Be Interesting. Go Q

Pentax have started to accept pre-order for their latest “Q”. Featuring a unique Q-Mount, this camera looks like it is going to give the guys at Olympus, Panasonic, Sony & even Samsung a hard time. As of now, I only have the below details from Pentax’s USA site.


  • The Q features the world’s smallest and lightest Interchangeable Lens Camera body. Experience the PENTAX Q. The Camera. Evolved.
  • Newly designed PENTAX Q-mount lens system for specialty Q lenses including prime, zoom, fisheye lenses and more.
  • Exceptional image quality in 12.4 megapixels with a backlit CMOS image sensor designed specifically to produce very low noise at high levels of sensitivity for both 12 bit DNG RAW and JPG files.
  • Surprisingly durable, sporting lightweight, scratch-resistant magnesium-alloy covers.
  • Combines traditional DSLR shooting modes (P, Av, Tv, M) with powerful automatic modes (Auto Picture, Scene).
  • Choose from a variety of creative modes, Smart Effect options or camera settings to assign to the Q’s Quick Dial.
  • In-camera HDR capture mode blends 3 images of varying exposures into a single, highly detailed shot.
  • Full 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second using high quality h.264 compression for superior color and detail.
  • Sensor-shift Shake Reduction system with integrated DRII Dust Reduction for stabilized, blur- and dust-free images, even in low lighting.
  • Large 3-inch LCD monitor features HVGA resolution with 460,000 dots, as well as wide viewing angles.
  • Capture up to 5 FPS continuous shooting mode for fast-action situations.
  • Effortless bokeh control with a dedicated bokeh filter designed to enhance lens depth of field for casual and experienced shooters.
  • New Smart Effects modes enhance digital photography by applying a series of effects to achieve high-quality finishing.
  • Powerful USER modes save a series of favorite camera settings, filters and custom image modes for instant reuse.
  • Shutter speeds range from 1/2000 to 30 seconds with bulb mode.
  • Built-in popup flash with extra-high extension covers 23 feet at 200 ISO.
  • A built-in micro HDMI port outputs video and sound to modern HDTVs.
  • Optional shoe-mounted viewfinder attachment is available for glare-free image composition.

What’s in the Box:

  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • Li-Ion Battery D-LI68
  • Battery Charger Kit K-BC68
  • Strap O-ST115
  • Hotshoe Cover FK
  • Body Mount Cover Q
  • Software CD-ROM S-SW115

Optional Accessories:

  • AC Adapter Kit K-AC115
  • AV Cable I-AVC7
  • HDMI Cable 3 ft (Micro, Type-D, v1.4)
  • Remote Control WP
  • Remote Control F
  • Q Leather Vintage Case
  • 02 Standard Zoom Lens
  • 03 Fish-Eye Lens
  • 04 Toy Lens Wide
  • 05 Toy Lens Telephoto
  • Viewfinder O-VF1 47mm (for 01 Standard Prime Lens)
  • 100 PL Polarizing Filter 40.5mm

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