Pentax Q Review

Overall Score

54

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 125 - 6400 ISO
  • Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 2 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 98 x 57 x 31 mm, 180g.
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  • Replaced by: Q10

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Pentax Q Overview


First introduced in June, 2011, Pentax Q is a 12 MP Mirrorless with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Pentax replaced Q with Pentax Q10. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Pentax Q with Pentax Q10

Pentax Q Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Leica Q2 Leica Q2 2019 47MP 50 - 50000 718g 130 x 80 x 92mm
Leica Q-P Leica Q-P 2018 24MP 100 - 50000 640g 130 x 80 x 93mm
Leica Q Leica Q 2015 24MP 100 - 50000 640g 130 x 80 x 93mm

Proc and Cons of Pentax Q


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Pentax Q with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
2.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
25 Focus Points
Image Stabilization
RAW Support
Manual Focus
180g Light Body
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
Low Battery Life: 230 shots
No Articulating Screen
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
Slow Continuous Shooting: 460 fps
Type Scores

Pentax Q has an Overall Score of 54/100 and ranked #192 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #441 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Pentax Q Scores
Imaging score
42
Features score
52
Value for money score
70
Portability score
97
Overall score
54
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
61
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
63

Physical Dimensions of Pentax Q


Pentax Q weighs 180g and has external dimensions of 98 x 57 x 31mm (3.86 x 2.24 x 1.22"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 323g, Pentax Q is 143 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Pentax Q is less by 17mm more than the average length in Entry-Level Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Pentax Q
180g
Average weight
323g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Pentax Q
31mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Pentax Q with the dimensions:

Pentax Q

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Q Dimensions Q
Pentax Q10 Pentax Q10 200 g 180 g 102 x 58 x 34 mm 98 x 57 x 31 mm
Pentax Q7 Pentax Q7 200 g 180 g 102 x 58 x 34 mm 98 x 57 x 31 mm
Leica M Edition 60 Leica M Edition 60 680 g 180 g 139 x 80 x 42 mm 98 x 57 x 31 mm
Pentax Q-S1 Pentax Q-S1 203 g 180 g 105 x 58 x 34 mm 98 x 57 x 31 mm
Samsung NX mini Samsung NX mini 196 g 180 g 110 x 62 x 23 mm 98 x 57 x 31 mm
Leica M Typ 240 Leica M Typ 240 680 g 180 g 139 x 80 x 42 mm 98 x 57 x 31 mm
Leica M9-P Leica M9-P 600 g 180 g 139 x 80 x 37 mm 98 x 57 x 31 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic GM1 204 g 180 g 99 x 55 x 30 mm 98 x 57 x 31 mm

Specifications of Pentax Q


General
Brand Pentax
Model Q
Announced June, 2011
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Pentax Q
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 5.53
Number of Lenses 8
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 25
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.60
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Trailing-curtain sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 230 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI68
Physical
Weight 180 g
Physical Dimensions 98 x 57 x 31 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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