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06-12-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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Q7 pics and info at Pentax Japan Site









And the new tulip hood for the 02 on the Q7 -

http://www.pentax.jp/english/products/q7/accessories/index.html


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I must say I really like the classic black and silver (especially since I already have lenses). I'm in next fall, I guess - still digesting three Q's.
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Not bad at all. I want the 07, is avaible to pre-order?
Also I want the leather bag for lenses, it looks amazing!
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The "Card Cover" looks very close to an IR receiver to me. I wonder what type of cards fits there?

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That leather lens bag does look nice - wonder if there's some place in it for batteries, too? I'm not yet convinced I want to get the new camera yet, want to see some real-life examples before I decide. But I'm absolutely delighted that they are continuing with the Q line, that its been successful enough to continue.
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The "Card Cover" looks very close to an IR receiver to me. I wonder what type of cards fits there?
Yeah, I wondered about that, too. Especially since the Remote Receiver (on the back) is also labeled.

Have I been pointing my remote at the wrong window all these months?
06-12-2013, 08:32 PM   #7
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This Q7 announcement is waaaay more interesting to me than the other 2 cameras announced!
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This Q7 announcement is waaaay more interesting to me than the other 2 cameras announced!
Yes. AF in movie mode, a bit larger sensor. And the price is quite reasonable.

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I think the Price is the big surprice!
It's one of the first cheap high end mirrorless.
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I am interested in the Q7. I wonder if there are shutter lag issues with the Q7? I have read a bit about this being a concern in the Q10 and the Q1.
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I am interested in the Q7. I wonder if there are shutter lag issues with the Q7? I have read a bit about this being a concern in the Q10 and the Q1.
I haven't had any shutter lag issues to speak of, but have had AF issues that delay the camera cooperating. If I have AF lock there really isn't any shutter lag in my experience to note. I await a hands on eval of the Q7 by someone familiar with Pentax gear.
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Here's a hands on with the Q7:
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a dual axis electronic level, Eye-Fi compatibility
Pentax Q7 Hands-On Preview

The electronic level allot of people seem to want is there...
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Thanks for the photos, Doc!

I find this comparison of the sensor sizes interesting (edited since ephotozine did a much better comparison than I did):

Exactly how much image improvement will we see? MX-1 level quality? Hmmm?

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Can they send me the new sensor so I can put it in my Q? It sure looks like it on the photos!
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Thanks for the photos, Doc!

I find this comparison of the sensor sizes interesting (edited since ephotozine did a much better comparison than I did):

Exactly how much image improvement will we see? MX-1 level quality? Hmmm?
I really like that Pentax is clearly committed to the Q. The boxed set for the Q7 is a Brilliant idea, what a nice Christmas present for a photo enthusiast. I have confidence that support for the Q system will continue. Think about it. They've come out with the following in the last year for the Q:
  1. 2 new bodies, one with a new improved sensor
  2. K-Q converter with leaf-shutter
  3. 06 70-200/2.8 equivalent lens
  4. 07 Body Cap lens
  5. various bags and gadgets
All for a system that was dismissed by many but is finding a large following among those who see its macro and zoom abilities are relatively unique and useful. Not to mention the young women in Japan that seem to love the little camera.

I think that more good things are on the way for the Q system. I hope that we get a couple more primes of the same quality as the 01, which is outstanding IMHO, but I look forward to some surprises too
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