Q-7 Hybrid ILC System Camera (Body Only) comes in a total of 120 customizable colors and should appeal to users looking for a small form figure with DSLR like features. It is built around a 1/1.7 backlit CMOS sensor producing an effective 12.4 megapixel, has an ISO sensitivity of 100-12800, full HD video shooting capability, in-body RAW development and HDR modes. The camera is feature packed as it also comes with DSLR like PASM modes, a fast continuous burst rate of 5 fps and a 3 LCD monitor 460,000 dots resolution and anti-reflection coating.
Real Camera. Real Small. Real Fun.
Ramp up your fun and your image size with the PENTAX Q7, the smallest, lightest interchangeable lens system in the world, now featuring an upgraded 1/1.7 inch, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, available in 120 edgy color combinations that are sure to match your personality and style. Expand your artistic endeavors with the Q-mounts family of seven specialty lenses including the new mount-shield lens for a dreamy pinhole-camera effect. Maximize your creativity with the Q7s outstanding bokeh control, and its 19 smart effects and filters for more expression and image quality than your cell phone ever dreamt of. Share your shots with eye-fi card compatibility for fast and easy image transfer. Pocket your super-compact, lightweight Q7 and take your colors with you everywhere you go for effortless, inspired photographyat the party, on the beach, or even on your way to work. Its your world, your camera, your way, with the PENTAX Q7.
Customizable in 120 colors
Have some fun, or design something with a special someone in mind, and custom create a super unique Q7choose from 120 bold color combinations that are sure to match any personality and style.
Q-Mount Compatible with system of lenses
The PENTAX Q-mount system is a complete line up of lightweight, compact PENTAX Q-lenses, made with every photographers desires in mind. Choose from a family of seven specialty PENTAX lenses to use with your Q7prime, zoom, wide-angle, fish-eye, and the new mount-shield lens for a dreamy pinhole-camera effect. A Q-mount to K-mount adapter is also available for purchase.
Upgraded 1/1.7 inch, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor
Now featuring an upgraded 1/1.7 inch, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, with 12.4 megapixels for larger, more beautiful pictures than ever. Capable of producing 12 bit DNG RAW and JPG images, the backlit CMOS sensor is a highly efficient light-gathering instrument designed specifically to produce very low noise at high levels of sensitivity.
Smart Effects Modes & Creative User Modes
Use the Q7s 19 different smart effects, creative user modes and filters, all with multi-layering capabilities, for more expression with higher image quality than your cell phone ever dreamt of. Enhance your digital photography by applying any series of these effects to your imagesBrilliant Color, Vintage Color, Warm Fade, Bold Monochrome, and Water Color are just some of the Smart Effects available, which can also be assigned to the Q7s Quick Dial.
Customized Quick Dial
Conveniently choose from a variety of creative modes, Smart Effect options, or camera settings to assign to the Q7s Quick Dial located on the front of the camera. Easily customize the setting or effect using the Quick Dials 4 positions, allowing you to concentrate on photography without having to explore the cameras menu system.
In-body Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction (SR) Mechanism
Capture stabilized, blur and dust free images even in low lighting courtesy of the Q7s sensor-shift Shake Reduction system with integrated DRII Dust Reduction. Body-based Shake Reduction operates independently of the Q7s lenses, allowing the same level of stabilization regardless of lens selection.
Built-In Popup Flash
The Q7s built-in popup flash adds the perfect amount of extra light to an image, while its high extension naturally reduces the red-eye effect common to compact cameras. The Q7s flash is effective to 23 feet at 200 ISO, and covers a wide angle 28 degree field of view.
External Viewfinder Available for Purchase
Compose images and video either with the Q7s LCD monitor or using a shoe-mounted viewfinder attachment available as an optional accessory for the 01 Prime Lens. The External Viewfinder O-VF1 makes an excellent accessory to the Q7, offering outstanding compositional framing, even in the brightest sunlight where viewing an LCD screen can sometimes be a challenge.
Enjoy effortless bokeh control with the Q7s bokeh control filter. Traditionally controlled through a DSLR lenss aperture, bokeh is the out of focus portion of the background that helps to emphasize the subject, drawing the viewers eyes to the most important part of the photo. The Q7 assists the experienced and casual photographer alike by offering a fine degree of extra control over image bokeh via an in-camera filter operation.
3-Inch LCD Monitor with advanced anti-reflection coating
Easily capture or review images and video using the Q7s large 3 inch LCD monitor. The high quality LCD features HVGA resolution with 460,000 dots, as well as viewing angles up to 170 degrees horizontally and vertically, now with an advanced anti-reflection coating, perfect for use in bright sunlight.
An upgraded auto focus algorithm and image sensor contribute to faster and more accurate auto focus performance than previous models.
Traditional DSLR Modes
Experienced photographers will enjoy the power and flexibility of traditional DSLR shooting modes such as Program, Aperture/Shutter Priority, and Metered Manual exposure control. Yet casual shooters will appreciate the highly convenient automatic modes such as the set-it-and-forget-it PENTAX Auto Picture and 21 scene modes.
In-camera HDR capture mode shoots 3 images of varying exposures, blending them to bring out the details in even the darkest shadows and brightest highlights of extreme contrast shots.
A built-in micro HDMI port is perfect for outputting high resolution images and video, with sound, to modern HDTVs.
Eye-Fi Card Compatibility
With Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards, the user can automatically transmit recorded images to a smartphone, and even select favorite images and resize them before transmission.
Fast shooting at 5 FPS and shutter speeds from 1/2000 to 30 seconds
Capture all the fun, even the fastest action with the five frames per second continuous shooting mode, ideal for sporting events, parties, or any fast action situation. Shutter speeds range from 1/2000 to 30 seconds, perfect for freezing fast action or capturing long nighttime exposures. Bulb mode adds flexibility for low light photography and motion effects.
ISO Speeds up to 12800
High sensitivity shooting up to 12800 ISO range improves noise performance throughout, even in low lighting.
In-body raw development
The Q7 includes SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3 software for powerful and flexible RAW file processing. In-camera RAW image development is also supported for quick output of your enhanced jpegs.
Full 1080p h.264 HD video recording
Shoot high quality motion video with stunning full 1080p HD clarity at 30 frames per second. The Q7 efficiently processes the full HD video using high quality h.264 compression for superior color and detail. Explore creative video effects through the use of custom image modes, digital video filters, and interval shooting; or select from a variety of Q-mount lenses to realize your perfect artistic vision.
SD, SDHC, SDXC compatible
The Q7 is compatible with the latest generation SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards for ultra-high capacity storage as well as outstanding image file portability.
Lens-interchangeable SL digital-still camera (Digital Hybrid ILC)
1/1.7 Backlit CMOS w/ primary color filter
Recorded Resolutions (Pixels)
Quality Levels: RAW (12bit): DNG, JPEG: ??? (Best), ?? (Better), ? (Good)
RAW and JPEG simultaneously recordable
PENTAX bayonet Q-mount
Q-mount lenses, K-mount lenses (w/ Adapter Q for K Lens).
Contrast detection AF
Face Detection, Tracking, AF Select (25 Points), Select, Spot
AF / MF Switching
EV0 to 18?ISO100)
AF Assist Light
Dedicated LED Lamp
Manual Focus Assist
3.0-inch TFT color LCD monitor, wide angle viewing, AR coating
Brightness and Color
Field of View
Grid display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display),
Bright/dark area warning, Histogram
Built-in retractable P-TTL flash
approx. 4.9 (ISO100/m) / approx. 7 (ISO200/m)
Angle of view
coverage: wide angle-lens, equivalent to 28mm in 35mm format
P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync
Lens shutter: 1/2000 seconds, Electronic shutter: 1/13 seconds
Flash Exposure Compensation
2.0 to +1.0 EV
SD, SDHC, SDXC and Eye-Fi Card
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI68
Number of recordable images
approx. 250 images (with 50% flash usage),
approx. 260 images (without flash usage)
* Using a new lithium-ion battery at 23 °C, (tested in compliance with CIPA standard).
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 4(W) x 2.3(H) x1.32 (D) (exc. Operating parts and protrusions)
Without battery or removable memory: approx. 6.35oz (180g)
With battery and memory card: approx. 7oz (200g)
Reinforced polycarbonate plastic
World Time settings for 75 cities (28 time zones)
Still: Sensor shift Shake Reduction
TTL image sensor metering, segment metering, center-weighted metering, spot
EV1 - 17 (ISO 100, F1.9 lens), +2EV using the Electronic Shutter setting or using the built-in ND filter
ISO 100 to 12800 (1/3 EV steps)
up to ISO 1600
TTL by CMOS image sensor
Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White,
W: Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten, Flash, CTE, Manual
Configured on the monitor (up to 3 settings can be saved), White balance can be copied from saved image
Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis
Lens shutter: 1/2000 - 30 seconds
(1/3EV step, 1/8000 - 30 seconds when Electronic Shutter setting is enabled), Bulb
*Shooting at 1/8000 - 2 seconds with Electronic Shutter and Bulb shooting are not available when using a lens that has no lens shutter.
Program Auto Exposure, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual Exposure, Bulb, Blur Control*
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, Forest
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR*, Night Snap, HDR*, Quick Macro*, Food, Pet, Kids, Surf&Snow, Backlight Silhouette, Candlelight, Stage Lighting, Museum
Face detection available
Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Digital Filter (capture)
Toy Camera, High Contrast, Shading, Slim, HDR, Invert Color, Extract Color, Color, Water Color, Posterization, Fish-eye
Auto, HDR 1, HDR 2
Brilliant Color, Unicolor Bold, Vintage Color, Cross Processing, Warm Fade, Tone Expansion,
Bold Monochrome, Water Color, Vibrant Color Enhance, USER 1 to 3
Number of shots: 2-9, Exposure adjusted automatically.
Dynamic Range Adjustment
Highlight and/or Shadow correction
Shooting interval: 3 sec. to 24 hr., Start Interval setting: immediately from the set time.
Number of shots
up to 999 images
Green simplified mode available
Face detection available
* JPEG Only
Single frame, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-timer (12s, 2s), Remote Control (0 sec., 3 sec., continuous), Exposure Bracketing (3 frames, remote control), Multi-exposure (0 sec., Self-time, remote control), Interval Shooting
Approx. 5 fps, JPEG (12M / ??? / Continuous Hi): up to 5 frames,
Approx. 1.5 fps, JPEG (12M / ??? / Continuous Lo): up to 100 frames
Yes (12 sec, 2 sec)
Yes (Instant, 3 sec. Delay, Continuous)
± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Can be assigned to the green/delete button from the menu.
Continuous as long as the shutter release button is pressed halfway.
Single frame, multi-image display (4, 9, 30, 56 segments), display magnification (up to 16x, scrolling and quick magnification available), rotating, histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), bright/dark area warning, detailed information, folder display, date display, slideshow.
Base Parameter Adjustment, Toy Camera, High Contrast, Shading, Tone Expansion, Invert Color, Extract Color, Unicolor Bold, Water Color, Posterization, Slim, Fish-eye, Retro, Soft, Sketch Filter, Miniature, Soft, Starburst
File Format (JPEG), Aspect Ratio, Color Space, Custom Image, White
Balance, Sensitivity, High-ISO NR, Shadow Correction, Distortion Correction.
Resize, Cropping (aspect ratio adjustment available), Index, Movie Editing (divide or
delete selected frames), Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie, Red-eye Edit, Saving buffer as a RAW file
Delete single image, delete all images, select & delete, delete folder, delete instant review image
Still: RAW (DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant
Movie: MOV MPEG4 AVC/H.264 (.mov)
Green/Delete button: Green Button, Preview, One Push File Format, AE Lock, Enable AF
Smart Effect, Custom Image, Digital Filter, Aspect Ratio
- USB Cable I-USB7
- Battery Charger D-BC68P
- Strap O-ST131
- Hot Shoe Cover FK
- Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery D-LI68
- AC Plug Cord D-CO2U
- Software CD ROM S-SW133
- Body Mount Cover Q