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Discussion in 'Pentax Q Forum' started by wt21, Sep 10, 2012.
Pentax Ricoh introduces Q10 small-sensor mirrorless camera: Digital Photography Review
I wonder if these have more composite/plastic bits on the body to keep down costs? I definitely prefer the look of the original (and it feels solid in hand).
The Q10 is $399 MSRP, so it's starting much cheaper. I understand your point, but the Q needed to be at a lower price point. I'm curious about the new 14-45 f2.8 zoom.
I totally agree with you on the price point. It just didn't make sense for many people at the original price.
I am happy to see that they did not discontinue the mount... I thought it was going to get cancelled, based on the original Q fire sales.
It seems they are trying to make a go of it. That new zoom gives us a real telephoto at 2.8 and it's amazingly small. Someone on another forum joked about putting the new q to k adaptor on the Q10 followed by the new DA 560 for a 3080 equivalent.
I just saw a higher price, $599 with the 5-15 zoom. I can't remember which site I saw that price on, but it;s clealry wrong. Maybe the price in pounds? Anyway, sorry for the confusion.
Pentax Q 8.5mm & 5-15mm lenses for £311
Pentax Q in the UK is now available with 8.5mm & 5-15mm lenses for £311 at Tesco Direct. Looks like a pretty good price to me.
SRS in Watford sell the Q with the 02 5-15mm lens for £179, and the 01 8.5mm for £119, so a combo would be Just £298. SRS are a main Pentax agent, I buy a lot of stuff from them.
Pentax Q Cameras - Compact System Cameras - SRS Microsystems
Pentax 01 Standard Prime Lens for Q-Series Cameras - UNBOXED - Only Â£119.00 - SRS Microsystems
Theres a rumour in pentaxforums that Ricoh/Pentax may well increase the sensor size to 1/1.7 in the next Q iteration. After much discussion over there, the pundits decided that the existing lenses would also work with that sized sensor, because they have a larger focus area than the existing sensor requires. If they would give an evf alongside it, I would be interested.
"My cousin Q is coming over."
Same. I prefer the original Q for looks.
The question is at what cost to IQ? The larger focus area means the smaller sensor is covered by the sweet center. Even though the lens might cover a larger center, I wonder how well it will hold up at the edges.
I'd be interested in a new Q body with a 1/1.17" sensor. I even like the slightly wider field of view I would get with my Q-mount lenses. But I'd still keep my original, magnesium-bodied Q for fun telephoto experiments.
Well, with B&H having all the new pentax cameras up for pre-order, I've dropped a Q7 twin lens kit into my wishlist, and will add the prime and viewfinder as well. I feel fairly confident that with its Ricoh parentage, the IQ will be fine.
 sigh.. wishlists on B&H *and* Adorama
I'll be curious to see shots with the long zoom.
The new Q seems like a nice product. Hope it sells well. That way it will get invited to the next mirrorless party and won't have to hangout with that loser EOSM.