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
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
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...
Summary: The Pentax Q may look like a toy camera at first glance, but it actually proves to be a lot more full featured and intuitive to use in practice. Compact-like image quality and a sky-high price tag, however, combine to seriously detract from what is otherwise a surprisingly well built and enjoyable...
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.
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
Excerpt: Tested with the new Samsung Class 10 memory card . The Pentax Q performs much like a compact camera with a CMOS sensor, with high speed shooting, but generally slowish shot to shot time otherwise. Shutter response is excellent, but focus is a little slow. Switch on time is also slow.
Summary: Pentax Q — самая компактная камера со сменной оптикой, которую можно купить. Но сенсор изображения маловат, число мелких деталей на фото явно недостаточно. Медленный запуск и невысокая скорость, а также высокая цена — серьезные недостатки этой камеры.
Pros: Четкие изображения. Отличное качество видео. Хорошее качество съемки в условиях низкой освещенности. Встроенная вспышка. Бесшумная работа.
Cons: Высокая цена. Медленно запускается и обрабатывает изображения. Изображениям не хватает глубины. Кит-объектив с фиксированным фокусным расстоянием.