Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentax Q-S1 vs EOS 600D

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Pentax Q-S1
5 fps
EOS 600D
3.7 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Pentax Q-S1
250 photos
EOS 600D
440 photos

Features Key features of the Pentax Q-S1  vs EOS 600D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Pentax Q-S1
12 MP
EOS 600D
17.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Pentax Q-S1
12,800 ISO
EOS 600D
12,800 ISO

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Pentax Q-S1
3.5 microns
EOS 600D
18.5 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Pentax Q-S1  vs
EOS 600D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 12 MP 17.9 MP
Resolution 4000 x 3000 5184 x 3456
Size 1/1.8" APS-C
Area 7.44 x 5.58 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 4.8x 1.6x
Pixel size 3.5 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO

focus system

Type Contrast detection Phase detection
Supports continuous Yes No

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder No Yes
Type N/A Pentamirror
Coverage N/A 95%
Magnification N/A 0.85x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 3.7 fps
Battery life 250 440
Continuous shooting
3.7 fps, JPEG
5 fps

features

Includes a GPS No No
Image stabilization
Sensor shift

video

Pentax Q-S1  vs
EOS 600D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack None 3.5mm

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 460 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 105 x 58 x 34 mm 133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7 mm
Thickness 34 mm 79.7 mm
Weight 203 g 570 g
Is weather sealed No No
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