Mescalamba: - Slow AF in live view and video modes (compared to mirrorless APS-C cameras)
Suprising really. And as its supposedly big enough problem, are you aware of any dSLR that has fast AF in LV or video mode? I would be suprised if you know about one.
I have nothing agaisnt if you mention somewhere that it doesnt have fast AF in LV or video mode. For those who have no idea how AF works or they were under rock when mirrorless came. But it shouldnt be con for simple reason. LIVE VIEW CANT BE FAST WITH DSLR!
Unless you for that purpose put AF sensors directly on sensor (ala NEX-6 and others). Which Nikon didnt. Neither Canon, or Pentax. And I doubt they will.
Ja, see Pentax K-30 liveview AFhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1GwD1XMtnUYou wrote too much to know to little.
Barry Fitzgerald: Too many limitations on these Nikon cameras some of which are quite important.No Auto FP/HSS, no wireless flash, no DOF preview and basic live view mode.It's also a shame about the small viewfinder..no in body AF motor and limited metering support on older lenses
No progress has been made on entry level Nikon's for years. Someone should tell Nikon it's 2013 not 1993 budget 35mm film SLR era.
You could try a Nikon D90, or a Nikon D7100 or a Pentax K-r. ;)
Plasmoic: This is from K-30'review :"K-30 still produces very good detail and makes up for it with arguably the best high ISO performance in its class "
and this is from 5200's:"At high ISO sensitivities, the noise performance of the D5200 is the best that we've seen from a DSLR at this price point."
as a potential buyer, I thiink that the vague point here is "class"...if it includes only the most recent cameras, then this class will consist of only 2-3 cameras...if on the other hand it includes a bit older ones too, then the above statements start to look confusing...so which one?
Confusing if you just think just on ISO performance. Confusion disapear if you think in general performance of each camera.
Some interesting comments I'd read here. How Canon and Nikon are both trying to achiev shittiest FF DSLR, mean while Pentax the best APSC one. Smarts consumers will have to choose wich one is the usefull.
pentax Q could have the faster MILC AF system right now...
waxwaine: So the us1.000 Fuji X-E1 high ISO RAW performance at least equal to the us260 Pentax K-01? But for sure DP should say the nostalgic hipster look deserve the extra us730 and 79 points overall score. Impressive!
Could be better camera in some way, but you can only put 5 types fuji´s of lenses on the e-x1. With the K-01 you have at least the same IQ and zillions of lens with out the need of an adapter. So which one is a waist of money? In a hipster way, maybe not.
So the us1.000 Fuji X-E1 high ISO RAW performance at least equal to the us260 Pentax K-01? But for sure DP should say the nostalgic hipster look deserve the extra us730 and 79 points overall score. Impressive!
Sergey Borachev: Come on, Pentax, you can do better than just those colours. Old hats now. Why not a chrome one, a fluorescent green one, also a hairy one, and a soft squeegy one, or one with crystal/diamonds, or lots of tiny LED lights flashing up and down and all over.
For that kinky stuff exist the new Hassdelblad(NEX7)
waxwaine: Not smaller than Pentax K-x, but lighter.
Pentax included AF motor and image stabilizer in body. Canon apply some fireworks on this new cam.
Not smaller than Pentax K-x, but lighter.
Where are the noodles?
Tim F 101: Simple cause of death: it makes no sense to own a mirrorless camera with a SLR's register distance. If the lenses and camera body are no smaller for a given sensor size, then just buy the SLR. It will focus faster and its viewfinder will work better. Pentax tried to cheap out of designing new lenses for a new mount and got exactly the reception they deserved.
IMO the design was fine. Odd but it got people talking. The real problem was that the system as designed had no technical reason to exist.
Reason to exist: low production cost, low users price with HI IQ results. Try to Find an equivalent camera at us299.ManuelV...: Tim missed Pentax point. If you couldn't understand an idea doesn't mean the idea was wrong.wildkat:Try to put in also a darkroom, for images processing, on a LX. Remember today camera body do the process job as laboratory on film days.
anthony mazzeri: I liken the design to the Volkswagon Beetle.
Obviously not to everyone's taste who would prefer a small sleek Porsche or big black SUV etc instead. But to those it does appeal to it will become a cult classic, if it hasn't already.
Uglier than your useless lowlight(>800 iso) big dof m43 camera.
Answer: DOF, top notch sensor, Hi IQ, Hi ISO performance, hugh lens compatibility, retrofocusing(posibility), soft/silent shutter, as consecuence the flattest sharpest 40mm f2.8 kit lens created, most affordable HI IQ camera available...
Nice camera. I´m not decided if I get now a K-01, save money for the K-30 or wait till I can buy the K5II(s). All best of they class/price range.
So the question is: What is the author trying to comunicate? New differents hairstyles or something more deep?What?
GeorgeD200: Welcome to CAPITALISM. Marketing is designed to make consumers value products over and above their "use" value. That's what makes us covet new cameras before our old camera is obsolete (a questionable concept itself) or broken.Anyone who has ever "loved" a camera has fetishized it. Karl Marx predicted this phenomenon over 100 years ago, but I doubt he foresaw what heights it would reach.That said, almost everyone in America does this, myself included. My cameras are prized possessions, far beyond their use value.
Greed is another human phenomenom. Don´t blame greed?
At the bottom of the back wheel on the right, there is a remote controler port?. Am I wrong?
Samsumg cams are great values