Pentax Q Hands-on Preview
Pentax Q specifications
|Price (with 49mm equiv. kit lens)||• US: $800
• EU: TBC
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Sensor||• 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor
• 12.4 million effective pixels
• 12.7 million total pixels
• 12 MP - 4000 x 3000
• 9 MP - 3456 x 2592
• 5 MP - 2688 x 2016
• 3 MP - 1920 x 1440
• 10 MP - 4000 x 2664
• 8 MP - 3456 x 2304
• 5 MP - 2688 x 1792
• 2 MP - 1920 x 1280
9 MP - 4000 x 2248
• 6 MP - 3456 x 1944
• 4 MP - 2688 x 1512
• 2 MP - 1920 x 1080
9 MP - 2992 x 2992
• 6 MP - 2592 x 2592
• 4 MP - 2016 x 2016
• 2 MP - 1440 x 1440
|Image sizes (Video)||• MPEG-4 AVC/H.264:
• 1920 x 1080, 30fps
• 1280 x 720, 30fps
• 640 x 480, 30fps
|Aspect ratios|| 4:3
|File formats|| RAW (DNG)
RAW + JPEG
RAW + JPEG Fine
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - Best
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - Better
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - Good
|File formats (Movie)||• MPEG-4 AVC/H.264|
|Lenses||• Pentax Q-mount|
|Focus modes||• Auto Focus (25-point contrast-detection AF system)
• Manual focus
• Face Detection
• AF Tracking
|AF assist lamp||Yes, dedicated LED lamp|
|Image stabilization||Sensor shift Shake Reduction|
|Extended optical zoom||N/A|
|Exposure modes||• Program AE
• Aperture priority AE
• Shutter priority AE
• Auto (Standard)
• Blur control (JPEG only)
|Auto Picture modes||• Standard
• Night scene portraits
• Night scene
|Scene modes||• Portrait
• Moving object
• Night scene portrait
• Blue sky
• Night scene
• Night scene HDR
• Night snap
• Quick macro
• Surf & snow
• Backlight silhouette
• Stage lighting
|Custom image||• Bright
• Bleach bypass
• Reversal film
• Cross processing
|Digital filter||• Toy camera
• Invert color
• Extract color
|Smart effect||• Brilliant color
• Unicolor bold
• Vintage color
• Cross processing
• Warm fade
• Tone expansion
• Bold monochrome
• Water color
• Vibrant color enhance
• USER 1, 2, 3
• ISO 125
• ISO 160
• ISO 200
• ISO 250
• ISO 320
• ISO 400
• ISO 500
• ISO 640
• ISO 800
• ISO 1000
• ISO 1250
• ISO 1600
• ISO 2000
• ISO 2500
• ISO 3200
• ISO 4000
• ISO 5000
• ISO 6400
|ISO steps||1/3 EV|
|Metering range||1.3 to 17 EV|
|Metering modes||• TTL image sensor metering
• Segment metering
• Centre-weighted metering
• Spot metering
|AE Lock||• Can be assigned to the green/delete button
• With shutter release half-press
|AE Bracketing||• 3 frames|
|Exposure compensation||• -3 to +3 EV
• 1/3 EV steps
|Shutter speed||• 30 -1/2000 sec.
|White balance||• Auto
• Fluorescent (D: Daylight color, N: Daylight white, W: cool white, L: warm white)
|WB fine tuning||Yes (amber/blue or magenta/green bias)|
|Color space||• sRGB
• Adobe RGB
|Drive modes||• Single
• Continuous Hi (5 fps)
• Continuous Lo (1.5 fps)
|Self-timer||• 2 sec
|Flash||• Manual pop-up
• TTL auto
• Guide no. 5.6 (ISO 125)
• Sync modes: P-TTL, Red-eye reduction, Slow-sped sync, Trailing-curtain sync
• Flash exposure compensation: -2 - +1EV
|Flash X-sync speed||• 1/2000 sec (electronic shutter: 1/13 sec)|
|External flash||• Hot shoe|
|LCD monitor|| 3.0in TFT color LCD monitor
• Approx 100% frame coverage
• Auto / Manual brightness adjustment
|Playback functions||• Grid display (4x4, Golden section, Scale display)
• Highlight/shadow warning
• Magnified review mode (1.2x - 16x in 16 steps)
|Connectivity||• USB 2.0 (High Speed) / AV
• HDMI type D
|Power|| D-LI68 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (supplied)
Battery charger included
• Optional AC adapter
|Battery life (CIPA standard)|| 230 shots|
|Dimensions||98 x 57 x 31 mm (3.8 x 2.2 x 1.2in)|
|Weight (camera body)||Approx180g (6.3oz)|
|Weight (camera w/battery and card)||Approx 200g (7.1oz)|
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