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    Pentax Q amazing looking RAW ISO 400/800 shots

    http://nedbunnell.posterous.com/

    From the Pentax's USA president.

    I must say those look pretty good even considering the resize down, though that certainly helps. The photographer helps too of course :-)

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    Re: Pentax Q amazing looking RAW ISO 400/800 shots

    Here's two ISO 800 RAW shots from that website. Again they are resized down but still...





    I certainly didn't expect this camera to do this.

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    Re: Pentax Q amazing looking RAW ISO 400/800 shots

    Ok I need to slow down here a little bit. I just took some ISO 800 shots with my LX5 and seems like the LX5 can do about this too. Ill be checking. What the Q seems to be doing better though from the other shots on that web log is perhaps better more rich tones overall.

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    Re: Pentax Q amazing looking RAW ISO 400/800 shots

    Spend some time looking at the Flickr Q Group.

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/pentax-q/

    At this pont there are numerous full-sized photos. They all look pretty noisy to me.

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    Re: Pentax Q amazing looking RAW ISO 400/800 shots

    Quote Originally Posted by willie_901 View Post
    Spend some time looking at the Flickr Q Group.

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/pentax-q/

    At this pont there are numerous full-sized photos. They all look pretty noisy to me.
    I did. Not all look that noisy and remember those on Flickr are JPEGS. At least the overall tone is preserved but check stuff like this:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/eries/6...n/photostream/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/eries/6...in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bastian...in/photostream

    All of those are JPEGS.

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    Re: Pentax Q amazing looking RAW ISO 400/800 shots

    Guys, any MFD will do well in decent light @ ISO 800 ... even 1,600, if carefully exposed.

    When the light gets lower, and shadows dominate with very little tonal separation in the dark to lower middle tones, and/or you are dealing with mixed temp sources, is where the rubber meets the road in terms of ISO noise performance.

    Guy Mancusio has pointed this out numerous times in MFD camera reviews.

    It doesn't negate the usefulness of higher ISOs in decent light ... it is a way to keep the shutter speed up for more active subjects and/or hand-holding longer lenses.

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    Re: Pentax Q amazing looking RAW ISO 400/800 shots

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Guys, any MFD will do well in decent light @ ISO 800 ... even 1,600, if carefully exposed.

    When the light gets lower, and shadows dominate with very little tonal separation in the dark to lower middle tones, and/or you are dealing with mixed temp sources, is where the rubber meets the road in terms of ISO noise performance.

    Guy Mancusio has pointed this out numerous times in MFD camera reviews.

    It doesn't negate the usefulness of higher ISOs in decent light ... it is a way to keep the shutter speed up for more active subjects and/or hand-holding longer lenses.

    -Marc
    I don't know what MFD means, but I don't think that these shots are super bright light either. I realize that as light goes down is where the real test is, but considering the sensor size of this camera I think it's doing rather well.

    I don't think "any" P&S does this at ISO 800 like what I am seeing.

    - Raist

    PS: No idea who Guy Mancusio is, but if you have a link where he points this out I would like to see it. I mean I am not disagreeing with what you said per se, I just don't buy these shots in particular are all bright light where it's where I normally see smaller sensors perform well at higher iso.

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    Re: Pentax Q amazing looking RAW ISO 400/800 shots

    Quote Originally Posted by raist3d View Post
    I don't know what MFD means, but I don't think that these shots are super bright light either. I realize that as light goes down is where the real test is, but considering the sensor size of this camera I think it's doing rather well.

    I don't think "any" P&S does this at ISO 800 like what I am seeing.

    - Raist

    PS: No idea who Guy Mancusio is, but if you have a link where he points this out I would like to see it. I mean I am not disagreeing with what you said per se, I just don't buy these shots in particular are all bright light where it's where I normally see smaller sensors perform well at higher iso.
    My error. Sorry.

    (Guy Mancuso co-owns this site with Jack Flesher).

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