Giving it 8 Stars

Started Oct 28, 2012 | User reviews
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13thBagel
13thBagel Senior Member • Posts: 1,134
Giving it 8 Stars

The Q deserves five stars for build quality, innovation, size, features, and superb image quality: all of which makes it a camera that's just pure fun to use.

The addition of firmware 1.10 puts it over the top by adding focus peaking and shake reduction for ALL Q-mount and adapted mount lenses which means with a little care it's almost impossible to produce an unplanned out-of-focus image. You also get Pentax's unique TAv (integrated shutter-aperture-auto iso) mode which makes the capture process so much easier.

In my view, the Q has been transformed from the 'little engine that could' to 'the little engine that does.' So five stars from before, plus three after 1.10 adds up to eight. I could not be more pleased!

Get one while you can!

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 13thBagel's gear list:13thBagel's gear list
Pentax Q7 Pentax K-1 Pentax smc DA* 300mm F4.0 ED (IF) SDM Pentax 08 Wide Zoom HD Pentax DA AF 1.4X AW Rear Converter +1 more
Pentax Q
12 megapixels • 3 screen • Compact sensor
Announced: Jun 23, 2011
13thBagel's score
5.0
Average community score
4.9
bad for good for
Kids / pets
excellent
Action / sports
unrated
Landscapes / scenery
excellent
Portraits
excellent
Low light (without flash)
excellent
Flash photography (social)
unrated
Studio / still life
excellent
= community average
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