The Pentax Q is not even out yet, but that doesn’t mean there is no room for rumors surrounding the shooter. In fact, specifications for the interchangeable lens digital camera have already leaked out, and from what we can tell, this is the model with the smallest and lightest body in the world in its class. First of all, there is the Q-Mount Lens System that offers convenient interchangeability with a range of specialty Q lenses, where you can opt from prime, zoom, and fisheye lenses amongst others.
With 12.4-megapixels of shooting goodness thanks to the Q’s 1/2.3″ backlit CMOS image sensor, it is capable of producing 12-bit DNG RAW and JPG images, while the backlit CMOS sensor makes it suitable for shooting images even in low light conditions.
Lightweight, scratch resistant magnesium alloy covers help make it be durable, and with standard DSLR shooting modes such as Program, Aperture/Shutter Priority, and Metered Manual exposure control, experienced shutterbugs won’t find this to have a totally steep learning curve – it would be the opposite, actually, and even casual users can take advantage of the PENTAX Auto Picture and 21 scene modes.
Other hardware specifications include a customizable Quick Dial, in-camera HDR capture mode that shoots 3 images of different exposures to blend them after that, 1080p HD Video recording capability, Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction, and a 3″ LCD monitor amongst others. The price? Around $799 a pop.
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