Pentax Q7 overview
Pentax Q7 is Pentax's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera originally revealed on August of 2013. The camera uses a 12MP, BSI-CMOS 1/1.7" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The Q7 is placed #106 out of 108 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and all round #504 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. You can check our Smart camera search to find camera listings based on your personal factors.
The following is a diagram of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Pentax Q7 family
The Pentax Q7 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the full range underneath.
Pentax Q7 Gallery
You can check the Q7 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Pentax Q7 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of benefits and drawbacks of the Pentax Q7 based on features which are typically seen as important in a camera.
Pentax Q7 Sensor details
The sensor specification in the Pentax Q7 is 7.44mm x 5.58mm (1/1.7"). The 42 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor based). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter can easily cause cropping.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and supports a native ISO range of 100 - 12800. RAW files are saved so you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath shows the Q7's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The Q7 sensor comes with a crop factor of 4.8 and is pointed out in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Pentax Q7 dimensions
Pentax Q7 weighs about 0.44 lbs (200 gr / 7.05 oz) and the volume of the camera is 102mm x 58mm x 34mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.3"). The weight of general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 323 gr so the Pentax Q7 is lighter in comparison with its competitors.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Down below is a picture of the Pentax Q7 next to a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its scale.
The top view under will provide the button layout on the Q7.
Pentax Q7 Lens specs
The Q7 works with the Pentax Q mount and has 8 lenses available for sale. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the Q7.
Pentax Q7 Connectivity
The Q7 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that have NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily copy pictures and oftentimes change camera settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Many applications even allow a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external monitor. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB socket.
Pentax Q7 Video specs
The highest video quality in the Pentax Q7 is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality gives a great balance between quality vs file sizes but FULL HD won't leave you with much room to crop. The camera doesn't include a mic or headphone socket so you get little control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to take a look at another model if you want decent audio in your video clips.
Pentax Q7 Weather Sealing
Pentax Q7 doesn't include weather proofing so wet conditions might ruin the camera.
Pentax Q7 Display and Viewfinder
The Pentax Q7 houses a 3 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the screen offers no touch support.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Pentax Q7 are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (optional)
Viewfinders are pretty handy during sunny outdoor conditions which might make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
Pentax Q7 Shutter specs
Pentax Q7 continuous shooting rate is 5.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Pentax Q7 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Pentax Q7 has got both integrated flash and also external flash ability. The highest flash sync is 1/2000 seconds.
Pentax Q7 Autofocus specs
Pentax Q7 has got just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker & precise in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera boasts Face detect which can be useful for portraits.
It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for objects on the move. Pentax Q7 includes manual focus if required during low light conditions or you need to have more exact control on focus.
Pentax Q7 Battery life
The battery power (D-LI68) for the Pentax Q7 is fashioned to last for 250 photos based on the CIPA requirements which is less compared with its competition. The typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 337. Samsung NX mini comes with the highest (650) battery life within this kind of cameras.
Here is a listing of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras that come with the best battery life:
Pentax Q7 for different categories of photography
The following illustration presents a summation of the Pentax Q7 for different categories of photography. To look at more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Pentax Q7
The Pentax Q7 gets a points total of 50 which is average, and means the camera is fairly adequate for portrait photography. Photographing portraits leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support & ability to use off-camera flash.
Pentax Q7 Street photography information
Coming in at a above average points total of 69, the Pentax Q7 is a good pick for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Pentax Q7 Sports photography information
A dreadful sports photography points total of 33 suggests the Pentax Q7 is not really very good for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have excellent tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Pentax Q7 Travel photography info
Size is pretty crucial when selecting a camera for travel. All round, the Pentax Q7 gets a decent 60 as a travel camera which is somewhat acceptable to take on your trips.
Pentax Q7 Landscape photography advice
If you are planning to choose a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most vital factor will be image quality. The Pentax Q7 and it's decent grade of 56 as a landscape camera is somewhat suited compared to it's rivals.
Pentax Q7 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera preferably should have a articulating display, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Considering all the details, the Pentax Q7 is not really very good for vlogging as it receives a dreadful score of 35.
Pentax Q7 Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the Q7, here is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall into the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The line chart listed below will give you a summary of the Q7 versus it's top scoring rivals listed above.
There are more cameras you may consider as alternatives. To go through a full comparison, just click on the "compare" link.