Monday, June 27, 2011

Highlights on the Q Specifications

Below is a copy of the official Q specifications from the Pentax Imaging website. I have marked some of the positive things in Green, whilst shortcomings are in Red:-

Sensor:Type: Backlit CMOS w primary color filter and integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor-shift system Size: 1/2.3 Color depth: 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAW Effective pixels: 12.4M Total pixels: 12.75M Recorded resolutions Still 4:3: 12M (4000x3000), 9M (3456x2592), 5M (2688x2016), 3M (1920x1440) Still 3:2: 10M (4000x2664), 8M (3456x2304), 5M (2688x1792), 2M (1920x1280) Still 16:9: 9M (4000x2248), 6M (3456x1944), 4M (2688x1512), 2M(1920x1080) Still 1:1: 9M (2992x2992), 6M (2592x2592), 4M (2016x2016), 2M (1440x1440) Movie (resolution/FPS): 1920x1080p30, 1280x720p30, 640x480p30 Quality levels: *** Best, ** Better, * Good Dust Removal: DRII (ultrasonic vibration to low pass filter)Lens Mount:Type/construction: PENTAX Q-mount bayonet stainless steel mount Usable lenses: Q-mount lenses SDM function: n/a Power zoom function: n/a
Focus System:Type: TTL Contrast Detection AF Sensitivity range: EV 1-18 (ISO 125) Focus modes: AF Single (w focus lock, focus/release priority selectable), AF Continuous, AF Face Detection, Manual Focus point adjustment: Auto 25 Point, User-Selectable, Center AF assist: Yes, via dedicated LED AF assist lamp (MF focus assist available)Viewfinder:Type: n/a (optional shoe mounted optical viewfinder O-VF1 available for 01 Standard Prime lens)
LCD Monitor:Type: 3.0” TFT color LCD Resolution: HVGA 460,000 dots Wide angle viewable: Yes, approx 170° horizontal and vertical LIVE VIEW Type: TTL by CMOS image sensor Field Of View: 100% Display Modes: Grid (4x4, Golden Ratio, Scale), Bright/Dark Indication, Histogram Built-in Flash:Type: P-TTL flash with retractable popup extension Guide number: 7m (ISO 200) Coverage: 28mm wide angle equivalent Flash modes: Auto, Auto + Redeye, On, On + Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Off Flash exposure compensation: -2 to 1 EV Synchronization speed: 1/2000 sec (w lens shutter), 1/13 sec (w electronic shutter)
External Flash:Type: Hotshoe P-TTL Synchronization speed: 1/250 secStorage Media:Internal memory: n/a Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Interfaces:Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI out (Type D, Micro) Video out: HD (via HDMI), NTSC, PAL Printer interfaces: n/aPower Supply:Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI68 Recordable images: Approx 250 (approx 230 w 50% flash, CIPA) Playback time: Approx 160 min Movie recording time: TBD AC adapter available: YES DC Coupler available: YES
Physical Specifications:Body dimensions (W x H x D): 3.9 x 2.3 x 1.2” Body weight Without battery or removable memory: 6.3 oz Loaded and ready: 7.1 oz Construction material(s): Magnesium alloy shell Weather resistant: n/a Operating temperature: 32-104°FLanguage Support:English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional & Simplified Chinese, Japanese
Image Stabilization:Type: Sensor Shift Shake Reduction (4 stops max)Metering System:Type: TTL image sensor metering Sensitivity range: EV 1.3-17.0 (ISO 125, F1.9), +2 EV w electronic shutter or ND filter Multi-segment: Yes Center weighted: Yes Spot: Yes Exposure compensation: +/- 3 EV (1/3 steps) Exposure lock: Yes (via half shutter press, can also be assigned to Green button) Exposure bracketing: Yes (3 frames, up to +/- 3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps, remote enabled)
ISO Sensitivity:Auto: ISO 125-6400 (1/3 steps), Bulb mode up to ISO 1600, auto ISO range selectable Manual: ISO 125-6400 (1/3 steps), Bulb mode up to ISO 1600White Balance*:Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE Manual mode(s): Yes * WB fine adjustment available in all modes
Shutter:Type: Lens shutter, electronic shutter** Shutter speed: 1/2000 to 30 sec (lens shutter), 1/8000 to 30 sec (electronic shutter w a lens shutter lens), Bulb ** When using the electronic shutter setting with a non-lens shutter lens, shutter speed 1/8000 to 2 sec, Bulb, aperture adjustment, and ND filter setting NA. Capture Modes:Mode selection: Auto Picture, Scene, Program (P), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Metered Manual (M), Blur Control (BC, JPG only), Movie, Bulb (available in Metered Manual) Auto Picture modes: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, Forest Scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR (JPG only), Night Snap, Food, Quick Macro (JPG only), Pet, Kids, Forest, Surf & Snow, HDR (JPG only), Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum Custom Image modes: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome (including film filters, infrared, sepia toning), Cross Processing (creative random effect generation). Smart Effects: Brilliant Color, Unicolor Bold, Vintage Color, Cross Processing, Warm Fade, Tone Expansion, Bold Monochrome, Watercolor, Vibrant Color Enhance, USER 1-3 Green simplified mode available: Yes Face detection available: Yes P/A/S/M/B: P, A, S, M, B (in Metered Manual) Date stamp: n/a Digital filters (capture): Toy Camera, High Contrast, Shading, Slim, HDR, Invert Color, Extract Color, Color, Watercolor, Posterization, Fisheye Dynamic Range adjustment: Yes (highlight and shadow correction) File/Folder customization: Folder name (standard/date)
Drive Modes:Mode selection: Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self Timer (12s, 2s), Infrared Remote (0s, 3s, continuous), Auto Bracketing (3 frames, up to +/- 3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps, remote enabled) Continuous FPS: Approx 5 FPS (Continuous Hi: 5 JPG), 1.5 FPS (Continuous Lo: 100 JPG) Multi-exposure: Yes (2-9 shots, auto exposure adjustment) Interval: Yes (1s to 24h, up to 999 shots, delayed start available) HDR: Auto, HDR1, HDR2 (HDR blended images saved in JPG only)Playback Modes:Mode selection: One Shot, Multi Image Display (4, 9, 20, 42, 90 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 16X, scrollable, quick zoom), Histogram, Folder, Calendar Filmstrip, Select & Delete, Movie Playback, Bright/Dark Indication, Slideshow Mode pallet: Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Redeye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Index, Protect, Slideshow, Cross Processing, RAW Development, Movie Edit, Image Comparison, DPOF Digital filters (playback): Monochrome, Toy Camera, High Contrast, Shading, Slim, HDR, Invert Color, Extract Color, Color, Watercolor, Posterization, Fisheye, Retro, Soft, Sketch, Miniature, Frame Composite, Starburst, Base Param Adj Movie edit: Movie Divide, Delete Frames
File Formats:Still: RAW (DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0, DPOF, PIM III Movie (compression): MP4 (AVC h.264)Custom Functions:Functions available: 13
Computer Requirements:*For direct device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary. Windows: Windows XP SP3 (32 bit), Vista & 7 (32 & 64 bit), USB port Mac: MacOS 10.3.9, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, USB port

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