Emotions aside. A few Questions about K10D.

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Emotions aside. A few Questions about K10D.
Sep 12, 2006

OK, all we are excited about K10 but let's try to put emotions aside and look what Pentax really offered here.

+ unlimited JPEG and 12 RAW buffer;
+ in body antishake;
+ antidust;
+ DNG (however is it compressed?).
+ AF modes, AE modes dials on body.

  • WB and ISO setting through menu;

  • Sony sensor (minus because all "informed" persons were claiming that it won't be noisy 10MP sensor from Sony)

  • proprietary battery capable operating from 0 to +40? Well, I live in country where subzero temperatures in winter is a normal thing what should I do when it is -15 outside? For Lithium AA such temperature is not a problem.

And there are a lot of questions:

(?) 22 bit NuCore processor. Ok, 22 bits sounds nice but what real advantage do we get? Does it give us extended dynamic range?

(?) weather sealed body. Nice, but do we have any wether sealed lenses?

(?) in lense USM support. Also nice but how many USM lenses for Pentax do we have? Yes, coming 16-50/2,8 and 50-135/28 will have USM, but they'll cost in the area of $1000, not really cheap, probably out of many pentaxians' budget. What about DA 18-55/3,5-5,6 USM, DA 16-45/4 USM and DA 50-200/4-5,6 USM? Will Pentax offer us half-price upgrade from non USM DA lenses versions to USM DA lenses versions? I'm sure they won't. So, for me USM has no importance at all...

(?) is that nasty bug with Auto ISO fixed?

Anyway, we need to see pictures made with K10D, so far based on specifications it is clearly the best camera for it's price.

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