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Pentax Q10
6.5 out of 10

Pentax Q10

Highly compact, stylish addition to the Q-mount system * Read more

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Digital Hybrid ILC
Type: 1/2.3” Backlit CMOS w/ primary color filter Effective pixels: 12.4MP Total pixels: 12.76MP Recorded Resolutions (Pixels) Still: JPEG [4:3]12M(4000x3000),9M(3456x2592),5M(2688x2016),3M(1920x1440) [3:2]10M(4000x2664),8M(3456x2304),5M(2688x1792),2M(1920x1280) [16:9]9M(4000x2248),6M(3456x1944),4M(2688x1512),2M(1920x1080) [1:1]9M(2992x2992),6M(2592x2592),4M(2016x2016),2M(1440x1440) RAW: [4:3] 12M(4000x3000) Movie: Full HD (1920x1080, 16:9, 30fps), HD (1280x720, 16:9, 30fps), VGA (640x480, 4:3, 30fps) Quality Levels: RAW (12bit): DNG, JPEG: ★★★ (Best), ★★ (Better), ★ (Good) RAW and JPEG simultaneously recordable
Type: Lens-interchangeable SL digital-still camera Usable lenses: Q-mount lenses, K-mount lenses (w/ Adapter Q for K Lens).
Focus System
Type: Contrast detection AF Autofocus Method: Face Detection, Tracking, AF Select (25 Points), Select, Spot Focus Method: AF / MF Switching Brightness Range: EV1 to 18(ISO100) AF Assist Light: Dedicated LED Lamp Manual Focus Assist: OFF/x2/x4
External Viewfinder O-VF1 available for purchase
LCD Monitor
Type: 3.0-inch TFT color LCD monitor, wide angle viewing LCD resolution: 460,000 dots Adjustable: Brightness and Color Field of View: approx. 100%, Display info: Grid display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display), Bright/dark area warning, Histogram
Type: Built-in retractable P-TTL flash Guide number: approx. 4.9 (ISO100/m) / approx. 7 (ISO200/m) Angle of view: coverage: wide angle-lens, equivalent to 28mm in 35mm format Flash modes: P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync Sync Speed: Lens shutter: 1/2000 seconds, Electronic shutter: 1/13 seconds Flash Exposure Compensation: –2.0 to +1.0 EV
External Flash
Type: Hotshoe P-TTL Synchronization speed: 1/250 sec
Storage Media
Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Ports: USB 2.0 (high-speed compatible) / AV output terminal, HDMI output terminal (Type D) Video out: NTSC, PAL USB Connection: MSC / PTP
Power Supply
Power source: Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI68 Number of recordable images: approx. 250 images (with 50% flash usage), approx. 270 images (without flash usage) Playback time: approx. 160 minutes * Using a new lithium-ion battery at 23 °C, (tested in compliance with CIPA standard). AC adapter: K-AC115 (optional
Physical Specs
Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 4”(W) x 2.3”(H) x1.3” (D) Weight: Without battery or removable memory: approx. 6.35oz (180g) Loaded and ready: approx. 7oz (200g) Construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate plastic Operating temperature: 32-104°F
Language Support
English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese
Image Stabilization
Still: Sensor shift Shake Reduction
Metering System
Type: TTL image sensor metering, segment metering, center-weighted metering, spot metering Exposure compensation: EV1 - 17 (ISO 100, F1.9 lens), +2EV using the Electronic Shutter setting or using the built-in ND filter
ISO Sensitivity
AUTO: ISO 100 to 6400 (1/3 EV steps) Bulb mode: up to ISO 1600
White Balance
Auto TTL by CMOS image sensor Preset: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White, W: Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten, Flash, CTE, Manual Manual: Configured on the monitor Fine Adjustment: Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis
Type: Lens shutter: 1/2000 - 30 seconds (1/3EV step, 1/8000 - 30 seconds when Electronic Shutter setting is enabled), Bulb *Shooting at 1/8000 - 2 seconds with Electronic Shutter and Bulb shooting are not available when using a lens that has no lens shutter.
Capture Modes
Mode selection: Auto Picture, Program, Manual, USER, Movie, Blur Correction, Av, Tv, Scene: (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR, Night Snap, Forest, Surf & Snow, HDR, Backlight Silhouette, Kids, Pet, Quick Macro, Food, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum). Green simplified mode available: Yes Face detection available: Yes Digital filters (capture) - Image Tone:( Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing) Dynamic Range Adjustment: (Highlight and Shadow correction) Interval Shooting: Shooting interval: 1 sec. to 24 hr., Start Interval setting: immediately from the set time. Number of shots: up to 999 images
Drive Modes
Mode selection: Single frame, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-timer (12s, 2s), Remote Control (0 sec., 3 sec., continuous), Auto Bracketing (3 frames, remote control) Continuous Shooting: Approx. 5 fps, JPEG (12M / ★★★ / Continuous Hi): up to 5 frames, Approx. 1.5 fps, JPEG (12M / ★★★ / Continuous Lo): up to 100 frames Self-timer: Yes (12 sec, 2 sec) Remote control: Yes (Instant, 3 sec. Delay, Continuous)
Playback Modes
Playback View: Single frame, multi-image display (4, 9, 20, 42, 90 segmentation), display magnification (up to 16x, scrolling and quick magnification available), rotating, histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), bright/dark area warning, detailed information. Digital Filters: Monochrome, Toy Camera, High Contrast, Shading, Slim, HDR, Invert Color, Extract Color, Color, Water Color, Posterization, Fish-eye, Retro, Soft, Sketch Filter, Miniature, Frame Composite, Starburst, Base Parameter Adjustment RAW Development: File Format (JPEG), Aspect Ratio, Color Space, Custom Image, White Balance, Sensitivity, High-ISO NR, Shadow Correction, Distortion Correction. Edit: Resize, Cropping (aspect ratio adjustment available), Index, Movie Editing (divide or delete selected frames), Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie, Red-eye Edit, Saving buffer as a RAW file
File Formats
Still: RAW (DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant Movie: MOV AVC/H.264 (.mov) Sound: Built-in monaural microphone
Custom Functions
Functions available: 13
Computer Requirements
*For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary. Windows: Windows XP/Vista/7, USB port Mac: Mac OS-X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, USB port
Release Date
First seen
12 September 2012