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Pentax Q7
8.0 out of 10

Pentax Q7

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Overall 8
8.0

The Pentax Q7; The power of a standard DSLR in the palm of your hand

Examiner
14 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Define Pentax junkie. Is it someone who bought a Pentax camera because it was on sale? No. Is it someone who did research and then bought one? Maybe. Is it someone that started their love for photography in 1979 with the Pentax K1000 and continued with it till the advent of digital cameras, then, purchasing the *ist DL as well as constantly upgrading to the newest from Pentax? Oh Yea! Well that person is this writer.
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
4 October 2013
  • Summary: 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...
  • Pros: Lots of manual controls, Many filters and color effects, Quick dial on front is convenient, Pop-up flash reduces red eye, Three custom user settings, Bright 3-inch LCD, Records full 1080p video, Small, lightweight magnesium-allow body, Can use K-mount lenses with adapter
  • Cons: Small sensor, Noise is significant at high ISO settings, Auto mode tends to select high ISO settings, Focus is fixed at first shot in burst mode, Images lack fine detail, Video quality is middle of the road, Price is high
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Overall 7
7.1

Pentax Q7

pentaxforums.com
17 September 2013
  • Summary: Throughout this review we have taken a very close look at the Pentax Q7's features and capabilities.  Now it's time to take a step back and look at the big picture.  We've shown that the Q7 has been much improved compared to the original Q, but now we must determine how it fares on its own, and when compared to other cameras currently on the market.
  • Pros: Very light and compact, Good image quality for its size, Low noise through ISO 800, Ability to adapt DSLR lenses, Full manual video controls, On-demand video autofocus, Very fast autofocus, Feature-packed user interface, Many DSLR-like customization options, Fast overall performance, Marked improvement over the Pentax Q/Q10, Comfortable grip, Buttons relatively easy to press, Built-in mechanical Shake Reduction, Sensor dust removal, DNG RAW support, Customizable in 12...
  • Cons: Small lens selection (1 quality prime, 2 quality zooms), Not available in a kit with the 01 prime lens, Requires 2 hands to operate, Kit zoom lens suffers from distortion, flare, and fringing, Images still not detailed enough for cropping, Tendency to overexpose / blow highlights, JPEG files over-sharpened by default, Poor video image quality, Poor video sound, Not pocketable with zoom lens, No electronic viewfinder option, No dedicated optical viewfinder, Low-resolut...
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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
2 September 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.
  • Pros: Portability; Handling; Features; Build quality
  • Cons: Limited system; Pricey for what could be argued is somewhat of a novelty camera
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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 7
7.3

Expert Review

reviewed
2 August 2013
  • Summary: Pentax's lilliputian Q series finally gets a better sensor. Is it too little too late?
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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
  • Conclusion: The standard colours in the UK, however, are black, silver and yellow, with matching kit lenses. The standard prime lens is also available in the same 20 colours as the Pentax Q7 body. The price of the Pentax Q7 and the new Q lens is yet to be confirmed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax Q7 review

T3
1 October 2013
  • Summary: Its pocket size and crazy colour scheme options mean that the Pentax Q7 resembles a toy, but is this the one with which the brand's CSC range finally gets serious?
  • Pros: Small proportions, Large sensor, Respectable image quality
  • Cons: Looks like a toy, Tiny controls, Fixed LCD screen
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Overall 5
5.0

Pentax Q7

Trusted Reviews
16 September 2013
  • Summary: A compact system camera that fits in your pocket, but it has problems.
  • Pros: Very portable, Impressive build quality, Good handling
  • Cons: Image quality issues, Limited lens systen, Poor value overall
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