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09-29-2013, 12:06 PM   #1
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Q-system soon not the smallest anymore

Pentax will soon lose a record: that of the smallest interchangeable lens system in the world.
If rumors are true Panasonic will in October release the GM1, the smallest ILC in the world, and with a MFT sensor.
Rumor: Panasonic to Release the World's Smallest ILC in October with the GM1

New stuff is released with shorter and shorter development/release cycles (same thing turned once leading electronics companies in to followers).
I hope Ricoh will be able to keep up.

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Frankly the Q is pushing the limits of usability as it is.
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If the GM1 will be "about the RX100II size", it will still be larger than the Q; and the lenses will be larger as well.
But maybe Panasonic can find a way to measure things that would make it appear the smallest; that's what they usually do, right?
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Good news.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
If the GM1 will be "about the RX100II size", it will still be larger than the Q; and the lenses will be larger as well.
But maybe Panasonic can find a way to measure things that would make it appear the smallest; that's what they usually do, right?
Oh, is it? I didn't realize it(and didn't check it either. just believed the article).
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I remember when I had a very tiny Panasonic cellphone
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Q still has the smallest IL system.
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I recently had the opportunity to try out the Q-7 and that was pretty tiny. I don't think I would want a camera any smaller than that. Honestly I found the Q to be a little to small for my liking.

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QuoteOriginally posted by sledger Quote
Q still has the smallest IL system.
Indeed, one less than both the Samsung NX and the Leica S!
We need that quality wide-angle prime.
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Q still has the smallest IL system.
Yes, but it also has a very small sensor.
I was looking at the Ricoh GR because I can put it in my pocket and it has a large sensor but I would like something "interchangeable" (and by the way, the Ricoh, alltough it is probably very good looks to me like the very cheap plastic kodak camera my parents had in the eighties).
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No one can not beat the smallest camera from Pentax such as Q7, K-5, and 645D
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
If the GM1 will be "about the RX100II size", it will still be larger than the Q; and the lenses will be larger as well.
But maybe Panasonic can find a way to measure things that would make it appear the smallest; that's what they usually do, right?
Well, it allegedly has a pancake lens and obviously no one knows exactly how big or small it will be (or even if it exists, I suppose).
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QuoteOriginally posted by wigelII Quote
Yes, but it also has a very small sensor.
I was looking at the Ricoh GR because I can put it in my pocket and it has a large sensor but I would like something "interchangeable" (and by the way, the Ricoh, alltough it is probably very good looks to me like the very cheap plastic kodak camera my parents had in the eighties).
I think you missed the point I was making entirely.
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No SR (which panasonic m43 did not have in the past) and a custom small lens, its certainly possible to be smallest ILC.

Most of the lenses will be bigger too.
Some like the 45/1.8 is quite small, about the size of the 06 zoom, but then, the 43ltd is smaller.
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