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10-12-2014, 06:29 AM - 1 Like   #1
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I want the next Q

This is my vision of the next Q... I named it Q-V1 like electronic Viewfinder, with a grip, same modes as the K-3, video and two control wheels.

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10-12-2014, 06:53 AM   #2
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Interesting thought, but the EVF does make it bigger,
which is starting to defeat part of the object of the Q series.

("Is that a Q-V1 in your pocket,
or are you just pleased to see me?" )

And I'm not sure if Nikon would appreciate Ricoh
using anything-V1 as a name for a mirrorless.

The user modes would not be necessary
if there was more flexibility in programming the front dial (1,2,3,4).

I use the front dial of my Q7 to switch the ND filter on and off,
but as several users have commented,
it's annoying that you can't program the numbers separately.
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Many premium compact ILCs have an EVF on the left or right of the camera that so not stick out upward like a pentaprism. Try repositioning the Red, the EV Comp, and the Green buttons to be horizontal. Then put the EVF above them. Now you can remove the pentaprism looking structure.
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Make it pop up and tilltable as the sony RX100 III

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Remove the articulated flash and add an EVF. I would use the EVF more often than the flash. Make an add on flash.
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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
The Q is fun. Live with it.
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Make it google glass compatible & throw in a pair while they're at it instant evf!
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I really like it, hope pentax is reading in this forums .

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i dont know why people insist on destroy the concept of a small camera by sugesting to add this and that, if you want an evf and a grip there are several other cameras to chose from

an evf and a grip on the Q are absolutely useless, my advice to you is to learn how to take pics without an evf/ovf free yourself from that old concept, stop living in the past and embrace the future




p.s. that camera looks ugly as sin
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I'd much rather have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
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Of any Pentax cams, the Q needs to be remote-controllable with the FLU card. The Q is far more readily placeable at a distance from you, as opposed to the larger K-3 or K-S1.
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I have always wondered why don't they take the MX-1, Swap the brass top/bottom bit's to plastic to save cost, remove the Lens (Expensive part of the Camera) and put on a Q Mount?

Its's the same sensor as the Q 7/S-1, yes it's a bigger body but it gives us a tilting screen and exposure compensation dial.

They have 99% of the tools and parts already so it can be that expensive to produce, and it gives us Q owners a choice. I would love a Q mount MX-1 it would look great and I don't mind the extra size.

Can you Photoshop one of them for me please
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QuoteOriginally posted by sapporodan Quote
I have always wondered why don't they take the MX-1, Swap the brass top/bottom bit's to plastic to save cost, remove the Lens (Expensive part of the Camera) and put on a Q Mount?

Its's the same sensor as the Q 7/S-1, yes it's a bigger body but it gives us a tilting screen and exposure compensation dial.

They have 99% of the tools and parts already so it can be that expensive to produce, and it gives us Q owners a choice. I would love a Q mount MX-1 it would look great and I don't mind the extra size.

Can you Photoshop one of them for me please
wow - genius idea! but I'd like to keep the brass parts, please

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I like the Q that I own the way it is.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pntx Quote
i dont know why people insist on destroy the concept of a small camera by sugesting to add this and that, if you want an evf and a grip there are several other cameras to chose from

an evf and a grip on the Q are absolutely useless, my advice to you is to learn how to take pics without an evf/ovf free yourself from that old concept, stop living in the past and embrace the future

p.s. that camera looks ugly as sin
I agree, I like my Q7's the way they are. When I want something more than that I pick up the K-5 or K-5IIs. I do not know why folks can't be happy with something the way it was designed.
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