The cocoa brown and white 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.