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Pentax Q7 Digital Camera

$708.99
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MILC 12.4MP CMOS SDXC Nov 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
One industry award
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45 Reviews + 1 Award
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Reviews

One Industry Award

This digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by review sites PhotographyBlog.com who said that this low megapixel digital camera was good.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews and Digital Versus this low megapixel digital camera has an average expert rating of 72%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

The average user rating of this camera is excellent based on 67 user reviews. 10 reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. That puts this low megapixel digital camera in the top 17% of all the digital cameras of a similar spec and age.

Pentax Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 2,026 expert and user reviews (including 37 verified purchases) for Pentax cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Pentax has excellent ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 100% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Three people wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “The Pentax Q7 also features improved low-ligh” .


Support

Full Manual Video Controls

Four customers reckoned that the product had good technical guidance. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Full manual video controls” in their review of this digital camera however they gave this digital camera a rating of 14 out of 100. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned in their Pentax Q7 review “Quick TakeProsLots of manual controls Many filters”. Three years ago N. Gratton said “You can shoot in full auto or scene modes, or switch over to have full manual control” and gave the product a rating of 7 stars.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Pentax Q7 supports video recording, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Pentax Q7 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Pentax camera). In addition, this Pentax digital camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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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 commonly found maximum video resolution on low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was noisy. Two years ago Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Low noise through ISO 800” in their review of the Pentax Q7 however despite that they gave it a score of 1 stars.

Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax Q7 features noise reduction. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also feature noise reduction.

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Features Voice Recording

The Pentax Q7 features voice recording, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Pentax Q7 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in microphone.

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Low Noise Through ISO 800

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was noisy. Two years ago Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Low noise through ISO 800” in their review of the Pentax Q7 however despite that they gave it a score of 1 stars.


Weight & Dimensions

Small and Compact

Twelve customers who purchased it considered that it was compact. Toptenreviews.com said in their review of this digital camera “Small and compact” but in spite of that they gave the product a rating of 14 out of 100. Digitalversus.com mentioned on Digital Versus four years ago “The Pentax Q7 is a compact hybrid camera that's original, cute”. Macworld.co.uk mentioned “Pentax is making the cutest compact system cameras out there;” and rated it 6 stars.

Two people who reviewed it agreed that it was a good body shape. Two years ago Toptenreviews.com wrote “Diminuitive sized body and lens system that will comfortably fit into a jacket pocket, warm, colour-rich images” in their Pentax Q7 review.

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was lightweight. One owner said in their reviews that it was a good size. Toptenreviews.com said in their Pentax Q7 review “Small proportions”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 180 grams, the Pentax Q7 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Flash Et Ergonomie Astucieuse

Three owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good flash. Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review of the Pentax Q7 “Flash et ergonomie astucieuse” however despite that they gave it a rating of 14 out of 100.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was mirrorless. Expert website Dpreview.com said “Entry-level mirrorless cameras provide a nice middle ground between fixed-lens point-and-shoots” however they rated it 65.058122396046 out of 100. Expert website Toptenreviews.com said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “The Pentax Q7 mirrorless camera offers plenty of customizable options to create a camera that suits your needs”.

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good screen. Jun Wang gave the Pentax Q7 a rating of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “Japanese, giving us the impression that those language are included in the display menu”.

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Good Video Capture

Three people wrote that the Pentax Q7 was good for video recording.

Respectable Image Quality

Fourteen people concluded that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Toptenreviews.com mentioned two years ago “Respectable image quality”. Four years ago expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The restricted lens range, so-so image quality and superior alternatives make it an unconvincing option”. Brian Davies said on Amazon three years ago “I am perfectly happy with the image quality I get from them” and scored this digital camera 7 stars.

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good image sensor. Toptenreviews.com said “Goede foto kwaliteit gezien de kleine sensor”. Three years ago Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of the Pentax Q7 on Digital Versus “Since then, innovations have been few and far between—there was just the Q7's 1/1.7" sensor, which wasn't exactly enough to change the scene”.

Two people who bought it reckoned that it had a good ISO range. Two years ago Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review of the Pentax Q7 “Good high ISO performance”.

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Sharp Kit Lens

Six customers who reviewed the product considered that it had a good lens. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Interesting lens system” in their review of the Pentax Q7. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “The Q7 is a compact interchangeable lens dig”. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote in their Pentax Q7 review “The new Pentax Q7 is one of the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens cameras currently available” .

Four owners who bought the product concluded that it had a good autofocus. Two years ago Toptenreviews.com wrote “Very fast autofocus”. Toptenreviews.com also mentioned “Ondemand video autofocus” in their review.

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Design

Design Singulier Et Color

Four customers said in their reviews that the product was well designed. Two years ago Toptenreviews.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Design singulier et color” but despite that they only scored it 1 stars. Toptenreviews.com also said “Original design, colourful finishes available” in their review. Toptenreviews.com also wrote “A variety of manual exposure modes and a compact design that fits into your pocket” in their review.

Good Handling

Six owners mentioned that it was easy to use. Three years ago Brian Davies mentioned “This is a very capable picture taking machine, with full manual control (if you want it)”. N. Gratton gave it a rating of 6 stars and wrote “The controls are very intuitive”. N. Gratton also wrote “The Q7 is a bundle of fun to use” in their review.

Three people who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to handle. Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Good handling” nonetheless they gave this digital camera a score of 14 out of 100. Toptenreviews.com also said “Welldesigned flash, decent general handling” in their review.

One owner reckoned that this digital camera had a good interface. Toptenreviews.com said “Featurepacked user interface”. One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus.

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Weather Sealed

Five customers who reviewed the Pentax Q7 wrote that it was well made. Expert website Reviewed.com scored it 5 stars and said “The company has built its mirrorless line on uncertain ground” in their Pentax Q7 review. Expert review site Pentaxforums.com said in their review of this digital camera “A solid feature set.  It handles better than the original Q” and rated it 4 stars.

One person concluded that it was sealed. Pc Mag said on PC Mag four years ago “Weather sealed” but even so they rated it 18.8 out of 100.

One owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was strong and durable. Steves-Digicams.com wrote on Steve's Digicams “The rugged magnesium alloy body measures just 4 inches wide by 2.3 inches tall” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

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Build Quality

Sixteen customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Two years ago Toptenreviews.com wrote “Build quality” in their review of this digital camera. Toptenreviews.com also wrote “Good image quality, although not consistent” in their review. Toptenreviews.com also mentioned “Good image quality for its size” in their review.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax Q7 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

Other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at include the Lumix DMC-FZ200 ($339.95), or the Lumix DMC-FZ330 both from Panasonic or the Nikon 1 V1 ($3,866.68) which has better reviews.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Pentax Q7 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-FZ200 ($339.95), or the Lumix DMC-FZ330 both from Panasonic.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Pentax Q7 has an external flash connector. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have an external flash connector.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax Q7 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Camera

Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

The average playback zoom (max) of cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera is 9x. At 16 times zoom factor, the Pentax Q7 has a fairly high playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Features Histogram

The Pentax Q7 features histogram, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Pentax Q7 has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Pentax Q7 has a hand strap, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Pentax Q7 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Pentax Q7 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Nine ISO Sensitivities

The Pentax Q7 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of a similar age and type to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Price

Price Has Gone Down by $313.65 (44%)

The price has dropped from $708.99 to $395.34 in the last 81 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 61% chance that the price will go down further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 39% chance that the price will actually go back up. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

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Smart TV

Pas De GPS

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera did not have gps. Two years ago Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Pas de GPS”.


Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Pentax Q7 does not support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Pentax Q7 does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Shutter

Very Slow Camera Shutter Interval

The camera shutter intervals of cameras that were released around the same time as this camera range from 0.3s to 3s, and the average camera shutter interval is 1.2s. At 3 seconds, the Pentax Q7 has a very slow camera shutter interval compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Pentax Q7 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon 1 V1 ($3,866.68), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 ($339.95).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pentax pentaxq7camerakit, pentax and515mm, pentax q7csc, pentax q7ng
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