mpgxsvcd: 1736 x 1156 is NOT low resolution for video. That looks amazing. Minus the Moire.
How is it shy of Full HD?
EDIT - ah, widthways. Got you, my bad.
Cameron R Hood: Wonder if THIS front element is held on with double-sided tape? I will NEVER buy anything from this company, and I won't let the photographic community forget the foundation on which they built this company.
MikePursey: Quote: The battery door has a tendency to open during normal operation. Taping it shut when working in wet conditions might be prudent ....
I have to say I have had the K-7 (same body as the K-5/K-5II/K-5IIs), the K-5 MKI and now the K-5II and have taken thousands of shots with each camera. The only time the battery door has opened is when I was changing the battery, not once has it done it otherwise.
OFHS Heie2. I have never looked at the score on camera reviews (or indeed whether it is a bronze, silver or gold). I read the words.
As far as I'm aware, dpreview is not reviewing your manhood.
wetracy: "...at a price rather lower than the camera manufacturers' equivalents."
It's just "lower." What's the "rather lower" claptrap?
I think what you really want to say is that it's significantly lower, but your ad sales people will not tolerate that. And you can't bring yourself to go with the simple and straightforward, "at a lower price." So you make yourself feel better with a silly and superfluous "rather" tossed in.
I'd rather read honest copy.
Unless the words are "I want you to hit me as hard as you can."
Irrespective of the fact that I can't afford it...
How do we feel about the falling man?
(EDIT - apologies, I didn't see WAH ask more or less the same question)
A 'photographer-friendly' camera? What will they think of next ?!?!?!
photophile: The whole vote +1 or -1 thing is puerile & childish for an informative, premiere website such as DPreview - pandering heavily to the teenage facebook/youtube generation. DPreview´s hand has probably been forced by Amazon to include the feature to help with their sales (despite DPrevew telling us they are "independent"). But we do have a choice - just DON´T use it. Let Amazon figure out its own sales strategy and let DPreview feel the full force of ownership by a larger organisation.
Sadly I can't '-1' this, but if I could, how would that help Amazon?
Urbanus1234: Damn...this camera does not belong at 12,800. This image is just simply falling apart and beyond usable. Just goes to show you that fast glass always trumps high ISO.
Nonsense. Not usable for what? Vogue? Of course not. For recording things that people who would buy this camera wouldn't have been able to record before? Absolutely.
12,800 looks quite like 1600 on my 350D. Three stops in five years on entry level DSLRs seems like quite good progress to me...
The use of the word 'appears' is fair, btw, since the investigation is incomplete; 'initial conclusions'...'all the indications [so far]'...'appears to have very little effect'...'We're still working through the necessary studio and 'real world' shooting'.
ogl: White orbs is very rare effect.
'Easily reproducible' ≠ 'rare'
Kelton Sweet: This is rough. I have always enjoyed the retro cameras... with their early-60's look. But NOW they are making retro cameras that harken to MY era! Youch!I must say that you run the risk of looking pathetic with this camera, though. If I wasn't a camera buff, I would think, "aw, look at that person using that 13 year old film camera.". It looks too young to be "retro", right?
Yeah you need a real big camera to look cool, right...?
You prompted me to log in just to leave a comment. Which is...
Genius. Genius. Genius.