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Pentax Q Mirrorless Digital Camera Review$799.00
Effects, Filters, and Scene modes
The Pentax Q offers several ways to digitally alter your image prior to capture, with nearly every one offering some level of customization as well.
The Pentax Q offers a front analog dial with four numbered positions that can be used to quickly adjust a user-specified shooting parameter. Users can set this dial to control access to aspect ratio, specific digital filters, custom image profiles, or "smart effects," which are generally a combination of digital filters and custom image profiles. The dial offers a little bit of extra tactile interaction and customizability, though we found it could've been implemented better. For one, when using the dial to change custom image profiles, only the small symbol at the top of the LCD changes, with no text indicating that the change has been made. It's a nice feature once you get the hang of it, but it's got an unnecessarily steep learning curve for a control that should enhance the shooting experience right out of the box.