Fantastic travel and street camera

Started Mar 30, 2012 | User reviews
stern Senior Member • Posts: 1,735
Fantastic travel and street camera

Hesitated to buy as the price was way to high at launch and was a little afraid of the sensor size... But took the plunge when the prize went to normal (apr. 450 EUR for the double lens kit). Was amazed by the IQ - much better than expected. At lower ISOs - if correctly exposed - its hard to tell the difference from DSLR shots. The camera itself is built like a tank, has enough weight and heft even for chubby male fingers... Its a plain fun to use this tiny spy camera! Only my K7 DSLR stays ob´n the shelf longer now...
Get one as long as you can, the Q - the smallest interchangeable lens camera ever built (a record that will probably never be undercut) will become a cult camera!


Some distortion at the wide end with the 02 zoom lens, battery life could be better, but then its a tiny battery (maybe FW will do something about this as well as pushing the mAH with next generation batteries).

 stern's gear list:stern's gear list
Pentax MX-1 Pentax K-3 HD Pentax DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited HD Pentax-DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 ED Limited DC WR +1 more
Pentax Q
12 megapixels • 3 screen • Compact sensor
Announced: Jun 23, 2011
stern's score
Average community score
bad for good for
Kids / pets
Action / sports
Landscapes / scenery
Low light (without flash)
Flash photography (social)
Studio / still life
= community average
Pentax K-7
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