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    Oh boy, there goes my Q...
    I dunno!!!
    It's banana-zero-neh. :)

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    Default Re: Pentax MX-1 Handson Review

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipKr35 View Post
    K5 IIs can wait?
    No, this can wait. K5IIs 1st priority
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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei

    Its battery is the same as one of the Sigma batteries which is used in Sigma DP series camera?

    The camera is pret compact, its height is about the same as an iPhone4's width, only a few mm wider than iPhone's height:
    Brother Feng Wei,
    knowing that you are busy, any chance that there would be Pentax Outing this month? To suck the poison out of MZ-1?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipKr35 View Post
    Brother Feng Wei,
    knowing that you are busy, any chance that there would be Pentax Outing this month? To suck the poison out of MZ-1?
    Here you go:

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/penta...an-2013-a.html

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    This is seriously pretty...any idea on pricing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTC One X
    This is seriously pretty...any idea on pricing?
    I like it too but I got already the GRDIV, no need for another camera with the same sensor size.

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    Default Re: Pentax MX-1 Handson Review

    Too bad theres no hot shoe
    Pentax K-x, K-30

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenislev
    Too bad theres no hot shoe
    Anyone know how to Hotwire a trigger to the flash pop up?
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    Anyone know how to Hotwire a trigger to the flash pop up?
    a simpler way is to use the pop-up to trigger an optical slave flash.

    i'm not really sure why so many pple find a hotshoe useful for a compact. i can literally count the number of times on 1 hand where i've actually bothered to mount a trigger / flash on my LX5... and it was more for curiosity than anything

    its a "bring everywhere" lightweight compact. after mounting flash, its neither lightweight nor compact already... camera bag also becomes much heavier...

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    Quote Originally Posted by detritus

    a simpler way is to use the pop-up to trigger an optical slave flash.

    i'm not really sure why so many pple find a hotshoe useful for a compact. i can literally count the number of times on 1 hand where i've actually bothered to mount a trigger / flash on my LX5... and it was more for curiosity than anything

    its a "bring everywhere" lightweight compact. after mounting flash, its neither lightweight nor compact already... camera bag also becomes much heavier...
    I was a owner of the XZ-1.
    The MX-1 lens looks remarkably like those on the XZ-1(2).

    I've not use the hotshoe on XZ-1 for flash and don't own one for it.
    However, sometimes I do find myself bringing the camera to eye level only to realise there's no evf/ovf.
    So a vf of sort will be welcome.

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    At estimate $500-700 pricing at release, I wonder how well will it sell?

    Olympus XZ-2 does not seem to gather as much interest as XZ-1.
    LX7 can get cheap from US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detritus

    a simpler way is to use the pop-up to trigger an optical slave flash.

    i'm not really sure why so many pple find a hotshoe useful for a compact. i can literally count the number of times on 1 hand where i've actually bothered to mount a trigger / flash on my LX5... and it was more for curiosity than anything

    its a "bring everywhere" lightweight compact. after mounting flash, its neither lightweight nor compact already... camera bag also becomes much heavier...
    Oh, you mean there is a trigger which has a optical sensor on it? To be mounted with slave flash ? Learned something new.
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    Regarding no hot shoe.
    One must consider the practicalities/logic for one.

    1. The on-camera flash can tilt up, so it does ceiling bounce.
    2. A $5-$10 optical trigger may work (but pre-flash from pttl may mess with that, I need to check if this is so on my Q, though I seem to recall that I got it to work the last time I tried)
    3. Few ppl need/use external flash on such a camera (though I do)

    Practically, point #1 already meets most non-direct flash needs.

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    hi feng wei

    will u be doing a review on it? on aspects like AF, IQ etc..

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    Wah, flash can face up for bounce flash? Awesome!

    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam
    Regarding no hot shoe.
    One must consider the practicalities/logic for one.

    1. The on-camera flash can tilt up, so it does ceiling bounce.
    2. A $5-$10 optical trigger may work (but pre-flash from pttl may mess with that, I need to check if this is so on my Q, though I seem to recall that I got it to work the last time I tried)
    3. Few ppl need/use external flash on such a camera (though I do)

    Practically, point #1 already meets most non-direct flash needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfoto100 View Post
    hi feng wei

    will u be doing a review on it? on aspects like AF, IQ etc..
    Yes, I'll post some handson review by the weekend. But won't comment too much on AF/IQ 'cause the camera is just a preproduction w/ alpha/beta version firmware (not stable yet, and certain functions are not available).

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei

    Yes, I'll post some handson review by the weekend. But won't comment too much on AF/IQ 'cause the camera is just a preproduction w/ alpha/beta version firmware (not stable yet, and certain functions are not available).
    When will it arrive in stores?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ageha View Post
    When will it arrive in stores?
    Heard it'd be available in Spring time. So I guess probably around March to April time frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Heard it'd be available in Spring time. So I guess probably around March to April time frame?
    I just saw the official sample pics.......dang.....now I want it so badly......

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Yes, I'll post some handson review by the weekend. But won't comment too much on AF/IQ 'cause the camera is just a preproduction w/ alpha/beta version firmware (not stable yet, and certain functions are not available).
    or u can comment, but let your readers know that it pre-producntion unit..

    hope u can comment on the power up time too..

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