The Pentax Q10 is a new Q-system mirrorless camera sporting a 12.4MP sensor and 1080p HD video capture. The Q10 retails for $599.95 with a kit lens and should be available in October. You can find the new Q10 here at B&H Photo.
Pentax Q10 Key Features
- 12.4MP sensor
- 1080/30p H.264 video
- Sensor-based Shake Reduction
- ISO 100-6400
- 3-inch LCD
- Built-in HDR
Along with the Q10, Pentax also announced a new 15-45mm f/2.8 lens, which covers an effective focal length on Q-system cameras of 83-249mm. The new 15-45mm f/2.8 lens will be available in October for $299.95. You can find the new Q-system lens here at B&H Photo.
Finally, Pentax unveiled a K-mount adapter for the Q system that allows you to use Pentax K-mount lenses on the tiny Q system cameras. The 5.5x crop factor on the Pentax Q system means that using the new adapter with the Pentax 300mm f/4 ED[IF] SDM lens will yield an effective focal length of 1650mm on the Pentax Q10.
The new Pentax Adapter Q will be available later this year for $249.95. You can pre-order the Adapter Q here at B&H Photo.
As noted yesterday, the Pentax Q10 mirrorless camera is expected to be officially unveiled prior to Photokina 2012. Now, we have specs for the upcoming Pentax Q successor, which will sport a new 12.4MP backside-illuminated CMOS sensor and 1080p HD video capture.
More specs below. [click to continue…]
Along with the new Pentax Q10, the Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs DSLRs have leaked out ahead of their official announcement this week prior to Photokina 2012. The K-5 II and K-5 IIs should serve as replacements for the current Pentax K5. [click to continue…]
Pentax’s next mirrorless camera, the Q10, has surfaced online with plenty of images from all angles of the new camera. The Pentax Q mirrorless camera system is basically a compact-camera with interchangeable lenses. For whatever reasons, Pentax chose to keep the sensor in the tiny, compact camera format and build a system around that. [click to continue…]
The 40MP medium format Pentax 645D recently got a price drop from $9,995 to $8,795, which puts it even closer to the high-end 35mm DSLR range (see, e.g., Canon 1D X at $6,800 and Nikon D4 at $6,000).
Some retailers have already updated their list pricing to reflect the price drop (Adorama), while others have not (B&H Photo). Expect the pricing to go into effect at all Pentax retailers soon.
Photo Rumors has word that Pentax will officially announced the production version of its new DA 560mm f/5.6 super telephoto lens at Photokina 2012. Pentax had previously shown off a prototype version of this lens, but the new lens is expected to be unveiled later this month with an availability in early 2013.