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Pentax Q10 Digital Camera

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MILC 12.4MP CMOS Jan 2012
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Launched as the latest model of the PENTAX Q series, offering casual, carefree digital-SLR-quality photography to everyone, the PENTAX Q10 was developed based on the popular PENTAX Q (launched in... More
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35 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The experts at Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both said that concluded that they would endorse this digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 153 owner reviews the average owner rating of this digital camera is 90%.

Good Quality Lens

Some Pentax Q10 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Pentax Q10 had a good lens. N. Gratton rated the product as excellent and mentioned on Amazon “The supplied zoom lens has a reasonable maximum aperture of 1” in their review. N. Gratton also said “Good 135mm lens I had with this which, with the crop factor, gives a field of view equivalent to 742mm in full-frame”. Rob S wrote on Amazon “Pentax comes nicely packed, Camera and lens are easy to fit as nice” in his review of the Pentax Q10 and rated this digital camera as very good.

Five Pentax Q10 owners who reviewed the Pentax Q10 reckoned that it had a good zoom. Mandynolan said in their review of this digital camera “Excellent, comes with zoom lens” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Mr. N. Allbeury gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in October last year “Great, compact camera; with excellent zoom and many gadgets on menu” in their Pentax Q10 review. Two years ago Razer wrote “If you want massive optical telephoto zoom then a DSLR is preferrable for quality purposes anyway” in their Pentax Q10 review.

A few people who purchased it agreed that it had a good autofocus. Two years ago Arkatos said on Amazon “The colours, especially reds, are extremely washed out and blurry and the auto focus does an exceptionally bad job of setting the focus, even with brightly lit subjects” in their Pentax Q10 review although they rated it 20 out of 100. Ed.f wrote on Amazon “It's like I only go on holiday to awkward out of focus huge finger land” in their review of the Pentax Q10.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some Pentax Q10 owners wrote that it was able to produce good images. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer said on Amazon “So cute, takes nice pics, easy to navigate” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Pentax Q10 an excellent rating. Arkatos mentioned on Amazon “I get better photos out of my Galaxy S4!Sorry.” in their review of this digital camera. Bert gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Takes nice images” in his Pentax Q10 review.

Five Pentax Q10 owners thought this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Bill Armstrong mentioned two years ago “Resolution and detail amazing! Very easy to get going” in his review. Ed.f mentioned “Takes the usual SD card (about 3500 full resolution, 12megapixel images on a 16Gb card); there is a full hotshoe for external devices” in their review. J. O'donoghue gave this digital camera a very good review score and mentioned “The rear screen has good resolution” in their Pentax Q10 review.

Two customers who purchased the product considered that it was good in low light. Two years ago Avhub.com.au mentioned “Good low light performance”. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Sharp 3inch LCD display has 460k pixels, good low light visibility”.

Some Pentax Q10 reviewers who reviewed the Pentax Q10 thought it had a good image sensor. Four years ago Ephotozine.com mentioned in their Pentax Q10 review on Ephotozine “It has a 12.4 megapixel sensor and is available in black, silver or red for £379.00 with a 5-15mm lens, or £539.00 with the 15-45mm lens supplied as well” and scored it 80 out of 100. Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “Image quality falls short of cameras equipped with a larger sensor” in their review.

One person who bought it thought it had a good ISO range. Avhub.com.au said “Surprisingly good ISO performance” in their review.

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Good Size

Several people who reviewed the Pentax Q10 thought it was compact. Dr.t gave the Pentax Q10 an excellent rating and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Bought this camera as I have always been disappointed with compact cameras”. Dr.t also mentioned “It is an enthusiasts camera that returns some of the control lost when using a compact camera”. Ed.f gave the Pentax Q10 a score of 5 stars and wrote four years ago “The big draw is the inter-changeable Q lens system on a compact camera body” in their Pentax Q10 review.

Several Pentax Q10 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was heavy and bulky. P. Mendham wrote on Amazon “Great little camera having fun with it ideal when I don't want to take my heavy SLR camera” in their review.

Several customers who bought the product thought it was easy to carry around. Roderick Ingham mentioned on Amazon “Trying to decide if I should buy the 01 lens to make it really easy to carry around” in his review of this digital camera. Stocky mentioned “Very easy to carry in times when a DSLR not required”.

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was thin. Avhub.com.au mentioned two years ago “Slim ingebouwde uitklapbare flitser”.

One Pentax Q10 owner who reviewed this digital camera thought it was a good body shape. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of the Pentax Q10 on expert website Ephotozine “Has extremely solid, well-built body” and rated it 80 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

Sixteen customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon two years ago “Easy to use” in their review of this digital camera. Arheddis Varkenjaab wrote in their review of the Pentax Q10 three years ago “It's a friendly size and is tremendous fun to use” . Debbie said “Very simple to use and takes lovely images” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Some Pentax Q10 owners mentioned that the Pentax Q10 was easy to use the menus. Arheddis Varkenjaab rated the product as very good and said “Nearly everything is either accesable from a dedicated button, or from a quick menu”. Razer rated the product 5 stars and wrote “I am an enthusiastic amateur who has two Pentax DSLR's a (K-r and a K-30) - so the prospect of the same menu style”.

One Pentax Q10 reviewer who bought the Pentax Q10 considered that it was easy to handle. One Pentax Q10 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Four years ago Mandynolan mentioned in their review on Amazon “Pros Lovely to look at Great to hold Nice and compact Great lens”.

One Pentax Q10 reviewer thought this digital camera was easy to setup. Rob S wrote on Amazon “The menu system the camera uses I found very easy to follow, easy to set up the Continuous shooting which amazingly does 5 frames/sec”.

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Robust

A number of Pentax Q10 reviewers thought the Pentax Q10 was well made. Abererch wrote on Amazon “With mobile phones having ridiculous megapixel cameras built in I suppose these are the "new dinosaurs”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Pentax Q10 review “Brilliant little camera - packed with technology - quality built and feel with great looks” . Infamous Soup mentioned in their review of the Pentax Q10 “The Q10 is a very well built sturdy little camera, comes in lots of fun colours”.

A few Pentax Q10 owners who reviewed the Pentax Q10 wrote that it was strong and durable. Infamous Soup mentioned in October last year “Sturdy camera” in their review. Markus mentioned in his review “Lots to do with it, very compact and sturdy”.

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Nice Design

A number of Pentax Q10 owners said in their reviews that it was good looking. Two years ago Dr.t said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The Q10 is beautiful” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. In the same month Avhub.com.au said “Stylish retro design, very compact, good build quality”. Avhub.com.au also said “Style rtro russi, trs compact, construction soigne”.

Four customers considered that the Pentax Q10 was a good design. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com scored the product 77 out of 100 and mentioned “A number of positive aspects with its design” in their Pentax Q10 review. Four years ago Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of the Pentax Q10 on expert website Ephotozine “Clearly a lot of thought has gone into its design and it's one of the best looking Pentax cameras you're likely to find, particularly in red! Unfortunately image quality”. Avhub.com.au wrote “Nice design and handling” in their review.

A few Pentax Q10 reviewers who reviewed the Pentax Q10 considered that it was neat. Two years ago S. Randle wrote on Amazon “I've been a proud Pentax SLR/DSLR owner for many years currently using the flagship K-3 and the very neat K-500.”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was well designed. Avhub.com.au said two years ago “Well designed built-in flash” . One person wrote in their reviews that the Pentax Q10 was ergonomic. Avhub.com.au said two years ago “Great build quality and good ergonomics considering the size” in their review.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was smooth. Ed.f mentioned four years ago “Feeling the smooth "schlick-click" as the lens is secured is almost erotic” .

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Good Product Quality

A number of people said in their reviews that the Pentax Q10 was good quality. Arkatos said “I just cannot get the Q10 to produce a good quality snap” in their review of this digital camera. Carol Burns mentioned “Portable, durable, good quality images”. Infamous Soup wrote on Amazon “Unfortunately the image quality simply isnt good enough” yet they gave it a score of 3 stars.

Reasonably Priced

Some Pentax Q10 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good value for money. Abererch said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “An Amazon special buy with huge headline price reduction.”. Alan James Richards wrote in his review of the Pentax Q10 on Amazon last year “All goods received from AMAZON --- are very good value”. Bert mentioned two years ago “At this price is much better than a normal compact camera even if you never change the lens” in his review and gave the Pentax Q10 a rating of 5 stars.

Several people said in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Arheddis Varkenjaab rated the product 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “It's just a bargain”. Dr.t rated it 5 stars and said on Amazon two years ago “Pentax Q10 - What a bargain!”. Dr.t also mentioned “For the price at the moment the Q10 is an absolute bargain, just wish it had been this price before I bought the SX220”.

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Good Technical Features

Six customers wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Ed.f wrote on Amazon “The anti-shake and other features worked well, thought the facial recognition does seem to have problems with picking up other features not just faces” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a very good review score. Markus wrote “Very good value and very impressive, got so many features” in his review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Two years ago Susan Brett said in her review of this digital camera “Need to "play " with it as it has many features”.

Pentax Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 1,276 user and expert reviews for Pentax cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent reviews. We also found that Pentax has excellent reviews specifically for its MILC digital cameras.

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Good Support

Some people who bought the Pentax Q10 agreed that it had good technical guidance. Arheddis Varkenjaab said “You can use it as a point-and-shoot, complete with scene modes - or, you can go full manual, with control over everything” in their review of this digital camera. Arkatos said “Even when switching to full manual the images still come out with a blurry wash” . Ed.f scored the Pentax Q10 very highly and said in their review “It worked much better on manual focus taking quick clear pictures”.

Good Flash

Several Pentax Q10 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it had a good flash.

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of Pentax Q10 reviewers concluded that it was quiet. Rob S said four years ago “The difference was quiet amazing” and scored it 5 stars. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their Pentax Q10 review “Silent operation”.

One Pentax Q10 reviewer reckoned that it was noisy. Two years ago Avhub.com.au said “Small design, sharp low noise images at ISO 125400 settings, long lenses small in size, faster flash sync due to leaf shutter lenses (limited to 1250th sec with external flash”.

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Good Battery Life

A few people who bought it agreed that it had a good battery life. Bill Armstrong wrote on Amazon “GREAT BUY ( even if the price did drop by another Tenner a week later! )Would recommend a spare battery and a good case”. Ed.f rated the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review “The camera has an internal battery with the usual clunky charger block”. S. Randle mentioned “The only thing to watch is battery usage - either pack the charger along with a spare battery or take off things like dust removal” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Video Capture

One Pentax Q10 reviewer who purchased the Pentax Q10 thought it was good for video recording. Avhub.com.au said in their Pentax Q10 review “Excellent video quality”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this digital camera is Full HD, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Pentax Q10 supports video recording, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Q10 do not support video recording.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support video recording currently available including the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price], or the Nikon 1 S1[plb_1857662_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Samsung NX1100[plb_2088336_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Pentax Q10 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price], and the Nikon 1 S1[plb_1857662_price] is also worth considering.

There are a number of other cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might want to look at including the Nikon 1 S2[plb_2390010_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Pentax Q10 supports Full HD video. Most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Q10 also support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think the Samsung NX300M[plb_2205970_price], and the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Nikon 1 S2[plb_2390010_price].

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to consider including the 1 S1[pl_1857662_price], the 1 AW1[pl_2020636_price], or the 1 S1[pl_1857662_price] all from Nikon which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this Pentax digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Sony NEX-3[plb_1611376_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Very Light

The weights of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Q10 range from 70g to 680g. The Pentax Q10 is one of the lighter similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 180 grams) amongst cameras of this age.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to consider include the 1 S1[pl_1857662_price], or the 1 AW1[pl_2020636_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the Pentax Q10 is more than most MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently found photo effect is Vivid, but this photo effect is not found on this digital camera. The photo effects Black&White are also found on this Pentax digital camera.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Pentax Q10 is more than most MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this camera. The white balance modes Daylight, Fluorescent and Shade are also found on this Pentax digital camera.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the Pentax Q10 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Very Thin

The depths of MILC digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Q10 range from 22mm to 95mm. The Pentax Q10 is fairly thin (only 31 millimeters) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the Q10.

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TFT Display

The Pentax Q10 has a better display than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Q10 the display ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Supports One Power Source

The Pentax Q10 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by cameras of this age and spec.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto / Manual focus, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Narrow

Comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Q10 have widths of between 98mm and 170mm. The Pentax Q10 is one of the narrowest MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the Q10 (only 98 millimeters) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

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Short

Across all the cameras of a similar spec and age to the Q10 the heights range from 36mm to 110mm. With a height of only 57.5 millimeters, the Pentax Q10 is fairly short compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Q10.

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21 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Pentax digital camera is 69 out of 100 based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Techradar.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Pentax Q10 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Q10 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Samsung NX300M[plb_2205970_price], or the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Pentax Q10 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Samsung NX1100[plb_2088336_price], or the Olympus PEN E-P5[plb_2032029_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Pentax Q10 does not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS to this camera and we think the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Pentax Q10 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Pentax Q10 does not have an image stabiliser, although this is within the context that most of the other MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Q10 also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The Pentax Q10 has a fairly low megapixel count (only 12.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Q10 is 2.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 17MP.

If this camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to consider the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price] (14.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Four Point Nine Flash Guides

The Pentax Q10 is a four point nine flash guide digital camera. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Q10 have between 4 and 16 flash guides.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Pentax Q10 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. The camera file system "DCF 2.0" is also supported by this Pentax camera.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camera has a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080|2992 x 2992|3456 x 1944|3456 x 2592|4000 x 2248|4000 x 2664, which is typical of many cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only Has Five Shooting Modes

The Pentax Q10 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Pentax digital camera has a Manual shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on cameras that came out around the same time as the Q10. The shooting modes "Auto", "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

The least total megapixel count of MILC digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 12MP and the most is 48MP. When compared to other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Q10 that we have checked, the total megapixel count of the Pentax Q10 of only 12.75 megapixels is one of the least.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

The average maximum aperture of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Q10 is 14, and the maximum apertures range from 1 to 36. With a maximum aperture of only 4.5, the Pentax Q10 has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Q10.

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Only Supports Two ISO Speeds

The Pentax Q10 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 200, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Pentax camera. The ISO speeds 125 and 6400 are also supported by this camera.

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Only ±1EV (1/2 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Pentax Q10 has a ±1EV (1/2 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it have a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. The flash exposure correction of all cameras that are a comparable age to the Q10 ranges from ±3EV (1/3 EV step) (worst) to ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) (best).

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Pentax Q10 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (4000 x 3000 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Q10.

A 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Only 230 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Pentax Q10 is a digital camera that takes 230 shots shots per battery charge.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Pentax Q10 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Q10.

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Only ± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Pentax Q10 has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Most MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the worst light exposure correction amongst all MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Q10.

A ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction is the best light exposure correction across comparable types of digital camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The Pentax Q10 has a fairly low maximum ISO speed (only 6,400) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. Comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum ISO speeds of between 2,500 and 410,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 23,000.

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Quite Low Maximum Playback Zoom

With a maximum playback zoom of only 16 times zoom factor, the Pentax Q10 has one of the lower maximum playback zooms amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this age and spec the maximum playback zooms range from 4x to 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 19x.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Pentax Q10

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Pentax Q10 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of other 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the 1 S1[pl_1857662_price], or the 1 AW1[pl_2020636_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews.

If this MILC camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Samsung NX300M[plb_2205970_price] (3.31") which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This MILC camera has been on the market for over five years.

Average Digital Zoom

The Pentax Q10 has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] (8x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on digital cameras of this age and type. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Mount Interface
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Interval
Shutter Speed Setting
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Multi Burst Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
On/off Switch
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed Range

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Expert Reviews

(22)
26 May 2014

Small but perfectly formed, Pentax's Q takes the compact system camera concept to the extremes of smallness ? which means a tiny sensor, but you should see what it manages to do with it.As with... Read more…

Versatility
Build quality
Compact
Handling
Compact body is in a class of its own compared to other mirrorless cameras
Small sensor for a CSC
Price
Lens selection is very limited so far
Unique-series lenses are very limited in terms of capability
Shallow depth-of-field is hard to achieve
30 July 2013

Worrying statistics to camera manufacturers revealed digital cameras were losing ground to smartphones. So where does the diminutive Q10 fit in?That question kept irritating me until I realised... Read more…

17 July 2013

This is probably the smallest removable lens camera I have ever reviewed. It is smaller than most digital cameras but is still a very powerful unit that gives rather good JPG or an option to save... Read more…

Pentax is not a company to sit quietly on the sidelines and watch the traffic go by. The most recent and startling example of this was the introduction of the Marc Newson designed camera, the... Read more…

16 April 2013

If there's one thing the Pentax Q10 is, it's small. Small can be good, but on its own a compact form-factor doesn't exactly guarantee a great camera.The Q10, on the other hand... well, you get...

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User Reviews

(67)
Reviewed 15 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

So cute, takes nice pics, easy to navigate. Wish it came with SD card as I was desperate to try it straight away. Definitely get a case - its so nice you wont want it getting tumbled round in your... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Paid way too much for this small camera, and did not come up to expectation against my Fuji. Was really disappointed, because the write-up in the advertising looked so good and promising. Real... Read more…

Reviewed 14 August 2015 by Alan james RICHARDS
(Verified Purchase)

All goods received from AMAZON --- are very good value, and perform as advertised MANY THANKS ALAN...

Reviewed 30 July 2015 by Gez Hernandez
(Verified Purchase)

A bit over complicated.

Reviewed 23 July 2015 by Pete Stonier
(Verified Purchase)
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pentax q10, pentax q10b, pentax 12195, pentax 22827, pentax q10bo, pentax q10bod, pentax q10kit2, pentax q10body, pentax q10bodyr, pentax q10bodys, pentax q10kit2r, pentax q10kit2rd, pentax pentaxq10, pentax q10bodyrd, pentax q10bodysr, pentax pentaxq10w, pentax pentaxq10wr, pentax pentaxq10wb, pentax pentaxq10ws, pentax pentaxq10wbk, pentax pentaxq10wsl, pentax pentaxq10wrd, pentax pentaxq1002zoom, pentax pentaxq1002zooml, pentax pentaxq1002zoomle, pentax pentaxq1002zoomlen
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