Summary Pentax Q

Prices Price
Body only
Score Snapsort rank
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 2
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
Screen resolution
Help 360k dots
Help 12.7 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 6,400 ISO
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Pentax Q


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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)
Weight Very light Help
200 g
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Thickness Thin Help
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed


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The Pentax Q vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
5 fps
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
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
230 shots
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Announced Old Help
June 2011
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
360k dots
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
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
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Lens availability Very few lenses available Help
7 lenses
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 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.