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Pentax Q-S1 announced - Klaus - 08-04-2014

I heard that the Q series is quite successful in Japan so don't laugh ;-)




The Qs ARE really cute though - believe it or not.

Pentax Q-S1 announced - Ayoh - 08-05-2014

Well for the ones who cannot possibly take a photo with anything less than a "serious" camera, then there is this $5k 1.5 kg option



Pentax Q-S1 announced - Klaus - 08-05-2014

Honestly, I really liked the original Q. Although this may be hard to believe for some.

There are really few digicams with a 1/1.7" (Q7/S1) sensor or bigger these days so it provides a little more. And no digicam has an ultra-wide lens. The biggest problem is the lack of a long tele IMHO.


As such the Q system faces stiff competition from the Pana GM1 and Nikon V3.

Pentax Q-S1 announced - dave9t5 - 08-05-2014

I've been very curious to try one of the Q's out...and found the Q7 + 02 (5-15mm) lens is on sale currently in Canada for ~USD260.  So I just ordered one.


It's not as cool looking as the original Q or Q-S1, but it does have the bigger sensor of the latter which makes all the lenses a little bit wider. The 02 is 24-70 equivalent on the Q7, which is perfect on the wide end for my tastes.


Wish the 01 "Standard Prime" was not so difficult to find.  It was originally available only as kit with the original Q body; now it's only available used or through limited retail channels.  


The teeny tiny 08 "Wide Zoom" (18-28mm equivalent) is really cool, but pricey at ~USD400.


Looking forward to flash sync at 1/2000s also.

Pentax Q-S1 announced - Klaus - 08-05-2014

Please don't try to tempt me for god's sake !!!  Rolleyes

Is the Q7 an all-metal camera like the Q ?

Pentax Q-S1 announced - Ayoh - 08-05-2014

Quote:Please don't try to tempt me for god's sake !!!  Rolleyes

Is the Q7 an all-metal camera like the Q ?
 Fortunately not Smile

Pentax Q-S1 announced - Ayoh - 08-06-2014

Seems like the Q7 kit is available from hong kong merchants for about $250 AUD delivered. Seems to be a pretty good deal. If I didn't have the Sony RX100 M2 I would be tempted.

Pentax Q-S1 announced - Guest - 08-06-2014

Hum. I just don't get it.

Pentax Q-S1 announced - dave9t5 - 08-06-2014

Quote:Please don't try to tempt me for god's sake !!!  Rolleyes

Is the Q7 an all-metal camera like the Q ?
Both the Q10 and it's successor the Q7 share the same body which is more conventional and presumably more plastic than the original Q. Q10 has the smaller sensor, Q7 has the bigger one (like the Q-S1).  Although still a handsome design, it's just not as striking as the original Q.


Good pictures of the Q7 here at IR: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/pentax-q7/pentax-q7A.HTM


Anyways...the shop cancelled my order overnight for some reason.  Maybe it's out of stock, I need contact them today.

Pentax Q-S1 announced - Klaus - 08-07-2014

Well, in black the plastic looks fairly decent at least. The yellow one looks really cheap (shiny plastic).

Oh well ...