Pentax Q Lightest-Ever Lens-Interchangeable Camera Official; in Shops this September

June 23, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Ever wondered when you will be able to play with “the world’s smallest and lightest digital interchangeable-lens camera system”? Your wait seems to be getting over. Pentax Q has announced their new camera that claims to be exactly that.

The new device comes with a Q mount system that has a diameter 6mm shorter than the K mount. You can undoubtedly get some cracking images with the back illuminated 1/2.3-inch CMOS image sensor with 12.4 megapixels. Not to forget the shoot to JPEG and RAW feature.

Pentax Q can boast of a high efficient light gathering optical construction and the new generation imaging engine with an ISO range of 125 to 6400. The body measures 98 x 57.5 x 31 mm and weighs 200g, but of course the weight depends upon the type of lens you use.

There are four positions on the front dial for you to assign your favorites of the nine smart effects on offer, and that can be listed as Brilliant Color, Funicular Bold, Vintage Color, Cross Processing, Warm Fade, Tone Expansion, Bold Monochrome, Water Color, Vibrant Color Enhance, and finally customizable user defined settings. You will be able to shoot 1080p HD movies at 30fps.

The 3-inch LCD monitor with 460k dots has a viewing angle of 170 degrees, making the device handy in low light or bright light situations. Along with the camera five Q mount lenses have also been announced as well –  Standard Prime, Standard Zoom, Fish Eye, Toy Lens and Toy Lens Telephoto.

The pricing is still unconfirmed but what we are sure of is that you will see the gadget in shops in September in either a black or white shade. What are your expectations?

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