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Pentax Q10 Digital Camera

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MILC 12.4MP CMOS Jan 2012
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Launched as the latest model of the PENTAX Q series, offering casual, carefree digital-SLR-quality photography to everyone, the PENTAX Q10 was developed based on the popular PENTAX Q (launched in... More
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Two Industry Awards

The experts at two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this Pentax digital camera. This Pentax camera received a "Recommended" award from both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com.

Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this Pentax digital camera rated this camera 90 out of 100 on average.

Good Quality Lens

Some Pentax Q10 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Pentax Q10 had a good lens. N. Gratton rated the product as excellent and mentioned on Amazon “The supplied zoom lens has a reasonable maximum aperture of 1” in their review. N. Gratton also said “Good 135mm lens I had with this which, with the crop factor, gives a field of view equivalent to 742mm in full-frame”. Rob S wrote on Amazon “Pentax comes nicely packed, Camera and lens are easy to fit as nice” in his review of the Pentax Q10 and rated this digital camera as very good.

Five Pentax Q10 owners who reviewed the Pentax Q10 reckoned that it had a good zoom. Mandynolan said in their review of this digital camera “Excellent, comes with zoom lens” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Mr. N. Allbeury gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in October last year “Great, compact camera; with excellent zoom and many gadgets on menu” in their Pentax Q10 review. Two years ago Razer wrote “If you want massive optical telephoto zoom then a DSLR is preferrable for quality purposes anyway” in their Pentax Q10 review.

A few people who purchased it agreed that it had a good autofocus. Two years ago Arkatos said on Amazon “The colours, especially reds, are extremely washed out and blurry and the auto focus does an exceptionally bad job of setting the focus, even with brightly lit subjects” in their Pentax Q10 review although they rated it 20 out of 100. Ed.f wrote on Amazon “It's like I only go on holiday to awkward out of focus huge finger land” in their review of the Pentax Q10.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some Pentax Q10 owners wrote that it was able to produce good images. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer said on Amazon “So cute, takes nice pics, easy to navigate” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Pentax Q10 an excellent rating. Arkatos mentioned on Amazon “I get better photos out of my Galaxy S4!Sorry.” in their review of this digital camera. Bert gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Takes nice images” in his Pentax Q10 review.

Five Pentax Q10 owners thought this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Bill Armstrong mentioned two years ago “Resolution and detail amazing! Very easy to get going” in his review. Ed.f mentioned “Takes the usual SD card (about 3500 full resolution, 12megapixel images on a 16Gb card); there is a full hotshoe for external devices” in their review. J. O'donoghue gave this digital camera a very good review score and mentioned “The rear screen has good resolution” in their Pentax Q10 review.

Two customers who purchased the product considered that it was good in low light. Two years ago Avhub.com.au mentioned “Good low light performance”. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Sharp 3inch LCD display has 460k pixels, good low light visibility”.

Some Pentax Q10 reviewers who reviewed the Pentax Q10 thought it had a good image sensor. Four years ago Ephotozine.com mentioned in their Pentax Q10 review on Ephotozine “It has a 12.4 megapixel sensor and is available in black, silver or red for £379.00 with a 5-15mm lens, or £539.00 with the 15-45mm lens supplied as well” and scored it 80 out of 100. Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “Image quality falls short of cameras equipped with a larger sensor” in their review.

One person who bought it thought it had a good ISO range. Avhub.com.au said “Surprisingly good ISO performance” in their review.

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Good Size

Several people who reviewed the Pentax Q10 thought it was compact. Dr.t gave the Pentax Q10 an excellent rating and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Bought this camera as I have always been disappointed with compact cameras”. Dr.t also mentioned “It is an enthusiasts camera that returns some of the control lost when using a compact camera”. Ed.f gave the Pentax Q10 a score of 5 stars and wrote four years ago “The big draw is the inter-changeable Q lens system on a compact camera body” in their Pentax Q10 review.

Several Pentax Q10 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was heavy and bulky. P. Mendham wrote on Amazon “Great little camera having fun with it ideal when I don't want to take my heavy SLR camera” in their review.

Several customers who bought the product thought it was easy to carry around. Roderick Ingham mentioned on Amazon “Trying to decide if I should buy the 01 lens to make it really easy to carry around” in his review of this digital camera. Stocky mentioned “Very easy to carry in times when a DSLR not required”.

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was thin. Avhub.com.au mentioned two years ago “Slim ingebouwde uitklapbare flitser”.

One Pentax Q10 owner who reviewed this digital camera thought it was a good body shape. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of the Pentax Q10 on expert website Ephotozine “Has extremely solid, well-built body” and rated it 80 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

Sixteen customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon two years ago “Easy to use” in their review of this digital camera. Arheddis Varkenjaab wrote in their review of the Pentax Q10 three years ago “It's a friendly size and is tremendous fun to use” . Debbie said “Very simple to use and takes lovely images” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Some Pentax Q10 owners mentioned that the Pentax Q10 was easy to use the menus. Arheddis Varkenjaab rated the product as very good and said “Nearly everything is either accesable from a dedicated button, or from a quick menu”. Razer rated the product 5 stars and wrote “I am an enthusiastic amateur who has two Pentax DSLR's a (K-r and a K-30) - so the prospect of the same menu style”.

One Pentax Q10 reviewer who bought the Pentax Q10 considered that it was easy to handle. One Pentax Q10 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Four years ago Mandynolan mentioned in their review on Amazon “Pros Lovely to look at Great to hold Nice and compact Great lens”.

One Pentax Q10 reviewer thought this digital camera was easy to setup. Rob S wrote on Amazon “The menu system the camera uses I found very easy to follow, easy to set up the Continuous shooting which amazingly does 5 frames/sec”.

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Robust

A number of Pentax Q10 reviewers thought the Pentax Q10 was well made. Abererch wrote on Amazon “With mobile phones having ridiculous megapixel cameras built in I suppose these are the "new dinosaurs”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Pentax Q10 review “Brilliant little camera - packed with technology - quality built and feel with great looks” . Infamous Soup mentioned in their review of the Pentax Q10 “The Q10 is a very well built sturdy little camera, comes in lots of fun colours”.

A few Pentax Q10 owners who reviewed the Pentax Q10 wrote that it was strong and durable. Infamous Soup mentioned in October last year “Sturdy camera” in their review. Markus mentioned in his review “Lots to do with it, very compact and sturdy”.

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Nice Design

A number of Pentax Q10 owners said in their reviews that it was good looking. Two years ago Dr.t said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The Q10 is beautiful” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. In the same month Avhub.com.au said “Stylish retro design, very compact, good build quality”. Avhub.com.au also said “Style rtro russi, trs compact, construction soigne”.

Four customers considered that the Pentax Q10 was a good design. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com scored the product 77 out of 100 and mentioned “A number of positive aspects with its design” in their Pentax Q10 review. Four years ago Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of the Pentax Q10 on expert website Ephotozine “Clearly a lot of thought has gone into its design and it's one of the best looking Pentax cameras you're likely to find, particularly in red! Unfortunately image quality”. Avhub.com.au wrote “Nice design and handling” in their review.

A few Pentax Q10 reviewers who reviewed the Pentax Q10 considered that it was neat. Two years ago S. Randle wrote on Amazon “I've been a proud Pentax SLR/DSLR owner for many years currently using the flagship K-3 and the very neat K-500.”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was well designed. Avhub.com.au said two years ago “Well designed built-in flash” . One person wrote in their reviews that the Pentax Q10 was ergonomic. Avhub.com.au said two years ago “Great build quality and good ergonomics considering the size” in their review.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was smooth. Ed.f mentioned four years ago “Feeling the smooth "schlick-click" as the lens is secured is almost erotic” .

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Good Product Quality

A number of people said in their reviews that the Pentax Q10 was good quality. Arkatos said “I just cannot get the Q10 to produce a good quality snap” in their review of this digital camera. Carol Burns mentioned “Portable, durable, good quality images”. Infamous Soup wrote on Amazon “Unfortunately the image quality simply isnt good enough” yet they gave it a score of 3 stars.

Good Technical Features

Six customers wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Ed.f wrote on Amazon “The anti-shake and other features worked well, thought the facial recognition does seem to have problems with picking up other features not just faces” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a very good review score. Markus wrote “Very good value and very impressive, got so many features” in his review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Two years ago Susan Brett said in her review of this digital camera “Need to "play " with it as it has many features”.

Pentax Has Excellent Reviews for Its Cameras

MILC cameras built by Pentax have excellent ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just MILC cameras) and found that Pentax also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

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Good Support

Some people who bought the Pentax Q10 agreed that it had good technical guidance. Arheddis Varkenjaab said “You can use it as a point-and-shoot, complete with scene modes - or, you can go full manual, with control over everything” in their review of this digital camera. Arkatos said “Even when switching to full manual the images still come out with a blurry wash” . Ed.f scored the Pentax Q10 very highly and said in their review “It worked much better on manual focus taking quick clear pictures”.

Good Flash

Several Pentax Q10 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it had a good flash.

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of Pentax Q10 reviewers concluded that it was quiet. Rob S said four years ago “The difference was quiet amazing” and scored it 5 stars. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their Pentax Q10 review “Silent operation”.

One Pentax Q10 reviewer reckoned that it was noisy. Two years ago Avhub.com.au said “Small design, sharp low noise images at ISO 125400 settings, long lenses small in size, faster flash sync due to leaf shutter lenses (limited to 1250th sec with external flash”.

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Good Battery Life

A few people who bought it agreed that it had a good battery life. Bill Armstrong wrote on Amazon “GREAT BUY ( even if the price did drop by another Tenner a week later! )Would recommend a spare battery and a good case”. Ed.f rated the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review “The camera has an internal battery with the usual clunky charger block”. S. Randle mentioned “The only thing to watch is battery usage - either pack the charger along with a spare battery or take off things like dust removal” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Video Capture

One Pentax Q10 reviewer who purchased the Pentax Q10 thought it was good for video recording. Avhub.com.au said in their Pentax Q10 review “Excellent video quality”.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Pentax Q10 supports video recording, unlike most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Q10 which do not support video recording.

Other digital cameras which support video recording currently available that you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm X-E1[plb_1555146_price] which is cheaper; or the 1 J2[pl_1907086_price], or the 1 S1[pl_1857662_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Pentax Q10 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price], the Nikon 1 J2[plb_1907086_price], and the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Pentax Q10 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price], the Nikon 1 J2[plb_1907086_price], and the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think a cheaper camera such as the X-E1[pl_1555146_price], and the X-E1[pl_1555146_price] both from Fujifilm or you might consider a better rated camera such as the 1 S1[pl_1857662_price], and the 1 S1[pl_1857662_price] both from Nikon are also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Olympus PEN E-PM1[plb_1710326_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

The Pentax Q10 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.3"". That's 1% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/2.33"". 6.17 x 4.55mm. Across all similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Q10 the best optical sensor size is 4/3"" and the worst is 1/4"".

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Very Light

With a weight of only 180 grams, the Pentax Q10 is one of the lighter cameras that have been on the market for more than two years amongst MILC cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this age and type the weights range from 70g to 680g.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

Alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm X-E1[plb_1555146_price] which is cheaper; or the 1 S1[pl_1857662_price], or the 1 J2[pl_1907086_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Electrical Viewfinder

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder, which is the most frequently found viewfinder on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Pentax Q10 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the Q10. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The Pentax Q10 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of this age and spec. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The Pentax Q10 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly found photo effect is Vivid, but this photo effect is not found on this camera. The photo effects Black&White, Muted and Neutral are also found on this Pentax digital camera.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the Pentax Q10 is more than most MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the Q10.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Pentax Q10 is more than most MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on cameras of this type and age. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Pentax camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Pentax Q10 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Pentax camera supports a 200 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by digital cameras of this type and age. The ISO speeds "100", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports a H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is the most commonly supported video format on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the Pentax Q10 is more than most MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago. This digital camera features an Spot light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The light metering mode "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" is also featured on this Pentax camera.

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TFT Display

The Pentax Q10 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most MILC cameras that are a similar age to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the Q10 the display ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Very Narrow

Across all the cameras that have been available for more than two years the widths range from 98mm to 170mm. At only 102 millimeters, the Pentax Q10 is quite narrow compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Q10.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Short

The Pentax Q10 is one of the shorter cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Q10 (only 58 millimeters) amongst MILC cameras of this age. The shortest comparable spec camera that has been available for a similar time to the Q10 is 36mm tall, the tallest is 110mm, and the average height is 70mm.

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19 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Fifteen experts from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Techradar have rated this camera on average 69 out of 100.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Pentax Q10 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price], the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price], or the Fujifilm X-E2[plb_1963114_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Pentax Q10 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the NX300[pl_2096674_price], or the NX2000[pl_2085238_price] both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Pentax Q10 does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Olympus PEN E-P5[plb_2032029_price] or the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price], or the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Pentax Q10 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Q10 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Pentax Q10 does not have an image stabiliser, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Q10 also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of digital cameras of this type and age is 17MP, and the megapixel counts range from 2.3MP to 46MP. The Pentax Q10 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 12.4 megapixels) amongst MILC cameras of this age.

If this MILC digital camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Olympus PEN E-P5[plb_2032029_price] (16.1MP and cheaper), or the Fujifilm X-E1[plb_1555146_price] (16.3MP and cheaper) or the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price] (14.2MP and higher rated).

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Only Four Point Nine Flash Guides

The Pentax Q10 is a four point nine flash guide digital camera. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Q10 have between 4 and 10 flash guides.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Pentax Q10 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of this type and age. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "RAW" are also supported by this Pentax camera.

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Only Has Five Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Pentax Q10 is more than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a Manual shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Q10. The shooting modes "Auto", "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this Pentax digital camera.

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Only Features Five Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Pentax Q10 is more than most MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Continuous Auto Focus, but this auto focus is not featured on this Pentax camera. The auto focus Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Face tracking, Selective Auto Focus and Spot Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

Across all the MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Q10 the total megapixel counts range from 12MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixel count is 18MP. The Pentax Q10 has a fairly few total megapixel count (only 12.76 megapixels) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Q10.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

At only 4.5, the Pentax Q10 has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years. Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum apertures range from 1 to 36.

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Only ±1EV (1/2 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

This camera has a -2EV - +1EV (1/2 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Pentax Q10 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all cameras of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of camera the best image resolution is 6000 x 4000 pixels.

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Only 270 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Pentax Q10 is a digital camera that takes 270 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Q10 take between 220 and 4,699 shots per battery charge.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

With a display resolution of only 460,000 pixels, the Pentax Q10 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Q10. The display resolutions of MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the Q10 range from 33 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 750,000 pixels.

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Only ± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Pentax Q10 has a wider light exposure correction than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the worst light exposure correction across all MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

A ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction is the best light exposure correction amongst similar types of camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The Pentax Q10 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds (only 6,400) amongst cameras of this age. The maximum ISO speeds of similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Q10 range from 1,600 to 410,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 25,000.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Pentax Q10

Released Over Four Years Ago

Pentax released the Q10 over four years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Pentax Q10 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the 1 S1[pl_1857662_price], or the 1 J2[pl_1907086_price] both from Nikon.

If you are looking for a camera with a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] (3.31" and higher rated); or the Leica T (Typ 701)[plb_2550905_price] (3.7" and cheaper).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Pentax Q10 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Alpha A5100[pl_2417436_price] (8x), or the Alpha A5100L[pl_2421454_price] (8x) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Mount Interface
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Interval
Shutter Speed Setting
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Other Features
Video Out Port
Camera Shutter Speed Range

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26 May 2014

Small but perfectly formed, Pentax's Q takes the compact system camera concept to the extremes of smallness ? which means a tiny sensor, but you should see what it manages to do with it.As with... Read more…

Versatility
Build quality
Compact
Handling
Compact body is in a class of its own compared to other mirrorless cameras
Small sensor for a CSC
Price
Lens selection is very limited so far
Unique-series lenses are very limited in terms of capability
Shallow depth-of-field is hard to achieve
30 July 2013

Worrying statistics to camera manufacturers revealed digital cameras were losing ground to smartphones. So where does the diminutive Q10 fit in?That question kept irritating me until I realised... Read more…

17 July 2013

This is probably the smallest removable lens camera I have ever reviewed. It is smaller than most digital cameras but is still a very powerful unit that gives rather good JPG or an option to save... Read more…

Pentax is not a company to sit quietly on the sidelines and watch the traffic go by. The most recent and startling example of this was the introduction of the Marc Newson designed camera, the... Read more…

16 April 2013

If there's one thing the Pentax Q10 is, it's small. Small can be good, but on its own a compact form-factor doesn't exactly guarantee a great camera.The Q10, on the other hand... well, you get...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 15 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

So cute, takes nice pics, easy to navigate. Wish it came with SD card as I was desperate to try it straight away. Definitely get a case - its so nice you wont want it getting tumbled round in your... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Paid way too much for this small camera, and did not come up to expectation against my Fuji. Was really disappointed, because the write-up in the advertising looked so good and promising. Real... Read more…

Reviewed 14 August 2015 by Alan james RICHARDS
(Verified Purchase)

All goods received from AMAZON --- are very good value, and perform as advertised MANY THANKS ALAN...

Reviewed 30 July 2015 by Gez Hernandez
(Verified Purchase)

A bit over complicated.

Reviewed 23 July 2015 by Pete Stonier
(Verified Purchase)
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pentax q10, pentax q10b, pentax 12195, pentax 22827, pentax q10bo, pentax q10bod, pentax q10body, pentax q10kit2, pentax q10kit2r, pentax q10bodyr, pentax q10bodys, pentax pentaxq10, pentax q10bodyrd, pentax q10bodysr, pentax q10kit2rd, pentax pentaxq10w, q10silvzoom5151545, pentax pentaxq10wb, pentax pentaxq10ws, pentax pentaxq10wr, pentax pentaxq10wsl, pentax pentaxq10wrd, pentax pentaxq10wbk, pentax pentaxq1002zoom, pentax pentaxq1002zooml, pentax pentaxq1002zoomle
Barcodes 00027075207783, 00027075207950, 00027075208070, 00027075213166, 00027075213173, 00027075220140, 00027075220256, 00027075220959, 00027075221062, 00027075221291, 00027075221307, 00027075221406, 00027075225947, 00027075226043, 00027075226449, 00027075273290, 00270752212918, 00617689588509, 00617689589124, 00617689592292, 04549212220289, 04549212221095, 04549212221439, 04549212221552, 04549212232695, 04549212232701

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