The Pentax Q10 Compact Mirrorless Camera with 5-15mm Lens offers versatility without the bulk and weight of a DSLR. At 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.3″ (10.2 x 5.8 x 3.3 cm) and a mere 6.35 oz (180 g), it is without doubt one of the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens cameras. The Q10 has a 12.4MP backlit 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor, which captures low-noise images even at high levels of sensitivity for 12-bit DNG RAW and JPEG file formats. This sensor and the AF set of rules have been upgraded in an effort to provide faster, more accurate autofocusing. The camera is compatible with the PENTAX Q-mount lens system, which encompasses prime, zoom, fisheye and other types of lenses.
A 5-15mm (35mm similar: 27.5-83mm) 3x normal-range zoom lens is included, for capturing wide-angle shots, portraits, and the whole lot in between. The maximum aperture ranges from a fast f/2.8 for low-light shots to f/4.5. Pentax’s lens coating produces well-defined, high contrast images with minimal flare. The Neutral Density (ND) filter permits you to use a wide aperture in bright environments where a narrow aperture would typically be required.
The camera’s large 3.0″ (7.6 cm) LCD monitor features an HVGA resolution of 460,000 pixels and provides a wide viewing angle for framing and playback. Capture full HD 1080p video at 30 frames per second in H.264 compression format. A built-in micro HDMI port lets you view your movies on an HDTV.
The integrated pop-up flash has an effective range of as much as 23′ (7.0 m) at ISO 200. Sensor-shift Shake Reduction stabilizes images for clear, blur-free quality, even in low-light conditions. The camera could also be equipped with the DRII Dust Reduction system.
12.4MP Backlit 1/2.3″ CMOS Sensor
PENTAX Q-Mount Lens System
27.5-83mm (35mm equiv) 3x Zoom Lens
3.0″ LCD Display
RAW and JPEG Photos
Full HD 1080p Video at 30fps
Micro HDMI Port
Built-in Pop-Up Flash
Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction
SILKYPIX Software for RAW Processing