Zonyuser:That was a good read, but I still feel that camera shake will affect both a 24mp and 42mp image equally. Ming goes on to talk about the "potential" issue with the difference in pixel pitch when resizing, but I've never noticed it in practice.
And while we're on the subject of the Q, don't forget that IBIS/OIS will degrade images even worse than the theoritical issues that Ming talks about. I never use OIS on my Q because it is very noticable. Also, banding is a real problem at any ISO for the Q, versus the exceptional Sony sensor. So I feel the Q offers no real-world advantages over the RX1 when it comes to capturing clean images.
Lastly, as a 35mm shooter myself, I'd like to warn you that the Q's actual focal length is much closer to 24mm than 28mm. I end up cropping the images ALOT. I love the handling of the Q but there are too many compromises for me to keep it any longer. So it will go when the RX1R II comes.
Good to get your reply. I hear you completely--and haven't been trying to ruffle your feathers. Sometimes, forum discussions lack for nonverbal communication cues that would be present if, instead, we were talking about this over coffee. Heck, I have learned from your comments, can sense your great interest in this all, and fully understand your opinion. Yea, the FOV remains my only concern. It's not a deal-breaker, but still present. You're right. It seems the Q is wider than 24mm. Some say 26mm--and I have read 24mm elsewhere. Similarly, the RX1r was really 31mm-32mm, instead of 35mm. (I wish these companies would be more precise. Ha!)
Yes, if I get the Q, I wouldn't plan on using OIS unless it was really needed (per the potential degradation). You mention a banding problem on the Q. At what ISOs have you seen it? (I haven't shot with the Q, so your experiences on this camera are definitely appreciated.)
Are you going to order the RX1r II on Thursday? If so, darn exciting.