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Pentax Q
6.5 out of 10

Pentax Q

Smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera in the world * Read more

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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

About
20 March 2015
  • Summary: The Pentax Q (DIL) camera is so small, it almost resembles a toy. However, don't let the Q's look fool you. This camera is a lot of fun to use -- almost like a toy -- but my Pentax Q review finds that it has far more powerful photographic features than any toy.
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Overall 10
9.6

Pentax Q: Review

Review guidelines
28 August 2013
  • Summary: The Pentax Q is a really nice camera. Nice to look at, beautiful to use. Ergonomics is not the slightest regret a bulky SLR and think. The only real drawback is related to the design choice to use a sensor of small size, typical of compact cameras.
  • Pros: Design, Ergonomics, Flash, which is positioned to avoid red eyes., Ability to save RAW after shooting JPG.
  • Cons: Autofocus is not fast, Detail lost at high sensitivity, Difficulty of obtaining one focus of the sensors typical of reduced dimensions, The absence of a viewfinder.
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
16 January 2012
  • Summary: In June of 2011 PENTAX announced what they claimed was "the world's smallest / lightest interchangeable lens camera (ILC)", the PENTAX Q.  Available in black or white (with the standard lens kit only available in silver), the PENTAX Q is housed in a magnesium-alloy body.
  • Pros: Compact and durable magnesium-alloy body, Handy Quick Control Dial mounted on the front, Captures nice 12-megapixel photos, Great ISO performance up to ISO 1600, Bright 3.0-inch LCD screen, Cool in-camera options, Versatile interchangeable lens system, Plenty of manual control, Host of creative o...
  • Cons: ISO 3200 and above show a great deal of noise, Poor battery life, Shooting performance is more in line with point-n-shoots rather than EVIL (aka MILC) cameras, Slow buffer write speeds, causes camera to lock up after only a few shots; even in JPEG image mode, HDR mode doesn't give you the dramati...
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Overall 6
6.0

Pentax Q

PC Magazine
13 January 2012
  • Conclusion: The Pentax Q is the most compact interchangeable lens camera you can buy. But a small sensor that limits fine detail in images, slow start up and processing performance, and a high sticker price hold this small shooter back.
  • Pros: Sharp images. Excellent video quality. Good low light performance. Built-in flash. Silent operation.
  • Cons: Very expensive. Slow to start up and process images. Photos lack depth. Included lens doesn’t zoom.
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Overall 6
6.4

Fujifilm X10

pentaxforums.com
11 December 2011
  • Summary: The big brother to the X10 is the X100 , which was released about a year earlier and got a lot of positive press. The X100 has an APS-C sized sensor, a fixed 23 mm lens, and a $1,200 price tag.
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
1 November 2011
  • Excerpt: The Pentax Q (priced from $799) is the world's smallest interchangeable lens camera -- by far. Just how small is it? Look at this:
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Overall 6
6.1

Pentax Q

pentaxforums.com
22 October 2011
  • Summary: The Pentax Q is qute and definitely has the wow factor - it literally yells "buy me" when you first see it! The Q is a compact, capable and easy-to-use little camera. Its interchangeable lenses cover a good part of the most used range, from a fish-eye to a 100mm (equivalent) short telephoto lens.
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Overall 6
5.7

Expert Review

reviewed
20 October 2011
  • Summary: The Pentax Q a new mirrorless system differentiates itself from the pack in a big way: it's tiny.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
8.5

Pentax Q Review

What Digital Camera
27 September 2011
  • Summary: At £600 with the 8.5mm (47mm equivalent) f/1.9 prime lens, the Pentax Q certainly isn’t cheap. No doubt that a huge amount of R&D and development costs will have gone into the system, but perhaps not enough of the former to realise that an accessible price-point would have gone a long way in helping...
  • Pros: Small design, sharp & low noise images at ISO 125-400 settings, long lenses small in size, faster flash sync due to leaf shutter lenses (limited to 1/250th sec with external flash however)
  • Cons: Poor LCD screen, small sensor size means lack of shallow depth of field control, BC (Bokeh Control) mode is flawed and poor, function dial placed awkwardly by lens, not possible to fit an EVF, slow Raw shooting due to small buffer, expensive
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Review: Pentax Q

shortsharpreviews.com
21 September 2011
  • Excerpt: A short, sharp review of the Q, Pentax’s quirky spin on the mirrorless system camera concept. Best viewed at 1080p.
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