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The PENTAX Q is small in size but big in performance. It features the smallest interchangeable lens system which enables you to capture picture in more angles as you like. With an innovative 12.4 megapixel sensor and an advanced backlit design, the PENTAX Q brings you sharp images and HD video in full 1080p resolution. You have complete freedom to beautify pictures by adjusting from brilliant and vintage color to warm fade and bold monochrome.
When you are ready to take your photography to the next level, Pentax will be waiting.
Pentax Q - Small AND ergonomic?!?!
Pros: Durable - I dropped mine on gravel - no problem. Magnesium shell to the rescue!
Cons: battery life is a bit short. For all day outings, I will make sure I have at least 3 batteries. The Wasabi batteries are cheap (do a search).
Other Thoughts: This camera is engineered like a jewel - just beautiful that something so small can be such a pleasure to use and can take such stunning images.
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The little camera that could
Pros: Very good image quality
Cons: Image quality good, but not quite up to DSLR standards
Other Thoughts: I've been an avid amateur photographer for going on 30 years. My other current cameras are Pentax DSLRs. I bought the Q as a "totearound" camera for when a DSLR is impractical. I fell in love with the Q almost instantly. I can do pretty much anything with the Q I can do with my DSLRs. Though the image quality falls short of a really good DSLR, it's still quite good. Good enough that I don't feel I'm "missing out" by using the Q. I also enjoy the 5.6x crop factor. With an adapter, a small 135mm DSLR tele lens becomes a 756mm monster tele on the Q! It's great for wildlife & birds. Those who say the image quality can't be good with such a tiny sensor probably haven't shot with one. It's a very capable little camera! I liked the Q so much there are now 4 of them in our household.
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Much more than a fashion item
Pros: very small yet good ergonomics, solid feeling metal body, intuitive and powerful menu options, good control layout, optically stabilized image system with any attached lens, HD video, 12-bit raw files for post-processing flexibility. Can use huge variety of lenses with adapters. Variety of image styles can be programmed to a front control dial. Pleasing color and white balance under most conditions. Decent low ISO noise performance and free from pattern noise across the whole practical ISO range. Can get a usable shot with ISO 3200. Built-in flash works in retracted or extended position. Conveniently located battery and SD card with good fitting doors. Good quality display.
Cons: battery life's a bit short, you'll need more than one battery if this is your main camera. Not enough optional Q-mount lenses available yet. Because the sensor is so small the per-pixel noise levels are a little high and could be better. (the Q10 is supposed to improve on this)
Other Thoughts: not a toy, update the firmware to improve many features, don't expect SLR-quality from it but provides great results if you know what you're working with and its limitations. Makes a great little travel camera with the small zoom. Good street shooter with the fast prime.
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Excelllent & Fun!
Cons: Battery life is poor - buy 3-4 extra non-OEM
Other Thoughts: This is the most fun I have had with a camera in 30 years since my first personal SLR purchase. This little camera is just plain fun to shoot. It's a good platform for using K mount lenses, even with the non-Pentax adapters. I find that the front dial makes using the camera just a lot more fun. I've rediscovered B&W through that dial, wow. I've put a Manfrotto mini-tripod on the Q and its like a little Transformer with its fold away feet and pop-up flash . If you expect K-5 Raw quality photos you will be disappointed. If you are realistic and compare it to P&S and camera phones it rocks!
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Too little for Expectations
Pros: Nice materials. Feels rugged. James Bond small.
Cons: Super small outdated sensor. They should have used a better one. Image sensor has terrible camera software that makes using this camera very undependable.
Other Thoughts: A tripod is a must and forget about moving objects. Be prepared to spend alot of time sorting through good images only to find a few and fighting to control the image with the software settings that don't work very well. Could have been alot better but sadly this cool looking camera didn't mean my expectations as a serious photography tool. Note the great price drop on this camera. Got mine somewhere else. For the $250 price range get a well rated P&S camera and enjoy more.
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Nice little camera
Pros: I choose this Pentax for my wife who wants a nice camera to take pictures to accompany the articles she writes for a local journal. It has an easy functionality yet boast additional features to allow for artistic development. That was a big reason this choice. The compact size is great for her small hands, the 3" screen is a killer, allows a detailed view of the shot. The Auto function was very easy and help my wife overcome her fear of a camera which can be used manually too. Also, the HD videos are stunning.
Cons: Don't bother with the software that comes with the camera, I was not impressed. Windows will download the pictures automatically once the camera is connected by USB. Then you can use your current (and hopefully better) photo program.
Other Thoughts: The camera comes with a good entry price. This does offset to an extent, the additional purchase you will probably make for a good zoom lens. The lens which comes with the camera is only 2X and very standard. Also, after jumping up from a 5.1 megapixel to this camera, be prepared for the huge increase in data space your pictures will take on your computer.
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