- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 3.4 x 5.8 cm ; 200 g
- Shipping Weight: 930 g
- Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
- Item model number: Pentax Q10 02 zoom lens kit silver
- ASIN: B009APEUHK
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Nov. 9 2012
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #99,100 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Pentax 12161 Q10 12MP Compact Interchangeable Lens Camera with Pentax-02 Standard Zoom Lens, 27.5mm to 83mm (Silver)
- High Resolution 12.4 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor desigined to produce very low noise with Standard-02 Zoom Lens (equivlent to 27.5-83mm in 35mm) can easily handle a wide variety of subjects and scenes
- Full 1080p HD video at 30 fps using high quality h.262 compression for superior colour and detail
- Sensor-shift Shake Reduction system with integrated DRII Dust Reduction for stabalilized, blur and dust free images
- Large 3-inch wide view LCED monitor featues HVGA resolution with 460K dots
- Capture up to 5 FPS continuous shooting mode for fast action situations
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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 (launched in August 2011) - 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.
Top Customer Reviews
However, it does have some SD card writing delays between shots. But I can live with that.
To Pentax: the only thing missing to make this a 5 star product, is the ability to let the camera sleep, wasting 0 power, then half-press shutter button would turn on the screen and auto focus and full press would have the photo taken. Having this feature, Pentax Q would mostly put my Canon 650D in a storage room, yet it won't miss any moment because of the start-up delay most camera-phones have.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
In theory it's a nice camera, but coming from a very decent SLR (nikon d5200) the incredibly slow focus and inability to take a picture when you want it to are just too much of a pain to keep it. I upgraded the camera and lens software to the latest and it improved the function a little but it still just thinks too long. I'm guessing 30% of the time I'd try to take a picture and it couldn't focus or took forever. It advertises 5 fps but that's only on low resolution jpg, if you want to shoot raw format it's 1.5 fps. I have high speed sd cards and it's still taking forever to save before it lets you take another shot. If you're moving up from a very basic point and shoot it looks cool and has nice artsy shot features you might like. If you've used a good camera before you're going to be disappointed.
IF you want full size DSLR camera digital quality, for printing out larger 8 x 10 photos or bigger, then pay about double for the Pentax Q7 instead of the Q10...either way you can't go wrong if this is the style camera you like. With the 01 prime lens, you can stick this in your pocket and go. With the 02 lens, you might want to remove the lens and use two pockets. And then there are more lenses to choose from and more on the way which all fit any Q series cameras. Handy because as you purchase new lenses, if you later decide you want the latest and greatest Q camera body, you can just buy the body only(cheaper than a kit) and all the lenses you already have will still work with the new one.
Why not 5 stars? Well, the only thing I wish it had was the ability to charge the battery IN THE CAMERA. You have to pop out the battery and stick it in a charging base. An extra 5 bucks could have put a charging plug into the body and made it handier. This means you need to pick up a second battery so you can leave one on the charger and one in the camera and exchange them when the camera tells you it is low.
Also, it does NOT come with a SD card...although some merchants offer a free one with purchase. Not a BIG deal buster but heck, they could have thrown in a real small card for almost nothing and again, made it (out of the box) playable.
The camera plugs right into your USB port to get photos off of it and to update the firmware to keep it current. They even have firmware updates for the lenses!
Anyway, this is without a doubt, THE most FUN and awesome (sport)camera, EVER, hear me now and believe me later...
I love that this camera can take wonderful video and pictures. We bought it to replace our handheld out of date digital flip camera.
I also bought it because it is the smallest camera on the market with an removable lens. I thought it would be perfect for the diaper bag- and it is, but it cannot replace my Cannon Rebel because:
1) No view finder, only a digital display.
Because you have to look at the digital display instead of holding the camera up to your check to steady it during shots, my hands can tremble and shake, which leads me to the next point.
2) Not having a view finder makes it hard to focus your shots.
I have an extremely hard time telling if my shots are in focus and my vision is 20/20. I feel like I need glasses or readers when I use this camera. I can tell when things are way off, but not slightly off focus. The quality of my shots with this camera in comparison to my Cannon Rebel are disappointing. I can take such focused clear shots of my children with the rebel, even when they move. With this camera, it's so hard to tell what your focus is on. Also, the camera won't take shots quickly, so my quick toddlers are running about. It's almost asif the camera is metering every time I press the button. I have adjusted the ISO, hopefully that will help. As you can tell, I'm just a mom with a camera (fauxtographer), and not a real photographer, but these are two points that really have affected my ability to take great focused pictures of my children. I'm sure a real photographer could take wonderful pictures with this camera, but for this novice. It's just not easy.
3) Small buttons (Just FYI, for my large fingered peeps out there).
If you have large fingers, this isn't the camera for you. This is not a reason for me to not buy it, but others out there might not be able to use it as easily because of large fingers, like some of my family members and friends have pointed out when I let them try out the camera.
These complaints aside, it's a great camera to keep in the abyss that I refer to as my diaper bag, but I require a better camera for those moments you want to cherish and not just have snapshots of.