MrPetkus: I'm mixed on the announcement. One one hand, I'm excited about the improved AF and IIs model. The 16MP sensor is fine; it's a fantastic sensor. The body is great.
However, and in no particular order,- Does it have focus peaking? I'd like to see that.- I was hoping for more AF points, more cross-type, larger spread.- I was hoping for a new PRIME III engine with a larger buffer. 7FPS is still OK. 8 would be better.- I want UHS-I SD memory - it's not listed in the Press Release so I assume it's not supported.
This is a extremely modest evolutionary improvement. Even less in scope than the Canon 5DMIII upgrade Canonites btched about.
I may pick up a IIs as a backup but I'm far less excited about this than I was when the K5 was announced to replace the K7.
1. No FOCUS PEAKING - officially
ogl: All announcements look like mockery - 90% of Pentaxian don't need such products.Rebadged Tamron 18-270 - with bad SDM and weak optically.High expensive 645 DFA90 for MF users and marginal DA560 for USD7000.Pentax Q with the same tiny sensor and new dark zoom + adapter.K-5II is old camera with old processor and sensor with minor tweaks.
You don't know whether to laugh or cry...
Timo, I have K-5 and don't think that it's fantastic camera.
NO focus peaking by firmware, official answer.
robbo d: K5 is still a top performing aps-c, so tweaking a good thing and not completely falling for the higher mp trap must mean an excellent cam.The removed aliasing filter version should produce stunning quality for commercial shooters producing near FF results in a handy package.The q to k adapter could be a lot of fun on a 55-300 lens. That's wildlife shooting at a cheap price for lots of people.Still can't help thinking another higher end cam is coming.Am pleased with the announcements thus far.Real world Users should be impressed despite those negative people who always pop up for the sake of it.
But not in AF. It's not top-performance APS-C camera.
Only with camera higher than K-5II - the line of camera looks good:K-01, K-30, K-5II and K-3 ?
All announcements look like mockery - 90% of Pentaxian don't need such products.Rebadged Tamron 18-270 - with bad SDM and weak optically.High expensive 645 DFA90 for MF users and marginal DA560 for USD7000.Pentax Q with the same tiny sensor and new dark zoom + adapter.K-5II is old camera with old processor and sensor with minor tweaks.
Is there focus-peaking?
K-5II doesn't look as flagship...Even processor is old. It seems to me one more camera will be announced on the first day of Photokina.
stevelilly: So my Olympus OM-D E-M5 kicks some serious butay with Graduation Auto... beats even the infamous Nikon D800 with ADL Auto.
Only in such silly unprofessional tests.
Dpreview!!! Your dynamic range test is FULL nonsense. Don't you know it? And still keep fooling users around...Ask GORDON B.GOOD - WHAT DR IS and REALIZE it.
I don't see praised IQ of RX100 - nor JPEG, neither RAW. It seems to me G1X is better and high-end P&S cameras like XZ-1 is not worse.
peevee1: Wow, the second camera today starting at 22 mm! Looks like it becomes a new standard to beat. Except the lens in Oly SP-820UZ is a lot longer (while still being faster at the long end), while the camera itself is lighter. I guess EVF and the tilting screen don't come for free.But what I don't understand that why this thing is heavier than Panasonic FZ200?
АА batteries are heavier than LiIon.
The price is really low, thats why any criticism has no any sense. IMO.
the most Boring camera ever made
No emotions. Explain me - Why? :)
No e-dials...P&S operation?
JPEG = JPEG. I saw worse JPEGs from Canon Pro cameras, I saw better JPEGs from Olympus. But...It's JPEG with mediocre zoom and nothing else.
the IQ is like from hell
very nice for compact