Pentax Pentax Q, the little camera that could.

lenshoarder

Veteran
Mar 7, 2012
I just got a Pentax Q. I've only used it for a couple of days, but I have to say I'm impressed. The shots look good. I totally love the size. This is the size all cameras should be. Even a M43/NEX feel too big to me now. Just a little history of me. I've owned the LX5, S100 and XZ-1. I think the Q beats them all for IQ. I tested the Q on a resolution chart last night. It can hold it's own against the larger sensor XZ-1 and even the much larger sensor GF2. I don't know what magic Pentax is working. It does prove it's not how big it is, it's what you do with it.

Pentax Q.
Test of the Pentax Q 8mm(47mm FF equiv).


Olympus XZ-1.
Test of the XZ-1 15mm(71mm FF equiv).


Panasonic GF2.
Test of the Panasonic 14-42mm @ 42mm M43.
 

lenshoarder

Veteran
Mar 7, 2012
Looking at these on my phone. Is the q comparable to my gf2?
IMO, yes. I find the JPEGs OOC to be more pleasing from the Q than the GF2. I didn't know it beforehand, but the Q has a multiframe low light mode like Sony's handheld twilight mode. Given that, it has the edge in lowlight over the GF2 as well.
 

NathanJ

Regular
Sep 18, 2012
Could you post some real life shots? Be nice to see what it can do when looking at the real world.
 

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