Why I just bought a K-5...

Started Nov 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Richard Murdey
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Why I just bought a K-5...
Nov 14, 2013

Obviously, I'm a cheapskate. K-3 at $1300, or, used, K-5iis, $620, 5ii, $570, or a K-5 for $400. The value proposition favors the K-5, and they are being dumped right now as people upgrade. But I could have just stuck with what I have: the K10D.

Well, I figured for $400 I could give it a shot. Could this 16MP CMOS sensor actually outperform the 10MP Sony CCD in the K10D? Don't laugh: from the sample shots I've seen at base ISO this is not an open and shut case. The K-5 seems to have more noise, worse colors, and less texture detail (more smearing). But its hard for me to say really without having both cameras in the hand to compare.

So this is what I will do. Satisfy my curiosity once and for all, a bit late in the day mind.

Stay tuned...

 Richard Murdey's gear list:Richard Murdey's gear list
Nikon 1 V1 Pentax K-5 II Nikon D600 Pentax smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited Pentax smc FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited +7 more
Pentax K10D Pentax K-3 Pentax K-5
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