Pentax-K-S1-camera-frontMost of the time, camera designs tend to be a little understated and usually sport a somewhat somber and boring black finish. Sometimes camera manufacturers jazz it up a bit by added leather accents and different colors, although admittedly Pentax takes the cake with their recently announced K-S1 DSLR camera.

As you can see in the image above, the K-S1 camera will come in a blue finish (it also comes in a black finish and other colors) and actually sports several glowing lights on its body. For starters there are LED lights embedded in the grip itself, and there also appears to be a glowing light around the shutter button, which we suppose makes sense.

Pentax-K-S1-camera-topHowever if you thought this was just for novelty purposes, it’s apparently not. For example with the grip LEDs, Pentax has this to say: “When the Face Detection function is activated, the number of LEDs illuminated on the grip corresponds with the number of faces that have been detected. The grip LEDs also act as a countdown timer during self timer operation.”

As for its other specs, the Pentax K-S1 camera will feature a 20.12MP CMOS sensor and an ISO range of up to 51,200. It also sports an in-body shake reduction mechanism, AA filter simulator, a 100% optical viewfinder, a top shutter speed of 1/6000 second, along with a host of filters and editing tools that have been built into the camera itself.

The Pentax K-S1 is priced at around $800 for the body and an 18-55mm kit lens and is available for pre-order via retailers such as B&H and Adorama.

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