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View Poll Results: What is your position on Q now?
I have Q already. 1715.74%
I have another camera of similar size/performance. 76.48%
I want no mirrorless camera at all. 1211.11%
I'd buy Q for lower price. 3229.63%
I'd buy Q sucessor with better performance. 87.41%
I miss macro lens for Q system.   00%
I miss better telephoto lens for Q system.   00%
I miss better wide angle lens with Q system. 21.85%
I want a superzoom lens with Q. 10.93%
Another reason. 2926.85%
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01-03-2012, 01:02 PM   #1
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Do you Q? If not, why not?

I haven't bought the Q yet, despite I really think it is a good idea and concept. I have my reasons. What are yours, if you haven't bought Q yet?

01-03-2012, 01:05 PM   #2
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It's too expensive, too hard to hold, and the interchangeable-lens aspect does more harm than good, IMO. They should at least offer more zoom lenses. Apart from that, it's nice and stylish and cool- but still bigger than my blackberry, which takes great pics when I don't want to carry around the DSLR.
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Sensor size to price ratio is terrible. Small sensors in small bodies have their place, but only at the cheapest end of the market. I'd pay $200 for it.

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Thought about it, then found a Samsung tl350/wb2000 for $185. Has similar physical size, sensor, IQ, focal range without having to change lenses, and more features. Couldn't come to grips with price of Q.

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I do not claim to be a representative for Q target market , but right now i look for small camera. It is supposed to be a present to someone who wants to upgrade from old point and shoot ,but i do not even consider Q.
Reasons? I can get quality point and shoot with fixed brighter longer zoom for much much less,and it will be just slightly worse then Q. I can get m43 with collapsable zoom and it will give better quality with similar size factor when zoom is off.
Q is expensive body with limited selection of lenses, and while quality of construction and options are unparallel for its class, point and shoot sensors become obsolete pretty fast and there is no real options of lenses to counter balance it.
By the way - the same negatives for Nikon new system,i will not go for them either. They are not small when with zooms and upgraders from P&S will want zoom and not primes.
So sadly, i will not Q. But i do K and if Pentax was investing the same effort to push K-5 (and next K's) as it does with Q i will be happy.
01-03-2012, 03:00 PM   #6
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If it had MFT sized sensor at the current price, I would get it eventually.

If it was half the price with the current sensor, I would absolutely get it.
01-03-2012, 03:49 PM   #7
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Too much money, not enough IQ.

01-03-2012, 04:00 PM   #8
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I voted another reason, the reason is that for a compact camera I use a Fuji 3d camera.
01-04-2012, 05:40 PM   #9
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I think it's too small to comfortably use. Also, $700 is with the Q's image quality and specs.
01-04-2012, 06:30 PM   #10
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I have waited for an interchangeable lens compact for some time. When it came out I was thrilled and I have looked at the Q several times. It is a great idea and I would have already bought one...but that price...My Goodness!!

I guess that I will have to wait until the price drops into my range. Like I did with my 645Nii.
01-04-2012, 08:10 PM   #11
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Just not interested in anything smaller than my K-5.
01-04-2012, 10:08 PM   #12
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I'll wait for the weather sealed edition
01-04-2012, 11:16 PM   #13

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On the fence.

Too expensive still for the IQ. (ie. compact camera+ IQ) ;
I can get it pretty cheap here at ~$550 with 01 prime here btw, but for me as a fun level camera, I don't want to spend more than $500

I'm still not convinced by picture quality for macro and long range purposes with K-mount lenses ATM, though I've been enthusiastic of its potential.
My expectations are not high actually.
Just good quality for normal viewing (ie. not pixel peeping) and maybe survive a 20-30% crop, but I've not seen convincing samples so far.

I really like it as a small camera with interchangeable lens, build quality and good Pentax like interface.
Logically though, its hard to match my G3 in total cost of system (ie. ~$1460 for : G3; 14/2.5; 20/1.7; 45/1.8) vs cost vs IQ.
01-05-2012, 05:57 AM   #14
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I suppose the way I look at it is that if I get a camera with a small sensor, I want a fixed zoom lens. A zoom lens can be made rather small, and provides a ton of flexibility (and if we look at the fuji x-10, the zoom can still be fast). On a small large sensor camera, zoom lenses become too large to be practical. Thus, a prime lens is a good option. Additionally, a prime on a large sensor camera can provide control over depth of field. With the Q a prime lens does not provide this advantage.

To me the Q does not make sense (and neither does any small sensor mirror-less interchangeable lens camera). Nevertheless, I hope Pentax is able to sell enough of them.
01-05-2012, 06:13 AM   #15
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Not even in the slightest amount interested.
I also find the design displeasing..
A camera looking for a market imho.

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