What to buy, and how to get the most from it.

Pentax's Q10 mirrorless shows its tiny sensor to the world, we give it the hands-on treatment (video)

Brian Heater
B. Heater|09.19.12

Sponsored Links

Pentax's Q10 mirrorless shows its tiny sensor to the world, we give it the hands-on treatment (video)

It's tough to express just how much Pentax's new Q10 mirrorless looks like a toy camera until you see it in-person, so unless you're in Cologne this week, you're going to have to take our word for it. It's probably mostly its tiny size -- and the fire engine red probably doesn't help its case much in that respect, either. Still, in spite of its diminutive stature and weight, it does feel like a solid camera. All of these body image issues are thanks to its tiny 12.4 effective megapixel CMOS image sensor. Like its brethren, the Q, this interchangeable lens camera's got a retractable flash, which works whether it's extended or not.

On the front, next to the lens, you'll find a knob which lefts you dial through four different effects. The Q10 also does full HD recording, five-fps shooting and, like the K-5 II, boasts improved autofocus over its predecessor. On the back, is a surprisingly large three-inch LCD. When it launches here in Europe next month, it'll run you 499 for a single lens kit and around 300 for the body alone -- compare that to $600 for the kit here in the States.

Gallery: JetBook Color 動手玩 | 8 Photos

/8

Steve Dent contributed to this report.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Popular on Engadget