Pentax Q10 Compact System Camera + 5-15mm Lens
The Pentax Q10 improves on the smallest range of Compact System Cameras available (as of August 2012). The Q10 builds on the advanced features of its predecessor the Pentax Q and adds a higher sensitivity CMOS, faster operation and an improved grip as some examples. However most of the favourite features have been retained such as the unique bokeh control.
12MP Back Illuminated CMOS Sensor and Fast AF
This highly efficient image sensor produces higher quality images and allows for faster focusing used in combination with an improved algorithm. ISO sensitivity can be set up to ISO 6400 and AF also now includes an Assist Light for dim conditions and performs much better in low light and with longer lenses. Face Recognition AF is also included for up to 12 faces so your subject will always be sharp.
The Shake Reduction image stabiliser is a CMOS-shift design. This means that the image sensor itself moves to correct camera shake. The benefit of this is that you don’t need costly stabilised lenses as it’s all in the camera.
Custom Image Function
There are 9 modes to choose from for artistic or creative effects such as Bleach Bypass for example which gives a down-to-earth movie-like quality. The Q10 also has a selection of Digital Filters – 19 in all including 11 for shooting (such as Toy Camera, Invert Colour and Posterisation) and 8 for playback. Filters can be used in combination for even more tailored effects.
Smart Effect using Quick-Dial
You can assign up to 4 Smart Effects from the 9 available – effects like Brilliant Colour or Cross Process, onto the Quick Dial on the camera’s front panel, then preview the effect on the LCD monitor. You can also use this dial to assign custom images, digital filters or aspect ratios.
Auto Picture Mode and Scene Modes
Auto Picture Mode looks after everything including focus, exposure, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpness. In addition there are 21 user-selectable scene modes for extra creative control. For traditional camera users the Pentax Q10 also includes Program/Aperture Priority/ Shutter Priority/ Manual modes as alternatives to picture-based modes.
Full HD Movies
The Q10 records Full HD movies at 30 frames per second using the H.264 codec for efficient data usage. Includes autofocus, Smart Effect modes and HDMI connection.
HDR Mode from three exposures to reveal highlight and shadow detail, plus up to 9x multi-exposure on a single frame
5fps continuous shooting
Updated Lens Range
Dust Removal II (ultrasonic sensor cleaner)
Built-in Pop-up Flash
460k-dot 3.0” LCD Monitor
4:3, 3:2, 16:9 or 1:1 aspect ratios
Interval (time lapse) shooting
RAW data development software (SILKY Developer Studio 3)