The new Q is small enough to fit in your palm. Its capabilities, on the other hand, are enormous. The Q has complete aperture and shutter control. Both RAW and JPEG processing. And the smallest interchangeable lens system in the world, including a standard prime, zoom, fish-eye and the unique "toy" wide angle and telephoto lenses.
The Q captures amazingly sharp images and HD video, thanks to an innovative 12.4 megapixel sensor with an advanced backlit design. Since the circuitry is behind the photo diode, unlike typical CMOS sensors, the Q gathers more light in a small area for outstanding low light performance and low noise. The sensor was also designed for motion video, capturing your memories at full 1080p resolution with the versatile h.264 compression.
With the highly adaptable Q, you have complete creative freedom. Its many modes let you apply multiple image effects - from brilliant and vintage color to warm fade and bold monochrome. Other modes allow you to save favorite camera settings, filters and custom image modes for instant reuse.
Start with a white or black magnesium alloy body. Choose your interchangeable lenses. Add external options such as a shoe-mounted viewfinder, lens hoods and filters. And capture it all with the PENTAX Q.
Type: Backlit CMOS w primary color filter and integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor-shift system Size: 1/2.3” Color depth: 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAW Effective pixels: 12.4M Total pixels: 12.75M Recorded resolutions Still 4:3: 12M (4000x3000), 9M (3456x2592), 5M (2688x2016), 3M (1920x1440) Still 3:2: 10M (4000x2664), 8M (3456x2304), 5M (2688x1792), 2M (1920x1280) Still 16:9: 9M (4000x2248), 6M (3456x1944), 4M (2688x1512), 2M(1920x1080) Still 1:1: 9M (2992x2992), 6M (2592x2592), 4M (2016x2016), 2M (1440x1440) Movie (resolution/FPS): 1920x1080p30, 1280x720p30, 640x480p30 Quality levels: *** Best, ** Better, * Good Dust Removal: DRII (ultrasonic vibration to low pass filter)
Type/construction: PENTAX Q-mount bayonet stainless steel mount
Type: TTL Contrast Detection AF
Type: n/a (optional shoe mounted optical viewfinder O-VF1 available for 01 Standard Prime lens)
Type: 3.0” TFT color LCD Resolution: HVGA 460,000 dots Wide angle viewable: Yes, approx 170° horizontal and vertical LIVE VIEW Type: TTL by CMOS image sensor Field Of View: 100% Display Modes: Grid (4x4, Golden Ratio, Scale), Bright/Dark Indication, Histogram
Type: P-TTL flash with retractable popup extension
Type: Hotshoe P-TTL
Internal memory: n/a
Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI out (Type D, Micro)
Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI68
Body dimensions (W x H x D): 3.9 x 2.3 x 1.2” Body weight Without battery or removable memory: 6.3 oz Loaded and ready: 7.1 oz Construction material(s): Magnesium alloy shell Weather resistant: n/a Operating temperature: 32-104°F
English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional & Simplified Chinese, Japanese
Type: Sensor Shift Shake Reduction (4 stops max)
Type: TTL image sensor metering Sensitivity range: EV 1.3-17.0 (ISO 125, F1.9), +2 EV w electronic shutter or ND filter Multi-segment: Yes Center weighted: Yes Spot: Yes Exposure compensation: +/- 3 EV (1/3 steps) Exposure lock: Yes (via half shutter press, can also be assigned to Green button) Exposure bracketing: Yes (3 frames, up to +/- 3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps, remote enabled)
Auto: ISO 125-6400 (1/3 steps), Bulb mode up to ISO 1600, auto ISO range selectable Manual: ISO 125-6400 (1/3 steps), Bulb mode up to ISO 1600
Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE Manual mode(s): Yes * WB fine adjustment available in all modes
Type: Lens shutter, electronic shutter** Shutter speed: 1/2000 to 30 sec (lens shutter), 1/8000 to 30 sec (electronic shutter w a lens shutter lens), Bulb ** When using the electronic shutter setting with a non-lens shutter lens, shutter speed 1/8000 to 2 sec, Bulb, aperture adjustment, and ND filter setting NA.
Mode selection: Auto Picture, Scene, Program (P), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Metered Manual (M), Blur Control (BC, JPG only), Movie, Bulb (available in Metered Manual) Auto Picture modes: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, Forest Scene 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 Custom Image modes: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome (including film filters, infrared, sepia toning), Cross Processing (creative random effect generation). Smart Effects: Brilliant Color, Unicolor Bold, Vintage Color, Cross Processing, Warm Fade, Tone Expansion, Bold Monochrome, Watercolor, Vibrant Color Enhance, USER 1-3 Green simplified mode available: Yes Face detection available: Yes P/A/S/M/B: P, A, S, M, B (in Metered Manual) Date stamp: n/a Digital filters (capture): Toy Camera, High Contrast, Shading, Slim, HDR, Invert Color, Extract Color, Color, Watercolor, Posterization, Fisheye Dynamic Range adjustment: Yes (highlight and shadow correction) File/Folder customization: Folder name (standard/date)
Mode selection: Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self Timer (12s, 2s), Infrared Remote (0s, 3s, continuous), Auto Bracketing (3 frames, up to +/- 3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps, remote enabled) Continuous FPS: Approx 5 FPS (Continuous Hi: 5 JPG), 1.5 FPS (Continuous Lo: 100 JPG) Multi-exposure: Yes (2-9 shots, auto exposure adjustment) Interval: Yes (1s to 24h, up to 999 shots, delayed start available) HDR: Auto, HDR1, HDR2 (HDR blended images saved in JPG only)
Mode selection: One Shot, Multi Image Display (4, 9, 20, 42, 90 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 16X, scrollable, quick zoom), Histogram, Folder, Calendar Filmstrip, Select & Delete, Movie Playback, Bright/Dark Indication, Slideshow Mode pallet: Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Redeye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Index, Protect, Slideshow, Cross Processing, RAW Development, Movie Edit, Image Comparison, DPOF Digital filters (playback): Monochrome, Toy Camera, High Contrast, Shading, Slim, HDR, Invert Color, Extract Color, Color, Watercolor, Posterization, Fisheye, Retro, Soft, Sketch, Miniature, Frame Composite, Starburst, Base Param Adj Movie edit: Movie Divide, Delete Frames
Still: RAW (DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0, DPOF, PIM III Movie (compression): MP4 (AVC h.264)
Functions available: 13
*For direct device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary. Windows: Windows XP SP3 (32 bit), Vista & 7 (32 & 64 bit), USB port Mac: MacOS 10.3.9, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, USB port