Following the Q, Pentax adds to its world’s smallest and lightest Q-system the new Q10 mirrorless interchangeable lens digital camera. With a super compact and lightweight design, the Q10 is intended to deliver DSLR-quality photo for users of all levels. Based on Pentax Q, the new model is equipped with a newly designed 12.4 Megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, and features an upgraded algorithm to provide users with improved performance, including higher quality images and faster autofocus (AF). It uses Pentax’s Q-mount lens system.
The Q10 features sensor-shift Shake Reduction mechanism to capture stablized, blue-free images and a ISO range of 100-640 for clear and sharp images. The camera is capable of 5fps high-speed continous shooting and Full HD 1080p video recording at 30fps. It offers traditional PSAM modes to provide full control and flexibility for advanced users, and user-friendly Auto Picture and 21 Scene Modes for inexperienced users. There are also a range of image processing tools, including 19 digital filters such as Toy Camera, Invert Color; and Smart Effect that applies a series of effects, such as intage Color, Warm Fade, Bold Monochrome, to images to achieve high quality finishing. It also supports in-camera RAW image development.
The Pentax Q10 gets a customizable Quick Dial, to which users can assign functions and settings. For instance, you can assign the Quick Dial for Smart Effects or Digital Filters to apply finishing or effect easily and quickly. The camera also come with built-in popup flash that is effective to 23 feet at 200 ISO, and covers a wide angle 28 degree field of view. The Q10 provides HDMI output and supports SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards.
Coming in October, the Pentax Q10 is available as a kit with PENTAX 02 Standard Zoom Lens with 3x zoom for $599.95.