Ramp up your fun and your image size with the Pentax Q7, the smallest, lightest interchangeable lens system in the world, now featuring an upgraded 1/1.7inch, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, available in 120 edgy color combinations that are sure to match your personality and style.
Expand your artistic endeavors with the Q-mount's family of seven specialty lenses including, prime, zoom, wide-angle, fish-eye, and the new mount-shield lens for a dreamy pinhole-camera effect. Maximize your creativity with the Q7's outstanding bokeh control, and its 19 smart effects and filters, all with multi-layering capabilities, for more expression and image quality than your cell phone ever dreamt of.
Never miss a colorful moment with high-speed start-up, in-body sensor-shift shake reduction and high sensitivity shooting up to ISO 12800 for gorgeous, low-light imagery. Share your shots with eye-fi card compatibility for fast and easy image transfer.
Pocket your super-compact, lightweight Q7 and take your colors with you everywhere you go for effortless, inspired photography-at the party, on the beach, or even on your way to work. It's your world, your camera, your way, with the PENTAX Q7.
I bring this camera and all three lenses (I bought the prime "normal" too) in an insert in my bag. I take it everywhere instead of a point and shoot. The rig is far more versatile and the pictures way better quality than a point and shoot. I keep being surprised -- almost shocked -- at the high quality of the pictures. The colors are bright and true, the focus crisp. There is a hard-to-describe magic to the pictures that is hard to pin down -- a bit unearthly maybe? Whatever it is, I love the pictures I take with this camera. The camera and three lenses weights about the same as the P&S I used to carry everywhere. It does not take the place of a bigger camera and its smallness has limits ... but the range of its capabilities is amazing and gratifying.
It's hard to explain why it's so much fun. The quality of pictures is much better than you would expect from such a small camera. The color balance is super and pictures -- even those taken from a moving car on a bumpy road -- are sharp. The autofocus is snappy, the little gyroscope is a big plus. The lenses range from pretty fast at f2.8, to very fast at f1.8. There is a an unreal quality to the pictures that's hard to explain or pin down. Something about the overall "look" of the pictures. A painterly quality. Subtle. Others have said it and I echo their sentiment: Pentax Q7 puts the fun back into photography. It's small enough to carry everywhere, yet yield much better pictures than an equivalent point and shoot. I have other cameras. I have better cameras. Bigger cameras. But none that are more fun than this wonderful little interchangeable lens rig.
The good news: It's small and portable and the build quality is okay. It's solidly built, and even though it's small, it's not too small to handle with big hands. Image quality is okay for a small sensor, but it doesn't do well in low light. Buyer beware: I'm not getting very many photos out of a single charged battery. If I had to buy this again, I would get not one but two extra batteries. Every time I take it out of my bag, it seems to give me the "battery depleted" sign.
Great camera! I was surprised by image quality. Good exposure and color rendition. The only con is that I was REALLY disapointed by video quality
Exactly what I'm looking for - creative system, that is easy to carry around for a non professional photographer & enough quality to be more than satisfactory.
This is a great compact camera for the photographer on the go, it is light weight and a good solution to bad tiny digital cameras.