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Pentax Q10 review

The world's smallest, lightest CSC

As part of our image quality testing for the Pentax Q10, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Pentax Q10 is capable of resolving up to around 16 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG

Pentax Q10 review

Full ISO 100 image, see the cropped (100%) versions below.

Pentax Q10 review

ISO 100, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Pentax Q10 review

ISO 200, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Pentax Q10 review

ISO 400, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Pentax Q10 review

ISO 800, score: 14 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Pentax Q10 review

ISO 1600, score: 12 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Pentax Q10 review

ISO 3200, score: 10 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Pentax Q10 review

ISO 6400, score: n/a (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Raw

Pentax Q10 review

ISO 100, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Pentax Q10 review

ISO 200, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Pentax Q10 review

ISO 400, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Pentax Q10 review

ISO 800, score: 14 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Pentax Q10 review

ISO 1600, score: 14 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Pentax Q10 review

ISO 3200, score: 12 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Pentax Q10 review

ISO 6400, score: 10 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera with Lens
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Wireless LANNo
Effective Camera Resolution12.4 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourSilver
Optical Zoom3x
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NamePentax
FeaturesSelf-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Time Lapse Function, External Flash Shoe, Face Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4 AVC
Weight (Approximate)180 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height58.4 mm
Width101.6 mm
Depth33 mm
Focal Length5 mm to 15 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
External FlashOptional
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerRicoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
Product ModelQ10
Product NameQ10 Mirrorless Camera
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number12160
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.ricoh.co.uk
Marketing Information

COMPACT PORTABILITY, LIFE-SIZE CAPABILITY

Portability meets capability with the introduction of the Q10 to the world's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens system. Featuring exceptional image quality and an upgraded auto focus system and the Q10 will capture detailed, blur and dust free images all while comfortably fitting in your pocket. With the Q, you no longer need to sacrifice capability for portability.

Package Contents
  • Q10 Mirrorless Camera
  • Pentax 02 Standard Zoom Lens
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • Strap O-ST131
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI68
  • Battery Charger D-BC68P
  • Hot Shoe Cover FK
  • Body Mount Cover
  • Software (CD-ROM) S-SW115
Limited Warranty1 Year