olypan: Great camera. Terrible lenses.
@CameracistYou talk to me? If yes, come and see exhibition!
Valojuova: K-3 battery Life (CIPA) 560? On K-5 its 740. That doesn't sound good for video recording. My old K200D can take near 1000 raw pictures with lithium AA.
I would not shoot without battery grip anyway. But got your point. Thanks that batteries and off grips are dirt cheap.
Joseph S Wisniewski: Nice to see my ideas in use...
Great post. Thank you!
That info trash provider shoots with them... I can also say it straight. All system has a trash lenses, but I got myself great ones.
They are not that bad. General tendency is slower and they are average in resolution, but the are quite good in rendering , color, contrast, CA - ghosting... You can still get new Schneider's Angulons, Voigtlaender and Zeiss even they are not in production anymore...and of course new fast Sigmas.
Entropius: This looks like an awesome camera, and very strong competition to the D7100 if Pentax makes the lens you want. (Sadly they don't make what I want.)
What it is? Now even Schneiders or new Sigmas serves you?
Prognathous: The LED is a nice feature for video, but why does it need to be used for AF Assist? A red (near-IR) pattern that only covers the AF sensors is more effective and less obtrusive. To me this is a regression.
Yep... but at least I hope its sign that video implementation will improve in Pentax cameras.
smafdy: I recently purchased a couple of Pentax bodies (k-5 and k-30), for the sole benefit of the high ISO performance/price point they offer. That said, even with a top notch sensor it can't hurt to have a dedicated flash.
Prior to purchasing a dedicated flash, I did a little research.
Pentax P-TTL implementation apparently sucks when compared to Nikon and Oly (the two other brands I shoot). It seems that P-TTL is virtually worthless the moment you tilt the flash head to bounce the flash. As a result, I shoot only with studio strobes or available light.
I wonder if these units address the problem, or if it is a problem with the implementation within the body, not the flash unit.
Hope someone tests these units, soon.
Link to typical problem:
Lets see and only real world shooting will answer to it. They fixed K5 AF to very good level, new ltds are out - with rounded blades and better coating (pity no WR), so let us hope they addressed P-TTL issues here (Thinking about LDs for video is sign that they consider video implementation more seriously). If yes - than its great and whole system got upgrade. Follow up can be only new DSLR and lenses. But Pentax proves to be alive, address the problems and moving on.
I am sorry I am not really getting it. Olympus pluses and cons: "Good for: Skiers/boarders/divers, low light shooters, GPS enthusiastsNot good for: Frequent shooting in bright light"
I would guess that skiers/boarders are frequently in bright light due to snow they are skiing on...not only in sunny days.
Pentax has a strongest flash and its consideration - due to longer charging time. Well its a smallish compact, you cant have both. You can reach or you can have a slightly faster cadence. Its up to taste, but I guess I would rather go for 2,6m than to 0,8-1,4. (respect to Olympus with 2,0)
koolbreez: One category a lot of people fall under, and not addressed in the article, is "The Dreamer". One significant characteristic of the dreamer is a lack of money that can be used for new camera purchases, so for any upcoming purchase for this individual extensive research and comparison is carried out, and contributes to the dreamer name once a selection is decided on, and before the spouse knows anything about it.
The camera selected becomes an obsession, with the buyer going to great lengths to obtain the money needed for this once-in-a-lifetime purchase, and not always with the wife's full approval. A $1000+ is a lot of money for a toy to a lot of people.
The other significant trait about "The Dreamer" is the complete love for what was finally bought. There is no way anything will ever be found, or admitted to, to not be exactly what was wanted, and expected. The choice will be fully defended.
I have met lots of people like this over the years, and I imagine many of you have too.
I might overuse word proud. My point was I got very capable camera and big prints as A1 are more limitation of photographic technique than anything else - its possible to get pro quality out of it. K5 has sensor score of 82 on DXO is same like 6D and better than 5D mark II&III, D700 (by margin). While it does not have all the whistles of Canik, picture quality is there - rest is workaround / film SLR. I do not have money for pro Canik gear, but still get quality. That why my enthusiasm. I hope Pentax wakes up and comes on top, but lets see. I have 7 month old K5 with over 10000 shots only, so I have couple of years ahead with it. I hope I do not have to jump the ship than, but definitely it will be less painful if so. For now Pentax won.
If they are dreamers they buy eventually. I am not sure they are all criticizing. I was a dreamer - dreamer of great camera with Dyn. range, FF and resolution, portability and M exposure video. I had to compromise cause of money. I gave up FF and M exposure for video. I got Pentax K5. I am proud maximiser satisfier, proud of choosing great camera, finding great lenses, being on less beaten track and shelling out less than in another system, so I can do more with my photography...simply cause I have all I need in lenses and had enough for great filters. I am not perfect, but I am dreamer working on his dream of photography.
I am not sure about the satisficer and maximaser concept. Or you focus on photography (and gear comes around according to your pocket with inevitable amount of try outs) or charts of gear. To be satisficer with Zeiss glass on Leica is not so difficult I guess....even on with Ricoh GRD or GR I am also not thrilled with pictures I saw here, but some on the FB are impressive.
Will this Hasselblad with handgrip like Taurus revolver be more expensive than FF DSLR?
2 new DSLR and Q7 cameras from Pentax at once.That have not been here for while. Older sensor - tweaked engine. I am looking forward for successor of K5II - s and possibly FF as that would make a sense in terms of follow up.Its definitely sign that brand is alive and keep re-inveting. Samples looks good to me, some of them really good.
PS: I am not fun of colorful DLSRs but why not in terms of marketing. I do not need to buy orange.
BunnyKicker26: IQ aside, that yellow...thing...is a monstrosity. Cameras that ugly should not be allowed to survive.
If you want beautiful camera buy Leica, Mamyia, Fuji or Hasselblad. Rest seems to me quite the same.Did you buy DSLR cause how it looks or what it does?However I rather shoot with K 5 than 7D or D7000. Simply because of IQ and ergonomics/menus.
ironcam: Small body + big lenses. That's genius!!!
T3 - You stop being arrogant. I mentioned I am able to to make picture on it even with no grip and stabilisation wen you stupidly preaching about how I should hold camera. You are fanatic to defend Canon. There is no argument you give. Only that camera has place on market and its small and better handling than 30 years old camera. I take pleasure to take pictures with vintage cameras and do not expect same like modern DSLR. You put to my words I compare them. Read this you genious with T3 camera: http://www.eoshd.com/content/9829/new-canon-sl1-100d-and-t5i-700d-fail-to-excite"Though cute the new entry level 100D (above) offers a 25% reduction in size at the expense of handling and no articulated screen. There’s seemingly no new functionality on this camera either in video mode, not even for stills! Owners of the 4 year old 550D from 2009 could be forgiven for not rushing to upgrade."
stevens37y: nice article: http://www.eoshd.com/content/9829/new-canon-sl1-100d-and-t5i-700d-fail-to-excite
Great you posted. There are couple of strange things around here flying and its nice to read review from EOS HD.
For me no go as I got confirmed that has: slow 2009 sensor design which can not compete with Pana GH2 or 3, neither Niks 5200 or 3200 in stills and video, ergonomics and prediction for slowest hybrid AF (in LV) on the world.
If in review is writen that people with cameras from 2009 can be forgiven not to upgrade for this one or 700D, and video is downgrade from 600D it means its fail for me.
Dear you are fanatical Canon user, defending this product even if you are offending by drawing conclusion of not knowing how to hold camera or hypocrisy.
Watch out for telling me that I am hypocrite. I just told you, I am able to hold and make a still with 30+ years camera with nor grip so you arrogantly stop teaching me. Me personally have a brilliant camera by all means.
To compare 30years old M analog and brand new DSLR is idiocy, probably you are fond of in order to get any kind of stupid argument.
So here is another one. K 30 - is cheaper, have great ergonomics, great handling, almost same size and sensor beating 7d from Canon. If you wanna complain about lenses - well you can buy Sigma f2.8 which in latest test was better than Canon lens.
Enjoy your Canon fanatism.
Sorry for English. Maybe bit simpler:Point I am after is, that its strange for me to make "smallest" DSLR, omit the grip, while this "smallest" is smaller cca 2mm - 1cm and 80grams from another DSLR, while having big lenses.
@EinstensGhostI travel around 2000km a month with my gear (2 bodies, 4 primes,+). I definitely understand point of weight. One reason of buying K5 was compactness and quality. @T3I understand you. I shot with FF, D300s, K5 and anothers. I do support my camera with left hand and I like smaller unobtrusive equipment. However, I have 2 projects on street when being fast to change lens and take a picture in difficult conditions require that I can set camera while doing basic composition, fine compose and shoot. In that particular moment grip and reasonable weight distribution helps a lot. I shoot on film MX (same as OM-D) with manual 80-200mm lens. Its not stabilised and its possible to get sharp picture. I am definitelly takes more time, energy and you become visible.