Thinking of switching to Pentax from Canon

Started Aug 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
Unexpresivecanvas
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Re: Thinking of switching to Pentax from Canon
In reply to Jim in Hudson, Aug 9, 2013

Jim in Hudson wrote:

Unexpresivecanvas wrote:

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But at the same time, Canon will release the 70D which a lot of analyst anticipate it will become the true benchmark for aps-c sized sensors. if your needs are accurate and fast auto-focusing, you better wait for the next generation of Pentax or stay with the 60D. But again, recommending a 60D is asking you to make decisions looking at the past

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Who knows, maybe the new Pentax (k-3) willl be a breakthrough. But also the canon 70D is anticipated to be an outstanding camera for those who can't leave aps-c

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Who are these analysts that are anticipating the 70D's sensor will become a new benchmark? I've not seen any such talk unless the question is narrowed way down to on-sensor PDAF (which Fujifilm already has). It's rather common knowledge that Canon's APS-C sensors have lagged considerably behind what Nikon and Pentax have been using for 3 years, especially when it comes to dynamic range. Until real test data comes out on the 70D, it would be a mistake IMHO to a believe it will become some kind of new standard.

Jim, do you have proof on the contrary? I mean, regarding that the best option right now is to wait to see what the k-3 will be like and to wait to see how Canon starts to kick some cans around with the new focusing technology, video capabilities  and sensor development of the 70d.

Otherwise we will just continue to make future decisions based on the past, which is what iI advise against: "It's rather common knowledge that Canon's APS-C sensors have lagged considerably behind what Nikon and Pentax have been using for 3 years, especially when it comes to dynamic range" Whom common sense is this? yours?

I m just advising to wait until the reviews of the 70D come out and the new Pentax announcement, which big news will be that K5 probably goes on obsolescence/discontinued as a new more updated aps-c model will replace it.  Don't feel sad about it. it happens to all electronic things on this time and age.

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