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Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by RT_Panther, Nov 1, 2012.
Pentax Q Firmware 1.1 Update | Sans Mirror â€” mirrorless, interchangeable lens cameras | Thom Hogan
Interesting! Not sure I would want a Q but I think this shows that all any brand needs to do to ADD focus peaking is a change to the firmware. Come Olympus and Panasonic, get with it!!! We want focus peaking!
I want a white Q just for the cuteness
By the way, the Pentax Q price has dropped to $350 officially now.
Where do you see it for $350?
Pentax Q Compact Digital Camera with Standard Zoom Lens - Black 15100
$350 is the price this camera should have been to begin with! - IMHO
The sensor is tiny, 1/2.3 inch, the same size as the better P&S cameras. I do think it has a place in the camera kingdom but NOT at the original price.
Actually, 1/2.3" is the size of the less-good P&S sensors (the ones in budget compacts and superzooms). Good P&Ses like the XZ-1 or LX-5 have a sensor more than 50% larger.
Yes , but the Q is a really nice camera compared to the XZ-1's for controls and flexibility...I'm currently frustrated/enjoying using an XZ-1 and like the Q way more.
Here's one with a cheap 50mm:
One more snap with crop...with the same MD 50mm f1.7. Again not professional stuff but pretty good.
Note I said "better" and not "best" P&S. The cheapest P&S cameras use the even smaller 1/3" sensor size, of coarse even that is better than the microscopic cell phone size of 1/6".
Olympus: extra art filters not possible for PEN | News | TechRadar
I would gladdly give up the space that the art filters use in exchange for focus peaking! I tested the art filters when I first got the camera but never used them since. If I want a artsy filter added, I will add it with photoshop.
Sorry, didn't mean to drag things off-topic. My point was simply that the Pentax Q's sensor size doesn't distinguish it even among basic P&Ses. 1/2.3" is what you find in your $100 Finepix and Powershot models.
That's not to say the Q doesn't have a great many good things to offer (including, now, focus peaking!), some of which Panasonic and Olympus would do well to copy.