Sorry for the blurriness, but that’s what you often have to live with in exchange for seeing cameras before they officially exist. Digicam-info has published leaked photos of the upcoming Q10 mirrorless camera and the K-5 II and K-5 IIs DSLRs.
The Q10, shown above, is he successor to the Q, which became the world’s first interchangeable lens point-and-shoot when it was released in June 2011. The Q’s petite size came with a petite-sized sensor, which led to reviewers commenting on how the camera just isn’t fit for anyone looking for high-quality images.
The Q10 will reportedly be available starting in mid-October for around $450 (at least in Japan). It’ll be available in black, silver, and red variants. Not much else is known about the camera. To become relevant and interesting, the Q line needs to see drastic improvements to image quality, lest they become so distracted with portability that they forget about the main purpose of cameras: to create photos.
K-5 II and K-5 IIs
The K-5 II and K-5 IIs are two upcoming DSLRs that will also see a mid-October launch. They’re reportedly sport price tags of around $1,400 and $1,500, respectively. It appears that the two cameras are identical from the outside (aside from the branding), so the difference will likely be something in the guts or the specs.
We’ll be seeing an official announcement in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.