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6.7 out of 10

Pentax Q

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

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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 the Q’s prospects in a wider market.
  • 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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Overall 8
7.5
Features 7
7.0
Build quality 7
7.0
Autofocus 7
7.0

Pentax Q review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: No one can deny that the Pentax Q adds a little colour to the market. Its main talking points will always be its size, for reasons good and bad. The current ‘smallest interchangeable-lens camera' uses a much smaller sensor, but this is central to its being - compact size and compact lenses (and the consequent distortion and lack of control over depth of field).
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Overall 6
6.0
Design 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 6
6.0

A Small Pentax Camera : Pentax Q

GadgetSpeak
27 March 2012
  • Summary: The Pentax Q has the appearance of a compact camera yet it offers the user an interchangeable lens facility.
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Pentax Q Digital Camera

Cybershack
16 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Claimed to be the world’s lightest and smallest interchangeable lens camera, the Magnesium alloy Pentax Q comes with a tiny retro-styled body and a 12.4 megapixel CMOS image sensor that is designed to put the fun back into your photography. It’s no secret that I find Pentax one of the best camera makers around. I have been using Pentax digital cameras for my work now for the past five years and have never yearned for another brand.
  • Pros: light, tiny and interchangeable lens kit
  • Cons: fair picture quality, price
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Overall 9
8.5
Ease of use 8
8.3
Control 8
8.0
Video quality 8
8.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Pentax Q

PhotoReview
1 November 2011
  • Summary: The most pocketable interchangeable-lens camera available provides a wealth of creative shooting effects.With the new Pentax Q, this innovative camera manufacturer has once again challenged convention by producing the smallest, lightest interchangeable-lens camera system currently available.
  • Pros: You need a genuinely pocketable camera., You require a similar suite of controls to most DSLRs., You're interested in shooting raw files and prefer the 'universal' DNG file format., You would enjoy the many in-camera special effects., You want to shoot Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) video with good audio quality.
  • Cons: You need an optical viewfinder built-in., You require a high level of depth-of-field control., You're looking for a camera that takes regular DSLR lenses., You require excellent performance at high ISO settings., You need a wind cut filter for shooting movies., You want high buffer capacity for continuous shooting.
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Overall 9
8.5
Ease of use 8
8.3
Control 8
8.0
Video quality 8
8.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Pentax Q

PhotoReview
1 November 2011
  • Summary: The most pocketable interchangeable-lens camera available provides a wealth of creative shooting effects.With the new Pentax Q, this innovative camera manufacturer has once again challenged convention by producing the smallest, lightest interchangeable-lens camera system currently available.
  • Pros: You need a genuinely pocketable camera., You require a similar suite of controls to most DSLRs., You're interested in shooting raw files and prefer the 'universal' DNG file format., You would enjoy the many in-camera special effects., You want to shoot Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) video with good audio quality.
  • Cons: You need an optical viewfinder built-in., You require a high level of depth-of-field control., You're looking for a camera that takes regular DSLR lenses., You require excellent performance at high ISO settings., You need a wind cut filter for shooting movies., You want high buffer capacity for continuous shooting.
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Overall 7
7.0

Pentax Q

Trusted Reviews
31 October 2011
  • Summary: Pentax Q: compact system contender or overpriced advanced compact?
  • Pros: Spy-gadget compactness, Good image quality, Surprisingly good ISO performance, Loads of creative/digital filter effects
  • Cons: Limited depth of field, Fiddly buttons, Uncompetitive price, Limited choice of compatible lenses
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax Q

MacWorld
19 October 2011
  • Conclusion: Being as quick in its responses as a mid-range DSLR, the Pentax Q is more than a curio and we hope, with perhaps larger sensors in subsequent models, it will be the diminutive shape of things to come for compact system cameras.
  • Pros: Tiny body yet still sports a rugged-feel build; fun to use; fits conveniently in a pocket if the lens is removed; fast response times
  • Cons: Some may find the rear controls small and fiddly; battery life could be boosted; audio on video clips is mono only
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax Q review

T3
18 October 2011
  • Summary: The Pentax Q is being billed as the world's smallest and lightest compact system camera - but does it live up to its rep or is it all just PR-speak?
  • Pros: Small but rugged, Great feature set, Superb pics
  • Cons: Battery life, Sound is mono only, No clip on viewfinder
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Overall 7
7.0

Pentax Q

Pocket Lint
4 October 2011
  • Conclusion: Unique isn’t a word that should be used lightly, but the Pentax Q more than fits the bill. However, amid a competitive Compact System Camera market it fails to encapsulate true DSLR-like quality in a compact body. Images may be sharp, but other imaging issues and lack of depth of field control hold the Q back. While the camera certainly looks sweet enough, it just doesn’t have the inner guts to outperform its competitors.
  • Pros: It’s super-small, better than many high-end compact cameras
  • Cons: Small sensor limits depth of field control, stiff dials, awkward layout, expensive
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