AllMankind: Come on Sigma... What about an E-Mount version.
this is a dslr lens. Would have to be redesigned for mirrorless because of shorter flange distances. You can probably use it with an a-mount adapter on e-mount (making it even bigger, but you can). Mirrorless is not made for big lenses, so if you want to use them just get a dslr.
xiod_crlx: I love prices here in UK!!!!! THE ARE SO NICE!!!
$800 USA -> £800
it is not THAT sad with current pound->dollar rate of ~1:1.6 like it used to be - few years ago the rate was 1:2.1 effectively doubling the price (!)
but still, it is huge overpayment...
you can opt for grey market-no-manufacturer warranty to chase the lower price, but for honest, normal users it is a robbery IMHO
The price difference can't just be explained by taxes. It's too big, unless Brits pay taxes to Sigma so they offer their lenses cheaper in the US.
I don't think the difference will be so dramatic in reality though. The just introduced Sigma 35mm F1.4 is now going for $899,- in the US. And For £699 pounds in the UK and €850 in europe. So this one will probably be more like £629 and €750
Jurka: Old Sony sensor...
still a great sensor capable of much more than the average Joe can get out of it.
Sonyshine: Nice solid old-fashion DSLR's that will no doubt be well built, reliable and produce good images . But where is the modern tech? EVF's decent live view and video? Kudos for Pentax for being brave/mad enough to offer colour options too!
dslr's don't have EVF's they got something better. It's called OVF.
mbaginy: Hey D1NO - the camera has a flash.
then where is it?
forget it I went to there site: http://en.leica-camera.com/assets/gallery/8246.jpg
it looks like wall-e.
It's not compact, it doesn't have a flash, it has a slow zoom and no viewfinder and it costs more than everything else.
Ben O Connor: Easiest review done by DPREVIEW...
seriously people, whats so different that 650D :) how many diferent "words" you wrote about it ?
Oh Canon !
Pro: No rash inducing white sediments
what's with the color rendering of the dp1? Very desaturated, skintone is horrendous.
lkent18: Too late. Bought one 6 months ago.
Hmm not very far from the mark http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51590064
Just great when your employer decides images should come cheap and abolishes your trade.
miles green: I'm surprised by the low comparative scores the K5 received compared to the Nikon D7100 in certain areas. The "performance" score is particularly misleading as the D7100 can only shoot 5 or 6 RAWs, while the K5ii (like its predecessor) can fire 21. (I usually get 23 RAWs).
the K-5's are not firmware limited because pentax has to sell more expensive models. That is a great advantage.
tron555: Big deal, looks like another POS pinhead sensor with way tooooo many MP that takes noisy images. What is the point? Who whats it? What a waste of time, R&D, time, money, etc......!!!! Why don't they make something that could actually take great pictures with.
It's for girls m'kay..
leventhan: Cons: No dedicated movie shooting button
yep you p1ssed us of twice, so that makes it even worse ;)
Maybe there will be a Pentax press release pretty soon so they brought it out before there was a K-3 ;)
Barry Fitzgerald: Please stop the "no movie button" nonsense this is a stills camera. I have a movie button on my camera, and guess what I disable it in the menu because you set it by accident (now I have a useless button that does nothing in stills shooting). This movie button commenting on reviews is tiresome.
I'ts got a moviebutton. Press mode select release, turn wheel two strokes en then press shutter, and you're on. I think direct moviebutton is a design choice by pentax. When you're into al lot of moviemaking. Get a canon. They are much better at it and there is magic lantern.
Tapper123: Wow, a shiny new $3100 Leica camera!!! And it may be almost as good as a $500 mirrorless camera from low class brands!!! I bet it takes great photos that have some mystical, magical quality that its owners can't define, explain or demonstrate!!!
Didn't you know that the more money you spend the better photo's you take. That's why only really rich people are good photographers. Paris Hilton is among the best...
zorgon: Since when did dpreview start posting rumours?
Only when they have spread so widely everybody knows already anyway.
Jun2: E-mount please.
For e-mount you'd need a different lens design, because of the shorter Flange distance. Get an E to A-mount adapter.
This is a retro-focus design, (focal length is shorter than flange distance) For e-mount a simpler and cheaper design is possible since flange distance is only 18mm. So you don't want this lens in e-mount but a dedicated smaller and cheaper 35mm 1.4 for e-mount.
rtogog: This announcement is refreshment to Pentax users, as many lenses is disappear from third party company. What are the main reason to support K-mount? Does Pentax still leading with high quality fixed short focal length with their Limited lenses ? As far as no confirmation for Pentax to go FF, their new Sigma 18-35 1.8 DC HSM lens (dedicated APS-C sensor camera) will be more welcome and interesting. Does it sign Pentax will plunge to FF development?
The confirmation Guidenet, but you knew that.
Peiasdf you obviously do not know the first thing about Pentax.
Pentax has confirmed they are developing a Full Frame camera on the CP+ In February. Albeit very reluctantly and vaguely in an interview with Pentaxforums.com.