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The most fun you'll have shooting photos!,
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This review is from: Pentax Q10 12.4MP with 02 zoom lens kit (Silver) (Electronics)
Love the design!! I'm a semi-pro photographer and love the menu system and dial features. I can take this camera with me whenever I don't want to lug around my DSLR and lenses. It's not a substitute for the image quality you get from a DSLR but I find it to produce excellent images for a camera this size. If you have basic knowledge of photography and know the relationship of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO you will get great photos with this camera!! I can go on to talk about specific features but you can see all that it can do by reading the spec sheet. I find myself using the Tav mode most of the time which is basically manual control. The camera sets the ISO. My wife is learning how to tailor her images by using the scene modes. She knows nothing about photography but is starting to figure it out. Of course she has me to teach her. She calls it her camera now! Some of the reviews compare this camera to a DSLR but it's not. You will need to get used to it's size. I had no problem with that. We carry it with us to family gatherings and when we go out and don't want to carry a camera case with lenses. She just keeps it in her purse. It's even small enough to keep in my pocket if I'm wearing a pair of cargo shorts or something like that. If you want a small compact DSLR like camera that has modes like aperture priority, shutter priority, manual control, etc. GET IT!! You'll love it!!!