K10 user - K5 or wait?

Started Mar 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
klopus
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How's IBIS on K-5?
In reply to klopus, Mar 2, 2012

Coming from Canon IS lens with my K10 I was a little disappointed with sensor-shift performance. At one point I had both Rebel XTi and K10 and through unscientific comparos at same focal lengths (50-120mm) and exposure I noticed that Canon's 28-135 with 1st gen IS would give me on average at least 1 stop more of handholding than both Sigma 17-70 and DA 50-200 on K10. I observed similar differences vs my backup Pana GF1 with 14-45 (28-90 in 35mm terms) OIS lens.

Also I saw in various reviews (DPR/IR and/or Pop Photo) of subsequent Pentax bodies (K-x/r?) Pentax IBIS being unfavorably compared vs Sony. I failed to find any IS tests in DPR K-5 review.

So is K-5 IBIS now in ballpark with Oly and Sony and OIS on Canikon lens?

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