Only if Lenovo let the motorola brand alive. Only moto is not enough.
Dude with a camera: Show me the lenses Pentax.....show me the lenses. I want to come back into the family.
Buy it now, slowly slowly the lenses will complete by next year. Ricoh is working hard in that department. Hopefully Sigma with Art and Zeiss with Otus will join also.
Two thumps up for Ricoh giving the best image machine to K-1. They don't afraid this will eat the MF market they are playing into. Instead of giving crippled product, they give the best, now they push the envelope for the next development. What could we expect to see should be 645Z-II will have 100 Mp bigger sensor.
Joe Ogiba: Smart idea of Ricoh using the older 36mp Sony sensor to keep the cost well under $2K. Too bad Pentax did not have 4K video mode with H.265 like the Samsung NX1 to increase sales but it looks like most Pentax users are not interested .
The sensor is not capable to produce 4K video.
High ISO is really awesome with pixel shift, better than D810. But we must admit that sensor wise, D810 is better. Ricoh need to release high quality lenses really soon.
Puljak: Dpreview, what was the purpose of making this test public once you realised that the lens was subpar? Your comment about the lens is now buried deep inside this comments section, and people are left to judge the results of a new camera on the basis of inconclusive data.
You could have at least left a comment at the top of the page that the test will be revisited once you receive a good copy of the lens.
I think there is something wrong in the testing. Looking RAW and JPEG images give different impression. The raw from K-1 is really bad compared to the D810, but the jpeg is quite impressive.
osan: K1 samples seem to be softer than it's direct competitors. I wonder if it's the lens. Up to ISO1600 EOS 5DSR and Pentax 645Z are the obvious choice for studio work IMO.
It is about the lens. Pentax is lacking the modern prime lenses obviously.
Sigma and Zeiss, please provide your support to the K-Mount System. There are many pentaxians willing to spend money to accompany this incredible machine Pentax K-1.
Pentax is going to give this camera a competition.
Anastigmat: Long time Canon and Nikon users would almost certainly not switch to this camera. Pentax users who had recently converted to other brands to get their first full frame may contemplate coming back. First time buyers without a large lens collection may be attracted by the low price and wealth of features. Entry level full frames made by competitors just aren't as well built, moisture proof or feature rich.
Even if you are not planning to buy it yourself, you should be thankful that there is more competition. Nikon has a history of copying Pentax innovations and incorporating them into their own cameras (e.g. the LX's interchangeable prism system with hotshoe on the prism housing was copied by the Nikon F4). Prices on FF will likely drop. It is been artificially high for way too long due to lack of competition. If they keep dropping, we are going to see APS-C DSLR cameras disappear from the market and the only cameras that still use that sensor size will be mirrorless cameras.
Why ASPC DSLR is going to disappear? Why not the one below such as m4/3 which is now getting more competition due to 1' sensor ?
Other sample pics from Vietnam with FA 31,43,77 and 24-70 and 50/1.2. Worth watching: http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/190-pentax-k-1/315416-very-first-k-1-vietnam-some-sample-pics.html
tom1234567: Pentax should have the knowledge now to build a decent APS-C K3mk-whateverwith tilt Lcd, decent 4k video, 15FPS, Much Much Better AF than is on this K1they could just copy the Nikon d500 and add a few more enhancement's
and sell it hundred pounds cheaper than the d500now that would be something??????Tom G
Is the sensor similar with Sony DSC-RX100 IV ?
Roadrunnerdeluxe: Oh my god! Is he gone?
For the second time. There was Jorge Pino, and Jorge Bayonas. But, knowing his persistence, I think he will comeback using different name :)
belle100: Call me ignorance. I know Pentax produced some excellent MF since the film age. But I don't understand what's the fuss. Why is everybody here so excited about this Pentax FF?
I remind you this:"How can photographers even get a decent picture out of a D810 using a Sigma Art and Zeiss Apo Sonnar lens? It seems to be impossible without stabilization if reading all those comments right?"
You said yourself with stabilization is imposible to take such decent pics. Which stabilization you were talking about.
No you start ad hominem argument, blaming people instead of the subject we talk about. Well, it is your problem not to understand the context. You talk here and there, and you feel silly for yourself.
@Jorge: You ask us how people get decent pics with Sigma Art or Zeiss ? And you assume that is because stabilization in body ? Do you have a reference to support your argument, or you just think. It is easy to talk, really just like you, but you blame others.
Nikon moves aggressively this year. I have my interest with Nikon DL, but Canon G7 Mark II is also tempting.
Alex Sarbu: Almost 2 hours of waiting... indeed, nobody cares about Pentax ;-)
It is. Attention ranking is no. 1, and the selling ranking is no 8 according to kakaku. Pre order is high.
Thank for the video. I enjoy watching you to swing the K-1 while holding the LCD.
Scottelly: Wow! This just might be my next digital camera. I just LOVE the fact that they included the articulating tilt screen and GPS as well as Wi-Fi. I want all three in a DSLR, and they've done it with a 36 MP sensor that should offer a very high dybamic range. Nice! The pixel shift technology makes it THAT much more powerful, and I think I'd buy the camera even without that feature. With it the camera seems like a no-brainer even at a higher price. I'm going to have to buy a whole new set of lenses, but so what. I like Pentax lenses, and they make one of my favorite lenses of all . . . the 10-17mm zooming fisheye, which will likely be one of my first three lenses.
BTW, the weather sealing is a major bonus, as far as I'm concerned. I'm glad to see Pentax make this camera . . . really glad.
I think 10-17mm fisheye only works on cropped mode. But, K-1 can just do that easily :)