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12-20-2013, 11:42 PM   #1
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Photo rumors poll lists Q7.

This is a poll to pick the worst camera of 2013. Q7 is lumped in with the Hassy Stellar. Some brave souls defended the Q7 and other cameras on the list. Can't decide if I will add a reply and boost their post stats or not. Q is so misunderstood by some.

The Q is fun.

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The Hasselblad Stellar is a rebadged Sony DSC-RX100, which is a 20MP camera with an excellent Zeiss lens. The Hassy is waaaaay overpriced, but "bad" it certainly is not.

The Q in all it's incarnations is a perfectly capable camera. If your photos suck, it's not the Q's fault. It's because you suck at photography.
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DPR list Q7 as the worst mirrorless.
I'd be worried if Q owners were the ones listing it as the worst, but when non-Q users do so, it's totally meaningless.

Have your say: the WORST mirrorless camera of 2013: Open Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
12-21-2013, 03:08 PM   #4
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Well, since I haven't used any of the choices (only an original Q, not a Q7) - no doubt like every single one of the voters there - I'll just have to cast my vote for the A7r - just on principle, you know.

FF mirrorless with 1 lens - Worst. Camera. Evah.

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It's somewhat sad to see the Q get clobbered due to simple misclassification.
Whoever decided that MILC is a meaningful category to compare all these cameras? MILC's range from 1/2.3" sensors all the way upto 35mm. Some have evf, some don't. Some cost 200 and some 2000 euro$.
Nobody would compare a Fuji x100 to a p&s camera simply because they both have a fixed lens, would they?
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I jumped on the dump on the Stellar bandwagon, simply because I find it a particularly lame concept to rebadge a Sony.

I might be biased as a Q owner, but I think it is unnecessarily maligned and misunderstood camera. It is not meant to be a super serious camera, but a fun take anywhere camera that is actually quite competent. Unfortunately, most camera websites and their reviewers lack imagination and focus on reducing cameras to scores on a single or a couple linear scales. They don't account for the somewhat less tangible experiential aspect, or what one would call the fun factor/enjoyment. If you make an ILC with a relatively tiny sensor, that comes in 120 colours, I think it's pretty obvious there is some other point to the camera than the usual metrics, but many don't seem to get that.

That being said, I'd be interested to see if Ricoh/Pentax put out a souped up Q, faster processor, WR with a couple WR lenses... Not likely of course.
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It makes me wonder if the original Auto 110 and other half-frame miniature cameras faced the same kind of flaming?

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