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Pentax Q7
7.8 out of 10

Pentax Q7

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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

DP Review
6 May 2015
  • Summary: The Pentax Q7 does well in everyday shooting, delivering image quality that's generally as good as the best enthusiast compacts. Though we have few serious complaints about its performance, it faces stiff competition from other fixed and interchangeable-lens cameras with larger sensors.
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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,...
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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...
  • 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 impro...
  • 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...
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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...
  • 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
6.8

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
15 August 2013
  • Summary: Ricoh’s tagline for the Pentax Q7 is, “Real Camera. Real small. Real fun.” So, we at DigitalCameraReview.com wanted to find out if these three statements were really true. Straight out of the box we could see why the first two sentences in the tagline are “Real camera. Real small.
  • 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 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 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 7
7.0

Pentax Q7

PhotographyBLOG
4 October 2013
  • Summary: So the smallest mirrorless camera on the block gets a generally successful upgrade and can be considered the most well realized Q camera yet. As with its predecessors we can visualise the smaller format, pack of playing cards-size of the Pentax Q7 going down a storm in the Far East.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax Q7 review

T3
1 October 2013
  • Summary: The Pentax Q7 is a pint-sized interchangeable lens system camera
  • Pros: Small proportions, Large sensor, Respectable image quality
  • Cons: Looks like a toy, Tiny controls, Fixed LCD screen
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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.
  • 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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