Hannu108: They doubt nobody ever landed on the Moon. Even a photo of a waving flag seems to be a fake.
“On the moon, there's no air to breathe, no breezes to make the flags planted there by the Apollo missions flutter”
dlb41: Why do underwater cameras look so goofy?
Remember people, all cameras should be black and look like a proper camera. There should be little freedom of expression in a devise that makes art. Only the artist is allowed that.
Joe Ogiba: It's funny seeing DSLR fanboys talking shi* about mirrorless cameras. They think the huge flipping mirror DSLR is the future. Wrong, the DSLR is the buggy whip of cameras. I bet the top people at DPR know that but they depend on the aging DSLR sheep for view count. The A7r II, A7s II , NX1 etc are the future.
Fan boys make this site. Joe, take a step back.
My underwater brick wall test shows small sensors still stink, but they keep using them.
DVT80111: No image stabilizer still?
Yeah, still! LOL fail.
Marksphoto: 2.8 is old news, give us 2.0 and you have a deal.
I am sure you would fault that for something too.
TN Args: Let's hope the camera isn't as 'me too' as the lens spec. OTOH introducing a new camera and making it a DSLR instead of mirrorless is about as 'me too' as one can get. Like introducing a 'new' TV with a CRT.
They aren't releasing a FF mirrorless. Stay with the class.
ThatCamFan: Sadly when I used to be a pentax user this would excite me, but sadly they are TEN YEARS to late.
You could decide to get back into photography and give up the internet.
RichRMA: Kind of a game of "me too" with Nikon and Canon. Why not surprise people with a 20-70mm f/2.8?
Nope, they can't win no matter what they do.
Dan Vincent: Not hard to have a lens out when all you do is put it in a different case. Smart move by Pentax. The Tamron 24-70 is a good lens already, don't reinvent the wheel.
@iudex. Maybe a forensic team can do a detailed investigation. I saw it once on CSI.
P&S image quality with a really long lens.
I assume these are manual focus only?
Pentax doesn't have to be Canon or Nikon to survive and profit. Let that sink in.
TTLstalker: Not sure if this is the right move. Maybe they should do full frame mirrorless instead since it seems the industry is going in that direction. If they spend their time and resources developing lenses for a full frame DSLR, the lenses would need an adapter if they ever wanted to go mirrorless.
It's surprising you two aren't executives in the camera industry.
Cane: Zeiss loves manual focus.
@antony, you do realize you can manually focus AF lenses too, right?
Zeiss loves manual focus.
Am I the only man that doesn't want to carry what equates to a woman's purse, but with camera gear inside?
Kevin Coppalotti: I use their quirky pixel sunscreen for my laptop.it is brilliant!
Does it smell like Hawaiian Tropic?
nixda: As usual, whenever there is a report like this, many comments are from people who dismiss a technical achievement, because they believe they would not be able to make use of it or don't need it, and extrapolate from that that nobody else wouldn't or even shouldn't need or want it either.
Someone using only consumer-type cameras to snap pictures of their kids would likely not need a sensor like this one. But as a scientist, I am excited about the myriad possibilities in microscopy and related fields where high-resolution imaging plays a major role.
Stop thinking "what would this thing do if it was in my dinky P&S camera?", and ask instead "what possibilities would this thing open up?". Of course, it would mean that one would be willing to look beyond one's dinky P&S camera. And capable too.
@nixta. Typical response from someone that thinks taking pictures of birds or strangers trumps pictures of loved one's. Snobery in photography. Worst ever. Stop acting as if you and your job are important. Nobody cares. Your subject doesn't trump my subject. Whatever someone shoots, that's the most important to them. Now go back to think you are someone more important than someone else.
Stop acting like your work pictures are more important than my kid pictures. And a camera being dinky may be the most important feature, stop acting like that negates it's importance. Pot=kettle=op