GabrielFF

GabrielFF

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On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review article (272 comments in total)
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valtheWU: just when were all the menus designed?

1997, drunk, while playing on a NES?

i feel sorry for all the people useing this camera.

and yet i still admire niche players. i just wished pentax would use more of the polished ricoh UI.

The menu system is completely clear and fine.
I tried to use a friend's D3100, and the menu sucks!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 15:08 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review article (272 comments in total)
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BBViet: At ISO3200:

Nikon: 1/800s f8.0
Sony: 1/800s f8.0
Pentax: 1/640s f8.0

1/3 stop difference.

Inflated ISO rating --> "good" hi-ISO performance

And before you say it's only a third of a stop, remember that cameras these days are very close to each other in IQ. A difference of 1/3 stop translates to around 200 points in DxOMark sensitivity score around the 1000 score range (where most APS sensors are at)

It does matter. You know, not every lens has the same brightness at the same f-stop.
A DA 35mm 2.4, for example, gets a faster shutter speed than measured 2.4 would

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 10:39 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review article (272 comments in total)

"This and the fact that the K-30 is the first DSLR we have seen in quite a long time that does come with a dedicated movie button make it clear that ambitious movie makers are not really the K-30's target audience."
You meant "that doesn't come with a dedicated movie button" :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 09:52 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review article (272 comments in total)
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BBViet: At ISO3200:

Nikon: 1/800s f8.0
Sony: 1/800s f8.0
Pentax: 1/640s f8.0

1/3 stop difference.

Inflated ISO rating --> "good" hi-ISO performance

And before you say it's only a third of a stop, remember that cameras these days are very close to each other in IQ. A difference of 1/3 stop translates to around 200 points in DxOMark sensitivity score around the 1000 score range (where most APS sensors are at)

Well, if you look at DXO testing, the Pentax K-30's ISO rating is one of the most accurate of all.
Check it :

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Compare-Camera-Sensors/Compare-cameras-side-by-side/(appareil1)/811%7C0/(brand)/Pentax/(appareil2)/801%7C0/(brand2)/Nikon/(appareil3)/734%7C0/(brand3)/Sony

Go to Measurements -> ISO Sensitivity.
Then you can see that K-30 ISO 3200 was measured to be a real ISO of 2889, while the Sony A77's, for example, was measured to be a real ISO of 2612, and Nikon D3200's was at 2168 ISO.
So, in the end, i don't think Pentax is lying about the ISO performance.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 07:57 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review article (272 comments in total)

Hello!
You guys say "No AF in video mode", but if you press AF/AE-L during video, the camera will refocus :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2012 at 22:10 UTC as 68th comment | 3 replies
On Preview:pentax-k-30 (244 comments in total)
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Alizarine: I guess this review will never finish.. seeing that the D600 and 6D will probably get theirs finished first.

Unfortunately... :/
Maybe we will see a finished review 6 months from now.

Posted on Sep 29, 2012 at 03:56 UTC
On Reuters showcases EOS-1D X multiple exposure modes article (226 comments in total)
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Desert Cruiser: This was really helpful and a nice feature to see in the diving competition. Kudos to Canon, isn't the digital world just great --- what's next?

Don....

My pentax k-r features a multi exposure mode too...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2012 at 02:31 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery article (499 comments in total)

Doesn't seem super impressive, but..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2012 at 23:46 UTC as 165th comment
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