brelip: interesting for sure, but a lens no one is asking for! They should have made this a DX and half the weight and cost!
Nobody wants? You don't want, more likely.....introduce another DX lens? What, when they are launching new FX cameras.......laughable comment.
drummercam: Comparing the Pentax K-S1 to the Pentax K-50 is definitely a good way to avoid having to compare it to Canon's 2014 entry-level DSLR, the EOS 1200D (Rebel T5). I don't think the pentamirror, mono-microphone, 3fps, 0.8mag viewfinder, 460K-dot LCD EOS 1200D compares favorably at all, and the price difference is buying solid features, including build, no doubt.
And since "looks" get most of the troll action here, that black blob of a Canon lacks all distinction. Also obvious just by looking -- since looking is all that the complainers about the K-S1 have done as of yet -- is that if Pentax intended to present a less intimidating user interface, comparing K-S1 to the EOS 1200D wins the point easily.
DPR also again shows some anti-Pentax bias by listing (according to the "side-by-side" feature) the EOS as a "Compact SLR" and the Pentax as a "Mid-size SLR." The Canon is apparently 130 x 100 x 78mm, while the Pentax is 121 x 93 x 70mm. I guess compact is bigger than mid-size now?
Justifications, justifications......just admit it, it's just a gizmo camera from a gizmo manufacturer.......
In the old AF film days Ricoh and Minolta (Sony) were cheaper than Nikon/Canon, had more gizmos and rather gaudy bodies..............real progress here then!
Rob Sims: I'm slightly struggling to tell who this is aimed at. Cheaper superzooms lenses nearly always compromise on a speed and image quality... two of the main reasons why most users would have upgraded to FF for in the first place.
Is the 'beginner' FF-user category really large enough to warrant creating this lens? i'd have thought someone interested in this sort of lens would be better off with a superzoom attached to an m43 / aps-c sensor instead (just my 2ps worth).
Just leave your hand gun at home & empty your pockets of loose change......best weight saving & more room for some compact AF FF primes.....they do exist you know!
Better than the new Sony RX100? Discuss.......
utphoto: The video looks soft, certainly not up to pro standards judging from the the files provided here. The plant growth on the hilll below the wind mill looks blotchy with no detail. 4K video from the GH4, down converted to 1080 simply blows this camera away, and another argument for shooting in 4K even if the final distribution format will be 1080.
Amazing........what do you mean a pocket sized consumer camera isn't up to pro standards?
That's amazing, I'd have never have guessed!
'All animals are equal but some are more equal others!'
Marvellous video....and some great tips. Thank you :)
BarnET: The Sony RX100 MKIII is looking
Innovative(pop-up viewfinder)Ambitious(pocketable 24-70mm F1.8-2.8)Proven(the 1 inch BSI Sony sensor kicking is above it's size)
Let's hope it will get the credit and sales it rightfully deserves!
Good god man, get a grip .....this is a camera you are talking about, you make it sound like you are a pushy parent talking about a child who just got an 'a' from a teacher.........
Unless, obviously, you are 'the designer' (parent) then I can understand your promotion of it......
JT986: I will buy one if they make one for F-mount.
....with relish, Brendon, by the sound of it!
mrschmo: The direction this is heading is banning drones everywhere.
I'm sure the good folk of Afghanistan would agree.......
King Penguin: Wow, with all that added it will be almost a huge as my D600 and 'cheap' AFD prime lenses!
That's the problem with commenters here.....if you don't use the particular system the other person likes, they automatically think you 'hate' it and hate everything to do with it..........like a child really (or certain recent presidents, as some would believe).
Our old friends the Romans had a word for it - Ad Hominem.
Nothing is new in this world, my friend, nothing......well, apart from cameras, that is :)
It's a sexy looking camera and I'm interested in cameras......does that seem so strange to you
At the mo though, I'm happy with my full frame D600, dust an' all and a few AFD primes...... :)
But it's nice to where things might be going......
Wow, with all that added it will be almost a huge as my D600 and 'cheap' AFD prime lenses!
andywhoa: So DPR is where all the people who never grew up go to present their opinions? Most of the comments here are embarrassing. Would you act this way in front of your parents?
He's right a lot of the comments on here are 'I hate' or 'I love' or 'well in that case you smell'........
Just like two 8 year olds comparing the specs of their favourite cars such as 'the Lamborghini does 212mph but the Ferrari only does 211mph, so there'
Children with simple minds......I mean everybody knows the Porsche does 213mph, na na nee na na........
The new direction for Olympus.......and the start of the end of the M43 concept?
Noogy: DPR please make up your mind. You gave the same gold rating to the D610's defective, flawed predecessor - the D600 and vigorously defended such rating even when I commented that I personally already knew at that point that a new camera to replace the D600's flawed design was in fact already in the works. Months later Nikon finally indirectly admitted that it was a flawed a camera that needed to be replaced asap in perhaps what can be described as the shortest replacement cycle in the DSLR world. Please restore a bit of credibility by withdrawing your D600 rating and giving it to the truly deserving D610. Imagine the irony when in the future, one of the worst DSLR bodies in history due flawed design, was at one point rated GOLD by your prestigious website!
Wow, lucky you're not in charge of anything important.
I'd hardy say the D600 is a terrible camera........as a user I find it great, even of the dust/oil issue annoys me......it's still a brilliant piece of kit.
Gosh, so many Nikon haters, even when Sigma is clearly in the wrong..........
I'm almost starting to feel sorry for Nikon.......well, that's what misguided and uninformed hate comments generally does - the opposite of what they proclaim!
........makes entertaining reading though!
Rodger Kingston: Would have been useful if the cost, weight, and size of these interesting tripods could have been translated into figures us parochial Americans could understand.... maybe dollars, ounces, and inches.
I'm still working in groats......
Stollen1234: why are Fuji cameras all of a sudden so similar to leica Cameras?
....well they are leica lookalikes after all.......no, you think what? don't tell me leica are lookalikes for Fuji......