Pentax Q10 Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax Q10 
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General
Model Number: Q10 
Camera Format: Compact System Camera 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $599.95
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Date Available: 2012-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 10.4 oz (296 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? Yes
Size: 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.3 in.
(102 x 58 x 33 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Total Megapixels: 12.8
Effective Megapixels: 12.4 
Sensor Format: 1/2.3" 
Sensor Size (dia.): 0.43"
Focal Length Multiplier: 5.5
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: Yes 
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  
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 30p, 30p, 30p
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: MOV (AVC H.264) with monaural sound 
Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax Q-mount 
Kit Lens: 02 Standard Zoom smc Pentax 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5 ED AL [IF]
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 83 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (W) / f/4.5 (T) - f/8 
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values:  
Filter Thread: 41mm
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 
Face Detection: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type: Optional O-VF1 Optical Viewfinder (hotshoe mount) 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No 
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto (100-6400), 100-6400, 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 AE: 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, Night Snap, Forest, Surf & Snow, HDR, Backlight Silhouette, Kids, Pet, Quick Macro, Food, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum; Digital filters (capture) - Image Tone:(Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing) 
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse: Yes 
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye, Soft 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 4.9 m / 16.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent. GN of ~7m at ISO 200. 
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000 
Flash Exp Compensation: -2 to +1 EV
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System:  
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi: No 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional IR 
Other Connection: Micro (Type D) HDMI 
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: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 250
Software
Included Software: Software CD-ROM S-SW131 (includes SilkyPix) 
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.4+ 
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Newly adopted CMOS image sensor and upgraded AF performance. Available in red or silver. 

 


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