Summary: The Pentax Q7 features the slightly larger sensor to that of the Q and Q10. The new sensor is much improved in noise performance hence better low light photos and video. Some camera enthusiasts dismiss the Q series because of their small sensors but those small sensors have become the very reason why some dedicated enthusiasts have really embraced the Q; small sensors produce great depth of field, therefore large areas stay in focus.
Excerpt: I love this tiny camera. It gives me the ability to change lenses and shoot RAW and has full manual exposure if I want it, but also lets me always have my camera on me everywhere I go. The images I make with it are more than sufficient quality for the kind of photography I enjoy. That the adapter to let me use my K-mount lenses gives me even more options and gives me what amounts to super-telephoto reach is just icing on the cake.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Resolution, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Summary: For the right person this is a 5-star camera, it may however disappoint others. As a little background, I shoot with a Canon DSLR system, with a bunch of lenses which produce great images and a lot of flexibility, however, it is quite heavy and big, and I don't like to carry it around with me all of the time. I was looking for something small, but still flexible and fun to use with good image quality.
Summary: It's been four months since I purchased this camera and have shot a little less than 3000 images. The majority of the images were planned to be used for on-line viewing only. Some images were printed up to 8x10 and the results were good. The printed images were in a studio environment with the camera on a tripod and wireless strobe lighting used for some portraits.
Glenn A. Martinez "Glenn Martinez Olomana Gar..., Amazon
18 August 2014
Summary: The camera is great, unbelievable. I was a dedicated Canon EOS til I got the Penax K-50...great camera, but to much to carry on a daily basis. Watched YouTube, saw Bounty, and his rant on the "Q" being the Bestest camera in the world. So I bought it, and have proceed to buy 80 % of the options that fit it. Amazing camera.
Summary: This is a great little camera. Love the flash and size. Two things I dislike about this though. The camera strap hurts your neck (even for a camera that does not weigh anything). And the second thing is when you shoot raw, there is a significant lag. When you snap the photo, it goes blurry for a second, so it is hard to tell if your photo is in focus, or if it is actually blurry.
Summary: Nice camera. Picture quality is good, especially for the sensor size. The 02 zoom is a great multi purpose lens. Pick up the 01 prime as well for extremely sharp images. I purchased the camera because it was compact and could use a variety of lenses. I did not expect it to be as good as it is. Plus, it's fun and easy to use.