Pentax interchangeable lens compact.


cbrog

Link Posted 19/05/2018 - 20:19
Am I right in thinking that until quite recently Pentax made such a camera? If so, could someone be kind enough to tell me what it was called and if it was well regarded.
Thank you.




Roger

stu62

Link Posted 19/05/2018 - 20:56
You would be thinking of the q

cbrog

Link Posted 19/05/2018 - 21:09
Thank you for that Stu.





Roger

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 20/05/2018 - 07:47
I think the most recent model is the Q7. I'm not sure it's been discontinued, though the whole Q system has been languishing without any updates for a couple of years.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

Aitch53

Link Posted 20/05/2018 - 09:03
Q-S1 is the only one shown on the Ricoh catalogue(?) page.

But for some reason it doesn't seem to be available via the official Ricoh on-line store.
SteveH!

Some people call me 'strange'.
I prefer 'unconventional'.
But I'm willing to compromise and accept 'eccentric'.

johnriley

Link Posted 20/05/2018 - 09:40
The latest model is the Q-S1 and it's an excellent little camera.
Best regards, John

cbrog

Link Posted 20/05/2018 - 11:54
Yes thank you all - I had this idea in the back of my mind that it was possible to use k mount lenses on one of the Pentax compacts. My wife is not very happy with the mixed results she gets with her Nikon compact and, as my dslrs are too heavy for her slightly arthritic hands, I thought it was an opportune time to convert her!



Roger

spinno

Link Posted 20/05/2018 - 11:58
K-01, Pentax K mount, slightly smaller than SLR same sensor as K5, no viewfinder.
David

JAK

Link Posted 20/05/2018 - 12:07
The lightest Pentax DSLR is the KS-1 - a great little camera that uses all the K mount lenses. The KS-2 is a little newer but slightly heavier. If money is no object then look at the KP.
https://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=pentax_k01&produ...
Note that the full DSLR K-S1 is very slightly lighter than the liveview only K-01.
John K

richandfleur

Link Posted 21/05/2018 - 00:04
JAK wrote:
The lightest Pentax DSLR is the KS-1 - a great little camera that uses all the K mount lenses. The KS-2 is a little newer but slightly heavier. If money is no object then look at the KP.
https://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=pentax_k01&produ...
Note that the full DSLR K-S1 is very slightly lighter than the liveview only K-01.

I have one of the K-S1 cameras and really rate it. Build quality is good, although it's very light weight, which means it all seems a bit delicate.
By that I mean I could probably go bowling with the K-3 fine, but the K-S1 would probably break

The K-P would be my go to for a Pentax travel camera, paired with a 35mm type prime lens. The K-S1 works well for this size also. ( *Edit: Actually I'd probably go Olympus mirrorless for a smaller lens/body combo for travel, which can do real sensor stabilised video at higher bit rates as well, but that's another story.)

The K-S1 represents incredible value if you can get one cheap. Assume they're still current? The K-S1 offers a real optical viewfinder, no AA filter 20MP sensor etc. It's capable of extremely good photos, albeit in a much smaller/lighter weight casing.

It has a small burst buffer, which is annoying if you need this to be higher. The grip is almost non existent, so watch this if you have big hands. Even Fleur and my photographer in the making daughter prefer the moulded grip of the K-30/K-3 style, so not sure who the smaller grip is actually for.

I knocked the heck out of them initially, as Pentax tends to launch with a very high price. This means they get reviewed against higher grade opposition, and then 6 months later they reduce the price to where it probably should have been in the market originally. If reviewed then it would present as far greater value.

The grip lights are actually really good for a group portrait countdown timer.

There ya go, a little mini review of the K-S1
Last Edited by richandfleur on 21/05/2018 - 00:14

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cbrog

Link Posted 21/05/2018 - 12:26
Thank you - most helpful.




Roger
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