With 12.4-megapixel Q10 interchangeable lens camera
mechanical shutter has been incorporated in this adapter to prevent
"rolling shutter distortion" – a problem that results in distorted
images of the subject due to the camera shake caused by photographing
fast moving subjects and/or by using a super-telephoto lens. An optional
tripod bracket is available to securely stabilize the camera system
when longer lenses are attached.
PENTAX Q10 Features
Exceptional image quality
to the incorporation of a newly designed back-illuminated CMOS image
sensor with outstanding high sensitivity and low-noise characteristics,
the PENTAX Q10 delivers high resolution images with approximately 12.4
effective megapixels, and a top sensitivity of ISO 6400. The combination
of a high-performance imaging engine, and exclusively designed, high
performance Q-mount lenses, enables the PENTAX Q10 to provide clear,
high contrast images rich in gradation and texture, even at the edges.
With high sensitivity noise minimized, the photographer can use the
entire sensitivity range from ISO 100 to the highest ISO 6400 for sharp,
clear images. The photographer can even take advantage of the built-in
HDR (High Dynamic Range) function, which produces one composite photo
from multiple images, to create beautiful, finely detailed images free
of whitewashed highlights and blacked out shadows.
Upgraded AF performance
to the new high sensitivity image sensor and an upgraded AF algorithm,
the PENTAX Q10's autofocus operation is much faster than before, even in
dimly lit locations or with a telephoto lens. An AF Assist Light is
provided on the camera body to optimize 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.
Quick Dial for creative visual effects
assigning the creative Smart Effect function to the easy-to-access
Quick Dial positioned on the camera's front panel, the photographer can
effortlessly add the desired finishing touch to an image, while
previewing the effect on the camera's 3 inch LCD display. With four
positions on the Quick Dial, the photographer can assign four of their
favorite effects from the nine Smart Effect modes in advance. In order
to customize the PENTAX Q10 to accommodate specific shooting styles and
user preferences, the user can also assign other preferences – such as a
custom image setting or a digital filter or an aspect ratio setting –
to this dial.
A selection of image-processing tools to create personalized images
• Custom Image function to add distinctive finishing touches.
• Digital Filter function for artistic visual effects – a total of 19
built-in digital filters are available. Eleven filters such as Toy
Camera, Invert Color and Posterization can be applied even during the
shooting of still images and movie clips, while the remaining eight are
applicable only during playback. The user can even apply different
filters one after another to a single image to create more unique visual