Pentax Q Lab Shots Posted!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 12:16 EDT)
We've just posted our first set of test shots from a production-level Pentax Q, straight from the lab!
The heart of the Pentax Q digital camera is a backside-illuminated 1/2.3"-type CMOS image sensor that's quite a bit smaller than Nikon's new CX-format sensor, and much smaller than the Micro Four Thirds and APS-C sized sensors in most other competing models, but which has also allowed Pentax to make the camera body and lenses significantly smaller than those from its competition. Other features of the Pentax Q include in-body image stabilization, piezoelectric dust reduction, five frames-per-second burst shooting, a 3.0-inch LCD panel, and both a built-in popup flash and hot shoe for external strobes. In addition, the Pentax Q can record high-def 1080p movies at 30 frames per second, with H.264 AVC compression. Click here for our hands-on Pentax Q preview, and visit the Pentax Q Samples page for the images we've shot so far, including links to select RAW files. Stay tuned for more lab images in the days to come!