Summary Pentax Q

Prices Price
Body only
$170
With 5-15mm lens
$297
Score Snapsort rank
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Among similar cameras
#n/a of 28
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
Screen resolution
Help 360k dots
Megapixels
Help 12.7 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 6,400 ISO
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Pros

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The Pentax Q vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
Autofocuses with more lenses
Size Quite small Help
Compact (98×57×31 mm)
Thickness Thin Help
1.2"
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$169.99
Weight Light Help
200 g

Cons

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The Pentax Q vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
189 ISO
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
47.0
Color depth Little color depth Help
20.2 bits
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
None
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.7 MP
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Lens availability Very few lenses available Help
7 lenses
Announced Old Help
June 2011
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
30 seconds
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
360k dots
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11.1 EV
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
3700 ms startup delay
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
25
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
706 ms shutter lag
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Avatar for Kashyap Kashyap (8:33 PM, December 21, 2012)
Don't know where to report so reporting here.. the price of the camera reported is for a lens (follow the price link to BHPhoto..com) not the camera. Camera is discontinued but it comes up at top of my list when I search for look at mirrorless cameras (and turn off the "magic").
 
Michael (5:32 PM, December 07, 2011)
Compared with the Canon G12, this has interchangeable lenses but I don't think it is factored in.  Shame, since these are both "bridge cameras".  Maybe cameras should be allowed to fit in multiple categories.  So that two cameras would be compared in the context of a category where they match.