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Pentax Q Specifications

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Model Name: Pentax Q 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor: Pentax Q10
Q vs Q10
General
Model Number: Q
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $749.95
Street Price: $239.99
Date Available: 2011-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 8.5 oz (241 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 3.9 x 2.3 x 1.2 in.
(98 x 58 x 31 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.4
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 5.5x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score: 47
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 20.2
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.1
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 189
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
3456 x 2592 (9.0 MP, 4:3),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 1944 (6.7 MP, 16:9),
2592 x 2592 (6.7 MP, 1:1),
2688 x 2016 (5.4 MP, 4:3),
2688 x 1792 (4.8 MP, 3:2),
2688 x 1512 (4.1 MP, 16:9),
2016 x 2016 (4.1 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1440 (2.8 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1440 x 1440 (2.1 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif 2.3), 12-bit DNG RAW
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV (AVC H.264) with stereo sound
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax Q
Lens: 01 Standard Prime smc Pentax 8.5mm f/1.9 AL [IF]
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 47 mm
Zoom Ratio: 1.00x
Aperture Range: f/1.9 - f/8.0
Normal Focus Range: 20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: 40.5mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values:
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: AF Single (w focus lock, focus/release priority selectable), AF Continuous, AF Face Detection, Manual; Auto 25 Point, User-Selectable, Center
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type: Optional O-VF1 Optical Viewfinder (hotshoe mount)
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 125
ISO Settings: Auto (125-6400), 125-6400, 1/3 steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR (JPG only), Night Snap, Food, Quick Macro (JPG only), Pet, Kids, Forest, Surf & Snow, HDR (JPG only), Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye, Soft
Flash Guide Number: 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent. GN of 7m at ISO 200.
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit DNG RAW
Movie File Format: MOV (AVC H.264) with stereo sound
Included Memory: 0.0 MB
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional IR
Connections (extended): HDMI out (Type D, Micro)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.39
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.72
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 3
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.3
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 6
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.71
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.274
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 1.16
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.082
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus lag: Multi-area AF mode = 0.735s
Startup Time: 3.7
Play -> Record Time: 1.0
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 3.1
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI68
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI68 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 230
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Software CD-ROM S-SW115 (includes SilkyPix)
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.3+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: World's smallest, lightest Interchangeable Lens Camera. Sensor-shift IS, dust reduction, full HD movies, HDR mode. Available in black or white.