. If [Enable AF] is assigned to the AF/AE-L button (for movies) in [Button Customization] of the [Rec. Mode 4] menu, press the AF/AE-L button to perform autofocus while movies are being recorded. However, AF operation sounds will also be recorded.
Can I adjust the exposure by changing the aperture value and shutter speed while recording a movie?


You can adjust the settings for the following conditions.
Before shooting in M mode: shutter speed, aperture value, and sensitivity
Before shooting in Av mode: aperture value
During shooting in M mode: shutter speed and sensitivity
Are there any restrictions on capacity or shooting time for recording movies?


You can record movies continuously up to 4 GB or 25 minutes.
If the internal temperature of the camera becomes too high during movie recording, the recording may be terminated to protect the camera circuitry.

Memory Cards

Does this camera support UHS Speed Class?


The transfer rate is compatible with UHS-I speed class.
Which SD Memory Cards have been tested for compatibility?


Compatibility with this camera has been tested with memory cards from the following manufacturers:
- Panasonic / Toshiba / SanDisk
 SD Memory Cards with capacities of 1 GB and 2 GB
 SDHC Memory Cards with capacities of 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB
 SDXC Memory Cards with capacities of 64 GB

- SanDisk
 SDXC Memory Cards with capacities of 128 GB

- Eye-Fi Japan
 SD Memory Cards with capacities of 2 GB [Eye-Fi Share]
 SDHC Memory Cards with capacities of 4 GB [Share Video], 8GB [Pro X2 *1] and 16GB [Pro X2 *1].
  (*1 Endless mode is not compatible.)

As of August 2014.
*The information above is given for the convenience of customers and does not guarantee complete compatibility with the K-S1.
*The transfer rate is compatible with UHS-I speed class.
*Use a high-speed memory card when recording movies. If the write speed cannot keep up with The recording speed, writing may stop during recording.
Can a miniSD card or microSD card be used through a memory card adapter?


Proper operation of a memory card used through an adapter cannot be guaranteed.
Use a regular SD Memory Card.
Does the performance of the SD Memory Card used affect the shooting interval or other functions of the camera?


When using SD Memory Cards with slow transfer rates, the start-up time and the number of images for continuous shooting may be affected. (Performance may be affected when a card with a class 2 transfer rate or a transfer rate of 2MB/sec. is used.)
Approximately how many images can be stored on an SD Memory Card?


The number will vary according to the shooting conditions and subject or subjects being photographed. Below is a guide with details on number of recordable images and shooting time.

Recorded Pixels JPEG image RAW
★★★ ★★
L 20M 111 252 495 37
M 12M 189 423 819 -
S 6M 418 917 1707 -
XS 2M 1024 2119 3615 -
Are there any precautions that need to be followed when using SD Memory Cards?


Please note the below points.
- Card that have not yet been used or that have been used on other devices, such as on another camera or a computer, must first be formatted on the K-S1.
- Do not remove an SD Memory Card or turn the camera off while you are recording data or playing back images or audio, or while the camera is connected to a computer via a USB cable.
- Do not bend an SD Memory Card or subject it to violent impacts. Do not leave cards in locations where they may be exposed to water, moisture, or high temperatures.
- Avoid using or storing cards in places where they may be exposed to static electricity or electrical interference.
- Data saved to SD Memory Cards that have been left unused for long periods of time or that have been damaged may become unreadable and lost. Important data should be backed up regularly.
Can the Eye-Fi function on an Eye-Fi SD Memory Card be used with this camera?


Yes, the Eye-Fi function can be used when an Eye-Fi SD Memory Card is inserted into the camera.
* Be sure to set up a wireless LAN access point on a computer in advance for the Eye-Fi card connection. It cannot be set up on the camera.
* Images are not transferred in the following cases:
 - When an image has already been transferred
 - When the size of a movie is 2 GB or more
 - When an Eye-Fi card is write protected
 - When a wireless LAN access point cannot be found
 - When the battery level is low (battery level is displayed in red)

Battery and Power Sources

What type of batteries can be used with this camera?


Use the rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI109 to power the camera.
Can I use the AA battery?


No, you cannot.
Are there any precautions or suggestions to follow regarding charging, use, and storage of the Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI109?


To keep the battery in optimum condition, avoid storing it in a fully charged state or in high temperatures.
- Charging the battery a day before use or on the day of use is recommended.
- If the D-LI109 battery is left inserted and the camera is not used for a long time, the battery will over-charge and shorten the battery’s life. Be sure to remove the battery from the camera when storing the battery.
How many photos can I take when batteries are used? How long can I play back images?


When use the rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI109, the numbers of photos that can be taken and available playback time are as follows.

Battery type Temperature Normal shooting
(without flash usage)
Flash photography Playback Time
D-LI109 23℃ Approx. 720 50% Use 100% Use Approx. 560
Approx. 560 Approx. 460
Is there an optional AC adapter available?


Yes, the AC Adapter Kit K-AC128J is available, sold separately.
Can I use the AC adapter overseas?


The AC Adapter Kit K-AC128J (sold separately) works in the range from 100 V AC to 240 V AC (50/60 Hz), which should allow the adapter to be used in almost any overseas country, although a plug converter may need to be used depending on the type of electrical outlet in use in a specific country. Do not attempt to use a commercially available transformer or similar device with the charger and adapter as doing so may cause them to become damaged
Plug adapters can be found at travel goods stores and similar shops.

Playback and Editing

Can the camera be connected to a TV for playback of images on a TV screen?


You can connect the camera to a TV or other device with a video input terminal and play back images.
During video output, the video will also be displayed on the camera monitor. You will not be able to adjust the volume on the camera. Adjust the volume on the AV device.
Can images be resized or trimmed on the camera directly?


JPEG files captured on the K-S1 can be resized and cropped.
Images already resized to 0.3M or 0.2M with the K-S1 cannot be resized or cropped, however.
What is the “Bright/Dark Area” warning?


When this function is activated, areas in the image that are too bright or too dark and have lost gradation detail will blink on the monitor during playback and instant review.
Can movies be edited on the camera?


Movies can be divided up and unwanted segments can be deleted directly on the camera.
Also, you can capture a single frame from a movie on the camera and save it as a JPEG still picture.
Can the camera be connected to a TV in an overseas country for playback of images on a TV screen?


Yes, you can if you use the optional AV Cable I-AVC7 to connect the camera to the TV.
The output format is set to either NTSC or PAL depending on the language selected in the Initial Settings. Be sure to change the setting when playing back images on a device that uses a different format. Images cannot be played back on SECAM-format TVs.

Computer Connections and Software

What software is included with the camera?


Digital Camera Utility 5 comes with the camera.
The Digital Camera Utility 5 software develops the RAW data and makes adjustments in the color, etc. and saves the developed data in JPEG or TIFF format. This software accepts RAW (DNG) data from a 645Z, 645D, K-3, K-50, K-30, K-01, Q, Q10, Q7, Q-S1, MX-1, or GR camera only.
What are the system requirements for using included software?


The system requirements are as listed below.

- Windows®
OS Windows® XP (SP3 or later, 32-bit Home/Pro), Windows® Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows® 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows® 8 (32-bit, 64-bit)
*To install the software, a user account with administrative rights is necessary.
*Can be run as a 32-bit application on any 64-bit edition of Windows.
CPU Intel® Pentium®-compatible processor (Pentium® 4 or Athlon XP or higher recommended)
*Supports multi-core processors (Intel® CoreTM i5, i7; CoreTM 2 Quad, Duo; AMD Phenom II X4, X6; Athlon II X2, X4; and other).
RAM 1 GB or more (2 GB or more recommended)
HDD For installing and starting up the program: 100 MB minimum of free space
For saving image files: Approx. 10 MB/file
Monitor 1024×768 dots, 24-bit full color or higher

- Macintosh
OS Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8
CPU Intel® processor-compatible, Power PC
RAM 1 GB or more (2 GB or more recommended)
HDD For installing and starting up the program: 100 MB minimum of free space For saving image files: Approx. 10 MB/file
Monitor 1024×768 dots, 24-bit full color or higher
To playback movies on a computer that were shot with this camera is required the software that can playback MOV file or AVI file.
Can K-S1 RAW (DNG) files be used in applications such as Photoshop that support the DNG file format?


Yes, they can.
Can the image taken by K-S1 be used with Digital Camera utility 5?


The Jpeg image can be viewed but edit the image and RAW development not available.
How can I play back the movie with computer?


To playback movies on a computer that were shot with this camera is required the software that can playback MOV file or AVI file.

Others

Is the provided warranty effective oversea?


No, This warranty is effective only in the country where you purchased the camera.
can I use K mount lens which has no A position on the aperture ring?


Set [Using Aperture Ring] to [Enable] in the [Custom Setting] menu.
I cannot save any images. Why would this happen, and how can I fix it?


Check the below potential issues and suggestions for fixing the problem to resolve it.
- If the message "Memory card full" appears
 The SD Memory Card is full and no more images can be saved to it. Insert a new SD Memory Card or delete unwanted files. You may be able to save more images to the card if you change the image quality level or the number of recorded pixels.
- If the message “Memory card error” appears
 The SD Memory Card has a problem, and image capture and playback cannot be performed on the camera from the card. You may still be able to view the contents of the Memory Card on a computer, however.
- If the message “Card is not formatted” appears
 The SD Memory Card you have inserted is unformatted or has been formatted on a computer or another device and is not compatible with this camera. First format the SD Memory Card on the camera before attempting to use it.
- If the message “Card is locked” appears
 The write-protect switch on the SD Memory Card you have inserted is locked. You can still operate the menus, switch modes, and play back the images on the card in such cases.
What should I do for Bulb Shooting over 30 seconds long?


To enable shooting with long exposures lasting over 30 seconds which cannot be set in M mode, set the mode dial to B for Bulb Shooting.
When the built-in flash is used, the exposure becomes overexposed. How can this be fixed?


When the aperture ring is set to a setting other than the A position to change the exposure manually, or a lens without an A position or a soft lens is used, the built-in flash cannot be regulated and will fully discharge every time and the exposure may be overexposed.
*The built-in flash can be used as an auto flash for DA, FA J, DA L lenses, and A, F, FA, D FA lenses when the aperture ring is set to the A position.
How do I turn off the Guide Display on the monitor?


Uncheck the [Guide Display] option in [LCD Display] of the [Set-up 1] menu.
The [Input Focal Length] function cannot be selected. Why is this, and how can it be activated?


The [Input Focal Length] setting menu does not appear when lenses are used that support the automatic acquisition of lens information such as focal length (for example DA, D FA, FA, F lenses) because [Focal Length] is set automatically.
None of the [Input Focal Length] setting options matches the focal length of the lens. What setting should be used?


Use the closest setting to the actual focal length of the lens used.
(For example, select [18] for a 17 mm lens or [100] for a 105 mm lens.)
Portions of an image on the monitor blink red or yellow when I try to play back the image on the camera. What would cause this to happen?


When [Bright/Dark Area] is On in the [Playback] menu, bright (overexposed) portions blink red and dark (underexposed) portions blink yellow.
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