Leaked information about the Pentax Q was true to form, but too bad the leak came out just hours before the official announcement, which isn’t too enticing since there isn’t enough time between then and now to create enough buzz concerning Pentax’s latest shooter, the Pentax Q. As mentioned earlier, this is the self-proclaiming “world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera (ILC)”. The Q as it is simply known will deliver versatility and precision of an advanced DSLR without weighing a ton and requiring large hands to tote it around. To know more about the rest of its official specifications of this 12.4-megapixel shooter, head on after the jump.

  • Extremely compact, durable, lightweight, scratch resistant magnesium alloy body
  • A variety of creative modes, Smart Effect options, or camera settings that assign to the Q’s Quick Dial located on the front of the camera
  • In-camera HDR capture mode shoots 3 images of varying exposures, blending them to bring out the details in even the darkest shadows and brightest highlights of extreme contrast shots
  • High quality motion video with stunning full 1080p HD clarity at 30 frames per second
  • A sensor-shift Shake Reduction system with integrated DRII Dust Reduction for blur and dust free images even in low lighting
  • 5 frames per second continuous shooting mode for any fast action setting
  • Effortless bokeh control with the Q’s Bokeh Control filter
  • A built-in popup flash adds the perfect amount of extra light to an image with a high extension to naturally reduce the redeye effect common to compact cameras

Pentax has also announced the Pentax 01 Standard Prime kit lens and an optional optical viewfinder, shipping for around $800 this fall for the standard lens kit. If you want the optional shoe-mounted viewfinder, that can be yours for another $249.95.

Is anyone else out there having troubles with Pentax and its press release section? We’ve been trying to access it for the past couple of hours or so, but kept on getting the “We’re sorry, PentaxImaging.com is currently very busy and can’t respond to all requests. Please try again later. Thank you.” message. What about you? Good thing its press release on the Pentax Q can be obtained elsewhere. [Press Release]

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