With this new firmware Sony´s cameras will heel itself from light leaks and awful construction? or maybe automatically transfer a 20% of it price to my bank account?
Nice review, thanks for it.Would be nice to know if other Pentax DSRLs like K-5II(s) can be able to handle this card by firmware update.
Deep colours and high dinamic rang; both best Pentax values.
waxwaine: "Mirrorless is the future" ( with deep serious voice) ... jajaja(lol)You can't replace photographic experience with an lcd. Ask any photographer kow much they love the sound of mechanical shutter.Then, MILCs can be replaced by phones, but this is not the case for DSLRs.
Yes could be, vf bigger than the sensor. I have seen football moms shooting their kids with tablets and ipads.
If Olympus and Panasonic whant to survive(and get profit) must mantain small compact size and then integrate will sharing media, and why not transform in a kind of portable photographic-media like Galaxy phone wannabe, but better done of course. Imagine a flat Panasonic GM1 with phonecall and web transfer capabilities. Samsung is a step foward on this bet, despite actual photo community ignore them, they will be ready to apropiate of compact MILC segment like they´re doing on low and medium smart phone levels.
Any way, holding a MILC and view through a little lcd screen, like Terminator´s view, are not a pleasurable joy experience, mostly similar to hold a cellphone, so in that case I choose the phone.
"Mirrorless is the future" ( with deep serious voice) ... jajaja(lol)You can't replace photographic experience with an lcd. Ask any photographer kow much they love the sound of mechanical shutter.Then, MILCs can be replaced by phones, but this is not the case for DSLRs.
mgunt: I see a lot of people asking if the K5 II is a good camera. After becoming too frustrated with point and shoot cameras I took the plunge and bought the K5 II. My wife and I LOVED it. It is true that the camera does not change focus during video capture, but that wasn't important to us. Heck, our little Cannon point and shoot took better video - but that may have just been our ambivalence. It was great at everything we wanted - immediate response, color and sharpness, low light capabilities, burst shooting, etc.. I say "was" because it is no longer with us. It may be water resistant, but it certainly is NOT waterproof - oops! When I can afford to, I will probably buy another.
There is no DSLR wATER resistant, as you painfully learned. For K-5II users , this is wEATHER resistant, to dust, light rain and snow. Hope you can get a new one soon.
Film duplicator is the propper way to think on classic film era, instead of those ridicules 21 century digital cameras with vintage customs for hippsters and nostalgic old shooters.
Seems that 135mm, aka FF, is not Nirvana anymore, ha?
RonHendriks: It's time for the indepth review for the K-3!
Right! Come'n Dpr, I asure you Canikon will keep enough sells
Interesting camera. Not a finished product IMHO. A7 II should worth the money.
I find absolutely valid this post, from a point of view of people having common lenses, goods and not so good ones, and for the 2° group, guys that only purchase Leicas and Zeisses. If you are on the 1° group here is an experience to take on account. On 2° group this post could be not so usefull.
Mike CH: "edge performance is critically rather poor and there's plenty of vignetting. But do I care? Not at all. The lens only cost me $10"
Hmmm. Not sure what your goal is....
Simple, don't buy Vivitar 17mm for more than us10
Astrophotographer 10: A surprisnigly negative review. The reviewer clearly is biased against Sony. The excellent manual focusing ability of this camera - the best out there - is suddenly no good.Not my experience at all.Who tests an A7/r with junk legacy lense as well???How about the beautiful Zeiss, Contax g, Contax Yashica, Canon FD, Nikon AIS, Leica R lenses. The images posted from these are stunning.
Noone in their right mind is going to use a 17mm Vivitar which is a lens unsuited to this camera which the reviewer obviously does not know.A hatchet job of reviewing.
Funny, I just can imagine this old sony's guys with their hands on their ears(or eyes), shacking heads and saying very loud :"na na na na na na... I can't hear, I can't hear... na na na..."
Classic remades are a classic fail
ET2: Most of these online polls are bogus. If you google "dpr k-3 poll" you will see Pentax fanboys had orchestrated campaign on various Pentax forums (outside DPR website) about the poll. That kind of campaign would obviously have impact on the result.
Yeah, fanboys post to a zillion forums about the poll (outside DPR website) and that will obviously have an impact on the result.
Pretty meaning results, and pretty pathetic.
I know nothing about conspiracies and sort of, but I know that recently Pentax was the brand that have the highest score of costumers satisfaction over others hughes photographic companies, yes, like Sony. And that's not for nothing. Add to that a slow but constant development of reliable products with technologies just for make easy photographers discipline, and usually at affordable price.
Relax Sonyfanboy. You can do better cheerleading for your last standing RX100II P&S, than doing elbow jab to side runners. Or you suggest Pentax/Ricoh secretly owns the internet?
PolarHki: It's not really reasonable in my opinion to compare a camera and a lens, and ask which one is best? That's a bit like "here is a cangoroo and there is a dolphin, which one is better"?
Andreas Stuebs: My vote went to the K-3. It was a tough decision between the Omd-1 and the K-3, the K-3 won with me as I prefer OVF. Purely subjective. But lets face it - ether cameras are not really revolutionary, more an evolution over what has existed before. I like the handling of the K-3 when I had the chance to hold one in my hand. I have not handled the OMD-1 but I hope it handles better than the OMD-5 - wchich I did not like without the additionla grip. As I said purely subjective.
The only new camera this year was the Sony A7. But somehow it doesn't do it for me. And it did not make it into the finals.
Congratulations to Olympus. To me a worthy winner.
I think the same as you about size and handling of recent awarded lenses. Manufacturers think that specs are enough to take good picture and enjoy it at the same time. You have to handle the dam thing, as well!!! It's like believing that big car must be better than medium or compact ones.