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Pentax Q7

£338.70
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
An award winning and average value for money MILC camera, great for wildlife photography
MILC 12.4MP 1" CMOS Nov 2013
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Pentax Q7 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Pentax Q7 number 50 in best selling cameras and number 261 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 58?

It has not bad expert reviews and superb user reviews with an average overall rating of 80%, based on 85 reviews. This digital camera has received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Pentax digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, good product quality and picture quality.
The Q7 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixels sensor

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 148 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also very good for sports photography, ranking number 192 in sports photography cameras, but mediocre for portrait photography, ranking number 217 in portrait photography cameras.
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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

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by review website PhotographyBlog.com who concluded that this digital camera was very good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 17 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this digital camera is 72 out of 100.

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Excellent User Reviews

Users have rated this digital camera as terrific on average. 10 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Excellent Brand

Based on 2,542 expert and user reviews (including 474 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent ratings for its digital cameras. Pentax also has excellent ratings specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 98% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three owners who purchased it agreed that it 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 Excellent Product Quality

Four owners who purchased it considered 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

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera considered 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 owners who purchased the Pentax Q7 concluded that it had good features.

Customers Report it is Robust

Two people who purchased it reckoned that it was well made.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Four owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to use.


Value For Money

Average Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £338.70 it is more expensive than 53% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Pentax Q7 and the United Kingdom price of £338.70 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $381.17 (£496.21).

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Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Pentax Q7 is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Digital cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the Pentax Q7 of only 12.4MP is in the lowest 24% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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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 typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Pentax digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The Pentax Q7 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Pentax Q7 of 180g is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Pentax Q7 has an external flash connector, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Fairly Big Image Sensor Size

The Pentax Q7's image sensor size of 0.588" is quite big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 13% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The image sensor sizes of cameras range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5".

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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

The Pentax Q7's playback zoom (max) of 16x is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 2% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 30x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 10x.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Pentax Q7's display diagonal of 3" is fairly large compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 15% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Pentax Q7 is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. This camera also supports still image resolutions of 4000 x 2664 pixels, 4000 x 2248 pixels, 2992 x 2992 pixels plus 6 more values. Digital cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax Q7 features noise reduction. 92% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Pentax Q7 does not support Wi-Fi, although this is within the context that 72% of digital cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax Q7 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other cameras, the Pentax Q7 does not feature bluetooth. 96% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. 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.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since November 2013.


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