Pentax Q – world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera

Pentax has just announced the Pentax Q 12.4MP camera. This little (very little) guy has a footprint of only 3.9 x 2.3 x 1.2in and supports interchangeable special Q lenses that include a wide, telephoto, zoom and fisheye. It also features a 3 inch LCD viewfinder, shake reduction, 1080p video capture, HDMI out. It comes in Black or White and has a price of $799.95 for a kit that apparently does NOT include a lens. It’s currently available for pre-order with no mention of a shipping date. It looks cute as a button, but that price is pretty ouchy. What do you guys think? Is it drool worthy?

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9 comments… add one
  • BJN August 19, 2011, 1:32 pm

    The announcement was released in June.

    Drool worthy? The camera’s sensor is tiny, so it’s hard to imagine image performance that lives up to the high price. I’ll hold judgement until a good test site provides sample images.

  • DStaal August 19, 2011, 2:34 pm

    From the specs, it looks like this is the same image sensor they use in their consumer-level point-and-shoot cameras. So it’s not really any smaller than normal. (Ok, it is smaller than what is in their DSLRs.)

  • S August 19, 2011, 2:52 pm

    Comes with a 47mm equiv F1.9 prime lens.

  • p51d007 August 19, 2011, 2:57 pm

    Going to be an awful noisy photo if taken under anything but normal lighting conditions I would think. For that amount of money, just go ahead and buy a dSLR, and use the savings on a compact camera.

  • Andy Chen August 19, 2011, 4:49 pm

    Now, that IS cute.

  • Fred August 19, 2011, 6:51 pm

    Someone must be thinking about trading a Fuji X100…

  • Hoo Mi August 19, 2011, 6:52 pm

    Not unlike
    “The Pentax Auto 110 was a true miniature single-lens-reflex camera produced by Pentax starting in 1979”

  • Andy Chen August 20, 2011, 1:16 am

    Oh noooo, I’m not letting go of that X100 for nuthin!

  • Dmitriy August 20, 2011, 2:49 am

    it’s just a gadget. not for shooting, but for storing and loving 🙂

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