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Pentax Q7

Steve's Digicams
4 October 2013
  • Excerpt: In the early summer of 2013, Pentax expanded its commitment to the compact Q-mount Camera System by announcing the brand new Q7. Available now through Pentax's Color to Order™ system, you can configure your personal Q7 with 120 different color combinations. Features include a 12.4 megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor, their Q-mount interchangeable lens system, Full 1080p HD Video Recording, 5 frames per second High-Speed Burst Shooting, an ISO sensitivity up to ISO 12800, 19...
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Overall 7
6.8

Pentax Q7 Review

Digital Camera Review
15 August 2013
  • Summary: Conclusion The Pentax Q7 is in a precarious predicament. Should it be compared to other ILCs due to its interchangeable lens system or to point and shoots due to its sensor size? My initial reaction is to compare it to other ILCs. In that case, I believe it rests pretty close to the middle of the group. I tend to prefer the fast AF of the Olympus Pen cameras over the Q7.
  • Pros: Good image quality, although not consistent, Small and compact, Easily transportable, Very expandable especially when used with Q-mount adaptors
  • Cons: Slow AF speeds, High ISOs lead to soft images, Good image quality, although not consistent
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Overall 7
7.0

Pentax Q7

PC Magazine
11 August 2013
  • Conclusion: The impressively small Pentax Q7 mirrorless camera features an image sensor that is 50 percent larger than previous models, but its shutter lag is a drawback.
  • Pros: Very small. Bright rear LCD. Sharp kit lens. Available in 120 different colors. Interesting lens system. In-body shake reduction. Good high ISO performance.
  • Cons: Noticeable shutter lag. Small sensor limits depth of field control. Distortion an issue when shooting in Raw mode. Rolling shutter effect in video.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 8
8.0

Pentax Q7 Review

What Digital Camera
3 August 2013
  • Summary: The Pentax Q7, and by extension the whole of the Q system, is a difficult thing to summarise. On the one hand you have a surprisingly capable little camera with a good range of features, excellent build quality, performance and handling, and image quality that compares well to most high-end compacts.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

DP Review
23 July 2013
  • Summary: The Pentax Q7 does well in everyday shooting, delivering image quality that's generally as good as the best enthusiast compacts. However, it under delivers for the entry-level ILC class in terms of resolution and high ISO performance. Though we had few serious complaints about its performance, it's hard to recommend among so many excellent fixed and interchangeable lens cameras that cost about the same.
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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
12 June 2013
  • Excerpt: While other manufacturers tend to put higher pixel count sensors in their new cameras, Pentax has made an unusual move and put a larger sensor in the latest addition to its Q series of compact system cameras (CSCs). Whereas the Pentax Q10 has a 12-million-pixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, the new Pentax Q7 has a 12-million-pixel, 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pentax Q7 review

Macworld UK
22 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Whilst the Q7 may not sport a large APS-C sensor, and in present company a 12 megapixel 1/1.7-inch chip reads as a little underpowered, this would-be pocket rocket nevertheless holds appeal as currently the smallest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera on the market. A battery life of up to 260 shots whilst not class leading isn’t bad, and neither is the asking price of an official £399.99 with standard 3x equivalent optical zoom – making it the relative bargain of our...
  • Pros: Diminuitive sized body and lens system that will comfortably fit into a jacket pocket, warm, colour-rich images and subtly shallow depth of field results achievable
  • Cons: Whilst some will love the small size, fully grown adults may bemoan the small buttons, controls and build, whilst enthusiasts will decry the small sensor size as making the Q system seem like something of a non starter, fixed LCD, no Wi-Fi, no viewfinder
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Overall 5
5.0

Pentax Q7

Trusted Reviews
16 September 2013
  • Conclusion: If size were the only concern the Pentax Q7 would rank very highly. But the restricted lens range, so-so image quality and superior alternatives make it an unconvincing option.
  • Pros: Very portable, Impressive build quality, Good handling
  • Cons: Image quality issues, Limited lens systen, Poor value overall
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax Q7 Review

ePHOTOzine
29 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Announced in June 2013, the Pentax Q7 is the flagship model in the Q series. It has a larger image sensor and there are a choice of 20 body colours and six grip colours giving 120 possible colour combinations. The Q7 is due to be launched in September 2013 with an RRP of £369.99 body only and £399.99 with the 5-15mm kit lens.
  • Pros: Extremely small body, Good sized screen with decent resolution, Full manual controls and RAW shooting, Dual axis electronic level, HDR mode, Rubberised grip, Lots of filters, Available in lots of colours
  • Cons: AWB struggles under our studio lighting, Not good for macro shots, Image detail is poor in the shadows
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Pentax Q7

TechRadar UK
12 June 2013
  • Excerpt: While other manufacturers tend to put higher pixel count sensors in their new cameras, Pentax has made an unusual move and put a larger sensor in the latest addition to its Q series of compact system cameras (CSCs). Whereas the Pentax Q10 has a 12-million-pixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, the new Pentax Q7 has a 12-million-pixel, 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor.
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