Pentax Q10 Review

Overall Score

62

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (optional) Viewfinder
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 102 x 58 x 34 mm, 200g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Q
  • Replaced by: Q7

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Pentax Q10 Overview


First introduced in September, 2012, Pentax Q10 is a 12 MP Mirrorless with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Pentax replaced the older Pentax Q with Q10. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Pentax Q10 with Pentax Q

Pentax replaced Q10 with Pentax Q7. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Pentax Q10 with Pentax Q7


Pentax Q10 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Pentax Q10

Sensor resolution of Pentax Q10 ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Pentax Q10 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 11,996,985 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Pentax Q10 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Pentax Q-S1 Pentax Q-S1 2014 12MP 100 - 12800 203g 105 x 58 x 34mm
Pentax Q7 Pentax Q7 2013 12MP 100 - 12800 200g 102 x 58 x 34mm
Pentax Q10 Pentax Q10 2012 12MP 100 - 6400 200g 102 x 58 x 34mm
Pentax Q Pentax Q 2011 12MP 125 - 6400 180g 98 x 57 x 31mm

Proc and Cons of Pentax Q10


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Pentax Q10 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
RAW Support
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Timelapse Recording
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
AF Face Detection
5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
200g Light Body
25 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Low Battery Life: 270 shots
Type Scores

Pentax Q10 has an Overall Score of 62/100 and ranked #121 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #278 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Pentax Q10 Scores
Imaging score
42
Features score
66
Value for money score
77
Portability score
96
Overall score
62
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
51
Features Score
60
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
62

Physical Dimensions of Pentax Q10


Pentax Q10 weighs 200g and has external dimensions of 102 x 58 x 34mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.34"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 320g, Pentax Q10 is 120 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Pentax Q10 is less by 12mm more than the average length in Entry-Level Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Pentax Q10
200g
Average weight
320g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Pentax Q10
34mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Pentax Q10 with the dimensions:

Pentax Q10

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Q10 Dimensions Q10
Pentax Q7 Pentax Q7 200 g 200 g 102 x 58 x 34 mm 102 x 58 x 34 mm
Pentax Q Pentax Q 180 g 200 g 98 x 57 x 31 mm 102 x 58 x 34 mm
Pentax Q-S1 Pentax Q-S1 203 g 200 g 105 x 58 x 34 mm 102 x 58 x 34 mm
Samsung NX mini Samsung NX mini 196 g 200 g 110 x 62 x 23 mm 102 x 58 x 34 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic GM1 204 g 200 g 99 x 55 x 30 mm 102 x 58 x 34 mm
Olympus PEN E-PL1 Olympus E-PL1 334 g 200 g 115 x 72 x 42 mm 102 x 58 x 34 mm
Nikon 1 J5 Nikon 1 J5 231 g 200 g 98 x 60 x 32 mm 102 x 58 x 34 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 200 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 102 x 58 x 34 mm

Specifications of Pentax Q10


General
Brand Pentax
Model Q10
Announced September, 2012
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Pentax Q
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 5.53
Number of Lenses 8
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (optional)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 25
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Trailing-curtain sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 270 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI68
Physical
Weight 200 g
Physical Dimensions 102 x 58 x 34 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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