Ricoh Imaging Co. announced the launch of a new mirrorless interchangeable lens system camera in its Pentax Q line, the Pentax Q-S1. Th e Q-S1 has a new classic exterior and design, and a lightweight body that is peculiar to the Q series. Th e Q-S1 is equipped with a 1/1.7-inch Type back-illuminated CMOS sensor with 12.4 MP resolution and a high speed image processing Q engine with a quick start-up. It also has a newly developed Shake Reduction function. Th e camera will be available in fi ve colours—black, gunmetal, pure white, champagne gold and bright silver; with 8 front sheet colours. This colour variation was previously very popular in the Pentax Q7 and Pentax K-50 series.