Even adapters for this camera are not that easy to find
2 August 2014
Summary: The only reason this does not get 5 stars is due to the limitations in speed from the sensor size, as well as the relative difficulty and rarity of lenses and attachments that come for this small size. Even adapters for this camera are not that easy to find, and Pentax-approved ones are quite expensive, especially for a camera of this size. However, this is, without a doubt, the best camera for a sensor of this size.
Summary: I bought this due to the low price and ability to use my old Pentax lenses with an adapter. It takes pretty good pictures, even in less than ideal light, and is much less bulky than my other digital camera due to it's compact size. The only drawback so far is that it doesn't have an optical viewfinder, so sometimes daytime pictures are hard to see because of the limited visibility of the LCD screen.
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.
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.
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).
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 Those reviews are no longer valid now that the price of the camera has dropped by so much (below $250 with lens).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.
Excellent build quality, make good photos and almost pocketable camera!
7 February 2013
Summary: Excellent camera with good photo quality and decent speed of operation, very small size almost pocketable. Excellent almost perfect build quality, comes with printed manual and full set of controls like big DSLR.