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Time for a PENTAX compact camera system forum!

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by kyteflyer, May 4, 2012.

  1. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I see there's a Pentax Q forum. I would think it would be good to make it just a Pentax forum so that those with the K-01 can post in there, instead of in small DSLR which it clearly is not.

    Please?
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I guess it just needs a name change
     
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  3. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    I like the idea, Sue, but I would worry that it would be a bit quiet. I think there are 2 of us on the forum with a K-01. :eek:

    What about merging the Ricoh GXR and Q forum and make it a Pentax/Ricoh CSC forum? It sounds like we have some more systems coming down the line, good stuff, but these may always be smaller, niche products?
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    That's a sound idea Kyle....especially since they are now all under one umbrella.
     
  5. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Speaking of the K-01, I was pixel peeping (again) at DPR, and the RAW files from the K-01 at 6400 actually look a little bit cleaner than the K-5 (but also slightly softer too). Notwithstanding the softness, the K-01 at 6400 might be the second best looking RAW files for APS-C cameras, after only the X100. DPR doesn't have studio samples for XP1 yet though.
     
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  6. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Possibly. Ultimately its up to Amin, but the K-01 isnt a DSLR and so deserves a spot of its own or shared with other Pentax mirrorless.
     
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  7. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
    Julien
    I agree with everything you wrote: that the K-01 has very, very clean RAW files, that they look (a bit suspiciously) soft, that I would probably put them slightly after the X100 and slightly before the NEX-5N or K-5. Obviously there isn't much to seperate each of them.
     
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  8. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Does K-01 support EVF? The Q does not.
     
  9. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Maybe some of the forums just need some renaming or refining. For instance, the Canon G1X doesn't fit any of the existing forums, but if a separate one was created just for it it won't have a lot of threads in it!
     
  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Nic, doesn't the G1x fit in the fixed lens small sensor forum under Canon. I know the sensor is bigger than most of the others in there, but I think it's way to group them together. It really is similar to the the other G series cameras, just bigger and better, right?
     
  11. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Hi Luke.

    Yes, that's where I put the sample image thread that I created, but the small sensor designation is a bit misleading. I think there is also the "Fixed-Lens APS-C Camera Forums" which it might fit under in a sub-forum but technically it isn't an APS-C sensor, and fixed lens might also refer to a fixed focal length rather as well as a non-interchangeable lens. Actually while we're discussing the topic, the Sigma DP sensor isn't quite APS-C sized either, lol.

    I wonder whether there are maybe too many camera specific forums that don't contain many threads, and when new classes of camera are being created it means the forums either need to keep up and be expanded or become less specific and more flexible.
     
  12. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    This makes even more sense.
     
  13. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I don't know how much you change everything up once it's been running for awhile. If the site had a ton more users, you would definitely want all the subdivisions. But as the traffic is now, you could really just break it down into 3 or 4 bigger all-encompassing forums. I just don;t think you could ever easily re-assign older threads into the new forums. Or it would be a massive headache and really wouldn't streamline anything that much.
     
  14. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Maybe it could just be 3...... Black cameras, silver cameras, colorful cameras...... :wink:
     
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  15. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Lol, yes something like that. It just seems that there are few new square pegs that don't quite fit into any of the existing round holes. It's not really a problem in how I access the site, just an observation. I tend to stick to current threads using the list on the right and only rarely go into any specific forums or sub-forums.
     
  16. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I have been in discussions with Amin and Mark on this - awaiting outcomes. I agree that the current camera market makes it difficult to encompass all the variations.
     
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