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Pentax Q7 + 5-15mm

Pentax Q7 + 5-15mm
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Pentax Q7 + 5-15mm Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Pentax Q7 + 5-15mm number 764 across all digital cameras.
87
Reviews
15 Reviews + 1 Award
77
Features
Good Features
66
Age
4 Years Old
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 72%, based on 15 reviews. This digital camera has received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com. Praktica 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 digital cameras 2018.
Customers report technical features.
The Q7 + 5-15mm has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
\<br> 1-custom images to add distinctive finishing touches \
\\The q7\'s DR II (dust removal ii) mechanism effectively prevents annoying dust spots from spoiling captured images, even after the user changes lenses out in the open. like the PENTAX k-5 II and 645d digital SLR cameras, it employs a highly effective supersonic vibration mechanism, which vibrates the image sensor at high speed to shake the dust off its surface.\<br>\<br> outline of PENTAX q7 colour-to-order service \
\\The q7\'s comprehensive exposure system assures all the advantages and flexibility of a digital lens-interchangeable camera system. to accommodate user preferences and varying photographic applications, it offers a choice of four different exposure modes: the all-purpose programmed AE (p) mode, which automatically selects an optimum combination of aperture and shutter speed; the shutter-priority AE (tv), aperture-priority AE (av) and manual exposure (m) modes, which allow the photographer to more faithfully express specific creative intentions on resulting images.\<br>\<br> DRII mechanism for effective dust removal \
\\The q7 features the pentax-original auto picture mode, which automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode from such options as portrait, landscape and macro for a given subject or scene, then optimizes all affecting parameters, such as shutter speed, aperture, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpness. it also provides 21 scene modes including night scene portrait, pet and backlight silhouette, allowing even an entry digital photographer to choose the best exposure mode for a complicated subject or scene with the simple choice of an icon on the LCD monitor.\<br>\<br> flexible exposure system \
\\The q7\'s unique bokeh control function allows the user to purposely make the subject stand out by automatically assessing the relative distance between the in-focus subject and obtrusive objects in the field of view. since this function simplifies the advanced, slr-caliber technique of intentional defocusing, even a first-time digital photographer can effortlessly capture high-quality images with beautifully defocused foregrounds and/or backgrounds.\<br>\<br> simple, user-friendly auto picture and scene modes \
\\Using the quick-dial positioned on the camera\'s front panel, the user can quickly and effortlessly add the desired finishing touch to an image, while previewing the applied effect on the LCD monitor. from nine smart effect modes including brilliant colour for a high-saturation finish, and cross process for a dramatic unique-toned finish the user can assign four favourite modes to the dial in advance.\<br>\<br> effortless bokeh control \
\\The digital filter function lets the photographer apply a variety of visual effects without requiring a computer. of the total 17 digital filters, 11 filters including toy camera, invert colour and posterization can be applied even during the shooting of still images and movie clips, while the remaining six are applicable only during image editing. the user can even apply different filters one after another to a single image to produce more inventive visual effects.\<br>\<br> 3-smart effect function for simple dial control of finishing touches \
\\The custom image function adds a distinctive finishing touch to an image, to more faithfully express the photographer\'s creative intention or reproduce the ambience of a specific scene. the user has a choice of 11 custom image modes, including bleach bypass, which produces a dramatic, movie-like finish.\<br>\<br> 2-digital filter function to apply artistic visual effects \
\\The q7 features a high-resolution 3.0-inch, 3:2-proportion LCD monitor with approximately 460,000 dots. the monitor has been treated with AR (anti-reflection) coating to offer sharp, bright images even under bright sunshine by effectively minimizing glare and reflection on the screen. since its wide-view design makes it possible to view the image from 170 degrees horizontally and vertically, the user has a clear view of the image even when viewing the monitor at an angle.\<br>\<br> A selection of image-processing tools to create personalized images \
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
\\Thanks to the improvements in the image-processing algorithm, the q7 captures beautiful full HD movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels, at 30 frames per second, in the h.264 recording format) with minimal noise, even during high-sensitivity recording at ISO 12800. A new interval HD movie recording function adds more creativity to visual expression. the user can also take advantage of advanced image-processing tools including the smart effect modes, an array of in-body movie editing tools, and autofocus operation during movie shooting.\<br>\<br>* the frame rate may vary when a selected smart effect mode requires nonstandard image processing.\<br>\<br> high-resolution, wide-view 3.0-inch LCD monitor \
\\Featuring a latest gyro sensor, the q7\'s upgraded SR (shake reduction) mechanism compensates camera shake by as much as three shutter steps. as a result, the q7 produces sharp, blur-free images even under conditions prone to camera shake, such as when using a telephoto lens, shooting in the dark without flash illumination, or capturing landscapes in the twilight.\<br>\<br> high-quality, full HD movie recording \
\\Thanks to the incorporation of a new Q ENGINE which provides a 10% improvement in clock frequency compared to existing engines, and optimized algorithm, the q7 provides a shortened start-up time lag of approximately one second. it also means much-improved response during shooting, such as a shortened time lag between exposures, making camera operation more comfortable and flawless in all types of shooting. the quick dial, to which the photographer can assign as many as four favourite functions, is more versatile and functional than ever, with the addition of af/mf switching, focus assist on/off and ND filter on/off to the list of assignable functions.\<br>\<br> dependable SR mechanism \
\\Thanks to the incorporation of a new 1/1.7-inch, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, the PENTAX q7 boasts the finest image quality in the Q series.\<br>\\by coupling this image sensor with the state-of-the-art Q ENGINE high-speed imaging engine, the q7 not only offers high-sensitivity shooting at an ISO 12800 and delivers beautiful images with faithful reproduction of gradation and texture, it also minimizes annoying noise effectively at all ISO sensitivity levels. its autofocus accuracy during low-illumination shooting has also been improved, assuring pinpoint focus on the subject even at the faintest light level of EV 0. because of its larger sensor, the angle of view for the q7 is wider than that of its sister models, even when the same lens is mounted. when the 02 standard zoom lens is mounted, for instance, the angle of view is 23mm to 69mm in the 35mm format (compared to 27.5mm to 83mm for the q10). likewise, when the adapter Q for k-mount lenses is used with the q7, the focal length of the mounted lens is extended by approximately 4.6 times (compared to approximately 5.5 times for the q10).\<br>\<br>* with q-mounted lenses, the shift in angle of view may vary depending on the lens type.\<br>\<br> outstanding operability \
\\Developed as the top-of-the-line model of the PENTAX Q series, this new model is equipped with an image sensor much larger than those of its sister q-series models for upgraded image quality, while retaining the super-compact, ultra-lightweight body that comfortably fits in the photographer\'s palm.\<br>\\launched as the flagship model of the popular PENTAX Q series, the PENTAX q7 offers casual, carefree digital-slr-quality photography to everyone. thanks to a new 1/1.7-inch, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor the largest in the Q series the q7 delivers image quality that exceeds its sister models. it also offers a host of the advanced features expected in a top-of-the-series model, including high-sensitivity shooting at a top sensitivity of ISO 12800 (compared to ISO 6400 for the q10); improved shake-reduction performance; reduced operation time lag at start-up and between exposures; and effortless, user-friendly operation. in addition, it features an array of creative tools such as bokeh control and smart effect, which assist the photographer in easily creating more personalized images.\<br>\<br> extra-large 1/1.7-inch image sensor the largest in the Q series \
Top-of-the-line model PENTAX Q series \
\\For the new PENTAX q7, the colour-to-order service allows for the selection from 120 camera colour combinations (including three standard models). the colour-to-order service has been extremely popular as a unique, stylish way for PENTAX camera users to express individual taste in their photographic system.\<br>\\for the new PENTAX q7, the service will accept orders for 120 camera body colour combinations (including three standard colours). so that the user can choose the desired colour combination to personalize their q7 camera.\<br>\\colour options: a choice of 20 body colours and six grip colours are available. for the lens kit with pentax-02 STANDARD ZOOM lens with a black, silver or yellow camera body comes with the lens of identical colour. the lens kit with any other body colour comes with the silver lens.\<br>\<br> other features \
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

52
Portrait Photography
Average
56
Landscape Photography
Average
32
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
68
Sports Photography
Good
89
Wildlife Photography
Excellent

How Big is the Pentax Q7 + 5-15mm?

The Pentax Q7 + 5-15mm is 102mm wide and 58mm tall. It is 33.5mm deep and weighs 180g.

Pentax Q7 + 5-15mm front dimensions
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Pentax Q7 + 5-15mm In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

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

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 15 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews, Digital Versus and T3.com this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 72%.

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Pentax Has Excellent Camera Reviews

We checked 2,704 expert and user reviews (including 530 verified purchases) for Pentax cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. 98% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Two customers wrote that the product had good features.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Two customers agreed that this digital camera was well made.

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in November 2013.

Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Q7 + 5-15mm has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than the most frequently found 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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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP. The Q7 + 5-15mm's sensor megapixels of only 12.4MP is lower than 76% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax 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 camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

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

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000. The Pentax Q7 + 5-15mm's maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 69% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital 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

built-in flash

The Q7 + 5-15mm has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Q7 + 5-15mm of 180g is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 59% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Q7 + 5-15mm does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth keeping in mind that 95% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

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

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

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

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Q7 + 5-15mm has an external flash connector. 86% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras.

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Bigger Than Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Q7 + 5-15mm of 0.588" is bigger than 94% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average image sensor size of all digital cameras is 0.47", with the smallest being 0.25" and the biggest being 1.5".

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Lower Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Pentax Q7 + 5-15mm of only 460,000 pixels is lower than 65% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

Cameras have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x. The maximum playback zoom of the Q7 + 5-15mm of 16x is very high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 3% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax Q7 + 5-15mm features flash exposure compensation, unlike 79% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Q7 + 5-15mm features noise reduction. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Pentax Q7 + 5-15mm of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 85% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most other cameras, the Q7 + 5-15mm does not support Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pentax pentaxq7camerakit, pentax 027075239302, pentax and515mm, pentax 11543, pentax q7ng

Barcodes:

00027075239302, 00027075239418, 00027075239425, 00027075239524, 00027075239531, 00027075239647, 00027075239753, 00027075239760, 00027075239869, 00027075239876, 00027075239982, 00027075239999, 00027075240094, 00027075240100, 00027075240209, 00270752393020, 00270752394188, 00270752395246, 00270752397530, 00270752398698, 00270752399824, 00270752400940, 00270752402098, 00739615974405, 04549212239441, 04549212239557, 04549212239786, 04549212239892

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