Get Firmware update, need prime lens, not for clumsy fingers or memories.
17 August 2013
Summary: Cons: Small camera. Battery Life. Fingers in the way of buttons until you know where to hold camera, a camera case helps. Flimsy #02 zoom lens build. Factory firmware blows (it made camera slow to focus and shoot). To many menus. Lens choices (only 6) all flimsy. Should have bought it in white. Pros: Small camera "007-ish". The body is built well, cheap price for what you get. Firmware updates make all the difference!
Summary: This camera isn't quite what I was looking for. It's stellar in compact size, but not quite as point and shoot ready in automatic as I thought. Every time I held the shutter half way for it to focus, half the time I would get a red box that signified it wasn't ready to take a picture. And this was in auto! The other thing about this camera is that, yes, it is significantly smaller and lighter than a DSLR, it was still bulky enough in my purse to bother me.
Summary: this review is written for the sake of those folk who are looking to buy this camera and are looking for clues/advice from reviews/reviewers. the q is one of many cameras l have tried/tested these past few years and my bottom line opinion is that your money is better spent on something else such as: the sony hx30/50 .. the fuji xf1.. the nikon j2..or the lumix tz25/30.
Summary: Had this little thing for several months now so I feel i have 'run it in' so to speak and the one thing I can say for certain is that PQ in auto mode is awful. Since auto is what i spend most of my time using (since this camera is made for taking everywhere and snapping away with) this is a big disappointment. Everything seems a little dull and microscopically out of focus (my £69 Fuji takes sharper, clearer pictures).
A nice camera, but for a better photographer than me...
Bob Shaw, Amazon
12 August 2013
Summary: If you want a conversation piece camera - this is it! Guys love it because it has all the bells and whistles of a proper DSLR (gadget appeal), girls love it because it is tiny and "cute". We have a proper DSLR, which this was supposed to augment, That you can just whip it out and snap away in Auto, then if you have the time to be a bit creative, you can adjust away to your hearts content.
Summary: Hace unos meses me propuse comprar una nueva cámara más compacta para poder llevar siempre encima. Tras muchos análisis, llegué a la tienda... y me los pasé todos por el forro. Cuando vi la Pentax Q, no pude resistirme. La primera impresión fuera de la caja fue muy buena. Pequeña, ligera, muy manejable (si tienes manos pequeñas como yo) y de encendido bastante rápido.
Summary: Ermutigt von den Rezensionen hier, habe ich mir auch dieses Kit gekauft. Da vieles schon aufgeführt wurde, möchte ich ergänzend meine Eindrücke anfügen: Die Kamera hat ein echtes Potential; die "Größe" ist faszinierend, Verarbeitung und Handling ansprechend, Lieferumfang gut - zusammen mit der Silkypix RAW Software sogar professionell. Die Qualität der Optiken ist gut, die des Standard Prime sogar sehr gut.