Summary: I bought this camera on Black Friday because my Cannon Rebel was on the fritz. I love that this camera can take wonderful video and pictures. We bought it to replace our handheld out of date digital flip camera. I also bought it because it is the smallest camera on the market with an removable lens. I thought it would be perfect for the diaper bag- and it is, but it cannot replace my Cannon Rebel because: 1) No view finder, only a digital display.
Summary: I was immediately pleased with the design of this camera because it is what I am used to holding and I like the idea that I could get other lenses. I have played with the options and found many shooting modes that I like including a raw mode that produces good quality images. My only main problem with the camera is that it requires a separate charger for the lith-ion battery and cannot be plugging directly into a wall or computer for charging.
Excerpt: I use this for fun, really. Small, fun to shoot, fun to show, very easy to carry around. I do have big hands however, so the smallness is at times a tad, well, too small. But really great fun!
Excerpt: This small camera is my perfect companion. It goes always with me, being so small, it perfectly fits in my bag.I've found that I really use it to take photos..... not to do techie pictures to analyze pixel by pixel, just photos.It's so easy to use, so handy, so unnoticeable, that I can use it everywhere.... and the quality is surprisingly high.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Battery Life, Small / Compact
Summary: I have always been a Pentax fan. That said, when the price for this dropped under $200, it was a steal at that price. No camera, portable or full size, out there makes you WANT to pick it up and just PLAY with it like the Q series does. It is very well made and totally solid. No flimsy feel to this at all. A true miniature looking DSLR.