tkbslc: Yep, it's still a 1/1.7" sensor.
Looks about like a G15, only the G15 is cheaper and comes with a faster lens and a viewfinder.
People like to point out the nice 47mm f1.9 prime for the Q system, but the G15 is still f2 at 47mm equivalent (maybe f2.2, but I think it drops to that at 50mm equivalent) so there is really no advantage there.
If you were interested in more zoom, the P7700 has 200mm reach, which is about what the Q telephoto would have with this larger sensor Q. It's still got f2.5-ish aperture at 50mm, too.
Still having a rough time figuring out why someone would want to spend $1000 for a Q and a lens kit when you could spend $450 on a G15 or a P7700 and get more in a smaller body for half price.
$1000Q7 + kit zoom = $500telephoto = $300Standard prime = $200-ish
You'd need at least two out of the three to match the capability of the G15 or P7700. Probably all 3.
Yep, it's still a 1/1.7" sensor.
mcshan: All it takes is a little self control.
I can quit anytime I want.
Sometimes new gear is all you need to get out and try some new shots.
Trollshavethebestcandy: Nice!Soon we will just make up our own idea of the perfect camera and build ourselves. Web designers turned 3D printer coders for hire.
Better learn CAD.
Zvonimir Tosic: The most unnerving thing for many here is the fact that the production of the K-01 camera was indeed ceased, but again resurrected at least for a while because of the popular demand. Which is almost unheard of in digital camera business.It very much nullifies all the nonsense about the camera told in these forums, but folks have a hard time swallowing the reality pill. Therefore rant — many are caught with their pants down :)
There was a ton of demand once they started giving them away for less than half MSRP. Just like the EOS M sales this week. Sell them cheap enough and they fly off the shelves. Interested Pentax interpreted that as a sign this is a popular product. Either that, or they are still making money at $400 or less.
RichRMA: "Serious" photographers who simply must have all cameras in black on black are no different than the average driver today who seems incapable of choosing a car unless it is white, black or grey. It's depressing that so many people are lock-step conformists, terrified of what their friends or neighbhours might think if they deviate from the "norm."
This has nothing to do with the K-01 being available in blue. It's the fact that almost 18 months after launch, instead of improving anything in terms of function or features, Pentax relaunches the same product in a new color. To rub it in, they even make on official press release about it.
Looks like it was shot with an LX7 or G15, as expected. Not bad.
DenWil: I will be interested to see if a FF sensor with the same pixel density is forthcoming.
You don't count the bayer pattern, sorry. You ended up with 1/3 the real world limit. We already can observe diffraction leveling off resolution on 18MP cameras at f8.
If you are trying to make use of the extra pixels, then diffraction affects higher density sensors differently. If all you want is 6MP of detail out of a 20MP sensor, then no pixel density doesn't matter.
If you are trying to calculate diffraction limited apertures for your sensor size, you need to know the resolution and sensor size, which is the same thing as pixel size.
onlooker: I have a feeling we are witnessing a birth of the next EOS M sensor. The whole spec seems tailor made for that camera.
Well that's a big assumption based on what was typed, but if so I can agree that would be a good addition to the EOS M lineup.
Low Budget Dave: I wish DPR would go back and finish the review of the EOS M. It has been about a year, and Canon even finally got around to fixing the firmware. A review of that camera might give us a good idea how well Canon has figured out hybrid AF.
This is a hardware based solution on the 70D, so it likely won't have any correlation with the EOS M firmware.
tkbslc: Maybe the next EOS M won't suck as bad.
Howard, you of all people should not be giving advice on message delivery. Read some of your own posts and then go listen to Michael Jackson's, "Man in the Mirror" ten times.
Two the main inputs for diffraction is sensor resolution and sensor size, which means pixel density is a major factor for diffraction.
Mirrorless SL1? Why? If you can fit a mirror in there why would you not put a mirror in it?
wmac: So it means the new AF functionality is only available when you are shooting using the LCD? and not the view finder?
The viewfinder already has Phase detect AF and has since the 80s.
I think I did say that, just in a different way. I am hopeful this tech makes it in to the EOS M because it's primary weakness is AF.
Why didn't you just thank Canon and move on?
Maybe the next EOS M won't suck as bad.
(unknown member): Not to split hairs or anything, but that's not bullet time. Neat home project anyway.
They weren't actually bullets in the Matrix, either.
tkbslc: Awesome. You reap what you sow, right?