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Discussion in 'Pentax Q Forum' started by Briar, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    I ordered a little white pentax Q for my mum the other day, knew she'd like it. It was small, cute, white and significantly cheaper than when it was launched, so a bargain. My mum loves a bargain! She asked if I could get it delivered to my house, that I could open it and have a play so I could then teach her how to use it. It arrived yesterday, with the 8.5mm lens. Darn, it is cute! I took a couple of shots. Before I knew it, I had developed those puppy dog eyes and couldn't control them from seeking out my husband's heartstrings, helpless! A couple of glasses of wine later, I now have a little black Q heading in my direction!
     
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  2. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    Haha, resistance is futile! Your man's clearly no an Aberdonian :)
     
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  3. bobbywise

    bobbywise SC Regular

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    Jun 2, 2012
    Nantes, France
    Robert Wisbey
    The prices of he Q have drastically dropped.
    I purchased the two different kit lens versions for 150 euros each !
    It's a real fun camera to use, and the IQ on the small sensor that it has is pretty amazing.
    Enjoy your Q :biggrin:
     
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  4. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Congratulations, Karen! Did you order one of the original Q's or the newer Q10? I promise you that you'll love either one. Oh, and which lens(s)?
     
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  5. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Thanks! I ordered the original black Q with the 01 prime. My mum was using her one today, she loves it. Knew she would. I just loaded her image files onto the ipad and I have to say, they are looking good. Can't wait till my wee Q arrives.
     
  6. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Could y'all start a Q image thread?

    Any comments on this vs an RX100?
     
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  7. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I don't own an RX100 but I've played with one for a while. You have to remember that the Q has a 1/2.3 sensor and the RX100 has that big (by comparison) 1-inch sensor. Still, the Q puts out images that no sensor that size had a right to only two or three years ago. The Q BSI sensor is excellent for its size and the Q's optics are superb (and fast). The Q will give you image quality on par with something like the Canon G12 or Nikon P7100 - with both those cameras operating at maximum aperture. But where those other cameras (and even the RX100) quickly move to smaller apertures as one zooms out, the Q's native lenses remain fast - meaning you can stay at lower ISO settings.