Pentax Q7

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The Q7 is a digital mirrorless interchangeable lens system camera introduced by Pentax Ricoh Imaging in 2013. It replaces the previous Pentax Q10 released a year earlier in 2012. The body is available in various colours depending on region, most common is black/black, silver/black and yellow/black but can also be custom ordered in 20 body colours and 6 grip colours.

The imaging sensor is a 12.4 megapixel 1/1.7" CMOS based design which captures images with a maximum 4000 x 3000 resolution. Support of JPEG and RAW DNG files. There is a built-in flash with a range of 4.9m. The flash can be released and raised upwards. Similar to the previous models; the front of the body has a custom quick dial that can be assigned to four various functions. Video can be recorded in 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720 at 24/25/30 fps in MPEG-4, H.264 format. The back has 460,000 pixel 3" color LCD display. Storage media is with Secure Digital with support of SDHC and SDXC formats. It uses USB2 and video output is HDMI (Mini Type D).


Pentax Q Pentax Q10 Pentax Q7 Pentax Q-S1
Year 2011 2012 2013 2014
Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS 1/1.7" CMOS
Megapixel 12
Crop 5.6x 4.7x
ISO 125 - 6400 100 - 6400 100 - 12800
Body magnesium alloy polycarbonate