The Q - Ultimate Stress Test


johnriley

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 16:27

robbie_d

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 16:48
Quote:
With a sensor not much bigger than that of a Canon G12 or Nikon P7000...



Other than that, interesting take on it's field capabilities.
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.
Last Edited by robbie_d on 12/09/2011 - 16:48

alfpics

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 17:00
Not seen that; very interesting - thanks John for the link

Andy
Andy

Smeggypants

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 17:02
robbie_d wrote:
Quote:
With a sensor not much bigger than that of a Canon G12 or Nikon P7000...



Other than that, interesting take on it's field capabilities.

Doncha love the cult of the review?

Canon G12 sensor = 1/1.7" 43.3mm2
Nikon P7000 sensor = 1/1.7" 43.3mm2

Pentax Q sensor = 1/2.3" 28.5mm2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_sensor_format#Compact_digital_camera_formats

the G12 and P7000 sensor have an area 50% greater than the Q
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

robbie_d

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 17:06
Smeggypants wrote:
robbie_d wrote:
Quote:
With a sensor not much bigger than that of a Canon G12 or Nikon P7000...



Other than that, interesting take on it's field capabilities.

Doncha love the cult of the review?

Canon G12 sensor = 1/1.7" 43.3mm2
Nikon P7000 sensor = 1/1.7" 43.3mm2

Pentax Q sensor = 1/2.3" 28.5mm2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_sensor_format#Compact_digital_camera_formats

the G12 and P7000 sensor have an area 50% greater than the Q

I love the fact that even when questioned the author doesn't acknowledge the error.

I've tried to explain it in simpler terms via the 'Post a comment' feature.

I wonder if it gets past moderation?!
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.

johnriley

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 17:06

robbie_d

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 17:11
I'll be honest though, having looked at the images for all three days of the blog, there is nothing on there that my 'GenericBrand LetterNumber" enthusist compact couldn't produce. Plus it left me with a few hundred quid in my pocket to blow on all manner of post-watershed activities.
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.

Smeggypants

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 17:13
robbie_d wrote:
Smeggypants wrote:
Quote:
Quote:
With a sensor not much bigger than that of a Canon G12 or Nikon P7000...



Other than that, interesting take on it's field capabilities.

Doncha love the cult of the review?

Canon G12 sensor = 1/1.7" 43.3mm2
Nikon P7000 sensor = 1/1.7" 43.3mm2

Pentax Q sensor = 1/2.3" 28.5mm2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_sensor_format#Compact_digital_camera_formats

the G12 and P7000 sensor have an area 50% greater than the Q

I love the fact that even when questioned the author doesn't acknowledge the error.

I've tried to explain it in simpler terms via the 'Post a comment' feature.

I wonder if it gets past moderation?!

I posted a correction as well. wonder which one he'll publish


I liked titus in Berlin's post as it gave him a chance to go "whoops!"
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

Anvh

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 17:15

And here is day 3.
http://www.adorama.com/alc/blogarticle/The-Pentax-Q-Stress-Test-Day-3
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

robbie_d

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 17:17
Smeggypants wrote:


I posted a correction as well. wonder which one he'll publish


I liked titus in Berlin's post as it gave him a chance to go "whoops!"

As it has been stated in a review that the sensor is larger than the G12/P7000 does that technically mean its now true?
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.

Smeggypants

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 17:22

Thanks for that Stefan. The page navigation links on the article completely eluded me.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

michaelblue

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 17:23
Who cares about the sensor size!, it's the image quality that matters.
All this speculating is getting a little tedious.
Let's wait until the camera is available and see some 'real' results!
Regards,
Michael
My new website:link

Smeggypants

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 17:25
robbie_d wrote:
Smeggypants wrote:


I posted a correction as well. wonder which one he'll publish


I liked titus in Berlin's post as it gave him a chance to go "whoops!"

As it has been stated in a review that the sensor is larger than the G12/P7000 does that technically mean its now true?

Yup. We're stuck with it now. My friend has a G12. I was going to post a picture taken with it so interested peeps could compare.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

robbie_d

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 17:26
michaelblue wrote:
Who cares about the sensor size!, it's the image quality that matters.
All this speculating is getting a little tedious.
Let's wait until the camera is available and see some 'real' results!

I'm not particularly concerned with sensor size per se, moreso with 'reviewers' actually having a clue what they're talking about.

To be fair, there are plenty of 'real' results on the linked articles, so not so much speculation as critique.

That said, I look forward to trying one out myself.
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.

Smeggypants

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 17:27
michaelblue wrote:
Who cares about the sensor size!, it's the image quality that matters.
All this speculating is getting a little tedious.

Speculating? The sensor sizes of the models compared aren't open to speculation they have been factually documented by even the manufacturers. ( although now a review has spoken I can understand why their might be some confusion )


Quote:

Let's wait until the camera is available and see some 'real' results!

The pictures taken in the article linked to aren't real?
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283
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