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06-09-2013, 11:06 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by arnold Quote
Can someone explain these measurements to me please? They can't possibly be in inches given the size of the sensor is around a quarter inch. Is there no figure of Xmm by Ymm?


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Those figures are not sensor sizes, even though they're related. Just Google search for "sensor sizes" and you'll get plenty of results, relevant charts and explanations.
For example, 1/2.7" is ~5.37x4.04mm with a 6.72mm diagonal, and 1/1.8" is 7.20x5.35mm with a 9mm diagonal.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fogel70 Quote
.... The difference between 1/2.3" and 1/1.7" is even smaller than I first thought.
26% larger is something ; better than nothing.

p.s. I hope the body is very square, like the 1st Q. Rounded corners let alone something ordinary and typical compact looking would be a deal breaker.

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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
I always thought it strange that the Q fisheye only covered approx 165 degrees. Most fisheyes do 180. ...
Off topic but my 7mm Vivitar fish-eye is around that range and I love it. I'm not constantly ruining every picture by getting my feet in the frame this way.

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Jokes aside: I'd love new Q body to be super-serious compact. Make it a Nikon D4 equivalent in small sensor size:

• First, much better battery. 450-500 shots per charge a minimum.
• battery grip option
• No shutter lag please.
• 12MP, 12-bit RAW.
• 10-12 fps, large buffer.
• EVF option (it can be external).
• superior LCD anti-glare coating.
• magnesium alloy body

So far the Q was an experiment. Now make it into a serious system. Sell it along with Q10, and start seriously building a lineup. At any time, there should be 2-3 Q cameras available, same as for the K-mount.

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Well that brings it to the level off the MX-1, but wasn't the difference in image quality very small?
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My girlfriend has an MX-1, I have a Q10, and my impression having used both cameras is that the MX-1's 1/1.7" sensor+processor is significantly better than the Q10's 1/2.3". I see better dynamic range and less noise at ISO 400-800. In which case, I would very readily welcome a Q with that sensor.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Well that brings it to the level off the MX-1, but wasn't the difference in image quality very small?
I would expect something like 1/3 of a stop improvement. But with the small difference in size between 1/2.3" and 1/1.7" sensors, it's probably more difference in IQ between generations on the sensor, than the difference in size make.

On DxOmark Q10 and MX-1 scored the same overall score.
DxOMark - Compare cameras side by side

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QuoteOriginally posted by Fogel70 Quote
I would expect something like 1/3 of a stop improvement. But with the small difference in size between 1/2.3" and 1/1.7" sensors, it's probably more difference in IQ between generations on the sensor, than the difference in size make.

On DxOmark Q10 and MX-1 scored the same overall score.
DxOMark - Compare cameras side by side
Well the sensor will probably have moved on a generation, AND be larger. So it's double-bubble - the new sensor should be quite a bit better and Q system fans really ought to be quite pleased.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Uluru Quote
Jokes aside: I'd love new Q body to be super-serious compact. Make it a Nikon D4 equivalent in small sensor size:

• First, much better battery. 450-500 shots per charge a minimum.
• battery grip option
• No shutter lag please.
• 12MP, 12-bit RAW.
• 10-12 fps, large buffer.
• EVF option (it can be external).
• superior LCD anti-glare coating.
• magnesium alloy body

So far the Q was an experiment. Now make it into a serious system. Sell it along with Q10, and start seriously building a lineup. At any time, there should be 2-3 Q cameras available, same as for the K-mount.
I agree, but most probably the sensor will be 16Mpx.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Philippos Quote
I agree, but most probably the sensor will be 16Mpx.
Or even less. The MX-1 has a 12 Mpix. 1/1.7" sensor.
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The pictures above are from Digital Camera Info ??????Q7??????????????? - ????info

Additional details from them:

- Announced shortly (I maintain on or around Thursday)
- Three colours: black, silver and yellow. Six grip colours and 20 additional body colours on order
- Sold in kit with 02 zoom, in double kit with the two zooms and together with the seven lenses
- New petal flower hood for using 02 zoom on Q7
- A "variation" of 01 Standard Prime is to be released at the same time
- Release date: July 5th in Japan
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How about an APS-C sensor in the new Q the size of the Sony NEX-3N ?


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