Tuesday, June 28, 2011

More about the new Pentax Q digital camera.

Hi Pentaxian friends.

By Greg Tarr -- TWICE, 6/24/2011 (Read full article here)

New York - Pentax launched this week its first compact interchangeable lens camera system, joining an ever-expanding field of players pursuing the new camera growth segment.

Pentax's John Carlson presents the new Q compact interchangeable system camera billed as the one of the world's smallest interchangeable lens models. The tiny Pentax Q, which ships this fall at an $800 suggested retail for a kit with an 8.5mm f1.9 lens (50mm equivalent), features a 12.4 megapixel 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, similar in size to sensors used in many point-and-shoot models, but adding advanced camera features including 12-bit RAW file capture in Adobe's DNG format, in addition to standard JPEGs.

The company said it felt comfortable using the smaller image sensor to keep the camera body as small as possible because its new advanced image processing system combined with the high quality of Pentax's optics will deliver superior images up against other compacts using APS-C or Micro Four-Thirds sized image sensors


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