The Q10 offers all the features and benefits of a digital lens-interchangeable camera system in a super-compact, ultra-lightweight body that fits in the palm of your hand. With exceptional image quality, sensor-shift shake reduction and an upgraded auto focus system, the Q10 captures detailed images and video. Creative features, including the bokeh control function and the Smart Effect and Custom Image modes, allow you to add personal touches to your images with ease.
- Exceptional image quality
The 12.4 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, designed to produce very low noise at high levels of sensitivity (up to ISO6400), delivers high-resolution, rich-gradation images. The high-performance imaging engine suppresses noise while delivering high-contrast images rich in gradation and texture, even at the edges. Take advantage of the HDR (High Dynamic Range) function, which produces one composite photo from multiple images, to create beautiful, fine-detailed images free of overexposed highlights and blacked-out shadows.
- Upgraded AF performance
With a new image sensor and an upgraded AF algorithm, the PENTAX Q10’s autofocus operation is much faster than previous models. An AF Assist Light optimizes focusing accuracy in the dark, while the Face Recognition AF function automatically detects up to 12 faces and pinpoints the focus on a main subject.
- Customized Quick-Dial
Choose from a variety of creative modes, Smart Effect options, or camera settings to assign to the Q10’s Quick Dial located on the front of the camera. You can easily customize the setting or effect using the Quick Dial’s 4 positions, allowing you to concentrate on photography without having to explore the camera’s menu system.
- Image-processing tools to create personalized images
- Custom Image function
The Custom Image function adds a distinctive finishing touch to an image. Choose from nine Custom Image modes, including Bleach Bypass, which produces a dramatic, movie-like finish.
- Digital filter function
The digital filter function lets you apply a variety of visual effects without requiring a computer. Of a total of 19 digital filters, 11 filters such as Toy Camera, Invert Colour and Posterization, can be applied during the shooting of still images and movie clips, while eight others can be applied only during playback. In playback, you can also apply different filters, one after another, to a single image to create more inventive visual effects.
- Smart Effect function
Using the Quick-Dial, you can quickly and effortlessly add a desired finishing touch to an image, while previewing the effect on the LCD monitor. Choose from nine Smart Effect modes, including Brilliant Colour, which provides a high-saturation finish, and Cross Process, with its dramatic unique-toned finish.
- Custom Image function
- High-quality, Full HD movie recording of extended movie clips
Shoot high quality motion video with stunning full 1080p HD clarity at 30 frames per second. The Q10 efficiently processes the full HD video using high quality h.264 compression for superior colour and detail. You can also take advantage of the advanced image-processing tools like the Smart Effect modes and other in-body movie editing tools during movie shooting.
- Effortless Bokeh control
Enjoy effortless bokeh control with the Q10’s bokeh control filter. Bokeh is the out of focus part of the background that helps to emphasize the subject, drawing the viewer’s eyes to the most important part of the photo. It assists the experienced and casual photographer alike by offering a fine degree of extra control over image bokeh via an in-camera filter operation.
- Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction for sharp, blur-free images
The PENTAX Q10 incorporates the PENTAX-developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, which automatically shifts the CMOS image sensor to offset camera shake detected by the camera’s motion sensor, producing sharp, blur-free images even under demanding conditions that are prone to camera shake.
- Simple, user-friendly Auto Picture and Scene modes
The PENTAX Q10 features the PENTAX-original Auto Picture mode, which automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode from such options as Portrait, Landscape and Macro for a given subject or scene, then optimizes all affecting parameters, such as shutter speed, aperture, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpness. It also offers 21 Scene modes including Night Scene Portrait, Pet and Backlight Silhouette, allowing even an inexperienced digital photographer to choose the best exposure mode for a complicated scene with the simple choice of an icon on the LCD monitor.
- Dependable, flexible exposure system
The PENTAX Q10’s comprehensive exposure system assures all the advantages and flexibility of a digital lens-interchangeable camera system. It offers a choice of four different exposure modes: the all-purpose Programmed AE (P) mode, which automatically selects an optimum combination of aperture and shutter speed; the Shutter-Priority AE (Tv) and Aperture-Priority AE (Av) modes, which allow the photographer to faithfully reproduce specific creative intentions on resulting images; and the Metered Manual (M) mode. Instantly switch from the P mode to the AV or TV mode with a simple turn of the rear electronic dial.
- 1/2000 to 30 Second Shutter Speeds
Shutter speeds range from 1/2000 to 30 seconds, perfect for freezing fast action or capturing long nighttime exposures. Bulb mode adds flexibility for low light photography and motion effects.
- High-speed continuous shooting
The PENTAX Q10’s high-speed continuous shooting mode allows you to record up to five images (in JPEG recording format) in a single sequence, at a maximum speed of approximately five images per second. This mode comes in handy when trying to capture the action of fast-moving subjects in a series of images.
- Dependable DRII mechanism for effective dust removal
The PENTAX Q10’s DRII (Dust Removal II) mechanism effectively prevents annoying dust spots from spoiling captured images. It incorporates a highly effective supersonic vibration mechanism, which vibrates the image sensor at high speed to shake the dust off its surface.
- High-resolution, wide-view 3.0-inch colour LCD monitor
Easily capture or review images and video using the Q10’s large 3.0-inch LCD monitor. The high quality LCD features HVGA resolution with 460,000 dots, as well as viewing angles up to 170 degrees horizontally and vertically.
- Built-in pop-up flash
The PENTAX Q10 comes with a built-in auto flash (guide number 7 at ISO 200/m) that can be used either at the default position or the pop-up position with the press of a button to prevent vignetting with some lenses. Its wide coverage ensures even exposure for group shots (covers 28mm angle of view (in the 35mm format)).
- Q Mount Lens System
The Q10 accepts the PENTAX Q-mount lens system for convenient interchangeability with a variety of specialty Q lenses. Choose from a selection of prime, zoom, fisheye lenses, and more to suit just about any photographic need.
- Other features
- Remote control receptors on front and back panels of the camera
- TTL image-sensor metering, with a choice of multi-segment, center-weighted and spot modes
- CTE white-balance control mode to emphasize the predominant colour of a particular scene, such as the sunset
- A choice of image size (4:3, 3:2, 16:9 or 1:1) to accommodate different subjects and applications
- Multi-exposure mode (up to nine exposures on a single image), with an auto exposure compensation function
- Interval shooting mode, convenient for recording landscapes and flowers/plants from the exact location and angle
|Type||Lens-interchangeable SL digital-still camera|
|Effective Pixels||12.4 megapixels (Total pixels: 12.75 megapixels)|
Type: 1/2.3” Backlit CMOS w/ primary colour filter
Image Stabilization: Sensor-shift Shake Reduction
Dust Removal: Image sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibratons “DRII”
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)
RAW Still 4:3: 12M (4000x3000)
Movie Full HD (1920x1080, 16:9, 30fps), HD (1280x720, 16:9, 30fps), VGA (640x480, 4:3, 30fps)
|File Formats||Still: RAW (DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF 2.0 (design rule for camera file system)
Movie:MOV AVC/H.264 (.mov)
|Quality Level||RAW (12 bit):DNG
JPEG:★★★ Best, ★★ Better, ★Good
RAW and JPEG simultaneously recordable
|Storage Media||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Lens Mount||PENTAX Q-mount bayonet stainless steel mount|
|Usable Lens||Q-mount lenses, K-mount lenses (with optional Adapter Q for K Lens)|
|Type||Contrast Detection AF|
|Sensitivity Range||EV 1-18 (ISO 10)|
|Mode||Focus mode AF/MF switching Face Detection, Tracking , AF Select (25 Points), Select, Spot|
|Focus Point||Auto 25 Point, User-Selectable, Center|
|AF assist lamp||Yes, via dedicated LED AF assist lamp|
|Manual Focus Assist||OFF/x2/x4|
|Metering System||TTL image sensor metering, segment metering, center-weighted metering, spot metering|
|Exposure Compensation||EV 1-17 (ISO 100, F1.9 lens), +2 EV using the Electronic Shutter setting or using the built-in ND filter|
|Capture Modes||Mode selection: Auto Picture (Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, Forest), Program, Manual, USER, Movie, Blur Correction, Av, Tv, Scene: (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR, Night Snap, Forest, Surf & Snow, HDR, Backlight Silhouette, Kids, Pet, Quick Macro, Food, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum).
Custom Image: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing) Digital filters (capture) - Toy camera, High contrast, Shading, Slim, HDR, Invert Colour, Extract Colour, Colour, Water colour, Posterization, Fish-eye Dynamic Range Adjustment: (Highlight and Shadow correction) Smart Effect: Brillant colour, unicolour Bold, Vintage colour, Cross Processing, Warm Fade, Tone Expansion, Bold Monochrome, Water Colour, Vibrant Colour enhance, USER 1 to 3
Interval Shooting: Shooting interval: 1 sec. to 24 hr., Start Interval setting: immediately from the set time. Number of shots: up to 999 images
|Playback Modes||Playback View: One Shot, Multi Image Display (4, 9, 20, 42, 90 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 16X, scrollable, quick zoom), rotating, histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), bright/dark area warning, detailed information.
Digital Filters: Monochrome, Toy Camera, High Contrast, Shading, Slim, HDR, Invert Colour,Extract Colour, Colour, Water Colour, Posterization, Fish-eye, Retro, Soft, Sketch Filter, Miniature, Frame Composite, Starburst, Base Parameter Adjustment
RAW Development: File Format (JPEG), Aspect Ratio, Colour Space, Custom Image, White Balance, Sensitivity, High-ISO NR, Shadow Correction, Distortion Correction.
Edit: Resize, Cropping (aspect ratio adjustment available), Index, Movie Editing (divide or delete selected frames), Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie, Red-eye Edit, Saving buffer as a RAW file
|White Balance||Auto TTL by CMOS image sensor
Preset: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Colour, N: Daylight White, W: Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten, Flash, CTE, Manual
Manual: Configured on the monitor
Fine Adjustment: Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis
|Shutter||Type: Lens shutter: 1/2000 - 30 seconds
(1/3EV step, 1/8000 - 30 seconds when Electronic Shutter setting is enabled), Bulb
*Shooting at 1/8000 - 2 seconds with Electronic Shutter and Bulb shooting are not available when using a lens that has no lens shutter.
|Drive Modes||Mode selection: Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self Timer (12s, 2s), Infrared Remote (0s, 3s, continuous), Auto Bracketing (3 frames remote control)
Approx. 5 fps, JPEG (12M / ★★★ / Continuous Hi): up to 5 frames
Approx. 1.5 fps, JPEG (12M / ★★★ / Continuous Lo): up to 100 frames
|Viewfinder||N/A (optional shoe mounted optical viewfinder O-VF1 available for PENTAX-01 Standard Prime lens)
|LCD Monitor||Type: 3.0” TFT colour LCD monitor, wide angle viewing
Resolution: Approx. 460,000 dots Brightness and colours adjustable
Field of View: approx. 100%,
Display info: Grid display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display), Bright/dark area warning, Histogram
|Built-in Flash||Type: P-TTL flash with retractable popup extension
Guide number: approx. 4.9 (ISO100/m) / approx. 7 (ISO200/m)
Coverage: 28mm wide angle (equiv. 35mm)
Flash modes: P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync
Flash exposure compensation: -2 to +1 EV
Synchronization speed: 1/2000 sec (w/lens shutter), 1/13 sec (w/electronic shutter)
|Custom Function||13 custom-programmable functions available|
|Time||World Time: 75 cities (28 time zones)|
|Language||English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese|
|Interfaces||Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI out (Type D, Micro)|
|Video Output||NTSC, PAL|
|Power Sources||Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI68
Recordable images: Approx 270 (approx 250 w/50% flash, CIPA)
Playback time: Approx 160 min
Movie recording time: Approx 25 min (automatic overheat shutdown protection)
AC adapter available: Yes (optional)
* Tested in compliance with CIPA standard. Actual results may vary depending on shooting conditions/circumstances
|Dimensions||(W x H x D): 102 x 58 x 33.5 mm|
|Weight||Without battery or removable memory: 180g
Loaded and ready: 200g w/ dedicated battery & SD memory card
|Construction material(s)||Reinforced polycarbonate plastic|
|Operating temperature||0 to 40°C|
Battery Charger Kit K-BC115U
Model No. 38960
Rechargeable L-ION Battery D-LI68
Model No. 39635
AC Adapter Kit K-AC115U
Model No. 38946
AV Cable I-AVC7
Model No. 39552
HDMI Cable 3 ft (Micro, Type-D)
Model No. 86001
Remote Control F
Model No. 37377
Waterproof Remote Control O-RC1
Model No. 39892
Camera Case O-CC131 (White)
Model No. 38857
Camera Case O-CC131 (Black)
Model No. 38856
Camera Case O-CC131 (Red)
Model No. 38858
Viewfinder O-VF1 47mm
(for 01 Standard Prime Lens)Model No. 31067
What’s In the Box
- Li-Ion Battery D-LI68
- Battery Charger Kit K-BC115U
- USB Cable I-USB7
- Strap O-ST131
- Hotshoe Cover FK
- Body Mount Cover Q
- Software CD-ROM S-SW131