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Pentax Q7 Compact Mirrorless Camera with 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5 Zoom Lens (Blue/Black)

B&H # PEQ7ZLKBLB Mfr # 13862
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Product Highlights
  • 12.4MP 1/1.7" Backlit CMOS Sensor
  • Fits Pentax Q-Mount Lens System
  • Includes 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5 Zoom Lens
  • 3.0" 460k-dot LCD with AR Coating
  • Full 1080p HD/H.264 Video Recording
  • 5 fps Burst Shooting and 1/2000s Shutter
  • ISO Sensitivities up to 12800
  • In-Camera Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction
  • Micro HDMI Port
  • Built-in Pop-up Flash

The blue and black Q7 Compact Mirrorless Camera with 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5 Zoom Lens from Pentax features an upgraded 12.4MP 1/1.7" Backlit CMOS sensor. It produces low-noise images even at high ISO sensitivities (up to 12800) in both JPEG and 12-bit RAW formats. It is directly compatible with Pentax Q-mount lenses including the Pentax 02 Standard 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5 Zoom Lens, with which it is bundled here.

With fast autofocus, shutter speeds up to 1/2000s and continuous shooting rates of 5 fps at full resolution, the Q7 can capture quick action; and its numerous scene modes, assistive and creative features and in-camera shift-sensor shake reduction allow you to easily capture the tough shots. Full manual exposure as well as Aperture and Shutter Priority modes enable true image control and a built-in pop-up flash provides extra light when the need calls. A hot shoe mount for an external flash or optional viewfinder is also available. 

Full HD 1080p video capture at 24 and 30 fps is supported, and a built-in micro HDMI port enables you to view your movies on an HDTV. Movie mode also features a digital filter to add effects to your images and offers interval shooting for time lapse videos. A 3.0" LCD monitor with 460k-dot resolution provides image composition and playback. Images are stored on SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards and the camera is compatible with Eye-Fi memory cards for easy transfer to Wi-Fi enabled devices.

The Q7 is a particularly lightweight interchangeable lens camera (7 oz with battery) compatible with a wide range of lenses and available in 120 color combinations. The Pentax 02 Standard 5-15mm zoom lens provides the 35mm focal length equivalent of a 23-69mm lens, incorporating wide angle to short telephoto lengths. It is ideal as an everyday lens not simply due to its versatility but because it offers a compact and lightweight form factor. Its f/2.8 maximum aperture at the wide-angle end is effective in low light situations and is able to produce a shallow depth of field. Four extra-low dispersion aspherical lens elements keep chromatic aberrations to a minimum throughout its zoom range and Pentax's exclusive lens coating technology reduces flare and helps to produce sharp, high contrast images. An integrated neutral density filter provides 2-stops of light reduction for enhanced exposure control when using wide apertures in bright light.

 

12.4MP 1/1.7" Backlit CMOS Sensor
A larger 1/1.7" sensor upgrades the Q7 over its predecessor and provides high resolution, low-noise images in several aspect ratios and image sizes. 12-bit RAW images and JPEG files are supported, as is in-camera RAW processing.
Compact and Lightweight
At 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.3" (10.2 x 5.8 x 3.3 cm) and a mere 6.35 oz (180 g) without batteries, the Q7 is among the world's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens cameras.
Fast Performance
Fast Autofocus speeds combined with shutter speeds of up to 1/8000 seconds (with the electronic shutter enabled) and 5 fps continuous shooting in full resolution means that you will catch the action as it unfolds around you.
Full HD 1080p Video
The Q7 can record videos in 1080p Full HD resolution in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format. Videos can be recorded at 24 and 30 fps in 1080p, 720p and VGA resolutions. Interval movie recording is supported and digital filter effects, such as Water Color and Toy Camera can be applied to video images. A built-in monaural microphone is available to record sound for your videos.
3.0" LCD with 460k-dot Resolution
With a 100% field of view and 460,000 dot resolution, image composition and playback are clearly rendered on the TFT color LCD monitor. Anti-reflective coating and color and brightness adjustability enable you to see the screen in difficult lighting and a grid display, bright/dark area warning and a histogram assist in composing the ideal shot.
Compatible Lenses
Q-Mount lens system encompasses prime, zoom, fisheye and other types of lenses. With the optional Adapter Q for K Lens, you can also use the numerous K-mount lenses with the Q7 camera.
Focus Systems
The Q7 supports both autofocus and manual focus capability. Contrast detection autofocus provides several focus modes including Face Detection, AF Tracking, AF Select (25 Points), Select, and Spot. The camera features a dedicated LED AF Assist lamp and Manual Focus Assist.
Auto and Manual Exposure
The Q7 performs TTL auto exposure metering including segment metering, center-weighted metering, and spot metering. In automatic mode, the camera will make all the optimal adjustments to get you the ideal shot. In addition, traditional DSLR exposure modes, such as P (Program), Av (Aperture priority), Tv (Shutter priority), and M (Manual) are available for more controlled imaging. Bulb shooting allows for extended exposures and Multi-Exposure allows you to shoot from 2-9 frames on top of each other with exposure adjusted automatically.
Capture Modes
Auto capture modes make it easy to capture properly exposed images of specific types of shots including Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, and Forest. Scene Modes allow you to set the camera to very specific types of shots: 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, and Museum. HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode is available in Auto, HDR1 and HDR2 and shoots three shots of the same high contrast scene then combines the three shots into one balanced image. HDR adjustment allows you to correct images specifically in their shadowed or highlight areas.
Image Stabilization
In-camera Sensor-shift Shake Reduction stabilizes images for clear, blur-free quality, even in low-light conditions. Because it is camera body-based, it operates independently of the camera's lenses, offering the same amount of stability regardless of lens choice.
Flash and Hot Shoe Mount
The Q7 provides a built-in retractable P-TTL flash unit with a Guide Number of 16 (ISO100/ft) and sync speed up to 1/2000 seconds. Flash modes include: P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync and 2nd Curtain Sync. A hot shoe mount is also available for attaching an external flash unit or an optional viewfinder.
In-Camera RAW Development
The Q7 includes SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3 software for powerful and flexible RAW file processing. In-camera RAW image development is also supported for quick output of your enhanced jpeg files.
In-Camera HDR
In-camera HDR capture mode shoots 3 images of varying exposures, blending them to bring out the details in even the darkest shadows and brightest highlights of extreme contrast shots.
Interval Shooting
With Interval Shooting you can create time lapse videos. Shot intervals can be set from 3 seconds to 24 hours up to a total of 999 images.
Smart Effects and Digital Filters
Smart Effects modes, accessible via the camera's Quick Dial, give you the freedom to apply various creative effects to your images. Brilliant Color, Vintage Color, Warm Fade, Bold Monochrome, and Water Color are some of the effects available to you. Digital filters include Toy Camera, High Contrast, Shading, Slim, HDR, Invert Color, Extract Color, Color, Water Color, Posterization, and Fish-eye.
Bokeh Control
Bokeh is the out of focus portion of the image background that helps to emphasize the subject, drawing the viewer's eyes to the most important part of the photo. The Q7 assists the experienced and casual photographer alike by offering a fine degree of extra control over image bokeh via an in-camera filter operation.
Micro HDMI Port
A built-in micro HDMI port is perfect for outputting high resolution images and video, with sound, to compatible HDTVs.
Image Playback and Edit
Playback viewing options are single frame, multi-image display (4, 9, 30, 56 segments), display magnification (up to 16x, scrolling and quick magnification available), rotating, histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), bright/dark area warning, detailed information, folder display, date display and slideshow.

Digital Filters can be added to images after they have been taken and include: 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 and Starburst.

Images can be edited in camera, adjustments include: Resize, Cropping (aspect ratio adjustment available), Index, Movie Editing (divide or delete selected frames), capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie, Red-eye Edit, and saving as a RAW file.

Memory Cards
SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards are compatible with the Q7 and Eye-Fi cards can be used to send images directly to a Wi-Fi enabled device.
Customized Quick Dial
Choose from a variety of creative modes, Smart Effect options, or camera settings to assign to the Q7's Quick Dial located on the front of the camera. Easily customize the setting or effect using the Quick Dial's 4 positions without having to explore the camera's menu system.
Customizable Colors
The Q7 can be customized in over 120 combinations of funky colors.
Supported Languages
English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.
Optional Viewfinder
The external viewfinder O-VF1 fits into the hot shoe mount of the Q7, offering stable image composition, even in bright sunlight when viewing an LCD is traditionally a challenge. The O-VF1 works with the Q 01 (47mm equivalent) prime lens.
Pentax 02 Standard 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5 Zoom Lens
The Pentax 02 Standard 5-15mm zoom lens provides the 35mm focal length equivalent of a 23-69mm lens incorporating wide angle to portrait length telephoto lengths. It is ideal as an everyday lens not simply due to its versatility but because it offers a compact and lightweight form factor. Its f/2.8 maximum aperture at the wide-angle end is effective in low light situations and able to produce a shallow depth of field. Four extra-low dispersion aspherical lens elements keep chromatic aberrations to a minimum throughout its zoom range and Pentax's exclusive lens coating technology reduces flare and helps to produce sharp, high contrast images. An integrated neutral density filter provides 2-stops of light reduction for enhanced exposure control when using wide apertures in bright light.
Imaging
Lens Mount Pentax Q
Camera Format Pentax Q (4.6x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 12.76 Megapixel
Effective: 12.4 Megapixel
Max Resolution 12MP: 4000 x 3000
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 7.6 x 5.7 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Bit Depth 12-bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
1280 x 720: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Video Clip Length Up to 25 Minutes
Audio Recording With Video, Mono
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Manual Focus (M)
Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 25
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type None
Display Screen 3" Rear Screen   LCD (460,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-12800
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/8000 sec
Remote Control O-RC1 (Optional)
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Partial Metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Bulb, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV 1.0 - EV 17.0
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV
White Balance Modes Auto, CTE, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Burst Rate Up to 5 fps at 12 MP for up to 5 frames
Flash
Flash Modes Rear Curtain/Slow Sync
Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
TTL Auto
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide No. 16.08' (4.9 m) ISO100 
22.97' (7 m) ISO200 
Max Sync Speed Electronic Shutter: 1 / 13 sec
Mechanical Shutter: 1 / 2000 sec
Flash Compensation -2 EV to +1 EV
Dedicated Flash System P-TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 5 fps
Self Timer 2 sec, 12 sec
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity AV Output
HDMI D (Micro)
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable None
Software System Requirements Windows: XP (SP3), Vista (SP1), 7, 8
Mac: OS X 10.5 or later
Power
Battery 1x D-LI68  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7VDC, 1000mAh
AC Power Adapter K-AC115 (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.3" / 10.2 x 5.8 x 3.3 cm
Weight 7.05 oz / 200 g with battery and memory card
Kit Lens
Focal Length 5 - 15 mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 23 - 69 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8 - 4.5
Minimum: f/8
Angle of View 76° - 29°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.8" (29.97 cm)
Magnification 0.06x
Elements/Groups 8/7
Diaphragm Blades 5
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread Front:40.5 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 1.9 x 1.9" (4.83 x 4.83 cm)
Weight 3.39 oz (96 g)
Pentax Q7 Compact Mirrorless Camera with 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5 Zoom Lens (Blue/Black)
  • 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5 Zoom Lens for Q Mount Cameras
  • I-USB7 USB Interface Cable
  • D-LI68 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Battery Charger D-BC68P
  • Q-Series Body Mount Cover
  • Strap O-ST131
  • Hot Shoe Cover FK
  • AC Plug Cord D-CO2U
  • S-SW131 Software CD-ROM
  • SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE for PENTAX
  • Limited 1-year Warranty
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    Pentax -  18mm f/8 Toy Lens Telephoto for Q Mount Cameras
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    Watson -  D-Li68 / NP-50 / KLIC-7004 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 800mAh)
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    Watson -  Compact AC/DC Charger for Select Fujifilm / Kodak / Pentax Batteries
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    LensCoat -  BodyBag 4/3 (Black)
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