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01-31-2013, 11:58 AM   #1
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Pentax Q, the little camera that could.

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.


Olympus XZ-1.


Panasonic GF2.


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QuoteOriginally posted by lenshoarder Quote
I don't know what magic Pentax is working.
Pixie dust. The Pentax elves have a special supply.

Welcome to the forums, congrats on the Q, and thanks for the comparisons!
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Thanks for sharing ... good info!
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It's more than those 3 images show. That XZ-1 image was the best of the bunch. The bunch being 3 images at each f-stop. The rest of the shots are not as flattering. The XZ-1 is not consistent. The Q is very consistent. Until the defraction limit, the resolution at each f-stop is good.

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And another new Q believer with the proof to go along with it!
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