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06-29-2014, 04:29 PM   #1
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id really like the Q body with a retractable lens fitted .

that would be my ultimate compact , but what is the best pentax compact ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by sebenza Quote
id really like the Q body with a retractable lens fitted .

that would be my ultimate compact , but what is the best pentax compact ?
There are many definitions of "best", but if I could only pick one Pentax camera, it would be the GR. DSLR-grade image quality in your pocket!

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There are many definitions of "best", but if I could only pick one Pentax camera, it would be the GR. DSLR-grade image quality in your pocket!
I was reading how Ming Thein prefers his over the esteemed Sony RX 100 as his compact.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sebenza Quote
id really like the Q body with a retractable lens fitted .

that would be my ultimate compact , but what is the best pentax compact ?
The Pentax MX-1 is the exact same sensor as the Q7 with a retractable lens. The body is a bit different but it's as close to being the same camera as you'll get. Olympus XZ-2 is also based on that sensor, but without the Pentax menus and interface.

The Q7 with the 8.5mm prime lens is quite compact by the way. Not pants-pocketable but definitely jacket-pocketable.

I have a Pentax Optio RZ18 that is pants-pocketable but I don't recommend it, the lens is too slow for its small sensor.

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thanks for replies .

by compact i ment pocket sized , id have an mx-1 but a bit too big for what im looking for right now but it is on the list !.

the rz-18 was a favourite but gets mixed reviews still might try one though .

what about h90 ?

xz-2 looks great but im used to pentax now - unless there is not much difference ?? but still its similar sized to mx-1 ( i think).
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They should re-do the RZ18 with a shorter, faster lens, and a 1.7" sensor.

The RZ18 isn't bad, in fact if you shoot mostly wide, it's quite good. But just move that lens a little bit wider and it goes up to ISO 400+ (and lots of noise) in a second. I'm thinking about selling mine...
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