Pentax Q is now official

The Pentax Q mirrorless camera is now official. Here is a hands-on video from Engadget:

Press release for the Pentax Q mirrorless camera system:

Pentax Q

GOLDEN, CO.  (June 23, 2011)…PENTAX Imaging Company has announced the PENTAX Q – the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera (ILC).*  The Q offers the versatility and precision of an advanced DSLR in a body that  is significantly smaller  than every other digital ILC body available on the market today.
* The world’s smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens system camera, as of June 15, 2011 (based on PENTAX research).
The camera’s tiny size, lightweight design, and superior image quality are made possible by an innovative PENTAX-developed imaging system.   With a high-resolution 12.4 megapixel, 1/2.3 inch CMOS image sensor, the Q carves out an entirely new camera category that extends beyond traditional digital compact, APS-C or 4/3 digital cameras.   The backlit sensor is a highly efficient light-gathering instrument that produces very little noise at high sensitivity levels particularly in low light settings.   Further, the new Q lens mount is a perfect match with the new sensor and every interchangeable Q lens is designed for more advanced image quality than may be found on traditional compact digital cameras. This innovative PENTAX design is the foundation of the Q’s position as the world’s smallest, lightest ILC system with superior image quality.
Several important features of the PENTAX Q include:
• A newly designed PENTAX Q-mount lens system for convenient interchangeability with a variety of specialty Q lenses including prime, zoom, fish-eye and more.
• Exceptional image quality in 12.4 megapixels from the Q’s 1/2.3 inch backlit CMOS image sensor. Capable of producing 12 bit DNG RAW and JPG images, the backlit CMOS sensor is a highly efficient light-gathering instrument designed specifically to produce very low noise at high levels of sensitivity.
• Extremely compact, durable, lightweight, scratch resistant magnesium alloy body.
• The power and flexibility of traditional DSLR shooting modes such as Program, Aperture/Shutter Priority, and Metered Manual exposure control as well as highly convenient PENTAX Auto Picture and 21 scene modes for casual shooting, including new Forest and Stage Lighting options.
• A variety of creative modes, Smart Effect options, or camera settings that assign to the Q’s Quick Dial located on the front of the camera. Smart Effects modes enhance digital photography by applying a series of effects to images to achieve high quality finishing. Brilliant Color, Vintage Color, Warm Fade, Bold Monochrome, and Water Color are just some of the Smart Effects available and may be assigned on the Q’s Quick Dial.
• In-camera HDR capture mode shoots 3 images of varying exposures, blending them to bring out the details in even the darkest shadows and brightest highlights of extreme contrast shots.
• High quality motion video with stunning full 1080p HD clarity at 30 frames per second. The Q  processes the full HD video using high quality h.264 compression for superior color and detail and offers creative video effects through custom image modes, digital video filters, and interval shooting.
• A sensor-shift Shake Reduction system with integrated DRII Dust Reduction for blur and dust free images even in low lighting.
• 5 frames per second continuous shooting mode for any fast action setting.
• Effortless bokeh control with the Q’s Bokeh Control filter. (Traditionally controlled through a DSLR lens’s aperture, bokeh is the out of focus part of the background that helps to emphasize the subject, drawing the viewer’s eyes to the most important part of the photo.) The Q offers a fine degree of extra control over image bokeh via an in-camera filter operation.
• Powerful USER modes allow the creative photographer to save a series of favorite camera settings, filters, and custom image modes for instant reuse.
• Shutter speeds range from 1/2000 to 30 seconds for freezing fast action or capturing long nighttime exposures. Bulb mode adds flexibility for low light photography and motion effects.
• A built-in popup flash adds the perfect amount of extra light to an image with a high extension to naturally reduce the redeye effect common to compact cameras. The Q’s flash is effective to 23 feet at 200 ISO, and covers a wide angle 28 degree field of view.
• Compatibility with the latest generation SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards for ultra-high capacity storage as well as outstanding image file portability.
Along with the Q, PENTAX introduced the PENTAX 01 Standard Prime kit lens and an optional optical viewfinder.  The unifocal standard lens has a focal length equivalent to 47mm in the 35mm format. The lens offers a natural perspective similar to that of the human eye and is ideal as a multipurpose, everyday standard lens for various subjects including landscape and portraiture. With a maximum aperture of  F1.9, it performs superbly in dim lighting and may be easily adjusted for bokeh.  Incorporating two high grade aspherical optical elements, this lens compensates various aberrations to a minimum .
Featuring high-end optics incorporating special optical glass elements and PENTAX exclusive lens coating technology, this lens delivers beautifully defined, high quality images that are sharp and high contrast even at the edges. The AF motor installed in the lens assures smooth, quiet focusing operation.  The lens shutter mechanism allows the PENTAX Q’s built-in auto flash to be synchronized to the camera’s top shutter speed of 1/2000 second (or 1/250 second when using an accessory flash unit).  This lens is also equipped with a built-in ND (neutral density) filter, which comes in handy when shooting with open aperture at bright locations or when using slower shutter speeds.
The shoe-mounted viewfinder attachment is an optional accessory.  This External Viewfinder O-VF1 offers outstanding compositional framing, even in the brightest sunlight where viewing an LCD screen is traditionally a challenge.  (Note: The Viewfinder offers framing marks for the Standard lens.)
The PENTAX Q will be available in white or black body models and shipped in a Standard Prime lens (available in silver) kit. Initially, the PENTAX Q system will ship in Japan. Anticipated shipping time to the United States is early Fall 2011 at around $800 for the standard lens kit.
The optional shoe-mounted viewfinder will be available at the same time for $249.95 USD.  The PENTAX 01 Standard Prime kit lens will not be sold separately.

PENTAX Q FACT SHEET

The world’s smallest, lightest ILC camera body, featuring newly developed Q-mount system
The PENTAX Q features a new Q-lens mount with an outer diameter that is almost one-third narrower than the conventional K mount.   The design is made possible by reducing the flange back (distance from the lens mount surface to the image sensor surface) by nearly 80 percent, as well as by optimizing the size of the lens image circle to be proportioned to the size of the compact image sensor. The Q-mount system eliminates an optical viewfinder, mirror box, focusing plate and AF sensor, making the PENTAX Q’s body the smallest and lightest ILC. Available in black or white, the durable, magnesium-alloy body features an elegant, high-quality leatherette texture.

Exceptional image quality delivered by digital interchangeable lens system camera
The PENTAX Q features a backlit, 12.4 megapixel,  1/2.3 inch CMOS image sensor for beautiful, high-resolution images, with highly efficient light gathering optical construction that assures excellent high sensitivity and low noise characteristics and a high speed readout of image data signals. The PENTAX Q also features a new generation imaging engine integrating the best of PENTAX’s state-of-the-art digital imaging technologies, developed and accumulated over many years of digital SLR camera development. By coupling this imaging engine with exclusively designed, high performance Q-mount lenses, the PENTAX Q delivers clear, high contrast images rich in gradation and texture, even at edges. With high sensitivity noise minimized, the photographer can use the entire sensitivity range — from ISO 125 to the highest ISO 6400 — without worrying about annoying digital noise. Also, by taking advantage of the High Dynamic Range (HDR) function that produces one composite photo from multiple images, it’s easy to create beautiful images with an extra wide dynamic range and free of white-washed and blacked-out areas.

Innovative creative tool to add personal touches to the images with great ease
The PENTAX Q offers a totally new style of photo shooting with several new functions and shooting features including:
• A Smart Effect function with nine distinctive visual expressions is easily accessed on the Quick-Dial positioned on the camera’s front panel.   This feature allows photographers to add a desired finishing touch with ease to an image while previewing the effect on the LCD monitor.
• Quick-Dial with four positions allows shooters to assign four favorite Smart Effect modes assigned in advance. The popular Custom Image and Digital Filter functions have been enhanced to provide an even greater range of image processing tools. In order to customize the PENTAX Q to accommodate specific shooting styles and user preferences, the user may assign other options such as a custom image setting, a digital filter or an aspect ratio setting to the Quick-Dial.

Smart Effect modes
• Brilliant Color: Creates a lively atmosphere by raising the saturation level almost to the point of color saturation.
• Unicolor Bold: Creates an extremely high contrast image that retains one particular color in the image.
• Vintage Color: Produces a toy-camera-like effect, with a choice of several different finishing touches.
• Cross Processing: Produces a unique image with unusual colors, as if treated with the cross processing* used in film photography.
• Warm Fade: Creates a low contrast image with the white balance slightly shifted to pink shades.
• Tone Expansion: Produces a dramatic image with an artistic finishing touch, close to an intensified HDR (High Dynamic Range) effect.
• Bold Monochrome: Produces a low-key, high contrast image with enhanced sharpness.
• Water Color: Creates a watercolor-like finishing touch.
• Vibrant Color Enhance: Creates a flowery atmosphere with slightly enhanced contrast.
• USER: Used to enter a user-selected combination of custom image mode and a digital filter.
* A film development technique that uses an unconventional film developer to create a distinctive finishing touch with dramatic colors.
High quality, Full HD movie recording
The PENTAX Q comes equipped with a Full HD movie recording function employing h.264 compression, allowing users to capture high quality, extended movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels) at a frame rate of 30 frames per second.  Videographers may produce videos with distinctive perspectives and effects using various Q-mount lenses, the Smart Effect modes* and other in-body movie editing tools. The PENTAX Q also provides a micro-HDMI terminal (type D), which allows the user to simultaneously output both Full HD movie clips and sound to external devices via a single terminal.
* The frame rate may vary when a selected Smart Effect mode requires nonstandard image processing.

SR mechanism for sharp, blur-free images
The PENTAX Q incorporates the PENTAX-developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, which automatically shifts the CMOS image sensor to offset camera shake detected by the camera’s motion sensor. As a result, the PENTAX Q produces sharp, blur-free images even under demanding conditions that are prone to camera shake, such as when using a telephoto lens, shooting in the dark without flash illumination, or capturing landscapes in the twilight.

Dependable DRII mechanism for effective dust removal
The PENTAX Q’s DRII (Dust Removal II) mechanism helps reduce annoying dust spots from spoiling captured images.  As with the PENTAX’s K-5 and 645D digital SLR cameras, the system incorporates highly effective supersonic vibration mechanism to vibrate the image sensor at high speeds to shake the dust off the surface.

Large, wide view LCD monitor
The PENTAX Q features a large, easy-to-view, high resolution 3.0 inch color LCD monitor with approximately 460,000 dots. A wide view design assures a clear view of the monitor from approximately 170 degrees horizontally and vertically, making it particularly useful in low and high angle shooting.

High speed continuous shooting at approximately five images per second
The PENTAX Q’s high speed burst shooting mode allows the photographer to record up to five images (in JPEG recording format) in a single sequence at a maximum speed of approximately five images per second
capturing the fast action and fast-moving subjects in a series of images.

Effortless Bokeh control
The PENTAX Q comes equipped with newly developed bokeh control function for Effortless bokeh control with the Q’s bokeh control filter. (Traditionally controlled through a DSLR lens’s aperture, bokeh is the out of focus part of the background that helps to emphasize the subject, drawing the viewer’s eyes to the most important part of the photo.) The Q offers a fine degree of extra control over image bokeh via an in-camera filter that  allows even a first-time digital photographer to easily capture the perfect depth of field.

Traditional SLR Shooting Modes
The PENTAX Q offers a host of user-friendly, functional features available only with digital interchangeable-lens cameras. To accommodate user preferences and varying photographic applications, the camera offers four exposure modes:
• User-friendly Programmed AE (P) mode to automatically select an optimum combination of aperture and shutter speed.
• Aperture-Priority AE (AV) and Shutter-Priority AE (TV) modes that allow the photographer to faithfully reproduce specific creative intentions on resulting images.
• Metered Manual (M) mode allows the photographer to instantly switch from the P mode to the AV or TV mode with a simple turn of an electronic dial.

Shutter Speed
The PENTAX Q offers a top shutter speed of 1/2000 second to effectively freeze fast subject action. The Q is also capable of extended exposure photography up to 30 seconds in auto, as well as a Bulb mode, to maximize artistic expression through the use of motion effects.

Built-in auto flash with pop-up mechanism
The PENTAX Q comes with a built-in auto flash (guide number 7 at ISO 200/m). The photographer can either use it at the default position, or raise it to the pop-up position with simple operation to widen its discharge angle to cover a 28mm angle of view (in the 35mm format).

Additional features:
• TTL image-sensor metering, with a choice of multi-segment, center-weighted and spot modes
• Contrast-detection autofocus system, with a face recognition function and 25 selectable focus points
• CTE white-balance control mode to emphasize the predominant color of a particular scene, such as the sunset
• Auto Picture mode for effortless shooting
• A choice of image size (4:3, 3:2, 16:9 or 1:1) to accommodate different subjects and applications
• Multi-exposure mode (up to nine exposures on a single image), with an auto exposure compensation function
• Interval shooting mode, convenient for recording transition of landscapes and flowers/plants from exact same location and angle
• HDR mode to produce photo with an extra wide dynamic range composite photo from three images of varying exposures
• A choice of data storage medium: SD, SDHC and the new-standard SDXC* memory cards
• SILKY Developer Studio 3 for PENTAX RAW-data development software (developed by Ichikawa Soft Laboratory) included; in-camera RAW-data development also available
*Not compatible with UHS Speed Class transfer rate.

Optional accessories:

External Viewfinder O-VF1
Launched on the market together with the PENTAX Q, this optical viewfinder is designed for exclusive use with the new “PENTAX-01 STANDARD PRIME” unifocal standard lens. It offers a clear view of the subject even under harsh sunshine. It also assures image viewing of the subject with no time lag — an important feature in snapshot and portrait photography where the timing of shutter release is crucial.

Zoom, Fish-Eye, Toy Telephoto Among Selection

GOLDEN, CO. (June 23, 2011)…In addition to the standard lens announced today, PENTAX Imaging Company has announced four accessory Q-mount lenses designed for exclusive use with the PENTAX Q – the world’s smallest, lightest interchangeable lens system camera (ILC).*   Each new lens is highly compact and lightweight with an optimized image circle to match the size of the Q’s CMOS image sensor.  This new Q-mount lens series offers PENTAX Q users a comprehensive lens selection.
* The world’s smallest and lightest digital interchangeable lens system camera, as of June 15, 2011 (based on PENTAX research).

PENTAX 02 Standard Zoom
With a focal length equivalent to a 27.5-83.0mm zoom lens in the 35mm format, this standard zoom lens is ideal for wide angle to medium telephoto range.  With four extra-low-dispersion and low-refractive aspherical optical elements, the lens offers exceptional image rendition while effectively reducing chromatic aberration to a minimum over the entire zoom range.  The Standard Zoom features a minimum focusing distance of 11.8 inches (30 centimeters) at all focal lengths for close-up photography.  Featuring a high-grade finish, this lens incorporates the special optical glass elements and PENTAX exclusive lens coating technology for beautifully defined, high quality images that are sharp and high contrast even to the edges. The AF motor installed in the lens assures smooth, quiet focusing operation.  The lens shutter mechanism allows the PENTAX Q’s built-in auto flash to be synchronized to the camera’s top shutter speed of 1/2000 second (or 1/250 second when using an accessory flash unit).  This lens is also equipped with a built-in ND (neutral density) filter for open aperture shooting at bright locations or when using slower shutter speeds.  The lens price $299.95 USD.
Three additional lenses also are announced.  Each offers outstanding value at an affordable price so users may produce a variety of distinctive, dramatic images. Each features manual focus operation, fixed aperture and lightweight lens mount minus a lens shutter unit to reduce size and weight.

PENTAX 03 Fish-Eye
This ultra wide angle lens offers an extra wide 160 degree angle of view allowing photographers to create a fish-eye visual effect. The distinctive ultra wide angle characteristics produce unique, eye-catching images with an exaggerated, distorted perspective and a pan-focus effect that captures every element in the image field in sharp focus.  The lens price is $129.95 USD.

PENTAX 04 Toy Lens Wide and PENTAX 05 Toy Lens Telephoto
With optics designed specifically to retain various lens aberrations, these lenses produce subdued, nostalgic images like photos taken with a traditional toy camera. The Toy Lens Wide is a unifocal wide angle field of view with a focal length equivalent to 35mm in the 35mm format.  The PENTAX 05 Toy Lens Telephoto is a unifocal medium telephoto lens with a focal length equivalent to 100mm in the 35mm format.  The PENTAX 04 Toy Lens Wide price is $79.95 USD and the PENTAX 05 Toy Lens Telephoto is $79.95 USD.

Additional accessories for the PENTAX Q system lenses will include the following (prices and availability to be announced):
PENTAX-100 PL Filter
Attached to the PENTAX 01 Standard Prime or PENTAX 02 Standard Zoom, the 40.5mm polarizing filter minimizes reflections on the water or glass surface, which are difficult to remove during digital processing, to assure crisp, high contrast images.
MH-RA 40.5mm
A metallic, dome-shaped lens hood for exclusive use with the PENTAX  01 Standard Prime lens.
PH-SBA 40.5mm Lens
A plastic, square-shaped lens hood for exclusive use with the PENTAX 02 Standard Zoom lens.
Initially, the PENTAX Q system will ship in Japan. Anticipated shipping time to the United States is early Fall 2011 at around $800 for the standard lens kit.
The PENTAX 01 Standard Prime kit lens will not be sold separately.

 

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  • Concerned Pentaxian

    Another lens mount for a small company (Pentax) to support.

    I don’t see Tokina, Tamron or Zeiss making lenses for the Q. Heck, they don’t really even make lenses for the regular K mount.

    CCTV lenses really are not that good. Not a selling point.

    Pentaxians have begged Pentax for a full frame camera. Instead the Q is brought out.

    $800?

    What a waste. I’m done with Pentax. A lot of users already left to get a Nikon D700.

    I am too.

    • Hoya worse

      Hoya was worse expressiveness over the APS-c camera and relevant market, it compared to the Pentax periods, so Hoya wants to fade out the APS-c and 35mm frame market. Hoya selects an 1/2.3 sensor for interchangeable lens camera to be merely trying the fewest competitors.

      However, this camera does not order to appease the photography lovers, it is merely to beguile some housewives.

      In future, Hoya will be farther away from the APS-c and 35mm frame market.

    • http://www.sdphoto.com.au Sam

      Tokina don’t make K mount lenses? Really? So modern Pentax branded lenses aren’t K mount then?

  • Josh

    I got excited when I first saw the photos. The camera looks great! But then, the video points out the small sensor size, and an in-camera filter to create bokeh to compensate. Weak sauce. Enough with the dumbing down of removable lens cameras. Looks like i’m going to keep waiting for a smaller, mirrorless camera geared for enthusiasts.

    • SZRimaging

      The in camera filter is just an ND filter, not really weak sauce on that part.

      The sensor though, unless it proves to have awesome DR, is a killer for me.

  • broxibear

    I still think if Nikon and Canon would make a micro four thirds camera they would dominate this market. Olympus and Panasonic m4/3 owners would be able to keep their lenses, but buy newer bodies (if they wanted) instead of completely changing everything.
    There are too many cameras with too many mounts.

    • SZRimaging

      And OM and Pany users could buy Nikkor and Canon class. Win for consumers of all kinds!

      • broxibear

        oops, forgot to hit relpy button…reply below.

  • Marvin8

    If this ain’t a turd of a camera, I don’t know what is. A 1/2.3 sensor?! Gimme a freakin’ break.

  • dbas

    Way too expensive. It doesn’t offer much over a E-PL2

  • Webelieve

    It’s a digital version of the Pentax 110. They’re both ugly.

    I’m sure pentax will come out with an APS-C model soon enough.

  • benjamin

    The black one actually looks decently nice..

    • benjamin

      and thats one really cool pop out flash. haha. i think the quick set mode dial in the front is a smart idea, but the small sensor really puts me off..

  • ken elliott

    This camera appears to be much better than I expected. I shoot big heavy Nikons with pro glass, and want something small to carry everywhere. My Leica M8 is still too large, Canon Elf is small enough, but quality is low and it is painful to shoot in manual. The m4/3 cameras seem to be aimed at the point-and-shoot crowd. The Fuji X100 looks good, and might go into the “maybe” catagory.

    I would not have considered the Pentax Q because of the small sensor, but maybe they got everything else right. Lack of optical viewfinder is a minus. It’s on my “try” list.

    • L E

      First comment thats not just negative blabbering.

      Does anyone take into consideration that this camera was built as the smallest digital IL lens camera? Surely there would be some negatives, its to be expected.

      The people here are commenting as if it was promised to be everything that every other camera is, only in a tiny body. Idiots, its not like your forced to buy it, why be so offended by its short comings?

      I personally think its an awesome looking little unit.
      Im not sure how it will handle noise and i really wish they had have made the viewfinder for it electronic, but other then that i’m not offended by it. Sure the price is a big turn off, but its got the bragging right of “smallest IL digital”, so it will be some time before that drops.

      The Fuji X100 was on my try list and i did that a few weeks ago. It didn’t excite me like i expected it to, it was actually quite a let down.

      Im looking forward to playing with this little guy!

  • jerl

    This seems too much for what it is- if they want us to see this as a compact replacement, not a mirrorless competitor, they they need to make this cheaper- at least cheaper than the Olympus and Panasonic m4/3 cameras. Even if I was blown away by it (not yet, so far, but will wait for more information), I’d wait a couple of years for it to get cheaper and for some iterations to come out.

  • camerageek

    To be honest I think Pentax will sell truckloads of this unit. It really isn’t for the enthusiast and I doubt it will be marketed to them. For the consumer however, I think they will fall in love with this. If they do sell like hotcakes that will be a good thing, bringing in money to advance the 645, K-Mount, and whatever the APS-C EVIL will be later this year.

  • DP

    Gotta do something about the price, but the whole thing isn’t a complete waste of time IMO. Who knows, that standard lens might turn out to be a good walkaround.

    If everything in that picture was $800 all-in, that’d be less crazy. $249 for the optical stick-on VF is nuts.

    I think some of the Holga-esque lenses are kind of fun though. Calling something a “toy” lens and having it manual focus only is risky, but the prices are right (people pay $80 for filters, for Christsakes, why not a lens?).

  • ken elliott

    When the video showed the flash pop up, I thought “hey there’s room for a nice optical viewfinder if they dumped the flash.”

    I’d like to try one, but so far every camera has missed the mark for me. The Fujifilm x100 is the closest.

  • Jeth

    A few questions:
    - there are 7 different lenses in the photo, and only 5 in the text – what are the other 2?
    - besides the optical external viewfinder does it have the necessary contacts for an EVF?
    - where is the dedicated external flash?
    - besides the high fps rate how fast is it for the first shot?
    Any idea about these?

    • Mistral75

      > “there are 7 different lenses in the photo, and only 5 in the text – what are the other 2?

      The 8.5mm f/1.9 standard lens appears three times:

      - once on the right just in front of the white Q’s lens
      - once on each Q body, with MH-RA 40.5mm lens hood attached as far as the black Q is concerned.

  • broxibear

    Hi SZRimaging,
    That’s exactly my point. R&D costs would be less, pressure to bring out new lenses would be less and more people would already be part of the system.
    If Nikon brought out an amazing 85mm f1.4 you could use it on your Canon m4/3 body or vice versa…It would be such a flexible system for users, not just for range of lenses but prices too.

  • JohnJ

    $800 for a sensor that’s smaller than the $400/$500 Canon S95/G12? That’s nuts.

    • Samuel

      mind you the sensor in this camera is probably worlds better then the s95. I wonder how this camera will compete against the lx5, and xz-1.

  • graham

    As I have said in another post, this is one camera not marketed towards serious or enthusiast photographers like the commenters of this blog post. As much as I hate to say it, it’s going to be a hot seller with the “lomography hipster crowd”. Come on, it has toy lenses under $100, and a fisheye as soon as it’s released? They are obviously aiming this towards people that don’t even recognize what sensor size is, the 15-twenty somethings that buy D3100s and take pictures of their cat and don’t buy any more lenses after the kit. Sure, you can knock it but even though this camera has a little sensor it still uses leaf shutters in the lenses, which means insane flash sync speeds, perfect for skateboarding or BMX. Hell I may even buy it for that if the price is right… Anyways, maybe open your eyes up? I know I’m not going to buy this camera, but there are less knowledgeable younger people (the iphone instagram users) that will eat this up, for its retro appeal and toy lenses… it’s just like some sort of digital lomo camera all in one. I’ll keep my 60D but still wonder what it would be like to have a 1/2000th second flash sync speed.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/ZDP189 ZDP-189

      Oh heck. In lens shutter means you can’t adapt c-mount onto it.

  • I am

    Really? A canon S95 but bulkier and twice as pricier. I can’t why is this nos a stupid choice from pentax.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/mc_razza mc_razza

    Will the Pentax Q turn around Pentax’s stock or not?

  • VLad

    I dont understand why can’t all the manufacturers just make what Leica did, M9 is compact and it has full frame sensor and they didn’t change the mount. Freaking retards. This camera I’m sure has a market segment, but it is way too expensive. It will most likely crash the same way E-P1/E-P2 did, which now sell for less than half the price. I’d get this camera for 450 with a kit lens, I’m sure it would be kind of fun to use, it doesn’t need a tunner viewfinder, I hate live view :))

  • http://photoartbymark.zenfolio.com photoartbymark

    these things are just too small for me i will keep my canon 2 50ds until canon comes out with a new full frame camera i plan on selling one to a friend i dont mind the weight this camera is great for the asian market with small hands

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