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Pentax Q (photos)

Pentax's Q interchangeable-lens camera has a compact, great retro design. But it didn't get this small without some potentially significant sacrifices.

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Black model with the 47mm-equivalent f1.9 kit lens. The Quick Dial on the front serves as a shortcut to scrolling through options for a given feature; for instance, to cycle through aspect ratios or adjust the intensity of an effect.
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White model with the 47mm-equivalent f1.9 kit lens.
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The Q's flash pops way up as a red-eye-prevention system.
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For a size comparison, the Q sitting atop an iPhone 4.
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The Q with its kit prime lens and optional 24-80mm-equivalent f2.8-4.5 lens.
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The Q has a die-cast magnesium-alloy body.
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Not only is the Q the smallest ILC, it's got the smallest sensor as well--a 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS.
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The cheap ($79.95) "wide-angle" toy lens is only 35mm-equivalent and uses an electronic shutter.
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The $79.95 telephoto toy lens is 100mm-equivalent and uses an electronic shutter.

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