Pentax 12161 Q10 12.4MP Compact Mirrorless Digital Camera with 5-15mm Lens

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Is that a camera in your pocket or a technologically advanced secret agent gadget? Oh, it's a camera.

James, before you start this mission, there's one other thing I need to tell you.

"Okay."

Q is no longer with us.

"What? Where'd he go?"

I dunno. We're trying to save some money or something. The point is we're cutting out the middle man. No longer do we have a guy who develops the gadgets. We're going straight to the getting the gadgets!

"Okay..."

We've got this Pentax Q camera. More specifically, it's a Pentax Q10 12.4MP Compact Camera w/ 5-15mm Lens.

"What does it do?"

It's a camera.

"I know, but what does it 'do'?

Oh. I gotcha. It takes digital photos.

"I know that, but what else?"

Uh, it can also film 1080p HD video.

"Okay. That's great, but is there a laser that comes out of the side? Does it have x-ray vision? Can I use it as a tracking device?"

What? No. It's just a camera, but it's really good at being a camer--Oh! I gotcha. There IS one other thing. So get this: it's barely larger than a stack of playing cards. Heh? Heh?

"..."

You could do so much with that! Like fool a guy into playing cards and then be like, 'Oh! Wait! That's just my camera! Silly me!' And then 'accidentally' take his photo and send it over to us. That'd be soooooo cool. C'mon! Do it! Do it! Do it! Please do it! Do it! Pleeeeeeaaaaaasssee.

"Fine! Okay!"

Yeah!

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The super-compact and ultra-lightweight Pentax Q10, barely larger than a deck of cards, offers digital-SLR-quality photography for photographers of all levels. Based on the popular Pentax Q - the world’s smallest, lightest digital interchangeable lens camera - the Q10 features a newly adopted CMOS image sensor and an upgraded algorithm to provide users with improved performance, including higher quality images and faster autofocus (AF) operation.

 

Super Compact and Lightweight
At 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.3" (10.2 x 5.8 x 3.3 cm) and a mere 6.35 oz (180 g), the Q10 is among the world's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens cameras

12.4MP Backlit 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor
Captures low-noise images even at high levels of sensitivity for 12-bit DNG RAW and JPEG file formats. RAW and JPEG are simultaneously recordable. Sensor has been upgraded, along with AF algorithm, to allow for faster, more accurate autofocusing

Compatible with PENTAX Q-Mount Lens System
Q-Mount range encompasses prime, zoom, fisheye and other types of lenses. With the optional Adapter Q for K Lens, you can also use K-mount lenses with the Q10 camera

5-15mm 3x Zoom Lens Included
Bundled normal-range zoom lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27.5-83mm, making it suitable for capturing wide-angle shots, portraits, and everything in between. Four extra-low dispersion (ED) aspherical lens elements minimize chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range. The lens has 5 aperture blades and syncs with the camera's built-in flash at shutter speeds up to 1/2000 sec. The maximum aperture ranges from a fast f/2.8 for low-light shots to f/4.5. Pentax's lens coating produces well-defined, high contrast images with minimal flare. The Neutral Density (ND) filter lets you use a wide aperture in bright environments where a narrow aperture would normally be required

3.0" (7.6 cm) LCD Monitor
Large size and wide viewing angles of up to 170° horizontally and vertically for framing and playback. Features an HVGA resolution of 460,000 pixels. Adjustable brightness and color. Display info: Grid display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display), Bright/dark area warning, Histogram

Full HD 1080p Video
Capture high-definition video at 1920x1080 resolution at 30fps in H.264 compression format. An integrated monaural microphone enables you to record sound. The built-in micro HDMI port enables you to view your movies on an HDTV

Focus System
Contrast detection AF (autofocus): Face Detection, Tracking, AF Select (25 Points), Select, Spot. Focus method: AF / MF (manual focus) switching. Camera features dedicated LED AF Assist lamp. Manual Focus Assist: OFF/x2/x4. EV1 to 18(ISO100) brightness range

Bokeh Control
Benefit from effortless bokeh (background blur) control via the camera's bokeh control filter. This helps you emphasize your subject, drawing the viewer's eyes to the most important part of the image

Built-in Pop-Up Flash
Retractable P-TTL flash with effective range of up to 23' (7.0 m) at ISO 200, and wide 28° angle of coverage. Modes: P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync. High extension minimizes red-eye effect common among compact cameras. Maximum flash sync speed is 1/2000 second with a lens shutter and 1/13 second with the camera's electronic shutter. The camera is also equipped with a hot shoe for an optional external flash. External flash sync speed is 1/250 second

Image Stabilization
Sensor-shift Shake Reduction stabilizes images for clear, blur-free quality, even in low-light conditions. Body-based, it operates independently of the camera's lenses, offering the same amount of stability regardless of lens choice. The Shake Reduction system also features integrated DRII Dust Reduction

Exposure / Shooting Modes
Camera performs TTL image sensor metering, segment metering, center-weighted metering, and spot metering. Traditional DSLR shooting modes, such as P (Program), Av (Aperture priority), Tv (Shutter priority), and M (Manual), are available. HDR (High Dynamic Range) captures 3 varying exposures and blends them to accentuate the details in dark shadow and bright highlight areas of extreme contrast shots. Macro, Forest, Backlight Silhouette and Stage Lighting modes are selectable, as well. Also at your disposal are automatic modes like Auto Picture and Scene, which leave the business of selecting optimal settings for any given situation to the camera. The Q10 offers a total of 21 scene modes. By choosing continuous shooting mode, you can capture fast-action sequences at up to 5 fps at maximum resolution for up to 5 frames. At a slower 1.5 fps at maximum resolution, you can capture up to 100 frames. Interval shooting from 1 sec to 24 hr is possible for a maximum of 999 images. Green simplified mode available. White balance fine adjustment: Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis. The camera enables you to save your favorite settings for instant reuse

Smart Effects and Digital Filters
Smart Effects modes, accessible via the camera's Quick Dial, give you the freedom to apply various creative effects to your images. Brilliant Color, Vintage Color, Warm Fade, Bold Monochrome, and Water Color are some of the effects available to you. Digital filters include Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing. As with the custom image modes, the camera enables you to save favorite filters for instant reuse

30 - 1/8000 Second Shutter Speeds
Capture long nighttime exposures or freeze fast action with 30 - 1/2000 second lens shutter speeds. When using the electronic shutter, you can even achieve speeds as fast as 1/8000. Bulb mode provides flexibility for low-light shooting and motion effects

Playback Modes
Playback View: 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

Digital Filters: 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

RAW Development: File Format (JPEG), Aspect Ratio, Color Space, Custom Image, White Balance, Sensitivity, High-ISO NR, Shadow Correction, Distortion Correction

Edit: 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

Storage Media
Accepts SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards

RAW File Processing
The camera includes SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3 software for powerful, versatile RAW file processing and in-camera RAW image development

External Viewfinder (not included)
As an alternative to using the camera's LCD monitor, you can compose shots with the optional shoe-mounted O-VF1, for use with the optional 01 Prime Lens. This accessory enables better viewing in bright sunlight, where looking at an LCD is often difficult

Remote Control O-RC1 (not included)
Choose from instant (0 sec.), 3 second delay, and continuous capture

Construction
Camera is crafted from reinforced polycarbonate plastic

 

Shipping Note: Eligible for shipping to all 50 states

Warranty: 1 Year Pentax

Specs

Imaging:
Lens Mount: Pentax Q
Camera Format: Pentax Q (5.62x Crop Factor)
Pixels: Actual: 12.76 Megapixel
Effective: 12.4 Megapixel
Max Resolution: 12MP: 4000 x 3000 @ 4:3
Other Resolutions: 9MP: 3456 x 2592 @ 4:3
5MP: 2688 x 2016 @ 4:3
3MP: 1920 x 1440 @ 4:3
10MP: 4000 x 2664 @ 3:2
8MP: 3456 x 2304 @ 3:2
5MP: 2688 x 1792 @ 3:2
2MP: 1920 x 1280 @ 3:2
9MP: 4000 x 2248 @ 16:9
6MP: 3456 x 1944 @ 16:9
4MP: 2688 x 1512 @ 16:9
2MP: 1920 x 1080 @ 16:9
9MP: 2992 x 2992 @ 1:1
6MP: 2592 x 2592 @ 1:1
4MP: 2016 x 2016 @ 1:1
2MP: 1440 x 1440 @ 1:1
Sensor Type / Size: CMOS, 1/2.3-inch
File Formats: Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
Dust Reduction System: Yes
Noise Reduction: High-ISO NR
Memory Card Type: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Image Stabilizer: Sensor Shift Shake Reduction
AV Recording:
Video Recording: Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution: 1920 x 1080: 30 fps
1280 x 720: 30 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Video Clip Length: Up to 25 Min
Audio Recording: With Video, Mono
Focus Control:
Focus Type: Contrast Detection AF
Brightness Range: EV 1 to 18 (ISO100)
Focus Method: AF/MF Switching
Autofocus Method: Face Detection, Tracking, AF Select (25 Points), Select, Spot
AF Assist Light: Dedicated LED AF Assist Light
Focus Assist: MF Assist (O/x2/x4), Focus Peaking
Viewfinder/Display:
Display Screen: 3" Rear Screen LCD (460,000)
Screen Coverage: 100%
Exposure Control:
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 100-6400
Shutter: Type: Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/2000 sec
Type: Electronic
Speed: 30 - 1/8000 sec
Remote Control: O-RC1 (not included)
Metering Method: Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes: Modes: AE Bracketing, Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV
White Balance Modes: Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (White), Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Burst Rate: Up to 5 fps at 12MP for up to 5 frames
Flash:
Flash Modes: Red-eye Reduction
Second-curtain Sync
Slow Sync
Built-in Flash: Yes
Effective Flash Range: 2.30 - 16.40' (0.7 - 5.0m)
Guide No: 16.08' (4.9m) ISO100 
22.97' (7m) ISO200 
Max Sync Speed: 1 / 2000 sec
Flash Compensation: -2 EV to +1 EV
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Performance:
In-Camera Image Editing: Filter Effects, Monochrome
Continuous Shooting: Up to 5 fps
Self Timer: 12 sec, 2 sec
Interval Recording: Yes
Connectivity: AV Output
HDMI D (Micro)
USB 2.0
Software Requirements: Windows: XP, Vista, 7
Mac: OS X 10.4 or later
Power:
Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter: K-AC115 (not included)
Operating/Storage Temperature: Operating:
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Physical:
Dimensions: 4.0"(W) x 2.3"(H) x 1.3"(D)
Weight: 6.35 oz camera only
Kit Lens:
Focal Length: 27.5 - 83 mm
Comparable Pentax Q Format Focal Length: 5 - 15 mm
Aperture: Maximum: f/2.8 - 4.5
Minimum: f/8
Angle of View: 76° - 29°
Minimum Focus Distance: 11.8" (29.97 cm)
Magnification: 0.06x
Groups/Elements: 7/8
Diaphragm Blades: 5
Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabilization: No
Filter Thread: 40.5 mm
Dimensions: Approx 1.9"(D) x 1.9"(L)
Weight: 3.39 oz

 

In the box:

  • Pentax 12161 Q10 12.4MP Compact Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • Pentax 02 Lens Kit (5-15mm f/2.8-4.5)
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • USB Cable
  • Battery Charger
  • AC Cord
  • Strap
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • Body Mount Cover
  • Operating Manual
  • Software CD ROM: SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 for Pentax

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