Declaration : This camera comes thru the local distributor APDS ( Audio & Photo Distributor (F.E) Pte Ltd ), so unlike the few other reviews I've done, its not my camera.
I'd like to take the opportunity to thank APDS for being very generous with the rather long duration of about a month I had with this camera though.
For those with are unaware of the Q system, here is a previous review of the earlier Pentax Q system showing off what it can do:
I'll keep it short, since its an upgraded version of the original Q, the world's smallest interchangeable lens MILC (at time of writing).
Do click that 'Real World Review" link I have on top to have a idea of what this little camera can do.
Q10 is the successor to the Q and released in Oct 2012.
Its notable upgrades based on official release information are :
1. Improved 12.4mp backlit sensor with SR (shake reduction)
2. Upgraded AF system
3. Full 1080p30 Video with H.264 compression
4. New plastic body
There's plenty of spec sheets out there since so many web sites are eager to show that they have 'real' info on all sorts of cameras, so I won't bore you with them.
The gist of it :
Sensor : 12.4mp backlit cmos (1/2.3’’)
File formats: RAW (DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant RAW and JPEG simultaneously recordable
Storage medium: SD, SDHC and SDXC Memory card
Drive modes: Single frame, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-timer (12s, 2s), remote control (0 sec. 3 sec. continuous), Auto Bracketing (3 frames, remote control)
Continuous shooting: Continuous high : Approx. 5 fps up to 5 frames in JPEG (12M, ★★★)
Continuous low : Approx. 1.5 fps up to 100 frames in JPEG (12M, ★★★)
Multi-exposure: Number of shots : 2-9, exposure adjusted automatically
Interval Shooting: Shooting interval : 1 sec. to 24 hr, Start interval setting :
immediately from the set time. Number of shoots : up to 999 images
Sensitivity AUTO : ISO 100 to 6400 (1/3 EV steps)
Bulb mode : up to ISO 1600
Screen Type: 3’’ TFT color LCD monitor, wide-angle viewing, 460k dots
Brightness and colors adjustable
Dimensions :58mm x 102mm x 33.5mm
Weight : 200g (loaded with battery and SD card), 180g (body only)
Link to official specs : PENTAX - Q10 Custom Colors