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Pentax Colorfully Overhauls Interchangeable-Lens Camera Lines

By Fred Singer

June 13, 2013

Ricoh Pentax today revamped its lineup of interchangeable lens cameras, including an advanced enthusiast and beginner DSLRs and a small-sensor interchangeable-lens compact.

 

 

Pentax today announced its revamped lineup of K-series DSLRs and a new Q-series small (but not quite as small) sensor interchangeable lens compact digital camera. Most of the improvements consist of tweaks under the hood, but the remarkable thing anyone is sure to notice about two of the new cameras—the Pentax K-50 and Pentax Q-7—is that they are available in 120 customer-customized color combinations.


Note: The Pentax K-50, Pentax K-500, and Pentax Q7 can all be pre-ordered from Adorama now. First shipments are expected in July; orders will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis, and credit cards will not be charged until orders are shipped. (A sample of color combinations is at right.)


Let's take a quick look at each camera's key features and who each camera would be best for.

 

 

Pentax K-50: Waterproof Flagship DSLR

Key features:


Overview: With its water-resistant construction (you can splash it but don't try to take it on diving trips without a traditional underwater case), high-reaching ISO and super-fast max shutter speed, the
Pentax K-50 is an "enthusiast-plus" camera that will appeal to the outdoor adventure photographer who demands top image quality. A growing number of Pentax lenses, designated WR, are likewise weather-sealed. Thanks to its K mount, the Pentax K-50 is also compatible with every PEntax K-mount lens ever produced. The upgrade from its predecessor, the K5, is relatively minor but if you held off on the K5, the Pentax K-50 is worth it.

 

Pentax K-500: Entry Level DSLR

Key Features:


Overview: If you are a first-time DSLR user stepping up from a compact digital camera or cell phone, or are looking for a backup body for your existing Pentax DSLR and don't need the K-50's waterproof construction, the
Pentax K-500 is designed for you. Based on the specs it looks like it will deliver the same image quality as its more advanced sibling the K-50, but it is lighter and uses widely-available AA batteries rather than a lithium battery.

 


 

Pentax Q7: Ultra-Compact MILC

Key features:

  • 12MP 1/1.7-inch BSI CMOS sensor
  • Compatible with 7 existing Q-mount lenses
  • 19 Smart Effects modes
  • Customized quick dial control
  • In-body shake reduction
  • 3-inch LCD monitor
  • Up to 5fps burst rate
  • Claimed improved AF
  • PASM exposure control
  • In-Body RAW image processing
  • HDR capture
  • 1080p/30fps HD video
  • Adorama price: $499.95 with 02 kit lens.


Overview: The third generation Q camera, the
Pentax Q7 has a significant upgrade, moving from a 1/2.3-inch to a 1/1.7-inch sensor. That might not sound like much, but Pentax says this will make a big difference in image quality. (A quick note to the scoffers: Check out Sandy Ramirez's article on shooting portraits on a shoestring budget where he used the Pentax Q, and note that he got pro-quality results from that camera, which had the smaller sensor!) Fortunately, despite the slight increase in sensor size the mount remains the same, and all 7 Q lenses, including the just announced 07 Mount Shield lens, which has a fixed f/9 lens and an 53mm (35mm equivalent) field of view and produces dreamy images. The Pentax Q7 is tiny, one of the smallest interchangeable-lens cameras in existance. And, with 120 color combinations available, its design is customizable to suit your taste.

Questsion of the day: Does color matter?


What do you think of the idea of choosing your own color combination for your camera: Is it a cool thing or unnecessary? Leave a comment, below!


For more information including in-depth descriptions of each camera's features, read the unedited Pentax Ricoh press releases:


PENTAX RICOH IMAGING Breaks Tradition with Serious Specifications and Serious Color


PENTAX enhances product offering with two new cameras and two new lenses

Denver, CO (June 12, 2013) — PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION today introduced the PENTAX K-50 DSLR featuring advanced functionality beyond its mid-level classification. Ideal for photographers looking to transcend traditional DSLR offerings, the PENTAX K-50 combines a uniquely advanced feature set with a consumer-friendly price tag and 120 color combinations to meet an important additional demand of the creative consumer: personal style.

Rivaling many cameras higher in class, the K-50 boasts a long list of advanced specifications not found in other  mid-level DSLRs. Beginning with its 81 weather seals, the K-50 incorporates PENTAX’s long-standing heritage of weather-resistant products making cameras that extend shooting environments to wet, rainy or snowy conditions.  Building on this leading advantage, the K-50 features high-speed continuous shooting at approximately six frames per second, super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO settings up to 51200 and high-precision SAFOX IXi+ autofocus with accurate subject tracking, guaranteeing crisp images even when in low-light or with a fast moving subject.  Additionally, the K-50’s 100% field of view viewfinder, innovative shake reduction system, four optional interchangeable focusing screens and a fast shutter with the ability to shoot at speeds up to 1/6000 of a second enable photographers to push the boundaries of high-speed shooting while providing total confidence that their vision is framed accurately and captured in complete focus. And, with new Eye-fi SD card compatibility built in photo and video sharing a breeze!  Users can enable automatic transmission of images and video to a smartphone for rapid sharing and even select their favorite images and re-size them before transmission.

The K-50 is available in 120 brilliant and eye-catching color combinations and sets a new standard in the customization of electronics. PENTAX’s Color to Order™ system takes advantage of a newly architected supply chain management system that is built to empower consumers to design the product they want.

“The K-50 introduces features that raise the bar in the mid-level DSLR class,” said Jim Malcolm, executive vice president, PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICA. “Not only do the hardware and software specs outclass competitors, the Color to Order system is an industry first making it a truly unique offering among a sea of similarity.”

PENTAX has also strengthened its weather-sealed lens lineup with the debut of two new lenses; the smc PENTAX-DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6AL WR, and smc PENTAX-DA L 50-200 F4-5.6ED WR.  The addition of these two lenses expands PENTAX’s extensive line of weather-sealed lenses which offer a wide variety of focal lengths and shooting perspectives ensuring there is a lens appropriate for many different shooting and weather scenarios.

Also introduced today is the PENTAX K-500, an entry-level DSLR that augments PENTAX’s DSLR lineup by including advanced features uncommon to the entry-level class. Ideal for families and casual photographers with rigorous demands, the K-500 features a 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor, fast continuous shooting, high sensitivity shooting up to ISO 51200, 100% field of view, in-body shake reduction, and an advanced auto focus module. Operating on four AA batteries, the K-500 guarantees ultimate flexibility and accessibility to a power source when travelling or in remote locations. In addition, the K-500’s wide selection of simple user-modes and creative tools enable limitless personalized expressions while its intuitive ergonomics and menu layout make the K-500 approachable and comfortable to use.

Both the K-50 and K-500 are built around PENTAX’s acclaimed K-mount system. Thanks to the lasting commitment PENTAX has made to the K-mount photographers are able to use any of the 25 million K-mount lenses that have been manufactured over the life of the mount. Access to this wide a selection is unparalleled and opens up many new perspectives for photographers encouraging boundless creativity.

Pricing and Availability 
The K-50 DSLR is available to order today in a choice of 120 color combinations at pentaximaging.com and retail outlets nationwide in July 2013 with a suggested retail price of $699.95 for body only, $779.95 for the kit including DA-L 18-55mm WR lens and $879.95 for the dual lens kit including the DA-L 18-55mm WR and DA-L 50-200mm WR lenses. The K-500 DSLR will be available at retail outlets nationwide and online in July 2013 with a suggested retail price of $599.95 for the kit including the DA-L 18-55mm lens and $699.95 for the dual lens kit including the DA-L 18-55mm and DA-L 50-200mm lenses.

Major features of the PENTAX K-50 include:

Availability in 120 eye-catching color combinations
As the only camera in the DSLR market that is available in customizable colors, the K-50 sets a new benchmark for individual personalization in the imaging industry. Consumers are able to accent their personal expression by selecting a body and grip color that epitomizes their particular style.

Dependable weather-resistant, dustproof body
Thanks to the 81 seals set in its compact, lightweight, portable body, the K-50 is built to be weather-resistant, dustproof and cold-resistant, even at temperatures as low as -10°C. The K-50 is the constant companion and can be taken along to many outdoor activities such as camping and sporting events without having to worry about weather conditions. Its compact, functional body is carefully contoured with delicate curves, assuring that even a photographer with small hands will have a firm grip of the camera.

Major features of the PENTAX K-50 and K-500 include:

High-resolution, super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 51200
The K-50 and K-500 feature a state-of-the-art CMOS image sensor with a large image-capturing area measuring 23.7mm by 15.7mm, to assure high-speed image data readout. This image sensor is coupled with the PRIME M imaging engine delivering super-high-resolution, rich-gradation digital images with approximately 16.28 effective megapixels. The K-50 and K-500 also offer high-sensitivity shooting at a top sensitivity of ISO 51200.

Innovative SR mechanism
The PENTAX-developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism effectively compensates the adverse effect of camera shake to deliver sharp, blur-free images, even under shake-prone conditions such as when using a telephoto lens, shooting in the dark without flash illumination, or taking landscapes at twilight. This innovative mechanism works with almost all PENTAX interchangeable lenses — even those developed for film-format cameras.*** Thanks to the SR mechanism’s flexible design, which tilts the image sensor unit in all directions, the K-50 and K-500 offer several useful features to assist the photographer during shooting, including an Automatic Horizon Correction function to assure high-precision image framing and effortless adjustment of horizontal alignment; a Composition Adjustment function to allow minute adjustment of image alignment both to horizontal and vertical directions, as well as rotation in the image plane; and an ASTRO TRACER mode to simplify astronomical photography in combination with the optional O-GPS1 GPS Unit.

*** Lenses compatible with this mechanism: PENTAX K, KA, KAF, KAF2 and KAF3mount lenses; screw-mount lenses (with an adapter); and 645 and 67system lenses (with an adapter). Some functions may not be available with certain lenses.

High-precision autofocus with SAFOX IXi+ AF module
The K-50 and K-500 feature the state-of-the-art SAFOX IXi+ AF sensor module, which assures responsive, high-precision autofocus operation with 11 sensors (including nine cross-type sensors in the center). It also features a spotbeam projector to assist AF operation in poorly lit locations. Its select-area expansion function keeps the sensor module tracking a moving subject, even when the subject moves out of a pre-assigned auto-tracking area, by assessing the distance data collected by neighboring focus sensors. This means not only greatly improved accuracy and speed of detecting moving subjects during autofocus operation, but also the enhanced auto-tracking performance of moving subjects when using a telephoto lens.

High-speed continuous shooting, at approximately six frames per second
When shooting sports, stage performances or wildlife, the K-50’s high-speed continuous shooting function comes in handy. It allows the photographer to record active, fast-moving subjects in a series of images, at a maximum speed of approximately six images per second (in the JPEG recording format). When shooting with the K-500 users can take advantage of fast shooting speed of up to five frames per second with the use of four AA batteries.  And, if using the optional D-Li109 rechargeable battery with the K-500 shooters can enjoy a fast shooting experience of up to six frames per second.

Optical finder with approximately 100% field of view
Despite its compact size, the K-50 and K-500 feature a glass prism finder with nearly 100% field of view and approximately 0.92-times magnification (with a 50mm F1.4 lens at infinity) to cover the entire field of view for easy focusing and framing. Since it delivers a clear view of the subject even in bright sunshine and eliminates parallax and time lag in the viewfinder image, the K-50  and K-500 respond efficiently and reliably to demanding applications and subjects, such as landscapes requiring delicate, high-precision framing, and sports scenes where the timing of shutter release is critical. The infocus point is indicated as a red point in the viewfinder for at-a-glance confirmation.

High-quality movie recording
The K-50 and K-500 capture high-resolution, full HD movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels) in the H.264 recording format, with a choice of frame rate (30, 25 or 24 frames per second). The K-50 and K-500 even come with creative image-processing tools**** like Custom Images and useful movie-recording features like an interval movie recording function, for the production of more personalized movies.
**** The frame rate may vary when nonstandard image processing is required.

Effortless, user-friendly Auto Picture and Scene modes
The PENTAX-original Auto Picture mode automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode for a given subject or scene from Portrait, Landscape, Macro and other distinctive shooting modes. When using this mode the K-50 and K-500 set all vital camera settings — including shutter speed, aperture, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpness — enabling the photographer to concentrate on image composition and shutter opportunity. The K-50 and K-500 also offer 19 Scene modes, including Night Scene Portrait, Pet and Backlight Silhouette, to simplify photographing complicated or demanding subjects and scenes by optimizing all camera settings with a simple choice of the corresponding icon on the camera’s LCD monitor.

A selection of image-processing tools for creative, personalized expression
The K-50’s and K-500custom image function allows the user to easily and quickly select the desired finishing touch for a particular image, with a choice of 11 custom image modes including, include Bleach Bypass to create a dramatic visual effect used in motion pictures, and Cross Process to produce fanciful, eye-catching images with dramatic colors. The K-50 and K-500 also provide 19 distinctive digital filters to add unique visual effects to captured images and produce creative, artistic photos without the need for a computer. The user can even explore new creative possibilities by applying multiple filters to a single image.

Choice of two power sources
Included with the K-50 is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that is capable of capturing approximately 480 images with a single recharge. ***** However, K-50 and K-500 users are always assured access to a power source with the ability to power their cameras with four AA-size batteries using the D-BH109 AA Battery Holder. The D-BH109 comes standard with the K-500. And, when used with Energizer Ultimate Lithium Batteries, the K-500 can capture as many as 1,250 images with just one set of batteries. Since AA-size batteries can be easily obtained almost anywhere around the world, there’s no need to worry about battery shortages, even when on the road.
***** Under testing conditions prescribed by PENTAX, using the D-LI109 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery with no flash discharges.

Other features:
• Large, wide-view 3.0-inch LCD monitor with approximately 921,000 dots
• 77-segment multi-pattern metering system for extra-accurate light measurement
• DR (Dust Removal) mechanism to shake dust from the surface of the CMOS image sensor
• PENTAX-designed Hyper control system to assure flexible, unfailing response to the photographer’s creative intentions
• RAW data retrieve function to save original raw data of a just-recorded JPEG-format image
• RAW/Fx button for single-action switching of image file format, as well as for assignment and instant recall of a specific function
• Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards
• SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE for PENTAX RICOH IMAGING(RAW-data processing engine developed by Ichikawa Soft Laboratory) included, together with the K-50’s in-body RAW data processing capability

Overview of weather-sealed lenses:
smc PENTAX-DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6AL WR lens
This standard zoom lens covers focal lengths from 27.5mm wide angle to 84mm moderate telephoto (in the 35mm format). Thanks to the incorporation of high-performance aspherical and super-low-dispersion glass optical elements in its optics, it assures outstanding image resolution and remarkable brightness, even at the edges, while effectively compensating various aberrations.
smc PENTAX-DA L 50-200mm F4-5.6ED WR lens
This telephoto zoom lens covers focal lengths from 76.5mm moderate telephoto to 307mm super telephoto (in the 35mm format). With the incorporation of extra-low-dispersion (ED) glass optical elements, it assures excellent description of the subject in various telephoto applications, including portraiture, sports/action and landscape, while effectively compensating chromatic aberration over the entire zoom range.
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PENTAX RICOH IMAGING Expands Commitment to Q-mount Camera System

Available in 120 color combinations, the Q7 ensures there is a camera for every taste and style along with features and settings to match

Denver, CO (June 12, 2013) — PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION today announced the fun and highly capable Q7 compact system camera. Available for order in 120 eye-catching color combinations through PENTAX’s Color To Order™ system, the Q7 gives creative control to the consumer with a complete system of interchangeable lenses, filters, viewfinders, and fun smart effects and digital filters enable truly limitless creativity.

Setting a new standard in the imaging industry, the Q7 incorporates a growing trend among consumer products: customization. With an expertly architected supply chain management system designed around Color To Order, consumers are empowered to integrate individual style, personality and taste into their camera sparking the creative process even as their order is placed.  Joining the already successful Q10, the Q7 features an upgraded 1/1.7 inch, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, high sensitivity shooting up to ISO 12800 and enhanced Q ENGINE with faster response time during start-up and shooting time, the creativity continues as beautiful, sharp images are captured.

“Don’t be fooled by the Q7’s small size and 120 color combinations,” said Jim Malcolm, executive vice president, PENTAX RICOH IMAGING. “As the smallest and lightest compact system camera in the world, this tiny gem is packed with serious specs and capabilities including a number of digital filters and smart effects.”

Weighing in a just 7 ounces, the Q7’s compact body enables easily poket-able portability while the fun filters and assorted lens variety inspire the casual photographer to elevate their creativity.  With 19 smart effects and filters and seven lenses, a retro look and feel can easily be applied in-camera with the ability to layer different effects for greater expression and better image quality than cell phones ever dreamt of.  Additionally, with the Q7’s enhanced Eye Fi SD card compatibility and built-in menus, users can now edit, re-size and share photos instantly.

Also introduced today is the 07 Mount Shield lens. As the seventh member of the Q-family lens mount, the 07 lens produces a truly unique and timeless visual effect, comparable to the original pin-hole camera—with a fixed aperture of F9 and a focal length of 11.5 mm (or 53mm in 35mm format), for an extra-ordinary image with distinctively velvety edges. Featuring a focusing range of approximately 0.7-2m, still life shots and macro photography are given a beautiful dream-like look and feel. Weighing a mere 8 grams, the 07 Mount Shield lens is extremely small, resembling a tiny Q series body cap  making it an ideal lens for pocket-able fun, and travel photography.

Pricing and Availability
The Q7 kit with 02 zoom lens is available to order today in a choice of 120 color combinations at pentaximaging.com 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.  

Major Features of the Q7 Include:

Extra-large 1/1.7-inch image sensor — the largest in the Q series
Thanks to the incorporation of a new 1/1.7-inch, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, the PENTAX Q7 boasts the finest image quality in the Q series. By coupling this image sensor with the state-of-the-art Q ENGINE high-speed imaging engine, the Q7 not only offers high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 12800 and delivers beautiful images with accurate reproduction of gradation and texture, minimizing noise effectively—even at high ISO levels. The Q7’s autofocus accuracy during low-illumination shooting has also been improved, assuring pinpoint focus on the subject even at the faintest light level of EV 0. Because of its larger sensor, the angle of view for the Q7 is wider than that of its sister models, even when the same lens is mounted.** When the 02 Standard Zoom lens is mounted, for instance, the angle of view is 23mm to 69mm in the 35mm format (compared to 27.5mm to 83mm for the Q10). Likewise, when the Adapter Q for K-mount Lenses is used with the Q7, the focal length of the mounted lens is extended by approximately 4.6 times (compared to approximately 5.5 times for the Q10).
* With Q-mounted lenses, the shift in angle of view may vary depending on the lens type.

Outstanding operability
Thanks to the incorporation of a new Q ENGINE which provides a 10% improvement in speed compared to the existing engine, and optimized algorithm, the Q7 provides a shortened start-up time of approximately one second. Additionally, the Q7 provides a much-improved response including a shortened time lag between exposures. Thanks to the Quick Dial feature, to which the photographer can assign as many as four favorite settings profiles, photography is more versatile and functional than ever, with the addition of AF/MF switching, focus assist ON/OFF and ND filter ON/OFF to the list of assignable functions.

Dependable SR mechanism
Featuring the latest gyro sensor, the Q7’s upgraded SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism compensates camera shake by as much as three shutter steps. As a result, the Q7 produces sharp, blur-free images even under conditions prone to camera shake, such as when using a telephoto lens, shooting in the dark without flash illumination, or capturing landscapes in the twilight.

A selection of image-processing tools to create personalized images
 - Custom Images to add distinctive finishing touches- The Custom Image function adds a distinctive finishing touch to an image, to more accurately express the photographer’s creative intention or reproduce the ambience of a specific scene. The user has a   choice of 11 Custom Image modes, including Bleach Bypass, which produces a dramatic, movie-like finish.
 - Digital filter function to apply artistic visual effects - The digital filter function lets the photographer apply a variety of visual effects without the need of an app or computer. Of the total 17 digital filters, 11 filters including Toy Camera, Invert Color and can be applied even during the shooting of still images and movie clips, while the remaining six are applicable only during image editing. The user can layer different filters on to a single image to produce more inventive visual effects.
 - Smart Effect function for simple dial control of finishing touches - Using the Quick-Dial positioned on the camera’s front panel, the user can quickly and effortlessly add the desired finishing touch to an image, while previewing the applied effect on the LCD monitor. From nine Smart Effect modes — including Brilliant Color for a high-saturation finish, and Cross Process for a dramatic unique-toned finish — the user can assign four favorite modes to the dial in advance.

Effortless Bokeh control
The Q7’s unique bokeh control function allows the user to purposely make the subject stand out by automatically assessing the relative distance between the in-focus subject and obtrusive objects in the field of view. Since this function simplifies the advanced, SLR-caliber technique of intentional defocusing, even a first-time photographer can effortlessly capture high-quality images with beautifully defocused foregrounds and/or backgrounds.

High-quality, Full HD movie recording, even during high-sensitivity shooting
Thanks to the improvements in the image-processing algorithm, the Q7 captures beautiful Full HD movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels, at 30 frames per second, in the H.264 recording format) with minimal noise, even during high-sensitivity recording at ISO 12800. A new interval HD movie recording function adds more creativity to visual expression. The user can also take advantage of advanced image-processing tools including the Smart Effect modes,**  an array of in-body movie editing tools, and autofocus operation during movie shooting.
* The frame rate may vary when a selected Smart Effect mode requires nonstandard image processing.

High-resolution, wide-view 3.0-inch LCD display
The Q7 features a high-resolution 3.0-inch, 3:2-proportion LCD display with approximately 460,000 dots. Treated with AR (Anti-Reflection) coating, the display offers sharp, bright images even under bright sunshine by effectively minimizing glare and reflection on the screen. Since its wide-view design makes it possible to view the image from 170 degrees horizontally and vertically, the user has a clear view of the image even when facing the monitor diagonally.

Simple, user-friendly Auto Picture and Scene modes
The Q7 features the PENTAX-original Auto Picture mode, which automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode from such options as Portrait, Landscape and Macro for a given subject or scene, then optimizes all affecting parameters, such as shutter speed, aperture, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpness. It also provides 21 Scene modes including Night Scene Portrait, Pet and Backlight Silhouette, allowing even an entry digital photographer to choose the best exposure mode for a complicated subject or scene with the simple choice of an icon on the LCD monitor.

Flexible exposure system for increased control
The Q7’s comprehensive exposure system assures all the advantages and flexibility of an interchangeable lens camera system. To accommodate user preferences and varying photographic applications, it offers a choice of four different exposure modes: the all-purpose Programmed AE (P) mode, which automatically selects an optimum combination of aperture and shutter speed; the Shutter-Priority AE (Tv), Aperture-Priority AE (Av) and manual Exposure (M) modes, which allow the photographer to more accurately express specific creative intentions on resulting images.

DRII mechanism for effective dust removal
The Q7’s DR II (Dust Removal II) mechanism effectively prevents dust spots from tarnishing captured images, even after the user changes lenses out in the open. Like the PENTAX K-5 II and 645D digital SLR cameras, it employs a highly effective supersonic vibration mechanism, which vibrates the image sensor at high speed to shake the dust off its surface.

Other features
- Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards
- High-speed continuous shooting of up to five images per second
- HDR mode to composite a photo with extra-wide dynamic range from three images of varying exposures
- CTE white-balance control mode to emphasize the predominant color of a particular scene, such as the sunset
- Multi-exposure mode (up to nine exposures on a single image), with an auto exposure compensation function
- Remote control receptors on front and back panels
- SILKY Developer Studio 3.0 LE for PENTAX RAW-data development software (developed by Ichikawa Soft Laboratory) included; in-camera RAW-data development also available

Optional accessories
MH-RB40.5 Lens Hood - A black, round, Flower-shaped, metallic lens hood for exclusive use with the PENTAX-02 STANDARD ZOOM lens. (To be launched simultaneously with the Q7 camera body.)
O-CC133 Camera Case (with front cover) - A camera case with two strap lugs at its sides to keep the camera suspended in a level position for delay-free shooting. Comes with a front cover to protect the lens surface from shock and scratches. Made of synthetic leather, with a choice of three colors (black, white and brown). Usable with a PETNAX Q7 or Q10 camera body. (To be launched simultaneously with the Q7 camera body.)
O-CC1332 Lens Case - A stylish, partitioned tubular lens case made of synthetic leather, holding several PENTAX Q-mount interchangeable lenses. Provides a fastening belt and a carabiner hook to mount it on a belt loop or backpack, and internal padding to protect the lenses from shock and scratches. Usable with all PENTAX Q-mounted lenses. (To be launched simultaneously with the Q7 camera body.)
O-CC1333 Camera Case - A camera case exclusively designed for use with the PENTAX Q-series camera body. Made of soft, elastic jersey material to protect the camera body and its LCD monitor from scratches. Provides a strap loop and a flap pocket to store small articles on the outside. Available in beige and red colors. (To be launched simultaneously with the Q7 camera body.)
O-CB133 Camera Bag - A navy-colored camera case made of synthetic leather, exclusively designed for use with the PENTAX Q-series camera. Holds one camera body (Q7, Q10 or Q) and as many as seven Q-mount interchangeable lenses, with a pocket on the back to store small articles. (To be launched simultaneously with the Q7 camera body.)

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