Pentax Q7 Review Posted
In-depth look at Pentax's latest ultra-compact mirrorless
By PF Staff in Review Announcements on Sep 17, 2013
Today we're happy to be bringing you our in-depth review of the Pentax Q7, the latest member of Pentax's lineup of ultra-compact interchangeable lens cameras.
The Q7 represents the first major upgrade to the Q-mount family of cameras. Although Pentax released their second Q-mount body, the Q10, just last year, it was identical to the original Q in almost every way except for its appearance. While the Q7 and Q10 share the same casing, on the inside, they are completely different.
Pentax has brought a plethora of changes and improvements to the Q7. First and foremost, they have fitted it with a new 1/1.7-inch sensor that is some 50% larger than the old 1/2.3" sensor, promising improved image quality. The Q7's menu system has seen a facelift, with almost every screen being changed in some way. Its performance and startup time has been improved, and the autofocus system has been overhauled. Despite these modifications, the Q7 of course continues to be a niche camera appealing primarily to those who prioritize small size above all else, and who crave the ability to swap lenses.
If you're a current Q user, you might be surprised by the improvement in image quality that the Q7 brings to the table. We've devoted much of our review to comparing the Q7 to its predecessors, but we also evaluate the Q7 on its own, from the standpoint of a prospective buyer interested in a mirrorless camera. We hope you find the review helpful in deciding whether or not the Q7 is right for you!