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Is the K-1 out of stock, or not yet available?
davids8560: Obtaining knowledge and experience has always required encounters with both failure and success, and often years of dedication, experimentation, and hard work. The sum of this experience gave a person both added value and character. I guess we're moving away from these pesky old bugaboos now. Welcome to the age of shake-and-bake perfection and expertise! Still, I gotta wonder: what kind of world is all this progress progressing us towards? I might buy one of these, just to find out.
Serious English? You can't be serious. Trust me. All three words are in the serious dictionary. Are there a lot of words and perhaps entire languages and forms of expression you're unfamiliar with that you summarily dismiss out of hand? What a pity. But let's get back to the subject at hand: Do you think technology which obviates expertise that once took sometimes years of experience and study is a good thing?
"THAT is the example I didn't think about!!! Elvis Vs. Bieber. Tina Turner vs. Britney Spears. Guns-n-Roses vs. Nickelback. Modern technology gives anyone a chance to "make music". The result - there is no music."
Yes. So whether it is clear to you or not, we make similar observations.
A key benefit this camera aims to provide is the ability to return to a shot and "re-do" it an unlimited number of times, rather than being constrained by the traditional idea of being such an experienced "pro" you that you "nail" your shots the first time.
Kind of ironic then that you take notice with the 11 changes (edits?) I made. I confess I wanted to make a few more changes, but DPR imposes a limit!
So thank you for using your intelligence to distract other readers by mocking me, rather than actually contemplating and responding to the questions I raised. Questions, I might add, which we evidently share, despite your apparent difficulty understanding me.
Obtaining knowledge and experience has always required encounters with both failure and success, and often years of dedication, experimentation, and hard work. The sum of this experience gave a person both added value and character. I guess we're moving away from these pesky old bugaboos now. Welcome to the age of shake-and-bake perfection and expertise! Still, I gotta wonder: what kind of world is all this progress progressing us towards? I might buy one of these, just to find out.
Yeah, I dunno. I still have pretty bad memories from my experiences with the NEX-5 and the NEX-7, especially when it came to dealing with Sony customer service. Without question Sony makes fantastic sensors. But the legacy camera companies seem to know how to build a body around those sensors, provide great lenses for those bodies, and process images captured by those great sensors consistently and markedly better than Sony ever has, IMHO. I'm all for MILCs, but I will probably wait until one of the more experienced players in the industry produces one which I really, really like. Valid or not, or truly pertinent or not, this review equivocates too much and concludes with more Cons than Pros, and I cannot ignore it.
Just curious: Why do 4K vids from my FZ1000 play haltingly on my PC, but this RX10 sample video plays just fine? Thanks, David.
GEwart: I've just bought the SX60, I wasn't even tempted buy the P900 even if it was readily available despite it's amazing lens. The images I've seen are too smudged with in camera noise reduction. Now if the Nikon had the Canon sensor.... how often can one say that?
P610. That's what I decided too, and that's what I done did! Best choice for a very long consumer zoom, given all the assorted and inevitable drawbacks and compromises among the bunch.
Steve Swayne: I have been using this camera now for around a year and I am very happy with it. Here are a few recent shots from a music festival:https://www.flickr.com/photos/maleny_steve/albums/72157656347853214
And some video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJglsU6QDu0
I often use a plug-in power microphone with the camera for video, a Tascam TM-2X Stereo Camera Microphone.
A BIG +1 on the video, for sure! I was so happy when this camera came out. But I hardly use mine, as it turns out.
I still have to learn basic photography. So, like, you know.
davids8560: For correction: DPR's Full Spec page shows the DL 24-500's viewfinder as being optional. That's a deal breaker for many here, so it probably should be updated. Thanks.
Yes, thanks for your comment. But please note that I was referring to the spec sheet in the side-by-side camera comparison charts. That's where it says the DL24-500's EVF is optional.
For correction: DPR's Full Spec page shows the DL 24-500's viewfinder as being optional. That's a deal breaker for many here, so it probably should be updated. Thanks.
I think Pentax has a real winner here. A few months ago, people laughed when I said I hoped the new full frame model would be under $2,000. They said, "Keep dreaming!" They were sure it was going to be $3,000+.
I would have preferred built-in flash. And a fully-articulating LCD.
I give the Pentax K-1 a Gold Award and an 88% rating.
Thank you for the interesting review!
I can't quantify my impression to back it up, but it seems to me a larger number of cameras reviewed here end up being summarily rated "Not So Good" for Action Photography.
So I'm thinking, the list of cameras which are in fact good for Action Photography must be fairly short! What are they? I mean, besides the very top-of-the-line Nikon and Canon models.
BostonC: Sry, not my cup of tea. The facial distortion is unpleasant. As for bringing the surrounding "to help tell the story", you can do w 50-90mm too, just change your framing and don't stick the lens into the model's face.
I could be confused, but I believe it was either the AKC or the KOA, or perhaps the NOAA, which ruled long ago that US-based sunset portraiture west of the Mississippi during the vernal phase to be ill-advised due to tangential atmospheric chaffing distortion (TACD) caused by copious moisture ions rising over the wide-open winter farmlands of the Midwest. Clearly this was a dicey undertaking from the get-go, and I admire the author's grit, determination, and fortitude. The biting remarks move me about as much as a slice of week-old toast.
chkproductions: Athough some pleasant shots, I would not describe these as portraits. They are mostly some casual headshots and group shots. I think the term portrait has been stretch thin here.
Both artistic and scientific achievement rely a great deal on experimentation, don't you agree?
veroman: Appears to be an advertisement/promotion of the Sigma lens more than it is a case for using wide angle for portraiture, which I, personally, would never do.
Suggesting wide angle for portraits has been around for decades. Sometimes it works, but most of the time it's no match for a solid, 85mm + portraiture ... for what I think are obvious reasons.
Forgive me but for clarification not quibbling, I take it you would mean a 15mm or 21mm lens on a 1.5x crop sensor, right? Thanks.
Zigmont: I think these are fantastic photos, I would have never thought of experimenting with wider lenses, having been "brainwashed" that an 85 mm was the only way to take a portrait. I don't have all the remote lighting equipment, but I'm going to experiment with these techniques. Thanks for posting this, very interesting.
Word from Washington is that several legislators suspected of having ties to SPECTRE are expected to introduce harsh, new federal subject/focal length laws in the coming term that will result in extremely severe punishments for anyone violating them. There is a lot of backroom secrecy behind it all. Some recent spurious, unexpected "absences" and "sabbaticals" indicate this is indeed a delicate subject. I fear for myself that perhaps I have already said too much.
Yes, but how is this company Canon viewed beside the legends like Sony, GoPro, Panasonic, or even Apple with its iPhones? Does it have any credibility among real photographers who are in-the-know? Seems risky! :-)
Panasonic's recent announcement of its 1-inch sensor-equipped Lumix ZS100 changes the whole travel zoom playing field. There is now nothing else to look at it in this sector.