Pentax Ricoh has announced the Pentax Q7 Compact

Pentax Q7 Compact Camera

Pentax Q7

Today Pentax announced the Pentax Q7 compact camera. Available in 120 eye-catching color combinations through PENTAX’s Color To Order™ system. With a complete system of interchangeable lenses, filters, viewfinders, and fun smart effects and digital filters creativity is limitless.

Key Features

  • 12.4MP 1/1.7″ CMOS Sensor
  • Fits Pentax Q-Mount System
  • 3.0″ 460k-dot LCD with AR Coating
  • Full 1080p HD/H.264 Video Recording
  • 5 fps Burst Shooting and 1/2000s Shutter
  • ISO up to 12800
  • In-Camera Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction
  • In-Camera RAW Processing
  • Micro HDMI Port
  • Built-in Pop-up Flash

The Q7 sets a new standard in the imaging industry, with consumer products: customization through architected supply chain management system designed around Color To Order. Q7 features an upgraded 1/1.7 inch, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, high ISO shooting up to  12800 and new Q ENGINE with faster start-up and shooting time.

For just 7 ounces, the Q7’s compact body makes it a poket-able device. With 19 smart effects and filters and seven lens options provide greater expression and better image quality than cell phones ever dreamt of. It’s Eye Fi SD card compatibility and built-in menus, users can now edit, re-size and share photos instantly.

Unleash your artistic endeavors with the Q-mount seven specialty lenses including, prime, zoom, wide-angle, fish-eye. With the new mount-shield lens now you can mimic a dreamy pinhole-camera effect.

Pocket your super-compact, lightweight Q7 and capture colors of you life everywhere you go. It’s your own camera for your way, and your own world.

Pricing and Availability

The Q7 kit with 02 zoom lens is available to order today in a choice of 120 color combinations at and retail outlets nationwide in August 2013 with a suggested retail price of $499.95. The 07 Mount Shield lens will be available for purchase online and at retail outlets nationwide in July 2013with a suggested retail price of $79.95.

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Camera Type Lens-interchangeable SL digital-still camera (Digital Hybrid ILC)
Sensor type Type: 1/1.7″ Backlit CMOS w/ primary color filter
Effective pixels: 12.4MP
Total pixels: 12.76MP
Resolutions Still JPEG [4:3]L:12M(4000×3000),M:7M(3072×2304),S:3M(1920×1440)
Resolutions RAW [4:3]12M(4000×3000)
Quality Quality Levels: RAW (12bit): DNG, JPEG: Best, Better, Good
RAW and JPEG simultaneously recordable
LCD Type: 3.0-inch TFT color LCD monitor, wide angle viewing, AR coating
LCD resolution: 460,000 dots
Adjustable: Brightness and Color
Field of View: approx. 100%,
Display info: Grid display (4×4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display), Bright/dark area warning, Histogram
Focus System Type: Contrast detection AF
Autofocus Method: Face Detection, Tracking, AF Select (25 Points), Select, Spot
Focus Method: AF / MF Switching
Brightness Range: EV0 to 18 (ISO100)
AF Assist Light: Dedicated LED Lamp
Manual Focus Assist: OFF/x2/x4
Focus Peaking: Yes
Mount Type: PENTAX bayonet Q-mount
Usable lenses: Q-mount lenses, K-mount lenses (w/ Adapter Q for K Lens)
Flash Type: Built-in retractable P-TTL flash
Guide number: approx. 4.9 (ISO100/m) / approx. 7 (ISO200/m)
Angle of view: coverage: wide angle-lens, equivalent to 28mm in 35mm format
Flash modes: P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync
Sync Speed: Lens shutter: 1/2000 seconds, Electronic shutter: 1/13 seconds
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2.0 to +1.0 EV
Storage Media Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC and Eye-Fi Card
Interfaces Ports: USB 2.0 (high-speed compatible) / AV output terminal, HDMI output terminal (Type D)
Video out: NTSC, PAL
USB Connection: MSC / PTP
Image Stabilization Still:Sensor shift Shake Reduction
Metering Type: TTL image sensor metering, segment metering, center-weighted metering, spot meteringExposure compensation: EV1 – 17 (ISO 100, F1.9 lens), +2EV using the Electronic Shutter setting or using the built-in ND filter
ISO Range AUTO: ISO 100 to 12800 (1/3 EV steps)
Bulb mode: up to ISO 1600
White Balance AutoTTL by CMOS image sensor
Preset: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White, W: Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten, Flash, CTE, ManualManual: Configured on the monitor (up to 3 settings can be saved), White balance can be copied from saved image
Fine Adjustment: Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis
Shutter Type: Lens shutter: 1/2000 – 30 seconds (1/3EV step, 1/8000 – 30 seconds when Electronic Shutter setting is enabled), BulbShooting at 1/8000 – 2 seconds with Electronic Shutter and Bulb shooting are not available when using a lens that has no
Capture Modes Program Program Auto Exposure, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual Exposure, Bulb, Blur Control
Capture Modes Auto Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, Forest
Capture Modes Scene Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene,Night Scene HDR*, Night Snap, HDR, Quick Macro, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf&Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum
Face Detection Yes
Custom Image Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Digital Filter (capture) Toy Camera, High Contrast, Shading, Slim, HDR, Invert Color, Extract Color, Color, Water Color, Posterization, Fish-eye
HDR Capture Auto, HDR 1, HDR 2
Smart Effect Brilliant Color, Unicolor Bold, Vintage Color, Cross Processing, Warm Fade, Tone Expansion, Bold Monochrome, Water Color, Vibrant Color Enhance, USER 1 to 3
Other Effects Bold Monochrome, Water Color, Vibrant Color Enhance, USER 1 to 3
Multi-Exposure: Number of shots: 2-9, Exposure adjusted automatically.
Dynamic Range Adjustment: Highlight and/or Shadow correction
Interval Shooting: Shooting interval: 3 sec. to 24 hr., Start Interval setting: immediately from the set time. Number of shots: up to 999 images
Green Simplified Mode None
Drive Modes Single frame, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-timer (12s, 2s), Remote Control (0 sec., 3 sec., continuous), Exposure Bracketing (3 frames, remote control), Multi-exposure (0 sec., Self-time, remote control), Interval Shooting
Continuous Shooting Continuous Shooting: Approx. 5 fps, JPEG (12M / best/ Continuous Hi): up to 5 frames,
Approx. 1.5 fps, JPEG (12M / best/ Continuous Lo): up to 100 frames
Other Drive Modes Self-timer: Yes (12 sec, 2 sec)
Remote control: Yes (Instant, 3 sec. Delay, Continuous)
EV Compensation: ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
AE Lock: Can be assigned to the green/delete button from the menu.
Continuous as long as the shutter release button is pressed halfway.
Playback View Single frame, multi-image display (4, 9, 30, 56 segments), displaymagnification (up to 16x, scrolling and quick magnification available), rotating, histogram (Yhistogram, RGB histogram), bright/dark area warning, detailed information, folder display, date display, slideshow.
Playback Digital Filters Base Parameter Adjustment, Toy Camera, High Contrast, Shading, Tone Expansion, Invert Color, Extract Color, Unicolor Bold, Water Color, Posterization, Slim, Fish-eye, Retro, Soft, Sketch Filter, Miniature, Soft, Starburst
Playback RAW Development File Format (JPEG), Aspect Ratio, Color Space, Custom Image, White Balance, Sensitivity, High-ISO NR, Shadow Correction, Distortion Correction
Playback Edit Resize, Cropping (aspect ratio adjustment available), Index, Movie Editing (divide or deleteselected frames), Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie, Red-eye Edit, Saving buffer as a RAW file
Playback Delete Delete single image, delete all images, select & delete, delete folder, delete instant review image MOVIE
Movie File Format MOVMPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (.mov)
Movie Recorded Pixels FullHD (1920×1080,16:9,30fps/25fps/24fps), HD (1280×720,16:9,30fps/25fps/24fps), VGA (640×480,4:3,30fps/25fps/24fps)
Movie Sound Built-in monaural microphone
Movie Custom Image Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film,Monochrome, Cross Processing
Movie Digital Filter Toy Camera, High Contrast, Shading, Tone Expansion, Invert Color, Extract Color, Unicolor Bold, Water Color, Posterization, Slim, Fish-eye
Movie Interval Movie Recording interval: 3 sec., 5 sec., 10 sec., 30 sec., 1 min., 5 min., 10 min., 30 min., 1 hr.
Movie Recording Time 12 sec. to 99 hr.
Movie Start Interval Setting Immediately, from the set time
File Formats Still: RAW (DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant
Movie: MOVMPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (.mov)
Custom Functions 16
Mode Memory 10 items
Button/Dial Customization Green/Delete button: Green Button, Preview, One Push File Format, AE Lock, Enable AF
Quick Dial Smart Effect, Custom Image, Digital Filter, Aspect Ratio
World Time World Time settings for 75 cities (28 time zones)
Language English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI68
Battery Time Number of recordable images: approx. 250 images (with 50% flash usage), approx. 260 images (without flash usage) Playback time: approx.160 minutes
AC Adapter K-AC115 (optional)
System Requirements For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may varyWindows: Windows XP (SP3 or later, 32-bit Home/Pro), Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8 / Can be run as a 32-bit application on any 64-bit Edition of WindowsMac: Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, or 10.7, USB port
Environment Construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate plastic
Operating temperature: 32-104°F
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4 x 2.3 x 1.32″ (101.6 x 58.4 x 33.5mm)
Weight Without battery or removable memory: approx. 6.35oz (180g)
With battery and memory card: approx. 7oz (200g)

Purchase options

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