Pentax Q Limited Silver announced (updated)
posted Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 6:11 PM EDT
Pentax Ricoh Imaging Co. has today announced its latest limited-edition camera variant, this time based around the tiny Pentax Q.
The Pentax Q Limited Silver continues the company's long-standing tradition of releasing silver-bodied cameras that offer a retro aesthetic. With the Pentax Q, the limited edition should prove handsome indeed, given that all of the available lenses have silver bodies. (With the company's SLRs, only a relatively limited lens selection is available in silver, with most lenses offered only in black, and don't pair quite as nicely with the limited-edition version bodies.)
We don't yet have information on pricing and availability, but do know that the Pentax Q Limited Silver will be limited to just 1,600 units worldwide, a short production run indeed. Other than color, and the fact that it ships with the newest version firmware already installed, the Pentax Q Limited Silver doesn't differ from its standard version. It comes bundled with the Pentax-02 Standard Zoom lens. More info as we get it; in the meantime, read our Pentax Q preview...
Update: we now have a picture of the Pentax Q Limited Silver.
Pentax's Q Limited Silver will be sold in extremely limited quantity, with worldwide production of just 1,600 units.
Photo provided by Pentax Ricoh Imaging Co. Ltd.
PENTAX Q Limited Silver
A stylish, silver-color, special edition of the pocket-size interchangeable-lens digital camera
PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX Q Limited Silver. Available in a limited quantity of just 1,600 units worldwide, this special-edition model offers all the benefits of the recently introduced PENTAX Q interchangeable-lens digital camera, including an ultra-compact, super-lightweight body.
Launched in August, 2011, the PENTAX Q has been extremely well-received by users who demand a compact interchangeable-lens digital camera for casual, effortless digital photography. Developed in response to the request of many consumers, this limited-edition model is treated with an exclusive silver-color coating for the elegant look of a classical camera, while matching in color with high-performance Q mount interchangeable lenses.
The PENTAX Q Limited Silver package includes the easy-to-handle PENTAX-02 STANDARD ZOOM lens that covers wide-angle to medium-telephoto focal lengths, while the camera’s firmware has been upgraded to the latest version (Ver.1.01) to assure improved resolution at the Fine Sharpness setting.
Note: The specifications of the camera body are same as those of the PENTAX Q standard model, except for the firmware.