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Pentax Q Review @ Imaging Resource

Thu April 26, 2012

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

In terms of image quality, pitting the Q against the mirrorless competition is playing it against a stacked deck: it simply can’t win.

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Imaging Resource has published their review of the Pentax Q interchangeable lens prosumer compact camera, with 12.4MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, Pentax Q-mount, 3.0-in. LCD (460k-dot), optional shoe mounted optical viewfinder O-VF1 available for 01 Standard Prime lens, built-in Flash, PASM, Scene Modes, RAW, In-camera HDR, Continuous Shooting 5fps, in-camera Bokeh Control Filter, Smart Effects Mode, Shutter Speeds of 1/2000 to 30 seconds plus B, Hotshoe, and Full HD 1080p Movie 1920×1080 @ 30fps in a magnesium-alloy body. There are currently 3 lenses for the Q-mount: 01 Standard Prime lens 47mm (equiv.) F1.9 with 5 aperture blades, 03 Fish-Eye lens 17.5mm (equiv.) F5.6, and 05 Toy Lens Telephoto 100mm (equiv.) F8.

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Pentax Q Review @ DigitalCameraReview

Tue December 27, 2011

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

I see the market for the "Q" as shooters who like really tiny cameras and available light/natural light aficionados and/or street shooters who like the fast f/1.9 "normal" lens.

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DigitalCameraReview has published their review of the Pentax Q interchangeable lens prosumer compact camera, with 12.4MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, Pentax Q-mount, 3.0-in. LCD (460k-dot), optional shoe mounted optical viewfinder O-VF1 available for 01 Standard Prime lens, built-in Flash, PASM, Scene Modes, RAW, In-camera HDR, Continuous Shooting 5fps, in-camera Bokeh Control Filter, Smart Effects Mode, Shutter Speeds of 1/2000 to 30 seconds plus B, Hotshoe, and Full HD 1080p Movie 1920×1080 @ 30fps in a magnesium-alloy body. There are currently 3 lenses for the Q-mount: 01 Standard Prime lens 47mm (equiv.) F1.9 with 5 aperture blades, 03 Fish-Eye lens 17.5mm (equiv.) F5.6, and 05 Toy Lens Telephoto 100mm (equiv.) F8.

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Pentax Q Review @ BobAtkins

Fri December 16, 2011

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

The Pentax Q is something of a mixed bag. There’s no denying it has a huge appeal to anyone who loves gadgets.

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BobAtkins has published their review of the Pentax Q interchangeable lens prosumer compact camera, with 12.4MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, Pentax Q-mount, 3.0-in. LCD (460k-dot), optional shoe mounted optical viewfinder O-VF1 available for 01 Standard Prime lens, built-in Flash, PASM, Scene Modes, RAW, In-camera HDR, Continuous Shooting 5fps, in-camera Bokeh Control Filter, Smart Effects Mode, Shutter Speeds of 1/2000 to 30 seconds plus B, Hotshoe, and Full HD 1080p Movie 1920×1080 @ 30fps in a magnesium-alloy body. There are currently 3 lenses for the Q-mount: 01 Standard Prime lens 47mm (equiv.) F1.9 with 5 aperture blades, 03 Fish-Eye lens 17.5mm (equiv.) F5.6, and 05 Toy Lens Telephoto 100mm (equiv.) F8.

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Pentax Q Review @ TechRadar

Tue November 8, 2011

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Many photographers looking towards interchangeable lens cameras do so to be rewarded with higher quality images. [...] the image quality achieved isn’t leagues ahead of many compact cameras that employ the same backlit CMOS sensor technology.

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TechRadar has published their review of the Pentax Q interchangeable lens prosumer compact camera, with 12.4MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, Pentax Q-mount, 3.0-in. LCD (460k-dot), optional shoe mounted optical viewfinder O-VF1 available for 01 Standard Prime lens, built-in Flash, PASM, Scene Modes, RAW, In-camera HDR, Continuous Shooting 5fps, in-camera Bokeh Control Filter, Smart Effects Mode, Shutter Speeds of 1/2000 to 30 seconds plus B, Hotshoe, and Full HD 1080p Movie 1920×1080 @ 30fps in a magnesium-alloy body. There are currently 3 lenses for the Q-mount: 01 Standard Prime lens 47mm (equiv.) F1.9 with 5 aperture blades, 03 Fish-Eye lens 17.5mm (equiv.) F5.6, and 05 Toy Lens Telephoto 100mm (equiv.) F8.

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Pentax Q Review @ DCRP (dcresource)

Tue November 1, 2011

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Its photo quality, performance, and feature set certainly don’t justify the price premium

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DCRP (dcresource) has published their review of the Pentax Q interchangeable lens prosumer compact camera, with 12.4MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, Pentax Q-mount, 3.0-in. LCD (460k-dot), optional shoe mounted optical viewfinder O-VF1 available for 01 Standard Prime lens, built-in Flash, PASM, Scene Modes, RAW, In-camera HDR, Continuous Shooting 5fps, in-camera Bokeh Control Filter, Smart Effects Mode, Shutter Speeds of 1/2000 to 30 seconds plus B, Hotshoe, and Full HD 1080p Movie 1920×1080 @ 30fps in a magnesium-alloy body. There are currently 3 lenses for the Q-mount: 01 Standard Prime lens 47mm (equiv.) F1.9 with 5 aperture blades, 03 Fish-Eye lens 17.5mm (equiv.) F5.6, and 05 Toy Lens Telephoto 100mm (equiv.) F8.

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Pentax Q Review @ TrustedReviews

Thu October 27, 2011

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

The [Pentax] Q can deliver solid results when used as a regular digital camera, but what it really excels at is the ability to deliver effects-laden photography on the fly.

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TrustedReviews has published their review of the Pentax Q interchangeable lens prosumer compact camera, with 12.4MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, Pentax Q-mount, 3.0-in. LCD (460k-dot), optional shoe mounted optical viewfinder O-VF1 available for 01 Standard Prime lens, built-in Flash, PASM, Scene Modes, RAW, In-camera HDR, Continuous Shooting 5fps, in-camera Bokeh Control Filter, Smart Effects Mode, Shutter Speeds of 1/2000 to 30 seconds plus B, Hotshoe, and Full HD 1080p Movie 1920×1080 @ 30fps in a magnesium-alloy body. There are currently 3 lenses for the Q-mount: 01 Standard Prime lens 47mm (equiv.) F1.9 with 5 aperture blades, 03 Fish-Eye lens 17.5mm (equiv.) F5.6, and 05 Toy Lens Telephoto 100mm (equiv.) F8.

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Pentax Q Review @ PhotographyBLOG

Thu October 27, 2011

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

DSLR money on compact camera image quality.

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PhotographyBLOG has published their review of the Pentax Q interchangeable lens prosumer compact camera, with 12.4MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, Pentax Q-mount, 3.0-in. LCD (460k-dot), optional shoe mounted optical viewfinder O-VF1 available for 01 Standard Prime lens, built-in Flash, PASM, Scene Modes, RAW, In-camera HDR, Continuous Shooting 5fps, in-camera Bokeh Control Filter, Smart Effects Mode, Shutter Speeds of 1/2000 to 30 seconds plus B, Hotshoe, and Full HD 1080p Movie 1920×1080 @ 30fps in a magnesium-alloy body. There are currently 3 lenses for the Q-mount: 01 Standard Prime lens 47mm (equiv.) F1.9 with 5 aperture blades, 03 Fish-Eye lens 17.5mm (equiv.) F5.6, and 05 Toy Lens Telephoto 100mm (equiv.) F8.

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Pentax Q Review @ DigitalCameraInfo

Thu October 20, 2011

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

The Pentax Q can hold its own for handling, design, user interface, and shooting options, though it is clearly outpointed in many of our performance tests by other models.

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DigitalCameraInfo has published their review of the Pentax Q interchangeable lens prosumer compact camera, with 12.4MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, Pentax Q-mount, 3.0-in. LCD (460k-dot), optional shoe mounted optical viewfinder O-VF1 available for 01 Standard Prime lens, built-in Flash, PASM, Scene Modes, RAW, In-camera HDR, Continuous Shooting 5fps, in-camera Bokeh Control Filter, Smart Effects Mode, Shutter Speeds of 1/2000 to 30 seconds plus B, Hotshoe, and Full HD 1080p Movie 1920×1080 @ 30fps in a magnesium-alloy body. There are currently 3 lenses for the Q-mount: 01 Standard Prime lens 47mm (equiv.) F1.9 with 5 aperture blades, 03 Fish-Eye lens 17.5mm (equiv.) F5.6, and 05 Toy Lens Telephoto 100mm (equiv.) F8.

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Pentax Q Review @ ePHOTOzine

Fri September 16, 2011

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

The Pentax Q delivers high image quality – but at a price higher than other mirrorless compacts – and these other mirrorless have better performance in image quality and speed.

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ePHOTOzine has published their review of the Pentax Q interchangeable lens prosumer compact camera, with 12.4MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, Pentax Q-mount, 3.0-in. LCD (460k-dot), optional shoe mounted optical viewfinder O-VF1 available for 01 Standard Prime lens, built-in Flash, PASM, Scene Modes, RAW, In-camera HDR, Continuous Shooting 5fps, in-camera Bokeh Control Filter, Smart Effects Mode, Shutter Speeds of 1/2000 to 30 seconds plus B, Hotshoe, and Full HD 1080p Movie 1920×1080 @ 30fps in a magnesium-alloy body. There are currently 3 lenses for the Q-mount: 01 Standard Prime lens 47mm (equiv.) F1.9 with 5 aperture blades, 03 Fish-Eye lens 17.5mm (equiv.) F5.6, and 05 Toy Lens Telephoto 100mm (equiv.) F8.

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Pentax Canada Announces the Q

Thu June 23, 2011

Pentax Q

Digital Interchangeable Lens System Camera The size of a compact with the outstanding performance of an SLR

Mississauga, ON – June 23, 2011

HOYA CORPORATION PENTAX Imaging Systems Division and PENTAX Canada Inc. are pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX Q, the world’s smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens system camera.*

The PENTAX Q was designed and developed for those looking for a more compact, maneuverable digital interchangeable-lens camera — a camera that can go anywhere and be used for all kinds of occasions more easily and freely. The PENTAX Q features a new generation imaging engine integrating the best of PENTAX’s state-of-the-art digital imaging technologies. Starting with a high-resolution back illuminated 1/2.3-inch CMOS image sensor, the PENTAX Q offers a full range of advanced features, including the newly developed, super-compact Q-mount lenses perfectly proportioned to the compact CMOS image sensor, and an innovative optical design unimpeded by an optical finder or a mirror.

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Pentax Announces the Q

Thu June 23, 2011

Pentax Q Interchangeable Lens Camera

Pentax Q Interchangeable Lens Camera

Hoya! Pentax has released the Q, a compact small-sensor digital camera that accepts interchangeable lenses. Unlike the trend toward large sensors, the Pentax Q has surprisingly opted to stay with a small (tiny?) 1/2.3 inch CMOS image sensor, and thus to remain in the compact point-and-shoot category.

This camera is definitely not in the Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILC) or Compact Mirrorless or Compact System Camera (CSC) categories since these new categories were introduced to account for the new large sensor DSLRs that got rid of their redundant mirror. [High resolution Live View LCD and EVF are so much more precise than the view through an optical viewfinder since you are seeing not only what comes through the lens but also what strikes the image sensor.] As such we’re surprised that some photography sites have fallen into the marketing trap and refer the Q as an ILC or compact mirrorless. There is, I believe, within the photography community a tacit understanding that these terms deal strictly with large-sensor cameras. I mean otherwise we should call the Pentax Auto 110 and all other compact cameras “mirrorless” ??? Used incorrectly, these distinct terms will start to lose their true meaning.

We are also left wondering to whom Pentax is targeting the Q. Point-and-shoot photographers don’t really care about interchangeable lenses; after all, they can get a small sensor 10x compact ultra zoom for far less than it would cost to buy the Q and all 4 lenses. Advanced amateur photographers want large sensors to avoid the image quality problems of small sensors. But keep posted to the news since Pentax may yet surprise us. But oh, how we miss the Pentax of the Spotmatic fame!

PRESS RELEASE

PENTAX UNVEILS THE PENTAX Q

The World’s Smallest, Lightest Interchangeable Lens Camera

GOLDEN, CO. (June 23, 2011)…PENTAX Imaging Company has announced the PENTAX Q – the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera (ILC).* The Q offers the versatility and precision of an advanced DSLR in a body that is significantly smaller than every other digital ILC body available on the market today.
* The world’s smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens system camera, as of June 15, 2011 (based on PENTAX research).

The camera’s tiny size, lightweight design, and superior image quality are made possible by an innovative PENTAX-developed imaging system. With a high-resolution 12.4 megapixel, 1/2.3 inch CMOS image sensor, the Q carves out an entirely new camera category that extends beyond traditional digital compact, APS-C or 4/3 digital cameras. The backlit sensor is a highly efficient light-gathering instrument that produces very little noise at high sensitivity levels particularly in low light settings. Further, the new Q lens mount is a perfect match with the new sensor and every interchangeable Q lens is designed for more advanced image quality than may be found on traditional compact digital cameras. This innovative PENTAX design is the foundation of the Q’s position as the world’s smallest, lightest ILC system with superior image quality.

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