Here’s an interesting pair that I came across at the Pentax booth at PhotoPlus 2012. That’s the Pentax Q10 paired to the K-mount Pentax DA 560mm F5.6 ED lens via the Adapter Q. The odd combo results in a roughly 3080mm reach compared to a full frame camera, which is due to the small 1/2.3″ sensor found inside the Pentax Q10.
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.
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. [Read more...]