prodz: @steelski: don't be ridiculous :)))
Don't be ridiculously right???
Class A: Dear Shawn,
could you please explain why "in-body image stabilization" is not listed as one of the "Pros"? Is that feature counted towards the K-5 II score at all?
I know that many, many Pentaxians made a decision for Pentax because of this feature.
Given that every reader of your reviews must make up their mind anyhow whether a "Pro" or "Con" really applies to them, would it not be in the best interest of your readers to be given the chance to check whether they feel it is a "Pro" or not?
You know as well as I do that the majority of readers skips to the "Conclusions" page directly and just skim through the "Pros" and "Cons" and then compare the numerical score to other cameras. I've written reviews myself and have the Google Analytics numbers to prove that.
I'm afraid that for many users of your site, generous comments and praise for a camera somewhere in the review will not repair any damage any inadequate summary will cause.
In addition to lack of in-body stabilization and a bulky size for an APSC camera, the D7100 also loses to the K5 II in low light performance that is important to most photographers. So the D7100 got a score of 85 because it have two card slots, more megapixels and a movie button?
fakuryu: An awesome review of an awesome camera, even if the market is now flooded with new ones (D600, D5200, D7100, 6D) the K5II/s is a relevant camera and is heads above shoulders even if a comprehensive review came so many months after the release.
Absolutely agree with the first part of your comment. That the CaNikons got reviewed just weeks after release and the K5 II nine months after is inexcusable. I hope DPR got the message.
sdribetahi: Anyone else chuckle when they mention that by the time the review is out, the price has now dropped by 33%, which now makes it a great deal! I guess we Pentax users can look at this as a positive, as those unfortunate Canikons that get reviewed the week the things hit store shelves get reviewed at their launch price.
Maybe Pentax is targeting a different crowd that like to research the market themselves. All they need to do is keep making great cameras and lenses.
Roland Karlsson: Looks good .. at last something that really looks like a PEN.
Can take twice as many pictures.
ManuelVilardeMacedo: So many dismissive comments for the lack of an integrated viewfinder... is it me or, if it had a viewfinder, people would find something else to criticise? Sensor area, perhaps...? Not having phase detection AF?As they say, "haters gonna hate". Want an integrated viewfinder? You have the E-M5. This one is for people who do well without an EVF.
It's available as an optional accessory. Good enough! The Oly pen series is meant for those who put a premium on compactness and portability. Makes no sense if adding a built-in EVF does the opposite. The built-in flash is more useful.
I love the fabulous retro design too. Just hope they don't make you turn the rear thumb wheel to take the next shot ..... ;)
The focus have a nice ring touit.
rhlpetrus: X100s: I don't like the RAWs' look, sorry, still not like a standard Bayer system. D7100 now is the best under FF camera re IQ. Let's wait for the Nikon A.
D7100 best under FF camera re IQ. Would like to see your source.
Anybody know if it can do 35 mm crop like the Ricoh GR?
Minolta4Life: $1,100.00...hahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahah..........hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah. Hope I made my point.
They were asking that price before Ricoh unveil the much superior GR at $300 less. I bet their price is already falling.
Mark B UK: Does it have IS? I see no mention in the press release or specs.
IS not useful with fixed wide angled lens cameras. The Fuji X100s costing $500 more (with a lens equivalent of 35 mm) also does not have IS .
justmeMN: To passersby, a colored DSLR says "I'm not a Real Photographer, so you don't have to gawk at me." A good thing... :-)
What has this got to do with car color? You did not find a colored Canon 5D Mk III to compare it with?
Pentax already does what other manufacturers could not. A compact weather sealed DSLR camera body with 100% prism viewfinder in the mid $500 range. Colors merely add interest to an already fantastic product.
mpgxsvcd: When your only update to your product is to offer it in a variety of colors you know that things are not going well.
If things not going well with the K30, why produce more with different colors? A quality DSLR at this price point typically attract young entry level enthusiasts that prefer colorful gadgets.
ogl: I choose K-5IIs to compare and I see K-5IIs is simply better.
Comparing images isn't comparing cameras. Both cameras have APS-C sized sensors and without AA filter. The Fuji X100s is better than most APS-C DSLRs. Pentax K-5IIs may be sharper but more prone to moire in certain situations than the Fuji X100s.
WolfyWho: Is it just me, or does the OMD beat all 3 of the others in this test in terms of sharpness? What am I missing? There's definitely more dynamic range in the X100s that I can see, compared to the OMD.
Move the cursor over the patch of quilt to the immediate left of the queen of heart card. Compare that with the Pentax K5 IIs.
fdfgdfgdgf: Not a magazine quality I will wait for a better Nikon product
You don't have to wait for a better Nikon product. Look at other cameras, like the Pentax K5 IIs on the studio comparison page above.
kewlguy: the most expensive jpg-only camera...
Fuji got great jpeg and some photographers don't want to mess around with raw. The specs say it has RAW. Other than Adobe I don't know of other support for Fuji's EXR raw file due to its pixel layout.
Best camera is the one you have with you most of the time. Cell phone cameras win.