• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.4 megapixels
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.5 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • Detailed specifications
  • Pentax Q
  • Samsung NX Mini
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Predecessor:    
Successor: Pentax Q10
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General
Model Number: Q NX Mini
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $749.95 $549.00
Street Price: $695.00 $599.95
Date Available: 2011-09-30 2014-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 8.5 oz (241 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
9.5 oz (269 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 3.9 x 2.3 x 1.2 in.
(98 x 58 x 31 mm)
4.3 x 2.4 x 0.9 in.
(110 x 62 x 23 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 12.4 20.5
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns 2.41 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 5.5x 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No 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)
5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3712 x 2088 (7.8 MP, 16:9),
2640 x 2640 (7.0 MP, 1:1),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1656 (4.9 MP, 16:9),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1024 x 1024 (1.0 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif 2.3), 12-bit DNG RAW JPEG (EXIF 2.3), .SRW 12-bit RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.3 6.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
320x240 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV (AVC H.264) with stereo sound MP4 (H.264) with AAC monaural audio
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax Q Samsung NX-M
Lens: 01 Standard Prime smc Pentax 8.5mm f/1.9 AL [IF] Samsung 9-27mm f/3.5-5.6 ED OIS NX-M; 9 elements in 8 groups including 1 Extra-low Dispersion and 2 aspherical elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 47mm 24 - 73mm
Focal Length (actual): 8.5mm 9 - 27mm
Zoom Ratio: 1.00x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/1.9 - f/8.0 f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/11; 7-blade circular aperture
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
14 cm to Infinity
5.5 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 40.5mm 39.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x i-Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 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 Contrast Detection: 21 points (normal), has single-point and 35-point closeup modes; Face Detection: Max. 10 faces; Object Tracking AF; Single AF, Continuous AF, MF, Touch AF & Shutter
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Optional O-VF1 Optical Viewfinder (hotshoe mount)  
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots 460,800 dots (153,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 125 160
ISO Settings: Auto (125-6400), 125-6400, 1/3 steps Auto (up to 3200), 160-12800 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps; extendable to 100 and 25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, White Fluorescent, Neutral Fluorescent, Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, Flash, Custom, Kelvin Color Temp., 7-step A/B + G/M adjust
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot 221-segment Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 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 Smart Mode: Beauty Face, Best Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Firework, Light Trace, Continuous Shot, Kids Shot, Food, Parties and Indoors; Smart Filter: Miniature, Vignetting, Sketch, Fish Eye; Smart Range+; HDR
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2-30 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye, Soft Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 5.0 m / 16.4 ft. 4.0 m / 13.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent. GN of 7m at ISO 200. Lens dependant; GN=4.9m (at ISO 160, 24mm), 4m (at ISO 100, 24mm)
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Proprietary Flash Port
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit DNG RAW .SRW 12-bit RAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (AVC H.264) with stereo sound MP4 (H.264) with AAC monaural audio
Included Memory: 0.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional IR Yes, via USB or Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): HDMI out (Type D, Micro) Micro (Type-D) HDMI 1.3a, Micro USB
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.39 0.96
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.72 1.76
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 3  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   1.70
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.3 6.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 6 11
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   6.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   5
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   5.6
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   5
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.71 seconds 0.35 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.274 seconds 0.168 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 1.16 seconds 0.48 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.082 seconds 0.164 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus lag: Multi-area AF mode = 0.735s  
Startup Time: 3.7 seconds 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.0 seconds 1.0 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.1 seconds 4.3 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 230 shots 530 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI68 Proprietary B740A
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI68 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary B740A lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Software CD-ROM S-SW115 (includes SilkyPix) Adobe Lightroom 5, iLauncher
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.3+ Windows 7 / 8, Mac OS 10.5+
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. World's slimmest and lightest ILC features 1-inch 20MP BSI sensor, new NX-M lens mount, tilting 3-inch touchscreen, 6fps full-res burst mode, built-in WiFi with NFC. Available in white, pink, mint green, brown or black, in two kits (with 9mm f/3.5 lens or with 9-27mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens plus external SEF7A flash).