What does the Sony SLR community think of the Pentax K3? Locked

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Kings1
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Re: What does the Sony SLR community think of the Pentax K3?
In reply to moimoi, Oct 12, 2013

moimoi wrote:

Hello Sony SLR community,

Alright, I am not sure about you, but I found the new Pentax K3 to be very appealing. At least on the paper, it is the best APS-C camera.

It has (almost) everything to dream of, good MP count, built-in IS sensor (newer generation), no AA filter, but with revolutionary technology mimicking the AA filter while shooting subjects prone to Moire (e.g., clothing), new AF system (with 25 crossed-type points), superb ergonomics, focus peaking, 8.3 fps with good buffer (23 images in raw, which is not too shabby), etc.

Not sure what to think since I am a Sony shooter (a850/a900), but I would certainly show some interest in getting one, specially with the 18-35 mm f/1.8 from Sigma, it should be a killer combo.

I checked the full resolution samples posted from the Pentax website, and samples #3 and #4 are quite impressive, plenty of details to play with. I think it is on par with what I see with my Sony a900.

Personally, I think this was the route Sony should have kept pursuing rather than choosing the SLT route, but this should possibly be concerned with another debate.

Anyway, I would be interested in knowing what the Sony SLR community has to say about this upcoming release.

Thanks for your comments/insights.

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Cheers,
Moimoi

The way this Pentax beats Sony in my opinion is its fully weather/dust sealed, freeze proof, and can function in the heat too. I've always been eyeing Pentax, but they seem to lack the innovative ability with cameras like Sony, Nikon, and Canon have to name a few innovative camera makers. I have considered owning a Pentax camera, but I don't shoot in really adverse weather. Now if I did want to shoot photos is really awful weather conditions I buy a Pentax for the above reasons I stated.

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