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Pentax Launches The World’s Smallest Compact System Camera With Interchangeable Lenses

The small-sensor, mirrorless device has the versatility of a DSLR with a smaller body than the others on the market.

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on November 1, 2011.

The new Pentax Q camera uses mirrorless technology to combine the interchangeable lens capability of DSLRs with the lightweight, compact design of point-and-shoot cameras. It is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand but has complete aperture and shutter control, RAW and JPEG processing.

The interchangeable lens system includes a standard prime, zoom, fish-eye and unique “toy” wide and telephoto lenses. The Q has a 12.4 megapixel sensor with an advanced backlit design and captures HD video at full 1080p resolution.

It has a number of different modes that let you apply effects to your photographs like vintage color, warm fade and bold monochrome. You can save your most used camera settings, filters and custom modes, and the customizable quick dial makes it easier to take photos in your favorite style. The Pentax Q also has a 5 frames per second continuous shooting mode, 3 inch LCD monitor, built-in pop-up flash, bokeh control filter, and HDMI port. The smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera in the world is available now for $799.95.

Pentax Q

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