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Pentax Q

alaTest has collected and analyzed 350 reviews of Pentax Q. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and lens. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the storage and focus, and there are some negative comments about the shutter and energy efficiency.

portability, usability, performance, lens, price

battery, viewfinder, energy, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Q is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax Q

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 user reviews of Pentax Q from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and lens. The price and usability also get good comments, but the screen and storage get critical opinions.

portability, usability, price, lens, size

storage, screen

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax Q

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Pentax Q from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the size and image quality. The lens and usability also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the shutter and glare.

portability, usability, lens, image quality, size

glare, shutter

99% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Pentax Q

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Pentax Q from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the design, whereas there are some negative views about the usability.

design

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax Q

 

Pentax Q: compact system contender or overpriced advanced compact?

Spy-gadget compactness, Good image quality, Surprisingly good ISO performance, Loads of creative/digital filter effects

Limited depth of field, Fiddly buttons, Uncompetitive price, Limited choice of compatible lenses

Oct, 2011

Expert review by (t3.com)

Pentax Q review

 

Does the Pentax Q compact camera finally deliver palm-sized power?

Small but rugged ; Great feature set ; Superb pics

Battery life ; Sound is mono only ; No clip on viewfinder

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : William Perceval (pocket-lint.com)

Pentax Q

 

Pentax's Q certainly puts the "compact" into Compact System Camera . But it this mini interchangeable lens system a worthy purchase? Unique isn't a word that should be used lightly, but the Pentax Q more than fits the bill. However, amid a competitive...

It’s super-small, better than many high-end compact cameras

Small sensor limits depth of field control, stiff dials, awkward layout, expensive

Unique isn’t a word that should be used lightly, but the Pentax Q more than fits the bill. However, amid a competitive Compact System Camera market it fails to encapsulate true DSLR-like quality in a compact body. Images may be sharp, but other imaging...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Gary Wolstenholme (techradar.com)

Pentax Q review

 

A tiny, but robust 12MP camera with interchangeable lenses

Excellent build ; Stylish retro design ; Standard flash hotshoe ; Well designed built-in flash ; Compact size

Slow AF in low light ; High price ; Only a few additional lenses ; Fiddly buttons ; No video button

Not to be outdone by other manufacturers rushing to release mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras such as the Nikon 1 J1 and the Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1, Pentax has stepped into the fray with the Pentax Q, which is currently the smallest and lightest...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Pentax Q with 8.5mm lens review

 

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Amazingly small, frustratingly slow and worryingly expensive, but we can't help but warm to this quirky little compact system camera

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Pentax Q review

 

Amazingly small, frustratingly slow and worryingly expensive, but we can't help but warm to this quirky little compact system camera

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Bob Thornton (techadvisor.co.uk)

Q-Dir 5.28

 

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Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Pentax rolls out another tiny Q camera

 

The Pentax Q7 has a slightly larger sensor than its predecessor's. But look -- pretty colors!

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Pentax Q review

 

No one can deny that the Pentax Q adds a little colour to the market. Its main talking points will always be its size, for reasons good and bad. The current ‘smallest interchangeable-lens camera' uses a much smaller sensor, but this is central to its...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (itreviews.co.uk)

Pentax Adapter Q for K-Mount Lenses

 

The Pentax Adapter Q for K-Mount Lenses allows you to mount Pentax K lenses to the small Q camera for some impressive telephoto reach, but it's on the pricey side and a tripod mount adds to its cost.

Aug, 2013

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