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Pentax Q10 Hands-On Preview

Pentax Q10 Hands-On Preview - We go hands-on with the new Pentax Q10, the World's smallest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, as well as look at the Pentax Q lens roadmap.

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Category : Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
Product : Pentax Q10
Price : £160
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Pentax Q10 Hands On (13)

The tiny Pentax Q10 next to the Pentax K-5 II. The Pentax Q10 will be available in black, red or silver, and is an update to the Pentax Q introduced last year. The Pentax Q10 brings with it a new 15-45mm f/2.8 zoom lens, equivalent to 83mm and 249mm (in the 35mm format). Pentax were also showing their new Pentax K to Pentax Q adapter, to allow you to mount Pentax K lenses onto the Q10.

Pentax Q10 (2)

Pentax Q10 Hands-On Photos of Equipment



The future lenses planned for release next year includes:

- Wide angle
- Telephoto macro
- Mount cap lens

Pentax Q Lens Roadmap Photokina 2012
Pentax Q Lens Roadmap Photokina 2012

In the Pentax meeting area they even had Pentax and Ricoh flavoured cocktails (non-alcoholic):

Pentax Cocktails (1)

Pentax Q10 Specifications

ManufacturerPentax
Image Sensor
CCD pixels12Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4000
Pixels (H)3000
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size1/2.3 inch
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution460,000 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Exp modes
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • A
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Spot
  • TTL
ISO sensitivity100 - 6400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-2
Viewfinder
Viewfinder ResolutionNo Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting5fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS30
Stereo SoundNo
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI68
CIPA Rating250
Box Contents
Box ContentsUSB Cable I-USB7, Strap O-ST131, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI68, Battery Charger D-BC68P, Hot shoe cover FK, Body mount cover
Dimensions
Weight180g
Width102mm
Height58mm
Depth33.5mm

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