I thought the Q was very clever, now Pentax needs a bigger mirror-less

Started Mar 23, 2015 | Discussions thread
paulkienitz Veteran Member • Posts: 5,298
Re: Ill tell you what I think...now

Daedbird wrote:

• 1" sensor - Having used a Sony RX10, and that is a little dynamo. Its great for video, and love the still quality. I really think that unless its like a rugged niche camera, anything less than 1" and you might as well use your cellphone.

In my experience, there are a lot of practical circumstances where a Q can vastly outperform a phone.  The gap is huge.  Like, I stick a DA 50/1.8 on my Q and I've got a basic telephoto birding rig that's pocketable.  Without that, I've occasionally had to resort to holding my phone up to a binocular, and the shortfall between that and the Q is way bigger than the difference between the Q and the K-3.  (Nowadays I don't have to worry about such awfulness anymore, as my phone's camera is broken.)

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