LCD and Viewfinder
Pentax Q10 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
Q10 doesn't have a built-in viewfinder but an optional external viewfinder is available. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Mirrorless camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Olympus OM-D E-M10 II (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Pentax Q10 can shoot continuously at max speed of 5 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec.
Q10 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Pentax Q10 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 25 points to choose from.
Pentax Q10 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Pentax Q10, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Pentax Q10 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
Q10 has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Pentax Q10 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 or Fujifilm X-T10 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect Q10 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Pentax Q10 is powered by D-LI68 battery which provides a shooting life of 270 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 352 shots, Pentax Q10 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend Q10 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras
Samsung NX mini with its 650shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Pentax Q10 vs Samsung NX mini or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Pentax Q10 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Pentax Q10 is $399.95