Pentax Q10

Last Updated (27 May’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Imaging-resource

Pentax Q10 is a 12.4MP Backlit 1/2.3″ CMOS Image Sensor Compact Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera with 5-15mm Lens. It features PENTAX Q-Mount Lens System, 27.5-83mm (35mm equiv) 3x Zoom Lens, RAW and JPEG Photos, Full HD 1080p Video at 30fps, Micro HDMI Port, Built-in Pop-Up Flash, Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction, and has a 3.0-inch LCD Display. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.3″ / 10.2 x 5.8 x 3.3 cm and weight 6.35 oz / 180 g camera only.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

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Pentax Q10 Reviews

Imaging-resource reviews the Pentax Q10 and writes;
“Shooting modes and functions should be familiar to those who’ve used the Q. The Pentax Q10 features the bokeh control function to create areas of foreground and/or background defocus, as well as nine Smart Effect modes that provide a lot of creative flexibility.”
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Photographyblog reviews the Pentax Q10 and writes;
“The Pentax Q10 produced photos of good quality. Noise is fairly well controlled by the Pentax Q10, starting to appear at ISO 800 and becoming more easily detectable at the faster settings of ISO 1600 and 3200 when viewing images at 100% magnification on screen. The fastest setting of 6400 looks much better on paper than in reality.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Pentax Q10 and writes;
“The Pentax Q10 has a good set of features and has extremely solid, well-built body. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into its design and it’s one of the best looking Pentax cameras you’re likely to find, particularly in red! Unfortunately image quality isn’t fantastic, about as good as you’ll find on an average compact camera, but colour reproduction is good.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Pentax Q10 and writes;
“The Pentax Q10 offers almost all the software features you could ask for from a full-size DSLR, including interval, time lapse, HDR, and full manual shooting. The camera also offers RAW shooting, fairly quick autofocus, focus peaking, and a continuous shooting rate of 5 frames per second.”
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Techradar reviews the Pentax Q10 and writes;
“Like the Pentax Q, the Pentax Q10 has a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor with 12.4 million effective pixels, but the new camera has a back-illuminated sensor, which should mean less image noise. Nevertheless, Pentax hasn’t pushed the maximum sensitivity level beyond the ISO 6400 maximum of the Q.”
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Pocket-lint reviews the Pentax Q10 and writes;
“Video can be recorded in Full HD (1920 x 1080 at 30fps) using the H.264 file format, and Smart Effect image processing modes can be applied to footage as well as stills. There are also movie editing tools built into the camera, and autofocus works while capturing moving images.”
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Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Pentax Q10 and writes;
“An AF Assist Light is provided on the camera body to optimise focusing accuracy in dark shooting environments, while the Face Recognition AF function automatically detects up to 12 faces and pinpoints the focus on the main subject.”
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Pentax Q10 Features

The Pentax Q10 comes with 12.4 effective megapixels back-illuminated CMOS image sensor and a top sensitivity of ISO 6400 which offers high-resolution and rich-gradation images. It also allows users to capture 12 bit DNG RAW and JPG images with low noise at high levels of sensitivity. There is HDR (High Dynamic Range) function which lets the camera capture 3 images of varying exposures, then blending them to create beautiful, fine-detailed images.

This camera also has faster autofocus than before thanks to the new image sensor and an upgraded AF algorithm, even when you take images in low-light situations. It also included an AF Assist Light to optimise focusing accuracy in the dim light and Face Recognition AF function for analyzing up to 12 faces of your subject. Moreover, Pentax Q10 also lets you to record Full HD video at 1920×1080 resolution at 30fps in H.264 compression format. With built-in micro HDMI port, it enables you to play your video on an HDTV.

The camera has a large 3.0″ (7.6 cm) LCD monitor with an HVGA resolution of 460,000 pixels for easy framing and playback your photos and videos. It also equipped with pop-up flash with an effective range of up to 23′ (7.0 m) at ISO 200, and Sensor-shift Shake Reduction to reduce camera shake effects producing clear image, blur-free quality, even in low-light conditions.

Additionally, Pentax Q10 also offer the power and flexibility of traditional DSLR shooting modes such as Program, Aperture/Shutter Priority, and Metered Manual exposure control. There are Smart Effects modes to enhance your photos and videos quality by applying of various creative effects to your images such as Brilliant Color, Vintage Color, Warm Fade, Bold Monochrome, Water Color, and more.

Pentax Q10 Features:

+ 12.4MP Backlit 1/2.3″ CMOS Sensor

+ PENTAX Q-Mount Lens System

+ 27.5-83mm (35mm equiv) 3x Zoom Lens

+ 3.0″ LCD Display

+ RAW and JPEG Photos

+ Full HD 1080p Video at 30fps

+ Micro HDMI Port

+ Built-in Pop-Up Flash

+ Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction


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