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Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by hkpzee, Sep 20, 2011.
Would you buy the new Pentax Q system with that tiny 1/2.3" CMOS sensor?
Absolutely no, and I'm a Pentax fan.
I think Pentax Q is a failure.
It puzzles me. I suspect Pentax will probably run with it for 18 months and then quietly forget it ever happened :/
We must also wait to see what are Ricoh's programs, but I don't think Pentax Q has a future.
I would be surprised if ANYONE buys the Q, especially with the price that they have just announced (at least in HK), of close to US$900 for the camera with the 8.5/1.8 kit prime!
What was Pentax thinking?
They were drunk I think.:smile:
I don't get it. You can already fit a fast f/1.8 zoom lens on a 1/1.7" sensor compact. You can fit 15x zoom lens on a camera you can fit in your pocket. I don't see the need for interchangeable lenses on a camera and sensor that small. It's a cool camera, but not for me.
yep. leave it unopened for about 50 years and I should be able to sell it for at least $925
It's cute as a button, but once it's that small, I also don't see the need and inconvenience of interchangeable lenses.
That's the big problem. At $400, this camera was a really nice compact. At $900, they are competing directly with the E-P3.
And loosing the competition I think.
I don't think I'd buy it, but having seen it, it is definitely intriguing. If the pricing comes down from the stratosphere I am sure it will have a market. It will also depend on what Ricoh sees in it and what they do with it. They could easily bring the system cost down by making an inexpensive mount module for the GXR.
Its already out in stores here in Manila. Pretty good build quality and its smaller than my phone! Spent two minutes playing with it then promptly gave it back to the clerk when he told me the price of the kit. Waaay overpriced at close to a thousand $$$.
my HTC Desire sent this
B&H announced price at $799. Still ridiculously high for such a small sensor...
...and probably takes pictures as well as the Pentax Q. :tongue: (just kidding)
If I was in the market for a first person cam to clamp onto a motorcycle and shoot time lapse and HD AND the Q were weatherproof, I might get one...
I voted definitely, positively, absolutely no.
That means I'll probably end up getting one....... based on my history.
Remember the pentax 110 interchangeable lens camera. Didn't make it. I think I know why. I have 2 of the lenses. very soft at any distance.
My wife has an Optio I-10 (same sensor as the Q) and I have been seriously surprised by the IQ at times, especially macros, for example:
pdml - drd1135's Photos
The funny part is that the Optio was originally $300 and didn't sell, and then sold like hotcakes for $125.
With such a small camera, it's not so much changes lenses in the field as having a choice, e.g., taking a prime on the nature walk as opposed to taking the zoom to an amusement park. At a $400 price tag, this is a workable piece of photographic equipment. I'm hoping that Pentax/Ricoh realizes that in time. If nothing else, maybe I'l get one during the hotcakes sale.:smile:
Does the Nikon 1 put a nail in the Pentax Q coffin?
My worry is that Canon will follow Pentax and Nikon, and no one else will develop in the 43-ASP-C compact range.