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08-04-2014, 03:12 PM   #1
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Pentax Q-S1 and 28-45mm F4.5 now official

Pentax has just made two announcements: the new Q-S1 mirrorless, and the DA645 28-45mm zoom lens.

Pentax Q-S1 Officially Announced - Pentax News & Rumors
DA645 28-45mm F4.5 Lens Officially Announced - Pentax News & Rumors

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08-04-2014, 03:16 PM   #2
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What is this blob om the right side for anyway?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
What is this blob om the right side for anyway?
Its a bizarre grip: PENTAX - QS-1 Black

Its mentioned under the design heading.

Im disappointed that there werent any changes other than cosmetic ones.
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So I'm confused…so they changed the grip and the fake leather finish. That's it. And somehow these changes were worth the launch of a new camera vs just keep making the Q7? Is there better performance we are not hearing about yet? Has to be something else to this, right? Seems like a total waste of resources

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That knob is the grip? Like, the whole of it?
That's too much miniaturization for me.
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Let the whining begin....

I can start:
Doesn't the Q7 look better?
08-04-2014, 03:31 PM   #7
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Not really. Looks kinda the same.
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Aw, criminy ... Q-S1 ... Pentax really is doomed!

OK, maybe with the DA645 28-45, not quite yet ...

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That dot on the front is a dial. If you look at the aerial view looking down at the hotshoe, the circle has a white indicator marking, so therefore in all likelihood it must me a front dial! Just mah two cents
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...and it's Plastic.
Hang onto your Q classics, they will be much sought after collectors items.
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Pentax is DOOOOOMED!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Steve.Ledger Quote
...and it's Plastic.
Hang onto your Q classics, they will be much sought after collectors items.
Aluminum panels and faux leather
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The lens is interesting to me.

The Q's knob makes it less interesting to me.
08-04-2014, 04:35 PM   #14
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It's a pity that nothing substantial was updated about the camera but I think it looks a bit better than the Q7.

What's interesting is that they changed the name to Q-S1, which seems to imply a splitting of the line.

I have a strange urge to buy these two products and adapt the lens onto the new Q.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
the new Q-S1 mirrorless
So cute!
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