Pentax Q7

  |   by DigitalCameraReview Staff

The best ways to describe the Pentax Q7 is cute, compact and customizable. The Pentax Q7 offers users 120 color combinations from which to choose–plenty to satisfy even the most style conscious photographers. The Q7 is a compact interchangeable lens digital hybrid camera. Upgraded from its predecessor, the Q7 has a 12.4-megapixel 1/1.7″ backlit CMOS sensor that boasts a primary color filter. The camera records still images as both RAW and JPG files. The overall build and design of the camera has changed marginally from the original Pentax Q. It boasts a small footprint of only 4″(w) x 2.3″(h) x 1.32″(d) and weighs 7 oz with the battery and removable card installed. The camera accepts SD, SDHC, SDXC and Eye-Fi memory cards. The Pentax Q7 sells for $497 when paired with the 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5 kit lens.

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  • 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

Quick Take

The Pentax Q7 is a super compact interchangeable lens camera with a small 1/1.7-inch sensor to match. Will the little Q7 be able to play with the big dogs?

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