Pentax Q, the little camera that could.

Discussion in 'Pentax Q Forum' started by lenshoarder, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder SC Veteran

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    Mar 7, 2012
    I just got a Pentax Q. I've only used it for a couple of days, but I have to say I'm impressed. The shots look good. I totally love the size. This is the size all cameras should be. Even a M43/NEX feel too big to me now. Just a little history of me. I've owned the LX5, S100 and XZ-1. I think the Q beats them all for IQ. I tested the Q on a resolution chart last night. It can hold it's own against the larger sensor XZ-1 and even the much larger sensor GF2. I don't know what magic Pentax is working. It does prove it's not how big it is, it's what you do with it.

    Pentax Q.
    Test of the Pentax Q 8mm(47mm FF equiv).
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    Olympus XZ-1.
    Test of the XZ-1 15mm(71mm FF equiv).
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    Panasonic GF2.
    Test of the Panasonic 14-42mm @ 42mm M43.
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  2. tympman

    tympman New to SC

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    Jan 31, 2013
    Looking at these on my phone. Is the q comparable to my gf2?
     
  3. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder SC Veteran

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    Mar 7, 2012
    IMO, yes. I find the JPEGs OOC to be more pleasing from the Q than the GF2. I didn't know it beforehand, but the Q has a multiframe low light mode like Sony's handheld twilight mode. Given that, it has the edge in lowlight over the GF2 as well.
     
  4. NathanJ

    NathanJ SC Regular

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    Sep 18, 2012
    Could you post some real life shots? Be nice to see what it can do when looking at the real world.
     
  5. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder SC Veteran

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    Mar 7, 2012