Where does this stupid +-0.5EV bracketing bullcrap misleading rumor come from?
I am getting the advertised +-3.0EV in 0.3EV steps, the limits are set by pressing down in drive mode menu and rotating the knob or pressing right-left.
I tell you that as an owner, F/W version is 1.0
ValVe: I've been using this beast since the beginning of May, and the good (== well exposed, well composed, blur free) photo output is considerably greater than from my trusty K20D with a Katz Eye focusing screen. Like, 60 out of 100 compared to 10 out of 100.
Well, real-time histogram and better stabilization are really helpful here.
It also performs quite well in low-light, I've been able to make some really sharp and usable ISO-20k+ photos, mainly in dimly-lit restaurants/pubs.
Focus peaking is completely useless for me though.
Internal HDR is hardly useful, and HD resolution looks more like scaled SD.I rarely shoot in JPEG, but this camera features some funny NR algorithm which tends to produce large grain, kinda high-iso film-like.
When used with 40mm lens, this camera is really quite compact and hard to damage, even more so than all these funky NEXes, and fits nicely into a soft leathery lens holster of a Tamrom 90mm Macro, so I am finally able to always have it in my backpack.
BTW, rolling shutter effect is considerably less pronounced when Movie SR is off. Panning also seems much smoother. SR works really well when shooting handheld and without fast panning/tilting of the camera body.
I've been using this beast since the beginning of May, and the good (== well exposed, well composed, blur free) photo output is considerably greater than from my trusty K20D with a Katz Eye focusing screen. Like, 60 out of 100 compared to 10 out of 100.
MrPetkus: The JPEG engine has been improved significantly from the K-5. As a RAW shooter I would typically poo-poo JPEG but John Flores makes the point on his blog that JPEG might be the only way to go for burst performance. http://whatblogisthis.blogspot.com/2012/04/embacing-jpgs-with-pentax-k-01.html
Don't worry guys, I've developed the raws in UFRAW and chroma noise is where it should be.
So wonder no more -- that NR is definitely coming from ACR.