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08-25-2011, 10:29 AM   #1
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Pentax Q official samples (low ISO)

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That looks very good. Qurious about it's iso800 results.
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Wow, shot number 4 is really impressive!





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Actually, for such a tiny sensor, ISO 200 can be noisy (it is noisy on my daughter's Optio W80), so I'm impressed by sample #1.

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Also very impressed.
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Perhaps these might dispel some of those myths about the quirky camera.
Fine images, all of them - at large size the platform is hard to fault, pretty sharp, perhaps a little haloing around high contrast areas but otherwise clean results - certainly worth a closer look...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ash Quote
Perhaps these might dispel some of those myths about the quirky camera.
Fine images, all of them - at large size the platform is hard to fault, pretty sharp, perhaps a little haloing around high contrast areas but otherwise clean results - certainly worth a closer look...

Nice series of photos.. Even the iso 200 shot. It will be interesting to see the camera in the hands of actual buyers.

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Those are "close-up" shots. I would like to see street and landscape shots.

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Looks good to me !

My only concern is price tag.
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QuoteOriginally posted by slocant Quote
To say honest - really good JPEG for P&S camera and low ISO. Not worse LX-5 and XZ-1.

But Q has RAW - and I think that it's real to get more sharper images from Pentax Q.
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The LX-5 and XZ-1 both can shoot raw. I shoot raw only on my LX3 and get superb results...but nowhere near the resolution and detail of my K-7.

These samples look ok, but not overwhelming...and all of them are taken with optimal lighting and low iso...I'd like to see what 400 and above produce.

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QuoteOriginally posted by violini Quote
Those are "close-up" shots. I would like to see street and landscape shots.
I think that there are no any P&S camera which can make landscape shots close to APS-C DSLR.

Don't you remember that photographers had used MF for good landscapes in the film era and 35 mm was just for amateur landscape photos?
The same is now. FF DSLR is not bad for landscapes, but any digital MF is much better.

To demand good landscape photos from P&S cameras is strange.... IMO.
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here are some sample images from m43 camera, mostly at base iso.

Sample Images | LUMIX G™ MICRO SYSTEM | LUMIX | Digital Camera | Panasonic Global

After looking at Q sample images, i do not think Q is doing badly compared to m43 at base isos despite its very small sensor.


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Here is one such 100% crop.

WARNING: These are not presented here to say which camera is better than other. (subjects are not same and framing is also not same)

GF3 file first




Pentax Q sample


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Looks pretty good. I guess the lack of an AA filter gives it extra sharpness from the get go.
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I might just buy one of those little buggers (the camera, not the dog or cat).
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