Pentax Q10 Interchangeable Lens Camera announced; pricing $599.95

Pentax Q10 Interchangeable Lens Camera announced; pricing $599.95

Pentax has unveiled its new interchangeable lens camera promising regular DSLR results on shots. The new camera is named Pentax Q10  and will be available in several colors including the striking red.The device has a pretty compact chassis  and features a unique pop-out flash.

The Pentax has a  a 12.4-megapixel snapper, which company promises will deliver DSLR results and uses both Pentax’s Q-mount lenses as well as  with the new Adapter Q – existing Pentax K-mount lenses. The camera has ISO range up to 6400 and the new CMOS is backside-illuminated and mounted in a shake reduction mechanism of Pentax’s own design with  accelerometers to track the Q10′s movements and smooth them out. The camera also features an Auto Picture mode, with 21 scenes, and a 5fps burst shooting mode.

The Pentax Q10’s Pop-Out flash with an eye-catching mechanism can be used  in two different positions, and offers four exposure modes  including Programmed AE (P), Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, and Metered Manual.  The camera also offers a dedicated bokeh control  that will automatically create the popular defocusing effect.

The Pentax  Q10 camera can shoot videos at Full HD 1920 x 1080 H.264 clips and has  micro-HDMI for the output. The device has a 3-inch LCD on the back,  and  comes with Face Recognition that can spot and track up to 12 faces in frame. Actual release date for the Pentax Q10 camera is not available, but will be available in  October 2012. Pricing for the Pentax Q10 with an 02 zoom lens is priced at $599.95, while a new Pentax-06 Telephoto Zoom will set you back $299.95. The Adapter Q for K-mount lenses for the Pentax Q10 is expected to be available this year for a price of $249.95.

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