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Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm

pcforalla.idg.se Good Choice Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice
A multi award winning and fully featured 12.4 megapixel digital camera
MILC 12.4MP 1" CMOS Mar 2013
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Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features,
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49 Reviews + 7 Awards
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Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has not bad expert reviews with an average expert rating of 72%, based on 49 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is a good size, good video capture and lens quality.
This Pentax digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Quite low megapixel
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
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Good
43
Mediocre
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Good
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Very Good

How Big is the Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm?

The Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm is 98mm wide and 57.5mm tall. It is 31mm deep and weighs 180g.

Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm front dimensions

Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm size in context

Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

The experts at review sites M3.idg.se, PhotographyBlog.com, Pcactual.com and Ephotozine all thought that concluded that they would recommend this Pentax camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Two additional expert review sites both endorsed this digital camera. This camera received a "Best Design" award from website Onfoto.ru and the expert at review website Photoreview.com.au gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and decided it was marvellous.

One additional expert review site concluded that this Pentax camera was very good. This camera received a "Good Choice" award from Pcforalla.idg.se.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on 49 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 72 out of 100.

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Pentax Has Excellent Camera Reviews

Based on 2,538 expert and owner reviews (including 473 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent ratings for its cameras. Pentax also has excellent ratings specifically within its cameras range compared to other brands. 98% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Nine people who reviewed it agreed that it was compact.

  • Downright tiny compared to other Compact System Cameras…
    Hereshow.ca March 2012
  • With it being no bigger than many other advanced compact cameras, yet able to accept interchangeable lenses…
    Techradar.com/au/ January 2013
  • With high quality metal body it feels like a premium compact…
  • Its color accuracy and sharpness results were a notch lower than we normally see from a compact interchangeable lens camera…
    Camcorderinfo.com October 2011
  • The design philosophy of your typical compact system camera has been to utilize as large an image sensor as possible while shaving down other components to offer an interchangeable lens camera that is, at the very least, more portable t…
  • Around three years ago the ball well and truly started rolling for manufacturers producing cameras of compact size…
  • It will be the diminutive shape of things to come for compact system cameras…
    Macworld.com.au February 2012
  • Warm to this quirky little compact system camera…
  • When compared to advanced compact cameras…

Users Report Good Video Capture

Three owners who purchased it considered that it was good for video recording.

  • Many of the cameras in this class include little to no controls in video mode, so we're happy…
    Reviewed.com October 2011
  • The camera's variety of controls in video mode aren't bad.
    Camcorderinfo.com October 2011
  • It's able to record decent video…
    Camcorderinfo.com October 2011

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm had a good lens.

  • It's a great portable interchangeable lens camera system, which will appeal to more advanced shooters…
    Technobuffalo.com January 2012
  • The world's smallest interchangeable lens camera isn't the best of its kind.
    Itreviews.com February 2012
  • Its color accuracy and sharpness results were a notch lower than we normally see from a compact interchangeable lens camera…
    Camcorderinfo.com October 2011

Features

Quite Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. With a megapixel of only 12.4 megapixels, the Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all cameras ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Average Weight

The Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm has a pretty standard weight (180 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Very Large Display Diagonal

When compared to other digital cameras, the Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm's display diagonal of 6 inches is one of the largest. The average display diagonal of cameras is 2.9", and the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9".

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 2/3"|1/2"|1/2.3"" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm has a relatively standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Pentax camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all cameras the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Has an HDMI Port

The Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras also feature multi burst mode.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm has a higher still image resolution than most cameras. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Pentax camera have still image resolution(s) of 4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 3456 x 2592, 2992 x 2992, 3456 x 2304, 2592 x 2592, 3456 x 1944 and 1920 x 1280 and 1920 x 1080. Across all cameras the worst still image resolution is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other digital cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm does not have a video out. Most of the other cameras also do not have a video out.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm features noise reduction, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm has a quite small maximum aperture number (only 4.5) compared to most of the other cameras. The maximum aperture numbers of cameras range from 1.8 to 130.

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Features Calendar

The Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm features calendar, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite High Playback Zoom (max)

The playback zoom (max) of the Pentax Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm of 16 times zoom factor is one of the highest amongst cameras. The playback zoom (max) of cameras range from 1x to 30x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 10x.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras is 2.3mm and the longest is 2,000mm. The Q + SMC PENTAX 5-15mm has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 83 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was March 2013 when this Pentax camera was released.


Product Identifiers

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