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Pentax Q7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Pentax Q7. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the image quality and size. The performance and portability are also appreciated. There are mixed reviews on the viewfinder and reliability. Some have doubts about the shutter and durability.

usability, portability, performance, size, image quality

durability, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Q7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax Q7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Pentax Q7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The performance and portability also get good views.

usability, portability, performance, design, size

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax Q7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Pentax Q7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the lens and performance are overall positive. The size and portability are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the durability. Opinions are divided on the flash.

usability, portability, size, performance, lens

durability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Pentax Q7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Pentax Q7 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Comments about the size and performance are generally positive. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the design. Some have doubts about the reliability and screen.

usability, image quality, portability, performance, size

durability, screen, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Allison Johnson (dpreview.com)

Pentax Q7 Review

 

Long gone are the days when digital camera shoppers were made to choose between a small camera body and the ability to change lenses. These days, there are plenty of small interchangeable lens cameras on the market, from all of the current major...

The Pentax Q7 might be suited for the enthusiast shooter who wants a very small camera and doesn't like the idea of paying $500 for a fixed lens. The Q7's image quality is good, especially if you shoot Raw, and the feature set is competitive with...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Pentax Q7

 

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.

Very small. Bright rear LCD. Sharp kit lens. Available in 120 different colors. Interesting lens system. In-body shake reduction. Good high ISO performance.

Noticeable shutter lag. Small sensor limits depth of field control. Distortion an issue when shooting in Raw mode. Rolling shutter effect in video.

One of the drawbacks of the Q7's small image sensor is that, unless you're really close to your subject, it's tough to blur the background of images, even if you're shooting with a fast lens like the f/1.9 01 Standard Prime. One of the settings on the...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Pentax rolls out another tiny Q camera

 

The Pentax Q7 has a slightly larger sensor than its predecessor's. But look -- pretty colors!

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Eric Butterfield (steves-digicams.com)

Pentax Q7 Review

 

The little Q7 offers a lot of attractive features and manual controls, but it performs more like a point-and-shoot than a serious prosumer camera. Mediocre image quality, high digital noise and sluggish auto focus make the Q7 hard to recommend for the...

Lots of manual controls ; Many filters and color effects ; Quick dial on front is convenient ; Pop-up flash reduces red eye ; Three custom user settings ; Bright 3-inch LCD ; Records full 1080p video ; Small, lightweight magnesium-allow body ; Can use...

Small sensor ; Noise is significant at high ISO settings ; Auto mode tends to select high ISO settings ; Focus is fixed at first shot in burst mode ; Images lack fine detail ; Video quality is middle of the road ; Price is high

The little Q7 offers a lot of attractive features and manual controls, but it performs more like a point-and-shoot than a serious prosumer camera. Mediocre image quality, high digital noise and sluggish auto focus make the Q7 hard to recommend for the...

Oct, 2013

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Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Pentax Q7 Review

 

The new Pentax Q7 is one of the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens cameras currently available. At its heart is a new 1/1.7”-type back-illuminated CMOS sensor and the super-compact Q-mount lens system. The Pentax Q7 also features improved...

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...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Pentax Q7 Review

 

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...

Good image quality, although not consistent, Small and compact, Easily transportable, Very expandable especially when used with Q-mount adaptors

Slow AF speeds, High ISOs lead to soft images, Good image quality, although not consistent

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Christopher Snow (reviewed.com)

Pentax Q7

 

Pentax's lilliputian Q series finally gets a better sensor. Is it too little too late?

Is Pentax chasing rainbows?

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax Q7

 

A compact system camera that fits in your pocket, but it has problems.

Very portable, Impressive build quality, Good handling

Image quality issues, Limited lens systen, Poor value overall

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Pentax Q7 review

 

It's a Q, with a (bit) bigger sensor

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Pentax Q7 review - The small body and controls make the Pentax Q7 hard to love

 

Pentax is making the cutest compact system cameras out there; but if you're not swayed by eccentric colours the small body and controls are hard to love

Diminuitive sized body and lens system that will comfortably fit into a jacket pocket, warm, colour-rich images and subtly shallow depth of field results achievable

Whilst some will love the small size, fully grown adults may bemoan the small buttons, controls and build, whilst enthusiasts will decry the small sensor size as making the Q system seem like something of a non starter, fixed LCD, no Wi-Fi, no viewfinder

We can’t however shake the feeling that Pentax’s Q series, for all its cuteness and eccentricity, is a bit of a curio designed to stand out from the crowd rather than a wholly serious attempt to gain market share.

Sep, 2013
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