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Pentax Q7

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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
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 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
7.3

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: If you're after a cute compact system camera which takes reasonable pictures in good light, then the Q7 is a good choice. Unfortunately, for Pentax, there are plenty of better options currently on the market. The best, if you're in the market for a very small, but still well performing camera, is the Panasonic GM1 which manages to fit a very large (by comparison) sensor in a body which isn't too much bigger than even the Q7's diminutive stature.
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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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