With 12.4-megapixel Q10 interchangeable lens camera
Dependable, flexible exposure system available only with digital ILC systems
PENTAX Q10's comprehensive exposure system assures all the advantages
and flexibility of a digital interchangeable lens camera system. To
accommodate user preferences and varying photographic applications, 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
accurately reproduce specific creative intentions on resulting images;
and the Metered Manual (M) mode. The photographer can even instantly
switch the exposure mode from P mode to Av or Tv with a simple turn of a
High speed continuous shooting at approximately five images per second
PENTAX Q10's high speed continuous shooting mode allows the
photographer to capture 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 preserve the action of
fast moving subjects in a series of images.
Dependable DRII mechanism for effective dust removal
PENTAX Q10's DRII (Dust Removal II) mechanism effectively prevents dust
spots from degrading captured images after the user changes lenses out
in the open. Like the PENTAX K-5 II and 645D SLR cameras, the Q10
incorporates a highly effective supersonic vibration mechanism, which
vibrates the image sensor at high speed to shake the dust off its
Built-in auto flash with pop-up mechanism
Q10 comes with a built-in auto flash (guide number 7 at ISO 200/m). The
photographer is able to use it at the default position, or raise it to
the pop-up position with simple operation to widen its discharge angle
to cover a 28mm angle of view (in the 35mm format).
Pricing and Availability
new PENTAX Q10 will be available at retail outlets nationwide and
online in October 2012. It will be offered in a Red or Silver kit
including the 02 zoom lens at a suggested retail price of $599.95. The
PENTAX-06 Telephoto Zoom lens will be available at retail outlets and
online in October 2012 with a suggested retail price of $299.95.
Finally, Adapter Q for K-mount lenses will be available in 2012 with a
suggested retail price of $249.95.
♦ Designs and specifications are subjects to change without notice.
♦ Q and Q10 are trademarks of PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
is a leader in the production of a variety of adventure ready digital
cameras including weather-resistant digital SLRs and stylish, compact,
waterproof cameras, as well as lenses, flash units, binoculars, scopes,
and eyepieces. For more than 90 years, PENTAX has developed durable,
reliable products that meet the needs of adventurous consumers and
businesses. With new headquarters in Denver, Colorado, PENTAX RICOH
IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is a subsidiary of PENTAX RICOH IMAGING
COMPANY, LTD. effective October 1, 2011. Additional details may be found