Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
01-25-2010, 04:33 AM   #31
Veteran Member
frank's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Singapore
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,202
QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
It's not L. Is it I ??? New serie of cameras?
Yeah, it's an I, not L I think.

By the look of the camera, I guess Pentax is trying to produce something similar to the cute little 110 film camera, but this one doesn't come w/ interchangeable lens though.

QuoteOriginally posted by lithos Quote
The ability to fit into an Altoids tin?

Well, maybe something even cuter? Like a matching leather case or something ...

01-25-2010, 04:36 AM   #32
Veteran Member
frank's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Singapore
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,202
QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
The W80 is not only weather-sealed, you can dive to 5 meters with it. I've had the W10 for 3,5 years, it's great fun on the beach and in the pool. My daughter got the W80 for christmas, and it takes significantly better pictures than the W10 as long as you stay at ISO 400 or below (which is one step better than the W10, but I wish they could make it usable at ISO 800 at least).
There might be a new W90 coming out this year with better features? Who knows, Pentax always gives us surprises
01-25-2010, 04:44 AM   #33
Veteran Member
Steelski's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Varna
Posts: 468
the lens is interesting.

Most high end small cameras start at near 26-24mm equivalent lenses no adays.

If the size of the sensor was 1/1.76 " ish, 1/8" it would be a 24mm equivalent with a 5.1mm lens. Infact the panasonic LX3 starts at 5.1 and its a 1/1.63 ", so it could use a similar sensor size. who knows.

But I would like a LX3 competitor. with the 5x zoom and retro look.
Cream all over!.















But if its a low end camera then GIVE me a BREAK!
01-25-2010, 05:04 AM   #34
Veteran Member
frank's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Singapore
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,202
QuoteOriginally posted by Steelski Quote
Most high end small cameras start at near 26-24mm equivalent lenses no adays.

If the size of the sensor was 1/1.76 " ish, 1/8" it would be a 24mm equivalent with a 5.1mm lens. Infact the panasonic LX3 starts at 5.1 and its a 1/1.63 ", so it could use a similar sensor size. who knows.

But I would like a LX3 competitor. with the 5x zoom and retro look.
Cream all over!.















But if its a low end camera then GIVE me a BREAK!
I guess you need a break here

01-25-2010, 05:08 AM   #35
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Umeň, Sweden
Posts: 755
These are probably not Pentax lens designs, by the way -- like the X70 (which had a lens which was verifiably not made or designed by Pentax) they are labelled "PENTAX LENS", not "smc PENTAX LENS" like certain other Optios with actual Pentax lenses. Not that it really matters.
01-25-2010, 05:48 AM   #36
Pentaxian
gazonk's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Oslo area, Norway
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,512
QuoteOriginally posted by frank Quote
There might be a new W90 coming out this year with better features? Who knows, Pentax always gives us surprises
If the W90 is one step noisier, I would be happy. But I still think W80 is one of the most interesting and useful pocketable cameras on the market.
01-25-2010, 06:03 AM   #37
Pentaxian
gazonk's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Oslo area, Norway
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,512
QuoteOriginally posted by frank Quote
Yeah, it's an I, not L I think.
Looks like a lower case L to me, in a slanted (not italic) version of a serif font.
01-25-2010, 06:40 AM   #38
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: West Coast , Sweden
Posts: 467
A 1/1.7" -ish sensor would really be good news. If it later ends up in a water sealed body, I will get one!

01-25-2010, 07:24 AM   #39
Inactive Account




Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Posts: 3,262
QuoteOriginally posted by frank Quote
Well, maybe something even cuter? Like a matching leather case or something ...
What, bunny ears or something that fit onto the hotshoe?
01-25-2010, 07:27 AM   #40
Veteran Member
RuiC's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Lisboa - The Grocery
Posts: 615
QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
Looks like a lower case L to me, in a slanted (not italic) version of a serif font.
It is a marketing rule to name a model always with UPPER case unless you don't want/need to sell.
If this model is to look like the A110 then its name will be I10 not L10.
01-25-2010, 07:28 AM   #41
Veteran Member
frank's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Singapore
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,202
QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
Looks like a lower case L to me, in a slanted (not italic) version of a serif font.
Yeah, you might be right.

But I still think it'd be an I 'cause it sounds cooler and it's in line w/ the trend (many cool gadgets start w/ an I in their names, thanks to Apple)
01-25-2010, 07:38 AM   #42
Senior Member
Andres's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Buenos Aires
Photos: Albums
Posts: 224
QuoteOriginally posted by GerryL Quote
Looks like a Sony


Let's say that the So*ny looks like an Auto 110

I like the black one! even features SR and the wide angle (w60 like?)

01-25-2010, 07:41 AM   #43
Pentaxian
gazonk's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Oslo area, Norway
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,512
QuoteOriginally posted by RuiC Quote
It is a marketing rule to name a model always with UPPER case unless you don't want/need to sell.
You should tell Apple that they won't sell any iPods or iPhones! And Hyundai won't sell any cars at all any more, all their new models are follow the pattern i<some number>.

EDIT: But now that I've seen the black version, I'm convinced that it's I-10!
01-25-2010, 07:43 AM   #44
Veteran Member
RuiC's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Lisboa - The Grocery
Posts: 615
QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
You should tell Apple that they won't sell any iPods or iPhones! And Hyundai won't sell any cars at all any more, all their new models are follow the pattern i<some number>.
OK, I'll tell them. I wouldn't buy any of those anyway.
01-25-2010, 07:56 AM   #45
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 886
QuoteOriginally posted by m8o Quote
Why is 1/2.33 something to be happy about and discuss? Not being sarcastic; I'm ignorant about these sensors & want to know.
1/2.33 = pretty much the smallest and most worthless sensor size currently being used in cameras. It's fine for cell phones, but if I'm going to buy an actual camera then 1/1.7 is the absolute smallest I will consider...and even with that size (I own a Canon G10) you still have virtually no depth of field control. I think 2/3's is as small as should be used in a camera and even with that I'd still need a second camera with a larger sensor. The 4/3's sensor is about as small as you can go and still have good DOF control as well as decent high iso IQ.

Here's are two nice image sensor size diagrams:




Last edited by Art Vandelay II; 01-25-2010 at 08:02 AM.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
cameras, h90, optio, optio i-10, pentax, pentax news, pentax rumors
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pentax announces the infinitely customizable optio rs1000 and optio rz10 with 10x zoo Adam Homepage & Official Pentax News 0 09-08-2010 09:10 PM
PENTAX UNVEILS THREE NEW DIGITAL CAMERAS: Optio I-10, Optio H90, Optio E90 Adam Homepage & Official Pentax News 11 01-26-2010 07:21 PM
For Sale - Sold: AC Adapter D-AC8 for OPTIO cameras Steve Beswick Sold Items 1 06-23-2009 04:41 PM
Pentax Optio S10 vs Optio A40 airconvent Pentax Compact Cameras 5 12-08-2008 07:30 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:08 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top