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Pentax Q Mirrorless Digital Camera Review

Pentax's petite interchangeable lens shooter, the Q, has finally made its way through our lab tests.

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The Pentax Q is one of several new mirrorless systems launching this year and it differentiates itself from the pack in a big way: by being as small as can be. While the Q is not as thin as your typical point-and-shoot camera, its height, width and image sensor are all similar to your standard compact camera. That puts it at a bit of a disadvantage against other interchangeable lens cameras, but compared to other small cameras it offers the promise of custom, higher quality lenses that are suited to a specific need. The result is a compact system camera that, while not as strong a performer as other cameras in its price range, will appeal to those looking for interchangeable lenses in as compact a body as possible.

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Before you buy the Pentax Q, take a look at these other interchangeable lens cameras.


  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Photo Gallery
  5. Image Quality
  6. Sharpness
  7. Color
  8. Noise Reduction
  9. Dynamic Range
  10. Low Light
  11. Distortion
  12. Video
  13. Ease of Use
  14. Handling
  15. Controls
  16. Speed
  17. Extras
  18. Video Features
  19. Conclusion

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