The Good Extremely compact; Good colour reproduction.
The Bad Fixed focal length when shooting videos; Expensive.
The Bottom Line The Pentax Q is certainly the smallest camera in its class, and that has much to do with its appeal. Shrinking its size, though, has unfortunately inflated its price to a level at which more conventional interchangeable lens rivals become a more appealing proposition.
You can't really appreciate the size of the Pentax Q until you have it in your hand. Pentax claims it's small enough to fit into your palm, but in truth you could put two there, side by side, and just about still see four fingers and thumb.
Despite this it has a 12.4-megapixel CMOS sensor and a brand-new interchangeable lens system. With a 3-inch screen around the back and integrated HDR capture and bokeh control, it represents a lot of technology squeezed into a very small package.
The Pentax Q is available now in black and white from £499, although at the time of writing many retailers were offering a £100 cashback deal.
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