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Pentax-q.33110173
7.5 out of 10

Pentax Q

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

Great Deal: $999.99

Reviews and Problems with Pentax Q

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Overall 8
8.0

Nice and compact

J. Haggerty "Radar1", Amazon
2 February 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Great camera, bad flash design.

Jessica N Sneed, Amazon
23 October 2013
  • Summary: This was my intro to micro mirrorless DLSR's. I am very happy with the quality of the photo's and the lens, although lens are hard to find and expensive. Battery life does suffer some but no worst than other small cameras of this type. My only real con is the flash. The flash pop-up is flimsy and feels like it would break off with the slightest force. If I repurchased now I would get the Canon brand for the easy purchase of lens and accessories.
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Overall 8
8.0

A VERSATILE AND POWERFULL LITTLE ONE.

Joel, Amazon
30 September 2013
  • Summary: I SAW SEVERAL REVIEWS HERE AND THE INTERNET MANY SAY THAT THIS IS A GREAT LITTLE CAMERA, LET ME SAY, YES, IT HAS THE MOST OF TIME VERY GOOD IQ, BUT YOU NEED ENOUGH NATURAL LIGHT TO ACHIEVE THIS. WHEN THE LIGHT IS NOT ENOUGH THE PERFORMANCE OF THE Q, DROPS AND YOU NEED TO USE THE FLASH OTHERWISE THE RESULTS ARE DISAPPOINTING, YOU CAN OBTAIN ACCEPTABLE RESULTS UNTIL ISO 600.
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Overall 8
8.0

it is cheap and very small

Zhengxiu Jin, Amazon
26 August 2013
  • Summary: this camera is very small, so it is convenient to take it and it looks beautiful. but the pictures taken by the camera is not better than windows phone
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Overall 8
8.0

It's so cute!!

Max, Amazon
20 August 2013
  • Summary: I've been dying for this camera for the longest. The only thing keeping it from receiving a 5-star rating is the fact that it sometimes, not always but sometimes, lags when a take pictures. I think I just have to keep messing with it consistently to keep it from doing that.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good

leithowsky, Amazon
17 July 2013
  • Summary: Good camera, medium quality, medium price. Was bought to use with Pk/Q adapter + 800mm lens = 4480mm (Moon shots). Very difficult to focus in display.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good on the go camera...

R D, Amazon
19 May 2013
  • Summary: I read the reviews, watched the videos, and made the choice to pull the trigger. This is the camera my wife uses for everything; loves the packability and size (fits easily in her purse). It's not a DSLR, but at the right price, it's a great companion to your DSLR as it is everything those aren't- simple to use, super portable, even cute.
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Overall 8
8.0

beautiful lil light yet sturdy camera...

Pareekshit Singh, Amazon
25 April 2013
  • Summary: Loved this camera... Have had it for about a month now, am very pleased with it. For my review and sample shots do check out [...
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Overall 8
8.0

A great camera

Amazon Customer, Amazon
24 March 2013
  • Summary: IQ is excellent, especially when paired with the prime. It is a great camera and system. You can take it with 3 lenses in your pocket easily, that is just incredible. The controls are very well laid out and it is easy to use. Make sure you update the software, it makes focusing much faster and gives you focus peaking. Iso is usable up to 1600 (unless you are a pixel peeper, in which case keep it at 800 or lower, but really this camera is not for pixel peeping).
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Photography Review
23 March 2013
  • Summary: This camera is supposedly very popular in Japan but not so much here due to the cost, and reviews that compare the cost to the benefit. Those reviews are no longer valid now that the price of the camera has dropped by so much (below $250 with lens). This is not a DSLR and the smaller sensor won't provide the same quality shots. It is small--tiny actually--and will provide great screen shots and very good to excellent quality for anything smaller than an 8 x 10.
  • Pros: -Good value now that the price dropped by 2/3., -Both the 02 and 06 zoom lenses are sharp, surprisingly so., -Small., -Amazing telephoto capabilities with the 5.6 crop ratio.
  • Cons: -Bokeh. The sensor is so small that unless you are very close most of the photo will be sharp., -The in-camera blur option is OK, but doesn't substitute for creamy bokeh., -No viewfinder. Using the screen makes it tough to focus a manual lens (if using one) in daylight., -The fish-eye is more of a "toy" lens.
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