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Category: Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
Product: Pentax Q
Price: £229.99

Pentax Q Preview Sample Photos - We go hands on with the new Pentax Q and post full size sample photos, and size comparisons with a DSLR and Mirrorless camera.

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1/160 sec | f/16.0 | 35.0 mm | ISO 100
Pentax Q with 8.5mm Prime Lens

The Pentax Q is one of the more unique compact system cameras, featuring a 1/2.33 inch Backlit CMOS sensor. This sensor is the same size as found in everyday compact cameras, and as such, means the camera body and lenses are extremely compact.

1/160 sec | f/13.0 | 35.0 mm | ISO 100
DSLR (Four Thirds), Mirrorless (APS-C Sony NEX-C3), Pentax Q

As you can see in the above photo, the Pentax Q is clearly the smallest camera with an interchangeable lens, however it also has the smallest sensor with other cameras offering a much larger sensor. We will be posting more comparisons, sample photos, and videos over the next few days.

1/160 sec | f/16.0 | 35.0 mm | ISO 100
Pentax Q Infra-red filter

1/160 sec | f/16.0 | 35.0 mm | ISO 100
Pentax Q and Lens

1/160 sec | f/16.0 | 35.0 mm | ISO 100
Pentax Q Back

1/160 sec | f/16.0 | 35.0 mm | ISO 100
Pentax Q Pop-up Flash

1/160 sec | f/16.0 | 35.0 mm | ISO 100
Pentax Q Sensor

1/160 sec | f/16.0 | 35.0 mm | ISO 100
Pentax Q Memory Card Slot

1/160 sec | f/16.0 | 35.0 mm | ISO 100
Pentax Q Top

The Pentax Q is available exclusively from Jessops in the UK, for £599 with 8.5mm / 47mm equivalent lens.

Pentax Q White-balance test images

AWB Tung 1/100 sec | f/1.9 | 8.5 mm | ISO 200

AWB Tung 1/100 sec | f/1.9 | 8.5 mm | ISO 200
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AWB Tung (Cooler) 1/20 sec | f/4.0 | 8.5 mm | ISO 200

AWB Tung (Cooler) 1/20 sec | f/4.0 | 8.5 mm | ISO 200
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Tungsten Preset 1/100 sec | f/1.9 | 8.5 mm | ISO 200

Tungsten Preset 1/100 sec | f/1.9 | 8.5 mm | ISO 200
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AWB Fluorescent 1/40 sec | f/1.9 | 8.5 mm | ISO 200

AWB Fluorescent 1/40 sec | f/1.9 | 8.5 mm | ISO 200
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AWB Fluorescent (Cooler) 1/10 sec | f/4.0 | 8.5 mm | ISO 200

AWB Fluorescent (Cooler) 1/10 sec | f/4.0 | 8.5 mm | ISO 200
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Fluorescent Preset 1/40 sec | f/1.9 | 8.5 mm | ISO 200

Fluorescent Preset 1/40 sec | f/1.9 | 8.5 mm | ISO 200
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Pentax Q ISO test images

1/50 sec | f/1.9 | 8.5 mm | ISO 125

1/50 sec | f/1.9 | 8.5 mm | ISO 125
High-Res

1/80 sec | f/1.9 | 8.5 mm | ISO 200

1/80 sec | f/1.9 | 8.5 mm | ISO 200
High-Res

1/160 sec | f/1.9 | 8.5 mm | ISO 400

1/160 sec | f/1.9 | 8.5 mm | ISO 400
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1/200 sec | f/2.5 | 8.5 mm | ISO 800

1/200 sec | f/2.5 | 8.5 mm | ISO 800
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1/320 sec | f/2.8 | 8.5 mm | ISO 1600

1/320 sec | f/2.8 | 8.5 mm | ISO 1600
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1/640 sec | f/2.8 | 8.5 mm | ISO 3200

1/640 sec | f/2.8 | 8.5 mm | ISO 3200
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1/1250 sec | f/2.8 | 8.5 mm | ISO 6400

1/1250 sec | f/2.8 | 8.5 mm | ISO 6400
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Pentax Q Specifications

ManufacturerPentax
Image Sensor
CCD pixels 12.4Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 4000
Pixels (H) 3000
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.3 inch
Sensor Size (width) 6.16mm
Sensor Size (height) 4.62mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3in
Screen resolution 460k dots
Touch Screen No
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/2000sec
Shutter speeds longest 30sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • A
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity 125 - 6400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
Exposure Comp No Data
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution No Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting 5fps
Video
Movie mode Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS 30
Stereo Sound Yes
Optical Zoom with Video Yes
Other Features
Image Stabilisation Yes
Interface
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery Type Lithium Ion
CIPA Rating 230
Box Contents
Box Contents Pentax Q Camera, USB Cable I-USB7, Strap O-ST115, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI68, Battery Charger D-BC68P, Software (CDROM) S-SW115 Hot shoe cover FK, Body mount cover, Software: SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 for PENTAX
Dimensions
Weight 180g
Width 98mm
Height 57.7mm
Depth 31mm

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Lexar memory was used in this review.

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