Summary: I dug it. Full controll, sharp lenses, pretty good noise, but it just doesn't match up to competitors. Let's be honest though, you're getting this because it's cheaper than most of the m4/3 cameras, most of which are more pocketable than this. That said it's what I've learned on, and it's keeping it's value so no harm done in trying it out and trading up Buy some extra batteries though, I only got about 2 hours of shooting before it died
Summary: Great little compact camera! I'm looking forward to a longer lens, but impressed, so far, with the smaller zoom. I carry my camera on my motorcycle, and this camera fits well into the tank bag.
Excerpt: This camera gets a bad rap because folks like the metal original Q or the larger sensor in the Q7 and Q-S1. But the fact is that it's a really nice camera. I'm consistently amazed by the image quality of the Q10, and as so many others have said, there's just something fun about using a Q-series camera.
Pros: Small, light. Easy to grab and take with you
Summary: First, this camera is small. Smaller than it looks. This camera is also filled with features that work very well. I have used all kinds of cameras. I am impressed with what Pentax has included in this camera. It feels well built. The controls are quite intuitive, but there are so many. The manual that comes with it is a thick booklet. I thought it was one of those 7 different language manuals. It was only one language.
Summary: There is something about this camera that makes it fun to shoot. It is really tiny and I could easily put it into a coat pocket. I was taken a back by the size of the manual. For such a little thing, it does pack in a lot of options. When you see them on the menu system of the camera, they are well laid out and easy to follow. Image quality is very good when using a low ISO.