The Yake-dee-yak-athon is on!
Please read all the reviews across the interwebs if you don't feel like taking DPR's review as the only source. It is pretty unisono: this camera is a good leap forward image quality/noise wise/low light focusing/dynamic range.
I can't even imagine drowning my eyes in the creamy bokeh of this camera paired with a Zeiss lens wide open..
I hope it comes with a small bicycle, so I can explore all of that vast dynamic range.
What a beast!
neo_nights: It's positively amazing that we do not have pictures of: People suffering nor old people from distant villages with their faces oversharpened and over constrasty to makes their wrinkles stand out.
I think that even clichè pictures like #9 are well done and nice to look at.
I agree, speaking of beaten-to-death photo locales and themes...then his happens: Ugh!
These are great photos! As an Gemini/Apollo space program addict, the typical 60's technological designs and their inherent minimalism is just pure beauty.
Roadrunnerdeluxe: If you like to take good photos you might want to look elsewhere, the sensor rating is a bit underwhelming according to DxO with a rating of 70 that comes with an equally underwhelming dynamic range. I wouldn't call that pro-level.
The above test proves and states exactly what DxO found, the dynamic range of this brand new camera is outdone by a four year old Sony sensor in a Nikon. I am not invested in either brand, but there you have it.
If you like to take good photos you might want to look elsewhere, the sensor rating is a bit underwhelming according to DxO with a rating of 70 that comes with an equally underwhelming dynamic range. I wouldn't call that pro-level.
There's a camera for the oligarch...
Retzius: Does this fix the flopping mirror?
I too had the issue initially but it has never returned since firmware update 1.02, I believe. This is a great camera and while an issue like that shouldn't happen, no doubt, it is not a deal breaker for me.
Great photos, but No. 10 is the standout for me. What a shot!
snow14: just if was movie maker with multi million dollar budget i would of cared for this.
It's "I would have" not "I would of".
chillgreg: Could it be time for the 90% camera?
Even though I AM one of those Pentax users, I have to admit you are right InTheMist.As long as it gets a better rating than the gadget box Canon 70D, I am happy.
What an amazing photo. The judge's description words it perfectly.
Peiasdf: Maybe those K-3 owners pining for review could go out and actually voice with their wallet and buy a darn K-3 instead of flooding the comments section with demand for review. If you guys actually mean what you said, a la, buying a Pentax, maybe K-50 wouldn't be #60 and K-3 #63 on Amazon's DSLR sales chart. DP shouldn't waste time satisfying 7 people's curiosity.
My wallet spoke loud and clear as soon as the K3 was released. Pentaxians aren't so much the target audience for this outstanding review but the people who are in the market for a new camera. Since the review (the K5 II review took almost half a year, I believe) would probably boost sales, this lag is exactly what is keeping undecided people from speaking with their wallet.
Judging by the low DxO Mark sensor score of 68, and the "pro" list above, I have to assume this camera rides to a gold award as gadget stuffed wifi box, not so much as a camera?