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PENTAX Q (15100) Black 12.4 MP 3.0" 460K LCD Digital Camera with 02 Standard Zoom Lens

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  • Q-Mount Lens System
  • Magnesium Alloy Body
  • Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction
  • Includes 02 Standard Zoom Lens
  • World's Smallest, Lightest Interchangeable Lens Camera
  • 12.4MP CMOS, Capable of 12 bit DNG RAW

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The PENTAX Q is small in size but big in performance. It features the smallest interchangeable lens system which enables you to capture picture in more angles as you like. With an innovative 12.4 megapixel sensor and an advanced backlit design, the PENTAX Q brings you sharp images and HD video in full 1080p resolution. You have complete freedom to beautify pictures by adjusting from brilliant and vintage color to warm fade and bold monochrome.

When you are ready to take your photography to the next level, Pentax will be waiting.

  • newegg Capture more angles The new Q is small enough to fit in your palm. Its capabilities, on the other hand, are enormous. The Q has complete aperture and shutter control, both RAW and JPEG processing. It features the newly designed PENTAX Q-mount lens system for convenient interchangeability with a variety of specialty Q lenses. Choose from a selection of prime, zoom, fisheye lenses, and more to suit just about any photographic need. The PENTAX Q (15100) includes 02 Standard Zoom Lens.
  • newegg Capture more light The Q captures amazingly sharp images and HD video, thanks to an innovative 12.4 megapixel sensor with an advanced backlit design. Since the circuitry is behind the photo diode, unlike typical CMOS sensors, the Q gathers more light in a small area for outstanding low light performance and low noise. The sensor was also designed for motion video, capturing your memories at full 1080p resolution with the versatile h.264 compression.
  • newegg Capture more creativity With the highly adaptable Q, you have complete creative freedom. Its many modes let you apply multiple image effects - from brilliant and vintage color to warm fade and bold monochrome. Other modes allow you to save favorite camera settings, filters and custom image modes for instant reuse.

Learn more about the PENTAX Q (15100)


Q (15100)


Package Type
Single Lens Kit

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/2.3" CMOS
Gross Pixels
12.75 MP
Effective Pixels
12.4 MP
Color Filter System
Primary color filter
Dust Cleaning System
DRII (ultrasonic vibration to low pass filter)
Image Stabilization
Sensor Shift Shake Reduction (4 stops max)
4:3: 12M (4000x3000), 9M (3456x2592), 5M (2688x2016), 3M (1920x1440)
3:2: 10M (4000x2664), 8M (3456x2304), 5M (2688x1792), 2M (1920x1280)
16:9: 9M (4000x2248), 6M (3456x1944), 4M (2688x1512), 2M(1920x1080)
1:1: 9M (2992x2992), 6M (2592x2592), 4M (2016x2016), 2M (1440x1440)

White Balance

White Balance
Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE
Manual mode(s): Yes


Viewfinder Type
n/a (optional shoe mounted optical viewfinder O-VF1 available for 01 Standard Prime lens)

LCD Monitor

3.0" 460K
LCD Coverage


Exposure Compensation
+/- 3 EV (1/3 steps)
Metering System
Type: TTL image sensor metering
Sensitivity range: EV 1.3-17.0 (ISO 125, F1.9), +2 EV w electronic shutter or ND filter Multi-segment: Yes
Center weighted: Yes
Spot: Yes
ISO Sensitivity
Auto: ISO 125-6400 (1/3 steps), Bulb mode up to ISO 1600, auto ISO range selectable
Manual: ISO 125-6400 (1/3 steps), Bulb mode up to ISO 1600


Shutter Type
Lens shutter, electronic shutter
Shutter Speed
1/2000 to 30 sec (lens shutter), 1/8000 to 30 sec (electronic shutter w a lens shutter lens), Bulb
12s, 2s


Flash Type
P-TTL flash with retractable popup extension
Flash Mode
Auto, Auto + Redeye, On, On + Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Off
Flash Range
28mm wide angle equivalent
Flash Exposure Compensation
-2 to 1 EV
External Flash
Type: Hotshoe P-TTL
Synchronization speed: 1/250 sec

Drive System

Drive Modes
Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self Timer (12s, 2s), Infrared Remote (0s, 3s, continuous), Auto Bracketing (3 frames, up to +/- 3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps, remote enabled)
Continuous Shooting Speed
Approx 5 FPS (Continuous Hi: 5 JPG), 1.5 FPS (Continuous Lo: 100 JPG)


Scene Modes
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR (JPG only), Night Snap, Food, Quick Macro (JPG only), Pet, Kids, Forest, Surf & Snow, HDR (JPG only), Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum
Color Mode
Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome (including film filters, infrared, sepia toning), Cross Processing (creative random effect generation)
Live View Function
TTL by CMOS image sensor Field Of View: 100% Display Modes: Grid (4x4, Golden Ratio, Scale), Bright/Dark Indication, Histogram
One Shot, Multi Image Display (4, 9, 20, 42, 90 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 16X, scrollable, quick zoom), Histogram, Folder, Calendar Filmstrip, Select & Delete, Movie Playback, Bright/Dark Indication, Slideshow
Functions available: 13

Recording System

File Format
Recording Media


Movie Format
MP4 (AVC h.264)
Movie Recording
1920x1080p30, 1280x720p30, 640x480p30
Max. Recording Resolution
1920 x 1080


Compatible Lenses
Q-mount lenses
Lens Mount
PENTAX Q-mount bayonet stainless steel mount
Lens Spec
Angle Of View: 76.0-29.0 degrees
Number Of Diaphragm Blades: 5
Minimum Focusing Distance: 11.8" (entire zooming range)
Maximum Magnification: Approx 0.06X
Weight: (W/O HOOD): 3.39 oz.
Objective Cap: Lens Front Cap O-LC40.5
Diaphragm Control: Fully automatic
Notes: 3X zoom range for wide angle to medium telephoto applications. Lens Shutter. ND filter (2 stops light reduction). PENTAX SP (Super Protect) coating.
Lens Construction: 8 elements in 7 groups
Aperture: F2.8-4.5
Minimum Aperture: F8
Filter Diameter: 40.5mm
Dimensions: 1.9 x 1.9"
Hood: Lens Hood PH-SBA 40.5mm (opt)
Focal Length: 5-15mm (27.5-83.0mm equiv)


USB 2.0 hi-speed
A/V Out

Power Source

Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI68
Battery Life
Approx 250 (approx 230 w 50% flash, CIPA)

Dimensions & Weight

3.9 x 2.3 x 1.2 in
Without battery or removable memory: 6.3 oz.
Loaded and ready: 7.1 oz.

Package Contents

Package Contents
Q Mirrorless Camera
USB Cable I-USB7
Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI68
Battery Charger Kit K-BC68
Strap O-ST115
Hotshoe Cover FK
Body Mount Cover Q
Software CD-ROM S-SW115
Quick Guide
Operating Manual
AC Plug Cord
02 Standard Zoom Lens
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Return Policies
    • Return for refund within: 30 days
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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