Michael Engelen: I am not into Pentax for a long time but follow their developments with interest. This new camera has some nice ideas included.But what I really don't understand in times of cheap memory cards is the usefulness of the RAW-button (to me it seems to be just as useful as the print-button in the Canon world). Can anyone enlighten me? Is it maybe customizable so that I can put a more useful function on it?
I have mine set to toggle the electronic level on and off.
tedolf: I don't understand this camera. It is larger and heavier than an E-pl7 with the Panny 20mm f/1.7 lens. The sensor isn't as good and it doesn't cost much less.
What is the point?
Ergonomics and control schemes matter more to some people than outright IQ.
A welcome refinement... think K-5 to K-5 II.
Simon97: Hopefully DPR will eventually put up some studio shots with it. I have wondered how this sensor compares to the Sony 16 and 24mp sensors.
To say there is no difference between a 14 stop DR camera and a 12 stop DR camera is... well, nonsensical.
Do you shoot RAW?
I mean, every photographer has different needs when looking for a camera. For some, landscape photographers in particular, having a sensor that can pull out a lot of clean shadow detail is very important. DxO is one way to determine which cameras are best at this. How is that a bad thing?
Usually those who care about dynamic range and noise performance... most serious photographers.
Assuming it's the same 20MP sensor as the K-S1, a little worse, according to DxO.
steelski: So, no flash popup button, and one extra button by the left side near the AF mode select.Any ideas as to the function?
My guess/hope is WiFi. We'll see.
I hope one of those buttons is for WiFi...
Sannaborjeson: That's good. 16/1.4 looks quite interesting as a potential allrounder.
And great for astrophotography!
Marty4650: Finally, Pentax snaps back to it's senses!
This will be a very desirable DSLR at a very good price. And nothing that an adult would be ashamed to be seen with!
And they finally ditched the screw drive kit lens!
Gray/black/orange looks sharp!
Digital Imaging Technician: The concept model looks like a simple 3D print (look at the striped pattern in the body). Is that all they're going to show?
I see that too. I hope to see more refinement in the final design... the K-5 series and K-3 are both what I call "beautifully purposeful" designs. I hope this new body follows that trend.
Provia_fan: The 2001 model is a beautiful MZ-S adapted to digital. Love the old MZ-S. This new Pentax looks a little like a Sony A900. But anyways, well done Pentax, hope this comes true this time around.
The MZ-S looks like a stealth fighter!
The huge pentaprism on this prototype looks odd, but if it means a huge hybrid viewfinder, it could be pretty cool.
pixmedia: It will be good if Ricoh start Pentax FF forum or site for Pentax users to chip in ideas for the new camera. Something like Fuji done during the X series cameras.
We can only hope.
Artpt: Directed @Rishi, do you think manufacturers will get sophisticated enough to have camera bodies fine tune their PDAF with various lens using the CDAF in camera...much like manual white balance with indoor lighting?
I rough comparison is a printer's/scanner's calibration process...
Just a thought?...and as always, thanks.
I'm wondering this as well. Seems like the logical "next step" after AF microadjustment was unveiled.
Ramjager: Let me guess if it was a Canon camera from DPR's perspective it would be another nail in the coffin.Instead it's Nikon but hey it's ok...Let me guess who is paying the bills..
It seems it is only an issue for a few FF DSLRs. Can you provide evidence of any APS-C DSLRs affected? It was my understanding that the smaller mirror/sensor essentially dodges the issue entirely. The AF module is far enough out of the way.
DDWD10: If I could just play Devil's Advocate for a second.
Both the stepped flare and AF calibration issues would be impossible in a MILC. More complicated machines increase the likelihood of quality control issues. Glad to see Nikon is stepping up to the plate and taking care of this.
I never experienced it with my X-Pro1 or X-T1, but I understand these "red dots" can be lens-dependent.
X-Pro1 and XF 35mm f/1.4.
If I could just play Devil's Advocate for a second.