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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-17-2016, 06:04 AM  
Q-s1 discontinued. The end of Q?
Posted By D1N0
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The vast Majority of the world also takes crap pictures.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-16-2016, 10:35 PM  
Q-s1 discontinued. The end of Q?
Posted By JPT
Replies: 170
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The Q's fortunes in Japan have been mostly depending on the price of the body and whether Ricoh was advertising. The original one didn't sell because it was priced too high to be an impulse purchase. The Q10 and Q7 did well because of the lower price and the TV ad campaign. The last Q-S1 has not been advertised on TV, and in fairness it isn't a very compelling camera over the Q7.

I don't think it makes a lot of sense to weigh up the Q against mobile phones. People buy the Q because they find the idea of a really small camera appealing, either as photo enthusiasts out just regular people who think it's cute and fun. The Q marketing in Japan is all focused on the casual, fun aspect. The Q isn't a camera you buy with you head; it's a camera you buy with your heart.

Q cameras are quite a common sight in Japan. I don't doubt that Ricoh could sell a successor camera of they wanted to invest in the development and marketing. The question is whether they want to be in that line of business or not. Personally, I think it's good for brand visibility.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-15-2016, 02:37 PM  
Q-s1 discontinued. The end of Q?
Posted By reh321
Replies: 170
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If they go with a 1" sensor, they've basically created a Nikon 1, which doesn't sell any better than the Q does - and I know they would lose me as a customer. My main reason for buying the Q-7 was the way it turns the K-mount lenses I already have into super-birding lenses.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-15-2016, 07:37 AM  
Q-s1 discontinued. The end of Q?
Posted By D1N0
Replies: 170
Views: 22,091
Ricoh should make a Q with only an EFV and a fast bluetooth connection with mobile phone screens.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-14-2016, 10:10 PM  
Q-s1 discontinued. The end of Q?
Posted By Tony Belding
Replies: 170
Views: 22,091
Yes, all the indications from Ricoh have been that the Q system will continue. It's getting close to time for a newer and updated body to appear. Actually, I might say it's overdue, but you know the K-1 and everything associated with it pushed other things onto the back burner for a while.

I've got my fingers crossed. I'm hoping for more than just another Q7/Q-S1 with somewhat updated specifications. Pentax has been going from strength to strength lately, and the next Q just might surprise us with some new tricks.
Forum: Pentax Q 03-17-2016, 10:40 AM  
Q7 vs. MX-1 Image quality?
Posted By ruggiex
Replies: 20
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MX-1 wasn't a direct competition to Fuji X100 series. The price difference alone put them in different categories. It was a premium P&S (before RX100 came along) and cheaper alternative to Olympus' XZ-2 with Pentax touch.
Forum: Pentax Q 03-17-2016, 10:34 AM  
Q7 vs. MX-1 Image quality?
Posted By CWRailman
Replies: 20
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I don’t believe I have ever read a review that found a clear difference between the MX-1 and the Q7. I believe it was Pentax’s attempt to develop products and compete in two different markets.The MX-1 seemed to be a poor competitor to the popular retro looking Fuji X100 series and the similar offerings from Olympus and Panasonic. Unfortunately the size of the MX-1 made it unsuitable for pocket carrying and the image quality was not up to that achieved by many other cameras it was designed to compete with. Except for Blunty I don’t know that anyone really had much good to say about it when comparing it to other similar cameras. Personally I never purchase a camera with a built in lens for the reasons I have mentioned in other threads. The Q7 is much more versatile.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-16-2016, 04:37 AM  
Black & White B&W Pelican
Posted By Goosey
Replies: 11
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This is a shot which was originally colour, but i thought i would go B&W for something a little different


Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-16-2016, 07:04 AM  
Black & White B&W Pelican
Posted By indy
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Beautiful. I would love to see the original ooc file. Anytime I see a nicely processed photo I am always curious as to its starting point.
Forum: Pentax Q 03-16-2016, 04:58 PM  
Q7 vs. MX-1 Image quality?
Posted By Tony Belding
Replies: 20
Views: 4,711
I had a MX-1 for a time and failed to bond with it for a number of reasons. The image quality I got from it didn't really impress me, though it was hard to pin down exactly why. Maybe if I had persevered with it and improved my RAW post-processing skills, I could have been happier with it. Also, it may be worth noting that LR does not have a lens correction profile for the MX-1. There were other factors unrelated to image quality that pushed me away from the MX-1 anyhow.

I think our official review of the Q7 here on PentaxForums is actually kind of hard on it, and at least partially fails to "get" the real strength and appeal of the Q system. For example, dinging the Q7 for its lack of "pocketability" while comparing it with compact cameras seems off-base to me. I don't think it was ever meant to compete with those. (It also begs comparison with the clunky MX-1 which is a "pocket camera" that fits in very few pockets!) I actually got a Fujifilm XF1 for pocket carry, which is an excellent adjunct to the Q7 as they both accept the same batteries.

I have the Q7 Premium Kit which fits the Q7 body, 01 lens, 02 lens, 03 lens (added by me), 06 lens, 08 lens, lens hoods, spare battery, polarizer, and close-up lens (added by me) into a very small bag that is easy to grab and take anywhere. I never have to think about which lenses to pack -- I just grab the bag! In addition to all that, I have the AF201FG flash and the K-to-Q lens adaptor. This is a completely different realm from the MX-1, which didn't even have a flash shoe.

I know the 02 lens doesn't get a lot of respect. I myself have no big problem with it. . . although I find that I don't really use it a lot either. The 01, 06 and 08 are my mainstays.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 03-14-2016, 09:12 AM  
Hello at all
Posted By Aycehh
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Hello Im Eike from Hamburg/ Germany.
Im more hobby than amateurphotographer
and hope to get some tips and feedback from this
forum if its needed.

Time by time ill show works of mine and maybe some of the members will like that.
well, well see.
Nice to join you.

Eike
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