Thursday, November 3, 2011
Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 04:30 PM
"Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you: the Pentax Q is actually smaller than this compact Canon ELPH! How did Pentax manage to make such a small interchangeable lens camera? The secret is in the sensor: the Q's sensor is exactly the same size as what you'll find on the ELPH in the above photo: just 1/2.3". That makes it significantly smaller than APS-C, Four Thirds, and even Nikon's new 1-System cameras."
The review begins with the above comparison which neatly shows how small the Pentax Q is. Of course, the sensor is just as tiny in comparison, with a 1/2.3" sensor, making it even smaller than those found in enthusiast compacts like the Panasonic LX5 or the Canon S100. I am not sure where Pentax is going with this. Even the lens lineup shows a pandering towards toy camera users, who can get their kicks from crappy image quality for a tenth of the cost of the Q. Overall image quality is nothing to shout about either, as you can see from the review. I still believe this is some April Fool's prank from Pentax!