Segaman: hey guys DSLR are going to be a rare breed, the stats are telling us that in the next five years, things will be hard, so lets keep the spirit alive, specially for Nikon, which I love their products!Christopher Chute from market intelligence firm IDC predicts Nikon may be out of business in 5 years if the trend continues.
“You’re talking about a 10-15% decline in DSLR shipments all over the world. Which is kind of shocking because that market’s been growing double digits for almost ten years. Nikon recently said they have a five year plan to address this. And my view is, that five year plan should have come out five years ago. They’re not going to be around in five years.”http://www.eoshd.com/content/11409/consumer-dslrs-dead-5-years
.....and because the 2012 stats were unusually high and projected company sales were higher still for 2013 which did not happen. Don't stress it, whilst some of the M4/3 systems are good, so are APC-C, but it'll take a while little while before small sensor tech could ever literally compete with these. 5 years...me thinks not.
Michael Ma: Such great technology wasted on a Windows phone and Nokia branded devices. Put it on the iPhone or Galaxy device. It's like finding a cure for aging, but adding in the clause that you have to go through a gender change operation if you want to use it.
For most people, it's not worth the switch.
Ditto, just changed from Android to WP8....holy smoke, what a slick machine. The 1020 camera is truly a revelation. it certainly sticks it to my DSLR in some situations......
kitsios_spyros: The specifications set is fantastic and many crusial issues that have been discussed about K5 seem to be addressed with the new model.Let's see how they actually perform in real life. I am especially interested in the implementation of multi-pattern WB and it's effect when not needed (auto on mode..), the "without AA-filter" IQ (D7100 did not impress me at 100% magnification), the new, bigger OVF and of course the new generation AF module. DPR team, I am looking forward to a review before the end of this month. I consider you a great source but I hope there will be no big delays, as with previous Pentax models.Till then, it seems a great camera and an important model for Pentax in the very competitive market. WR for the 55-300 is a nice move too.
True, see how it outperforms K5II in real life. I suspect that it's getting harder to make huge gains in image quality nowadays and we are paying for smaller improvements.I suspect that for the video brigade, pro's and wildlifers there's a lot here for them, but the average shooter, not so sure it's going to totally out perform the K5 enough to convince people to part with their money other than the look at me factor....Still glad I bought the K5IIs recently and will try and master that and my technique first, but the remote operation tethering has me intrigued.Yes WR55-300 just part of the wider plan and good news, suspect the IQ with the HD coating may be enhanced.
maxola67: More 200 posts for K3 and only 60 ones for D610 - Nikon doesn't make interests.
Yawn.....boring!! Who outsells who and who out forum posts who is irrelevant to things like quality, profitability and the fact that they both make good camera's. Pentax as we all know is playing catch up, but looking in go forward mode now....
zakaria: Well done Pentax as usual .thanks Richo for keeping k 5 body!
That is a nice touch, but seems the grip is different. Was thinking about ditching the Kx as a back up, but still shoots well and can use AA's in the K5/3 battery grip as well.....
rossdoyle: This is good news. The DA 55-300 is a sharp lens. I have often wished it was weather-sealed to go along with the weather-sealed camera body (K-5). Next, I would love to see some weather-sealed limiteds and DA primes...
Can't see my self heading out for this in a hurry, but agree my version of the DA-L is pretty sharp. Just another string to their bow and makes a lot of sense. The new HD coatings will be interesting to see reviewed and particularly on the K3....
That's a whole lot of camera for the money...............
Henry Falkner: In my perception, that tripod is a fashion accessory, possibly suitable for a pocket P&S in a dire emergency, but not for a DSLR.
If your serious about image quality landscapes or shooting in Low light, then it's a must.....depends on what your shooting. Not everyone has hands as steady as yours.....
robbo d: Why the blow ups with Nokia and Sony (which looks hideous) ??
This doesn't give a level playing field, am I missing something here??
And yes the iphone5 does look better than the 5s
Cheers PeeveeEven with that, its clear to see the Nokia still looks far superior and the Sony is rubbish, that's a little surprising..........
Why the blow ups with Nokia and Sony (which looks hideous) ??
I've seen head to head samples between 808 and 1020 on another site. The 1020 overall is the better shooter, giving better tones and Low light performance. Perhaps in kind lighting, the 808 has better IQ, but overall, technology has caught up. Still going to oust any other cam phone and hopefully Nokia Aust, will bring it in, then my plan expiry in Nov will be complete.Simply, it's an advancement on any previous phone, it's getting closer and closer to being the same as a top compact, so for having tethered to your phone, it's a half decent shooter.Nice review.
Not so much negativity?Perhaps it's the third version and no company would continue if it wasn't doing ok, especially in Japan,its small, colorful, matching with handbags, scarfs and Japanese painted dolls.
I love the general tone of the review:
Most people in the office Love it butIt doesn't fit into any kind of category we want to put it inIt takes pretty good photo's Butits not a compact zoom or a rangefinder or a M43 or ait takes videobut it's not quite like a canon or panny or..this is the third one: butNot sure who wants oneIts got a few lenses;but we forgot that people can buy the whole kit and putting adapters and using all sorts of lenses and having heaps of fun.
we're confused, we have to put it into a category and because we're gear heads, we've forgotten that most of the public just like having fun and taking photos and its colorful and fits easily into a pocket or bag.
Sorry, still Love you DPR, just remember life doesn't always fit into a box.
US $648 on ebay..............ouch
Ok, so it's a compact of which there is plenty out there. But if you read the article, then its packing some pretty good features which will let you take photos in all situations. Low light multi shot and two different HDR settings, RAW, high resolution multi shot, 360 panorama, very good image stabilisation, 36x zoom with multi shot higher res once more and time lapse.Be interesting to see how this works in real life, but looks like the compact back up that fits my bill.......not being an avid movie maker anyway.Sure the Nokia 1020 looks great, but still wont' surpass this function set.Yes, would like to see the RRP$$
robbo d: I have the WG2 and am interested to hear if the 3 is an upgrade in terms of IQ. These cameras are not good at all for landscape wide open shooting, but excellent for close up macro, does it still have the microscope feature? and of course good for underwater.Very rugged, but they have not yet figured out how to get good IQ. Very soft at edges, so the waterproof covers still hamper good quality shots.Looking like the WG3 is again not the top of the pile.Still for what it does well, I will keep mine for specialist uses......possibly not worth an upgrade.
Interesting, upon having a proper look at the wider angle shots, I'm seeing what looks like far better IQ and not the fall off at the edges that I experience with the WG2.
I have the WG2 and am interested to hear if the 3 is an upgrade in terms of IQ. These cameras are not good at all for landscape wide open shooting, but excellent for close up macro, does it still have the microscope feature? and of course good for underwater.Very rugged, but they have not yet figured out how to get good IQ. Very soft at edges, so the waterproof covers still hamper good quality shots.Looking like the WG3 is again not the top of the pile.Still for what it does well, I will keep mine for specialist uses......possibly not worth an upgrade.
brdeveloper: http://pureviewclub.com/2013/15270– Sensor size 1/1.5”, 41MP, pixel size 1.1 micron, true 16:9/4:3 aspect ratio
So it's not competitor for N808. It's remotely possible it will outperform its Symbian bigger sensor brother.
Hmmm, did a comparison at work some while ago.My HTC using HDR, an N8 and an 920.Winner by far in dynamic range into a sunset was the 920, second using HDR(cheating) was the HTC and then the N8.I'd say the n8 on producing large images would have been far better, but straight out of the box jpeg was the 920 by a country mile. Just later image processing I suppose. Maybe the N8 could have pulled some shadows out with some PP??
Hoping for a faster roll out to places other than the states. This is most definitely the phone ive been waiting on and to replace my now aging HTC. It is re defining photography.Still no match for the versatility of a DSLR for specialised photography, but in a small package, that's amazing IQ.Telstra Australia, please take note.....
Rachotilko: While I generally dislike following the herd in my judgements, this time I agree with crowd wisdom. This camera is simply wrongly conceived from the very start. Using PDAF-optimized lenses with CDAF results in poor AF, huge flange distange results in aesthetic/ergonomic disaster, lack of viewfinder makes the focus-peeking assisted MF difficult.Pentax got the concept of mirrorles completelly wrong
Glad Ricoh don't take any notice of your judgement then.....and other nay sayers.It's aimed at the Japanese market, who Love this sort of thing. Recent firmware upgrades have improved AF, Japanaese don't care about VF's, colour is all the rage over there. Ka-chin$$$ it's a profitable move.......Concept of mirrorless is ???? .....narrow minded. Use of millions of old retro lenses.....pricelessThink about it
Heie2: I am a Pentaxian fanboy through and through, but I say this in the most objective way possible:
The best value for money DSLR's/MILC's under $1000 are the Pentax K-500 ($595 w/ 18-55 kit lens), Pentax K-50 ($696 body or $776 w/ Weather Resistant kit lens), Pentax K-5 ($500 used body - discontinued), with the number one spot for "best bang for your buck" across the photographic world given to the Pentax K-30 ($479 body) and the Pentax K-01 ($299 w/ 40mm pancake lens) despite what is undeniably a controversial body design for DSLR/Mirrorless, respectively.
Even the lowest entry level isn't skipped over for $1000+ features such as 100% penta PRISM viewfinders and DUAL command dials.
Anyone that tells you otherwise is delusional.
.....and some of the Pentax kit lenses like the 55-300 and old FA film lenses like the 28-105 work fine and deliver outstanding IQ for $$$. That's information that non Pentaxian's have no idea about.Huge bang for your buck with pentax.
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