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Pentax Q7

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PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
An award winning and fully featured 12.4 megapixel camera
MILC 12.4MP 1" CMOS Nov 2013
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Pentax Q7 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Pentax Q7 number 295 across all digital cameras.
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Overall Score
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 46?

It has good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with an average overall rating of 86%, based on 84 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, excellent product quality and good picture 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

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the Q7 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also average for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras as well being average for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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Pentax Q7 Video Reviews


How Big is the Pentax Q7?

The Pentax Q7 is 102mm wide and 58mm tall. It is 33.5mm deep and weighs 180g.

Pentax Q7 front dimensions

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Pentax Q7 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

The writer at website PhotographyBlog.com endorse this Pentax camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera has an average expert rating of 72% based on 17 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews and T3.com.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as fantastic. Over 83% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Pentax Has Excellent Camera Reviews

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

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money.

  • The incredibly cheap ever ready case…
    GeeCee (Amazon) - February 2015
  • If you want an affordable, lightweight high quality outfit that's affordable & fun to use - BUY THIS COMBO!
    Bev (Amazon) - April 2016
  • Superb value with quality & fun!
    Bev (Amazon) - April 2016

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Four customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality.

  • On the one hand you have a surprisingly capable little camera with a good range of features, excellent build quality, performance and handling…
  • The image quality is surprisingly good, by way of a 1/1.7" sensor…
    Brian Davies (Amazon) - February 2014
  • If you want an affordable, lightweight high quality outfit that's affordable & fun to use - BUY THIS COMBO!
    Bev (Amazon) - April 2016
  • Superb value with quality & fun!
    Bev (Amazon) - April 2016

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Two people mentioned that it was able to produce good images.

  • The image quality is surprisingly good, by way of a 1/1.7" sensor…
    Brian Davies (Amazon) - February 2014
  • This is a very capable picture taking machine, with full manual control (if you want it)…
    Brian Davies (Amazon) - February 2014

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Two people thought the product had good features.

Users Report it is Robust

Two customers who bought the Pentax Q7 said that it was well made.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Four owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use.


Value For Money

Average Priced

Digital cameras range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this Pentax digital camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras.

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Features

Quite Low Megapixel

The Pentax Q7 has a fairly low megapixel (only 12.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Pentax Q7 has a higher image resolution than most 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 best image resolution of all cameras is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/1.7" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 180 grams, the Pentax Q7 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax Q7 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Pentax Q7 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst cameras of this age. The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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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 an External Flash Connector

The Pentax Q7 has an external flash connector. Most of the other cameras also have an external flash connector.

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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 two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this Pentax digital camera 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. The worst video resolution of all cameras is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Quite High Playback Zoom (max)

With a playback zoom (max) of 16 times zoom factor, the Pentax Q7 has one of the higher playback zoom (max) amongst cameras of this age. The playback zoom (max) of cameras range from 1x to 30x.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Pentax Q7 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras do support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax Q7 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax Q7 features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras also feature noise reduction.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax Q7 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other cameras, the Pentax Q7 does not feature bluetooth.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax Q7 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras. This Pentax digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 2048, 2304 x 2304, 3072 x 1728 and 1920 x 1280 and 1920 x 1080. The best still image resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Pentax camera has been on the market since November 2013.


Product Identifiers

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