Authentic photography with easy lens changes and a palm-size body.
On ordinary days and on special days, you can take exquisitely beautiful photographs. Reaching new heights of interchangeable-lens camera capability, the Q series has taken another step up in its evolution. Fully realized performance and feel are concentrated in a compact body only about 102 mm wide. For the sensor which serves as the heart of the camera, we have adopted a 1/1.7-inch back-illuminated CMOS sensor. The new imaging engine “Q Engine” draws out the potential of the large sensor. It can easily handle rich tonal gradations and low-noise processing. Achieving high image quality with an ultra-compact palm-size body, the Q7 further expands your picture-taking fun with interchangeable lens.
The new 1/1.7-inch back-illuminated CMOS sensor
combines high sensitivity with great beauty.
The 1/1.7-inch back-illuminated CMOS sensor represents a 140% sensor size increase over previous models. It faithfully reproduces even the fine details and textures of the subject at a high resolution. High-sensitivity setting possibilities extend up to ISO12800, a level double previous models. Furthermore, the sensor size increase makes it possible to shoot with an even wider angle of view.
※See Lenses page concerning angle-of-view differences that depend on the camera body.
The new high-performance imaging engine.
The new imaging engine Q Engine makes full use of the potential of the back-illuminated CMOS sensor. This camera makes high quality photo expression possible with superb imaging power that achieves smooth tonal gradations while minimizing noise.
Smaller size but even larger potential.
That is the “Q mount” system exclusively by PENTAX.
PENTAX developed its original Q-mount lens standard in an exhaustive quest to achieve shooting fun with a small camera that could be easily carried everywhere. This new mount system introduced the world to the new concept of “nano-size” interchangeable-lens cameras, and it represents a huge advance in both compactness and performance for digital interchangeable-lens cameras. Today there are 8 lenses in the exclusive Q-mount line. In addition, using the special Adapter Q (option) for K-mount lenses, you can also enjoy Q7 shooting with many different K-mount lenses.
Change lenses for versatile shooting without limitations.
The Q-mount lens line.
The High-Performance Lens Series includes the fixed-focal-length 01 Standard Prime as well as the 02 Standard Zoom, the 06 Telephoto Zoom and the 08 Wide Zoom. The Unique-Lens Series includes the 03 Fish-eye, the 04 Toy Lens Wide, the 05 Toy Lens Telephoto, and 07 Mount Shield Lens. In addition, because of its larger sensor size, when mounted on the Q7, each lens has a wider angle of view than when mounted on previous models. Particularly in the wide-angle range, you can enjoy a noticeably wider angle of view.
※ The 01, 02, 06, 07, and 08 lenses are fully compatible with the 1/1.7-inch size. The ratio for the lens focal length equivalent in 35 mm format has become approximately 4.6. For the 03, 04, and 05 lenses, images are recorded after trimming processing for an angle of view optimized to the image circle of each.