I only heard about this camera about a week ago – the worlds smallest interchangeable lens camera. As any of my friends and family would tell you, I have a “thing” for small cute gadgets.
This discovery luckily coincided with me realising that I had a relatively expensive camera sat gathering dust as a “backup body” – so out with the old and in with the new!
The Pentax Q – smaller than my face.
Now, seriously, this image gives you no real indication as so how dinky this device is. However small you think it is – it’s smaller. And yet really sturdy and well built.
Next to my S3 it looks like a toy.
Soft spot for small things aside, the idea of having a high-end, portable camera that I can take with me everywhere really appeals to me. There have been so many times recently where I’ve seen something cool, and only had my phone with me. Which as good as the S3 is – for a phone – it isn’t anything to write home about. I’m hoping the Q will be this device for me from now on.
This is my usual beast.
My usual camera is the mighty Sony A77, which gives me wrist ache and back ache and general ache every time I use it. The quality of what it can produce is well worth it, but obviously this isn’t just a camera I can throw in my hand bag and go.
My other baby.
This is my indestructible baby – the Olympus TG-1. This is perfect for selfies on the river rapids, and filming when I parasail, but for the more “artistic” shots, it really is just a point and shoot. I have used this so much though, it is such a fun device. I was so surprised to find that the Pentax Q was smaller than my POINT AND SHOOT?! wow!
This is really just an introductory blog – I haven’t actually tested this camera day to day yet. But when I do, I will post the results on here. I’m not hoping for Sony a77 quality, but hopefully something above and beyond my Olympus or my phone.
Can a lens (and sensor) this dinky produce anything worthwhile?
LETS FIND OUT!!