I want to buy a Pentax Q

Started Jul 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
pixelsmithy Contributing Member • Posts: 536
Re: I want to buy a Pentax Q

The Q is a no-brainer at less than $400. For "serious" DSLR shooters it should be viewed as a camera that can actually EXTEND your capabilies:

1) the best camera is the one you have with you. There is no excuse to be without the Q on your person at all times. That alone can mean capturing a lot of images where you think "I wish I had my camera for that."

2) the excellent Exmor-R sensor ( and what Pentax engineers can do with the data it produces) makes this more than just a small P&S sensor.

3) this little wonder can be used by people who know nothing about photography BUT it offers all sorts of control you are used to seeing only on big DSLRs if you want to use them (starting with RAW files, if you want them)

4) the small sensor's deep DOF works for you very well for macros and super telephoto. Put a 100mm macro on this camera and you can get the entire bug in focus, not just a thin slice like you would on an APS-C camera (or even worse a FF camera). That same lens gives you a fast 550mm equiv. (which you might want to compare in price to the lenses you would need to achieve the equiv. FOV on other systems.

I believe that the Q is the best camera (read: most impressive achievement) coupled with the WORST marketing in the history of the universe. (Look! It's TINY!) now that it's price is coming down I think it deserves another round of discussion and consideration, especially as the ultimate "accessory" for "serious" photographers ( of any brand).

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