Pentax Q7 Review

Overall Score

58

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/1.7 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (optional) Viewfinder
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 102 x 58 x 34 mm, 200g.
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  • Replaced: Q10

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Pentax Q7 Overview


First introduced in August, 2013, Pentax Q7 is a 12 MP Mirrorless with a 1/1.7 (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Pentax replaced the older Pentax Q10 with Q7. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Pentax Q7 with Pentax Q10


Pentax Q7 comes with a 7.53 x 5.64 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 9.41 mm (0.37").

- Full Frame
- Pentax Q7

Sensor resolution of Pentax Q7 ~ 4009 x 2992 pixels.

Pentax Q7 has Crop Factor: 4.6

The sensor has a surface area of 42.5 mm².

There are approximate 11,994,928 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Pentax Q7 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Pentax Q-S1 Pentax Q-S1 2014 12MP 100 - 12800 203g 105 x 58 x 34mm
Pentax Q7 Pentax Q7 2013 12MP 100 - 12800 200g 102 x 58 x 34mm
Pentax Q10 Pentax Q10 2012 12MP 100 - 6400 200g 102 x 58 x 34mm
Pentax Q Pentax Q 2011 12MP 125 - 6400 180g 98 x 57 x 31mm

Proc and Cons of Pentax Q7


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Pentax Q7 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
RAW Support
5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
Timelapse Recording
Flash Sync Port
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
AF Face Detection
12800 Max Native ISO
Manual Focus
200g Light Body
3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Low Battery Life: 250 shots
Type Scores

Pentax Q7 has an Overall Score of 58/100 and ranked #152 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #344 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Pentax Q7 Scores
Imaging score
35
Features score
63
Value for money score
74
Portability score
96
Overall score
58
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
51
Features Score
60
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
62

Physical Dimensions of Pentax Q7


Pentax Q7 weighs 200g and has external dimensions of 102 x 58 x 34mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.34"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 320g, Pentax Q7 is 120 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Pentax Q7 is less by 12mm more than the average length in Entry-Level Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Pentax Q7
200g
Average weight
320g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Pentax Q7
34mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Pentax Q7 with the dimensions:

Pentax Q7

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Q7 Dimensions Q7
Pentax Q-S1 Pentax Q-S1 203 g 200 g 105 x 58 x 34 mm 102 x 58 x 34 mm
Pentax Q10 Pentax Q10 200 g 200 g 102 x 58 x 34 mm 102 x 58 x 34 mm
Sony Alpha A7 Sony A7 474 g 200 g 127 x 94 x 48 mm 102 x 58 x 34 mm
Pentax Q Pentax Q 180 g 200 g 98 x 57 x 31 mm 102 x 58 x 34 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic GM1 204 g 200 g 99 x 55 x 30 mm 102 x 58 x 34 mm
Samsung NX mini Samsung NX mini 196 g 200 g 110 x 62 x 23 mm 102 x 58 x 34 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 200 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 102 x 58 x 34 mm
Sony Alpha a5000 Sony a5000 269 g 200 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 102 x 58 x 34 mm

Specifications of Pentax Q7


General
Brand Pentax
Model Q7
Announced August, 2013
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Pentax Q
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 4.7
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 Optical (optional)
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 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 4.90
Flash Modes P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/1.7
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 7.53 x 5.64 mm
Sensor Area 42.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 100
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 250 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI68
Physical
Weight 200 g
Physical Dimensions 102 x 58 x 34 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD, SDHC, SDXC and Eye-Fi Card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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