Friday, June 24, 2011

Digital Camera News: Pentax announces compact system camera with interchangeable lenses

Pentax announces the "Q" on a new camera system that can be equipped with different lenses. At just 9.8 × 5.8 × 3.1 centimeters, the model reminds you more of a compact camera. The magnesium-alloy chassis weighs just 200 grams including battery Pentax has taken over not only the dimensions of a compact camera, but also uses a typical species for this camera CMOS sensor (size 1 / 2, 33 inches).

System cameras from other manufacturers are usually based on the larger APS-C sensors. Small sensors have the disadvantage that they are at a higher pixel density for image noise prone. This negative noise performance Pentax wants to compensate by a specific sensor technology called back-side illumination, thus the demand for a high quality camera needs.

The image of the chip is 12.4. In addition to 21 scene modes, the Pentax Q an electronic depth-control system provides for exemption of the subject, integrated flash, multiple exposure, an HDR-automatic and an auto-focus with 25 selectable focus points and face recognition. The various automatic functions for exposure, as usual for a camera system, manually adjustable.

Creates a series of shots the Pentax Q five frames per second. The subject selection take over the lack of optical viewfinder in front of three display. To start in September 2011 presents five Pentax lenses, which turn out in their compact design. The basis of the "High Performance" series provide a lens with a fixed focal length of 47 millimeters and a of 1.9 and a 28-83 mm zoom lens and a light intensity from 2.8 to 4.5.

The fisheye lens with a focal length of 17.5 millimeters for 160-degree images as well as the "toy lens" lens with 100-millimeter focal length rather fall in the creative field.

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