Pentax Q review

Full specification for Pentax Q

Colour Space Adobe RGB, sRGB
Drive Mode Single, Burst (High to 5fps/Low), Self-timer (2/12sec), Remote, Bracketing
Focusing Modes Face Detection, Tracking, AF Select (25 points accessible in 9 groups), Select (single point), Spot (centre-only single point)
Shutter Speeds 30 – 1/2000th second
Dimensions 98mm (W) x 57.5mm (H) x 31mm (D)
File Format JPEG, RAW (DNG), RAW + JPEG
Power Rechargeable li-ion battery (D-LI68)
Weight 300g (with battery & card)
Connectivity mini HDMI, PC/AV out
Live Mode Yes
Exposure Modes Program (P), Shutter Priority (S), Aperture Priority (A), Manual (M), Bulb, AutoPicture mode (Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, Forest) Scene modes (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue sky, Night scene, Night scene HDR*, Night Snap, Food, Quick Macro*, Pet, Kids, Forest, Surf & snow, HDR*, Backlight silhouette, Candlelight, Stage lighting, Museum, Blur control* (*JPEG only)
Movie Mode 1080p at 30fps. MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVI) format/codec.
Metering System TTL image sensor metering: segment, center-weighted and spot metering
Built-in Image Stabilisation Yes, sensor-based
Dust Reduction Yes, Dust Removal II (DRII) system
Other Metal construction, multiple aspect ratios (4:3, 3:2, 16:9 or 1:1), HDR mode, built-in flash with auto pop-up (for larger lenses), defocus effect, Smart Effects modes
DoF Prview No
Focal Length Mag 5.5x approx
Max Flash Sync 1/2000th built-in flash / 1/250th external flash (leaf shutter lenses)
Sensor 12.4MP back-lit, 1/2.3in CMOS
White Balance Bracket Yes
AF Points 25-points arranged in 9 zones
Colour Temp Control Fine adjustment (+/-7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis)
Field of View 100% (LCD)
LCD 3in, 460k-dot
Output Size 4000x3000 (4:3)
PC Socket No
Viewfinder Type N/A (not possible to attach EVF to hotshoe, optical accessory only)
Cable Release Remote release
Compression Best, Better, Good (3-1 stars)
Exposure Comp +/-3EV for stills, +/-2EV for movie mode
Memory Card SD (HC/XC)
Built-in Flash Yes, works from body or pops up higher for use with longer lenses
Lens Mount Pentax Q
White Balance Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten, Flash, CTE, Manual (configuration on monitor). Fine adjustment (+/-7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis)
ISO 125-6400 at full size

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Features 16/20
Design 16/20
Image Quality 17/20
Performance 16/20
Value 15/20
Overall Score 80%

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