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03-21-2012, 01:10 AM   #1
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Pentax Q pro / limited, maybe?

Hi there, i just had some sort of vision about a very special Edition of the Pentax Q.
Maybe you sort of like it

The name Q brought me the connection to the character of „Q",
the gadget-mastermind of the good old James-Bond-Movies.

So we are talking style, speed, and deadly performance.

„My" Mister Q :

- has no plastic part whatsOever
- comes in a sniper-on-the-roof case. a small one, that is.
- has NO Picture-Style-Gimmick things. all pro.

- has a 3840x2160 px Sensor (8.2 MP), that's double HD pixel count, enabling:
- easy HD movies (60p 50p 30p 25p) without Moire etc through Pixel binning (GH2-like movies anyone?)
- higher Shooting rates
- far better lowlight (WHO NEEDS 12Mp for Youtube, the Web or watching pics at home on HD-TV?)

- has multishot-modes (tripod!):
- 3-5 Pics averaged to get rid of any noise
- 3-5 Exposures combined to 16bit HDR pics
- Sensor-IS abused to shift the Sensor half a pixel, then calculate a whopping 33MP still : )

- has a thunderbolt (yes, that also a Movie!) interface for connecting to a MAC or …a RAID (4:2:2 Video)
- has two mini-Balanced in for mics / stereo mic
- has a fully articulated Screen for these crazy shooting angles and self-shots

- comes with three all metal primes (inspired by firearm gauges and 007), all black!:
- 22/0.7 (.22 magnum)
- 38/0.7 (.38 special)
- 76/0.7 (7.64mm Nato)

- comes with a SMART K-Adapter for working DA* Lenses etc.
- can be completely remote-controlled with an iPhone/Pad
- comes for free for me, because I had the Idea : )

well, just a thought..

03-21-2012, 03:57 AM   #2
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wow, thats quite a list....

sounds like a $5000 camera in Q size! lol
03-21-2012, 06:06 AM - 1 Like   #3
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"My" Q-pro would look like this:
- IR-cut removeable or replaceable (to take IR or UV images or even fullrange images)
- Moviemodes: 1080p30, 720p60, VGA@240fps, CIF@480fps
- let me choose (in movie mode) to bin, to drop lines or to crop
- swiveling flash (0, 30, 60 and 90)
- scriptable (like chdk, but not only focusstacking, hdr and so on - the SR could be abused to shift, as a field-derotator and as 'Astrotracer' - to attach GPS isn't even necessary)
- electronic shutter can be used with every exposuretime
03-21-2012, 06:13 AM   #4
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manual control over the electronic shutter with any lens would be awesome, as would selectable IR/UV filter on the sensor (maybe like some of the canon p&s cameras which use a little slide over ND filter instead of real aperture control)

03-23-2012, 12:55 AM   #5
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I would like the Q to have gen-locking so I could do 3D with two Qs. Weather proof as well please.
03-24-2012, 10:28 AM   #6
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hmm, i thought esp. reducing the pixel count was a good idea. (for a camera that small)
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