- 12.4 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor of size 1/2.3
- Full HD videos
- Contrast detect AF system with five different AF modes
- Compatible with external O-VF1 viewfinder
- 5-15mm lens equivalent to 27.5-83mm on 35mm format
- Lens has an angle of view of 76 degree (wide angle) to 29 degree (tele)
- 8 elements arranged in 7 groups
Q-10 Hybrid ILC System Camera with a 5-15mm lens is powered by a 1/2.3" backlit CMOS sensor producing an effective 12.4 megapixel. It comes in 100 customizable color combinations and sports a 3 LCD monitor with 460,000 dots resolution, full HD video capability, sensor-shift type shake-reduction (image stabilization) system and an ISO sensitivity of 100-6400. The provided kit lens covers a wide angle coverage of 5-15mm.
COMPACT PORTABILITY, LIFE-SIZE CAPABILITY
Portability meets capability with the introduction of the Q10 to the worlds smallest and lightest interchangeable lens system. Featuring exceptional image quality and an upgraded auto focus system and the Q10 will capture detailed, blur and dust free images all while comfortably fitting in your pocket. With the Q, you no longer need to sacrifice capability for portability.
12.4 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
Enjoy exceptional image quality with the improved 12.4 megapixels 1/2.3 inch backlit CMOS image sensor. Capable of producing 12 bit DNG RAW and JPG images, the backlit CMOS sensor is a highly efficient light-gathering instrument designed specifically to produce very low noise at high levels of sensitivity.
Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction
Capture stabilized, blur and dust free images even in low lighting courtesy of the Q10s sensor-shift Shake Reduction system with integrated DRII Dust Reduction. Body-based Shake Reduction operates independently of the Q10s lenses, allowing the same level of stabilization regardless of lens selection.
Customized Quick Dial
Conveniently choose from a variety of creative modes, Smart Effect options, or camera settings to assign to the Q10s Quick Dial located on the front of the camera. Easily customize the setting or effect using the Quick Dials 4 positions, allowing you to concentrate on photography without having to explore the cameras menu system.
Built-In Popup Flash
The Q10s built-in popup flash adds the perfect amount of extra light to an image, while its high extension naturally reduces the red-eye effect common to compact cameras. The Q10s flash is effective to 23 feet at 200 ISO, and covers a wide angle 28 degree field of view.
Worlds Smallest and Lightest Interchangeable Lens System
The Q10 with its stylish design, bold color options and compact size adds to the worlds smallest and lightest interchangeable lens system.
An upgraded auto focus algorithm and image sensor contribute to faster and more accurate auto focus performance than previous models.
In-camera HDR capture mode shoots 3 images of varying exposures, blending them to bring out the details in even the darkest shadows and brightest highlights of extreme contrast shots.
3 Inch LCD Monitor and fast capture
Easily capture or review images and video using the Q10s large 3 inch LCD monitor. The high quality LCD features HVGA resolution with 460,000 dots, as well as viewing angles up to 170 degrees horizontally and vertically.
Enjoy effortless bokeh control with the Q10s bokeh control filter. Traditionally controlled through a DSLR lenss aperture, bokeh is the out of focus portion of the background that helps to emphasize the subject, drawing the viewers eyes to the most important part of the photo. The Q10 assists the experienced and casual photographer alike by offering a fine degree of extra control over image bokeh via an in-camera filter operation.
User Modes for Creativity
Powerful USER modes allow the creative photographer to save a series of favorite camera settings, filters, and custom image modes for instant reuse.
A built-in micro HDMI port is perfect for outputting high resolution images and video, with sound, to modern HDTVs.
RAW File Processing
The Q10 includes SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3 software for powerful and flexible RAW file processing. In-camera RAW image development is also supported.
Q Mount Lens System
The Q10 accepts the PENTAX Q-mount lens system for convenient interchangeability with a variety of specialty Q lenses. Choose from a selection of prime, zoom, fisheye lenses, and more to suit just about any photographic need.
Traditional DSLR Modes
Experienced photographers will enjoy the power and flexibility of traditional DSLR shooting modes such as Program, Aperture/Shutter Priority, and Metered Manual exposure control. Yet casual shooters will appreciate the highly convenient automatic modes such as the set-it-and-forget-it PENTAX Auto Picture and 21 scene modes
1080p HD Video
Shoot high quality motion video with stunning full 1080p HD clarity at 30 frames per second. The Q10 efficiently processes the full HD video using high quality h.264 compression for superior color and detail. Explore creative video effects through the use of custom image modes, digital video filters, and interval shooting; or select from a variety of Q-mount lenses to realize your perfect artistic vision.
Capture even the fastest action with five frames per second continuous shooting mode, ideal for sporting events, children at play, or any fast action situation.
Smart Effects Mode
Smart Effects modes enhance digital photography by applying a series of effects to images to achieve high quality finishing. Brilliant Color, Vintage Color, Warm Fade, Bold Monochrome, and Water Color are just some of the Smart Effects available, which can also be assigned to the Q10s Quick Dial.
1/2000 to 30 Second Shutter Speeds
Shutter speeds range from 1/2000 to 30 seconds, perfect for freezing fast action or capturing long nighttime exposures. Bulb mode adds flexibility for low light photography and motion effects.
SD, SDHC, SDXC compatible
The Q10 is compatible with the latest generation SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards for ultra-high capacity storage as well as outstanding image file portability.
External Viewfinder Available for Purchase
Compose images and video either with the Q10s LCD monitor or using a shoe-mounted viewfinder attachment available as an optional accessory for the 01 Prime Lens. The External Viewfinder O-VF1 makes an excellent accessory to the Q10, offering outstanding compositional framing, even in the brightest sunlight where viewing an LCD screen is traditionally a challenge.
Digital Hybrid ILC
1/2.3 Backlit CMOS w/ primary color filter
Recorded Resolutions (Pixels)
RAW: [4:3] 12M(4000x3000)
Movie: Full HD (1920x1080, 16:9, 30fps), HD (1280x720, 16:9, 30fps), VGA (640x480, 4:3, 30fps)
Quality Levels: RAW (12bit): DNG, JPEG: ??? (Best), ?? (Better), ? (Good)
RAW and JPEG simultaneously recordable
Lens-interchangeable SL digital-still camera
Q-mount lenses, K-mount lenses (w/ Adapter Q for K Lens).
Contrast detection AF
Face Detection, Tracking, AF Select (25 Points), Select, Spot
AF / MF Switching
EV1 to 18?ISO100)
AF Assist Light
Dedicated LED Lamp
Manual Focus Assist
External Viewfinder O-VF1 available for purchase
3.0-inch TFT color LCD monitor, wide angle viewing
Brightness and Color
Field of View
Grid display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display),
Bright/dark area warning, Histogram
Built-in retractable P-TTL flash
approx. 4.9 (ISO100/m) / approx. 7 (ISO200/m)
Angle of view
coverage: wide angle-lens, equivalent to 28mm in 35mm format
P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync
Lens shutter: 1/2000 seconds, Electronic shutter: 1/13 seconds
Flash Exposure Compensation
2.0 to +1.0 EV
SD, SDHC, SDXC
USB 2.0 (high-speed compatible) / AV output terminal, HDMI output terminal (Type D)
MSC / PTP
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI68
Number of recordable images
approx. 250 images (with 50% flash usage),
approx. 270 images (without flash usage)
approx. 160 minutes
* Using a new lithium-ion battery at 23 °C, (tested in compliance with CIPA standard).
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 4(W) x 2.3(H) x1.3 (D)
Without battery or removable memory: approx. 6.35oz (180g)
Loaded and ready: approx. 7oz (200g)
Reinforced polycarbonate plastic
Still: Sensor shift Shake Reduction
TTL image sensor metering, segment metering, center-weighted metering, spot
EV1 - 17 (ISO 100, F1.9 lens), +2EV using the Electronic Shutter setting or using the built-in ND filter
ISO 100 to 6400 (1/3 EV steps)
up to ISO 1600
TTL by CMOS image sensor
Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White,
W: Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten, Flash, CTE, Manual
Configured on the monitor
Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis
Lens shutter: 1/2000 - 30 seconds
(1/3EV step, 1/8000 - 30 seconds when Electronic Shutter setting is enabled), Bulb
*Shooting at 1/8000 - 2 seconds with Electronic Shutter and Bulb shooting are not available when using a lens that has no lens shutter.
Auto Picture, Program, Manual, USER, Movie, Blur Correction, Av, Tv,
(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).
Green simplified mode available
Face detection available
Digital filters (capture) - Image Tone
(Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing)
Dynamic Range Adjustment
(Highlight and Shadow correction)
Shooting interval: 1 sec. to 24 hr., Start Interval setting: immediately from the set time.
Number of shots
up to 999 images
Single frame, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-timer (12s, 2s), Remote Control (0 sec.,
3 sec., continuous), Auto Bracketing (3 frames, remote control)
Approx. 5 fps, JPEG (12M / ??? / Continuous Hi): up to 5 frames,
Approx. 1.5 fps, JPEG (12M / ??? / Continuous Lo): up to 100 frames
Yes (12 sec, 2 sec)
Yes (Instant, 3 sec. Delay, Continuous)
Single frame, multi-image display (4, 9, 20, 42, 90 segmentation), display
magnification (up to 16x, scrolling and quick magnification available), rotating, histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), bright/dark area warning, detailed information.
Monochrome, Toy Camera, High Contrast, Shading, Slim, HDR, Invert Color, Extract Color, Color, Water Color, Posterization, Fish-eye, Retro, Soft, Sketch Filter, Miniature, Frame Composite, Starburst, Base Parameter Adjustment
File Format (JPEG), Aspect Ratio, Color Space, Custom Image, White
Balance, Sensitivity, High-ISO NR, Shadow Correction, Distortion Correction.
Resize, Cropping (aspect ratio adjustment available), Index, Movie Editing (divide or
delete selected frames), Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie, Red-eye Edit, Saving buffer as a RAW file
Still: RAW (DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant
Movie: MOV AVC/H.264 (.mov)
Sound: Built-in monaural microphone
*For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.
Windows XP/Vista/7, USB port
Mac OS-X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, USB port
- USB Cable I-USB7
- Battery Charger D-BC68P
- Strap O-ST131
- Hot Shoe Cover FK
- Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery D-LI68
- AC Plug Cord D-CO2U
- Software CD ROM S-SW131
- Body Mount Cover Q