Pentax Q Double Lens Kit
Compact interchangeable lens hybrid camera with 47mm equivalent prime lens and additional 3X zoom lens (Black)
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Item #: 815QDBLK
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Original Price: $399.99
For me, the pinnacle of cool in my childhood was the tiny spy cameras from that era's blockbuster espionage movies. So delicately machined, exquisitely sleek yet easy to handle. And apparently they took crystal-clear pictures of documents, code books and secret missile bases knowledge that would save the world. Now that's mighty power from a tiny object. Now, if you order a Pentax Q camera, you'll be ready in case the Prime Minister calls for your help. It certainly meets the small coolness test. But you shouldn't be caught waiting by the phone. There are too many things it can skillfully document in your own life in the meantime.
Small enough to fit in the palm of a medium-sized hand, the Pentax Q has the portability to be your on-call camera in a matter of seconds. The newly developed Pentax Q-mount lens system hosts the included prime (47mm equivalent), but the fun doesn't stop there; also included is a 3X zoom lens, with a 27.5-83.0mm effective focal range at f/2.8 - 4.5, so you can get in close. There are even more intriguing optional lenses available for the Q, including two plastic toy lenses, for unique analog photographic effects that can't be imitated.
The 12.4-megapixel sensor delivers low light performance way beyond others of similar specification thanks to its advanced backlit design. And it's been optimized to deliver crisp, vibrant 1080/30p video. The camera is well-stocked with image modes and creative filters that expand your creative palette, and once you come up with a combination of camera settings you like, you can store them as user favorites for instant recall when the right subject resurfaces.
Its secret-agent looks are durable too. Magnesium-alloy covers keep the Q ready for action at a moment's notice. And while your circumstances might make the camera shaken, your images won't be stirred, thanks to the sensor-shift Shake Reduction system that eliminates shimmies from your hand-held photos.
These digital cameras combine the creative options of a DSLR with portability that's more like that of a point-and-shoot. Their automatic modes will help you take striking pictures from day one without having to be an expert. However, like DSLRs, mirrorless cameras have interchangeable lenses, and advanced control and processing. You can explore these features for even better results as you take time to learn more about the hobby. Cameras in this class have large image sensors for beautifully detailed pictures, but their mirrorless design means the camera bodies and matching lenses can be smaller, lighter, and more portable great for snapping memorable pics when you're on the move.
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||27.5-83mm|
|Effective Megapixel Count||12.4|
|Image Stabilization||Sensor Shift|
|Highest Resolution||4000 x 3000|
|HD Video Recording||1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||6.28|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Pentax Q is a tiny interchangeable lens camera with many high-end photographic features. It comes with the Pentax 01 Standard Prime lens and the 02 Standard Zoom lens. It will accept other Pentax Q-mount lenses to give you a variety of shooting options. It has a lightweight, but sturdy, magnesium alloy body.
Compatible Lenses: The Q has a Pentax Q bayonet stainless steel mount. The Q-series lenses are compatible with the Pentax Q camera. The Q-series lenses include: 01 Standard Prime, 02 Standard Zoom, 03 Fish-eye, 04 Toy lens wide, and 05 Toy lens telephoto.
Supplied Lenses: This Pentax Q kit comes with two lenses:
3.0" LCD Monitor: The camera features a large, bright 3.0" LCD monitor for framing your shots and playing back recorded still images and movies. The monitor's 460,000-dot resolution gives you crystal clear images, and features approximately 100% field of view. The camera does not have a separate viewfinder, however, an optional external optical viewfinder (O-VF1) is available.
Image Sensor: The Q is equipped with a large, 12.75-megapixel 1/2.3" CMOS image sensor, which delivers high resolution image quality with accurate colors and low noise. It has 12.75 million total pixels and 12.4 million effective pixels. The sensor features the DR II Dust Removal function that shakes the sensor every time the camera is turned on and off.
Shake Reduction (SR): The Q is equipped with the Pentax Shake Reduction (SR) system, which uses a magnetic force to move the image sensor at high speeds, compensating for camera shake. The Shake Reduction function allows you to take pictures at approximately 4 steps slower shutter speed without risk of camera shake.
Recording Media: The camera can record still images and movies onto SD Memory Cards, SDHC Memory Cards, and SDXC Memory Cards.
Still Image Formats: The Q can shoot JPEG still images in 4 sizes in each of four aspect ratios: 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, and 1:1. You can set the image quality level (compression ratio) for each size and aspect ratio, to Best, Better, or Good. In addition, uncompressed RAW images can be recorded using the full output of the CMOS sensor. The RAW files are recorded in the DNG (Digital Negative) format. These RAW images must be "developed" and converted into JPEG files using the RAW Development function in the camera or using the provided software. When the camera is set to RAW+, images in both JPEG and RAW formats are captured. Image sizes include:
|Aspect Ratio||Recorded Pixels|
|3:2 JPEG||4000 x 2664||3456 x 2304||2688 x 1792||1920 x 1280|
|4:3 JPEG||4000 x 3000||3456 x 2592||2688 x 2016||1920 x 1440|
|16:9 JPEG||4000 x 2248||3456 x 1944||2688 x 1512||1920 x 1080|
|1:1 JPEG||2992 x 2992||2592 x 2592||2016 x 2016||1440 x 1440|
|3:2 RAW||4000 x 3000|
Movie Recording: High Definition movies can be recorded in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format with monaural audio. You can choose from Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 30 frames per second, or 1280 x 720 at 30 fps. Standard def movies can also be recorded at 640 x 480 pixels (4:3) at 30 fps. The quality level can be set to Best, Better, or Good. You can record continuously up to 4 GB or 25 minutes, or until the memory card is full.
Focus Modes: You can set the focus mode to either AF (auto focus) or MF (manual focus). In Auto Focus mode, the camera automatically focuses on the subject when the shutter release button is pressed halfway. In Manual Focus mode, you can adjust the focus by turning the focus ring on the lens.
AF Assist Light: In Auto Focus mode, when the subject is in a dark location, the AF Assist Light automatically turns on when the shutter release button is pressed halfway. You can turn off the AF Assist light, if desired.
AF Methods: You can choose from the following five Auto Focus methods:
Drive Modes: The Q offers several options for shooting single and multiple images at once. You can choose from the following Drive Modes:
Metering: You can select the portion of the image sensor to use for measuring brightness and determining exposure:
Shooting Modes: The top-mounted Mode Dial lets you set the desired Shooting Mode. You can select from the following:
Smart Effects: The Q offers several Smart Effects modes to achieve specific looks. The Smart Effects modes include: Brilliant Color, Unicolor Bold, Vintage Color, Cross Processing, Warm Fade, Tone Expansion, Bold Monochrome, Water Color, and Vibrant Color Enhance. You can also save some camera settings and retrieve them later from the Quick Dial as User 1, 2, or 3.
EV Compensation: You can deliberately overexpose or underexpose a picture using EV Compensation. The compensation value can be set between -3 and +3 EV. The step interval can be set at 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV.
White Balance: White Balance is a function for adjusting the color of an image so that white objects appear white. You can choose Automatic White Balance (AWB), or a preset White Balance depending upon the lighting source: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light, Tungsten, Flash, CTE (Color Temperature Enhancement), or Manual.
ISO Sensitivity: You can set the sensitivity to suit the brightness of the surroundings. The sensitivity can be set to ISO AUTO or manually between ISO 125 and 6400 in 1/3 EV increments. You can also limit the range of ISO Auto from 125 to a selectable upper ISO value of 160 to 3200.
Flash: The Q has a built-in pop-up flash for use in low-light situations. The flash is effective to 23 feet at ISO200, and covers a wide angle 28° field of view. There are several Flash Modes to choose from:
Hot Shoe: The camera has a top-mounted hot shoe for attaching an optional external flash unit, such as the AF540FGZ, AF360FGZ, AF200FG, or AF160FC.
Magnifying Images: Single images can be magnified up to 16 times in playback mode. Using the E-dial, the image is enlarged 1.2x to 16x in 16 steps. While the image is magnified, you can use the 4-way controller to move around in the magnified area.
Slide Show: The Pentax Q allows you to play back still images one at a time in slide show fashion. You can adjust the interval (3 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, or 30 sec) and the screen effects (fade, wipe, shrink, no effect).
Thumbnail: You can display multiple thumbnail images on the LCD monitor. You can choose the number of images to be displayed in the monitor: 4, 9, 20, 42, or 90. Images can also be displayed by folder or in a calendar filmstrip.
Image Editing: The Playback Mode Palette lets you perform playback and editing functions on recorded images and movies. Some of the functions include: Image rotation, Digital Filter, Red-eye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Index, Protect, Slideshow, Save Cross Processing, RAW development, Movie editing, Image Comparison, and DPOF.
HDMI: The Q has a micro-HDMI (Type D) output for connecting the camera to an HDTV. A Micro-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is required (sold separately). You can set the HDMI output resolution to 1080i, 720p, 480p (NTSC), 576p (PAL), or Auto, corresponding to the maximum resolution of the AV device.
PC/AV: The proprietary PC/AV terminal can be used to connect the camera to your computer via the supplied I-USB7 cable. The terminal is USB 2.0 High-Speed compatible. You can also connect the camera to a TV using an optional I-AVC7 AV cable. The cable has composite video and mono RCA audio plugs. The AV output can be set to NTSC or PAL.
Lithium-Ion Battery: The Pentax Q is powered by the D-LI68 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (3.6V / 1000mAh). The battery charges in approximately 115 minutes using the supplied D-BC68P battery charger. An optional AC adapter kit (K-AC115) is available from the manufacturer for connecting the camera to household current, if desired. The image storage capacity with a fully charged battery is as follows:
|Battery||Temperature||Normal Shooting||Flash Photography||Playback Time|
|50% Use||100% Use|
|D-LI68||73°F (23°C)||250 images||230 images||210 images||160 minutes|
SILKYPIX Developer Studio: The Q comes with SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 software on CD-ROM. With the software, you can develop RAW files, adjust the color of the images and other settings, and save the new images in JPEG or TIFF format.
Compatible Operating Systems: The SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 software is compatible with the following operating systems:
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