Pentax Q digital camera
at a glance
4000 x 3000
3.0" lcd viewer
Pentax Q review summary
camera date Jun 11  
pixels / class 12.8M  SLR digital camera
overall rating not rated overall camera rating  12 reviews
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Pentax Q specifications
lens / zoom  Pentax Q-mount lenses
focus / macro  auto | manual
metering mode  multi-segment, center weighted, spot
aperture  auto | manual
white balance  auto, 9 presets, manual, color temperature
shutter  auto | manual / 30s - 1/8000s, B
exposure  +/- 3EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  pop up - 5 modes, hot-shoe / GN 5.6 (m, ISO 125)
viewfinder  LCD screen, external viewfinder available
iso ratings  125 - 6400 in 1/3 EV steps
image size  4000x3000, 3456x2592, 2688x2016, 1920x1440 / [3:2] 4000x2664, 3456x2304, 2688x1792, 1920x1280 / [16:9] 4000x2248, 3456x1944, 2688x1512, 1920x1080 / [1:1] 2992, 2592, 2016, 1440
image format  raw (DNG), jpeg (exif2.3)
image compr.  good, better, best
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 2s, 12s
video options  MPEG–4 AVC/H.264, with sound - 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x416 (30fps)
audio options  mono
connectivity  usb 2.0 (high speed) video (NTSC/PAL), HDMI
storage  SD, SDHC, SDXC
extra features  face detection
ultrasonic dust removal
sensor shift image stabilizer
lens distortion correction
Pentax Q links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
25Nov11 Pentax Q camera review at PhotoReview
22Nov11 Pentax Q camera review at digitalkamera (de)
01Nov11 Pentax Q camera review at DCResource
27Oct11 Pentax Q camera review at TrustedReviews
27Oct11 Pentax Q camera review at PhotographyBLOG
20Oct11 Pentax Q camera review at DigitalCameraInfo
04Oct11 Pentax Q camera Review at Pocket-lint
16Sep11 Pentax Q Camera Review at ePHOTOzine
12Sep11 Pentax Q camera Review at Quesabesde (es)
Introductions, previews and other reviews
21Nov11 Bob Atkins: Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras
23Jun11 Pentax Q hands-on preview at Imaging-resource
23Jun11 Pentax Q Hands-on Preview at dpreview
News, guides, hints & tips
23Jun11 Pentax Q press summary
Forum discussions
Pentax UK User Forum Pentax Forum
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Pentax Q announcement clippings

The PENTAX Q was designed and developed in response to user requests for a more compact, maneuverable digital interchangeable-lens camera than those available in the existing PENTAX lineup – a camera that could go anywhere and be used in all kinds of occasion more easily and freely. Starting with a high-resolution, back illuminated 1/2.3-inch CMOS image sensor, the PENTAX Q offers a full range of advanced features, including the newly developed, super-compact Q-mount lenses perfectly proportioned to the compact CMOS image sensor, and an innovative optical construction free of an optical finder and a mirror. These features are the key to the creation of the world's smallest and lightest digital interchangeable-lens camera system.

The camera also provides solid, dependable performance, thanks to such features as: approximately 12.4 effective megapixels to deliver high-quality, high-resolution still images and Full HD movies; high speed continuous shooting at a maximum speed of five images per second; high sensitivity of ISO 6400; and a magnesium-alloy body finish. It even offers such functional, user-friendly features as a multi-mode exposure system including the Aperture-Priority AE mode and a custom image function to give the most appropriate finishing touch to each image. Just as for conventional digital SLR models, the PENTAX Q is equipped with a set of dependable devices – an in-body Shake Reduction mechanism and an anti-dust mechanism - so that even beginners can effortlessly capture beautiful, brilliant images free of blurring or spots.

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