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Pentax Q

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by VinVin, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. VinVin

    VinVin Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 7, 2010
    GTA, Canada
    Hey guys,

    I was just at the Henry's Exposure show on saturday and got to play around with a Pentax Q. It's extremely small (probably have the size of my E-P1) but it looks very fun.

    There was something about the size of this interchangeable lens camera that really appealed to me. The only thing that bothers me is the crop factor of 5x... and the price of nearly 700 bucks canadian.

    but seriously... I want one... kind of like a lomo type camera in digital...what do you guys think about the Pentax Q?
  2. sphexx

    sphexx Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 19, 2010
    Harrogate, Yorkshire
  3. apicius9

    apicius9 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 1, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA
    I would be happy to spend $250 on a body to use it with c- and d-mount lenses. I just cannot see myself spending that much for another system besides m4/3. And if I did, the Nikon 1 would come before the Q. I am ready to believe that the Q will deliver pictures that are nice enough for everyday shots, just don't see the value for me.

  4. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    The Q is a very interesting... toy...

    For that price, I would rather spend it on the upcoming Fuji X10.
  5. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Yeah, I'm a Pentax fan, but that's way too expensive. Under $400, maybe.
  6. VinVin

    VinVin Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 7, 2010
    GTA, Canada
    Yeah, the price is a little too high. I got to play with 3 toys I want and 1 I didn't this time around.

    I played with the Pentax Q, Fuji X10, Fuji X100, and the Nikon J1/V1. I did not like the Nikon at all. I was completely captivated by Fuji and as for the Q it was really fun to play with...

    If only the X100 was a little cheaper :( 
  7. CarlB

    CarlB Mu-43 Veteran

    I've been jonesing for the Pentax Q, and telling myself I don't need it.

    Sigh. If they'd just gone for a bit bigger sensor.

    Why couldn't Olympus have made the E-PM1 as cool as the Q? Problem would have been solved. I dunno, maybe a nice Aki-Asahi skin on the E-PM1 and a half-case ... I do hear it feels solid and metal ...
  8. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    I wish Panasonic would build bodies with the (build) quality of Pentax.

    Other than that, I keep forgetting that the Q exists :smile:
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