I received word of the Pentax Q7 from Chris Gampat about a month and a half ago. It was the next review unit coming in, and since my time was mostly free, I said I would take the review. The loaner agreement disappeared into the ether of cyberspace, and a package arrived at my door some number of days later. When I opened it, I thought, “Something must be wrong.” What sat on the counter in front of me looked like a scaled-down version of what the camera should have been. Granted, I hadn’t researched the camera beforehand as I like each new review to be a fresh experience. As you can see, I received the black and yellow version, so attributing toylike qualities to it is, I think, warranted. As I came to terms with the camera’s size, I raised my paws and sighed. The Q7, like a newborn kitten, sits comfortably in the palm of my hand. This is not your father’s Pentax, and that, my friends, is a good thing.