Pentax Q10 review

January 26, 2013

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Pentax Q10

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It’s a tiny, 12.4-million-pixel compact system camera with a range of six lenses, but what advantage does this offer the enthusiast photographer? Read the Pentax Q10...

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Pentax Q10 review – Our verdict

Packing so much into a tiny camera while retaining a good level of handling is quite a feat, as is the small but interesting range of lenses offered for the Pentax Q10. However, as small, convenient and feature-packed as the camera is, there’s no getting over the fact that it produces images that are only as good as a compact camera.

With a system price of around £379 (with 5-15mm lens), the Pentax Q10 may struggle against the high-end compacts such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 and Fujifilm X10, both of which cost around £70 less. The focal length of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 covers all the Q-series lenses, except the fisheye optic, and it is around £100 cheaper – more so if you include the purchase of
the additional Q telephoto zoom lens.

While the additional Pentax K-mount adapter does make it an interesting camera for those who wish to shoot macro or telephoto images, once again the image quality is restrictive and will always be worse than other CSCs.

  • Tested as: Entry-level CSC

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