Pentax K-01 vs Pentax Q7

Pentax K-01
Pentax Q7

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-01

Great image quality
Overall image quality
79.0
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.9 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q7

Size
Really small
Compact (102×58×34 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
200 g
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-01.
Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Pentax Q7.

differences

Advantages of the Pentax K-01

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Lens availability
Much more lenses available
109 lenses vs 7 lenses
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More than 15.5x more lenses available
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
540 shots vs 250 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
True resolution
Higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
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Advantages of the Pentax Q7

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Size
Significantly smaller
102×58×34 mm vs 122×79×58 mm
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2.8x smaller
Weight
Much lighter
200 g vs 561 g
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2.8x lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.3" vs 2.3"
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More than 40% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$252.23 vs $400.00
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The best price we've seen is $148 cheaper (around 40% less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
Supports 24p 24p support Help
For that film look
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
Avoids dust in your photos
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
30 seconds
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Movie continuous focus No continous focus while recording movies Help
Requires attention to focus while recording
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
K-0116.1 MP
Q712 MP
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$289 - $302 body only

$379 - $380 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$290 - $347 body only

$375 - $430 with 5-15mm lens

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$648 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$548 - $566 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$240 body only

$484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Startup delay Has much less startup delay
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay Has much less startup delay
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1

Pro digicam

$389

Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Pentax K-01 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$361 body only

$420 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Focus points Fewer focus points
Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$310 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,196 body only

$842 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
Supports 24p No 24p support
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 body only

$803 with 16-50mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
3D Takes 3D photos
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Pentax Q7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$160 body only

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Supports 24p No 24p support
True resolution Lower true resolution
Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 - $329 body only

$599 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$215 body only

$350 with 5mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Thickness Slightly thinner
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Fujifilm X-A1

Fujifilm X-A1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$279 body only

$449 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$396 body only

$449 - $500 with 12-32mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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