peevee1: "Optimized performance of continuous shooting when setting AF.C mode."
This. If only somebody could objectively test what it REALLY means.
If only dpreview could only.... Review the actual camera...
It would seem the Toshiba sensor used in the D7100 and it's banding problems has been replaced with the Sony sensor for the D3300.
So the Nikon D3300 is now using the same/similar sensor as the Pentax K-3.
mactrash: Why no K-3?
Considering the K-3 was announced before the D610 or D5300, it's slack of Adobe to not include K-3 support.
I would at least like the usual 3 colour profiles, as opposed 1.
cam shooter: It is refreshing to see Pentax finally entered year 2013. A little late to the game, but they might now be able to competed with the d7100.
To be fair the flashsync is 1/180th, and the K-3 has more crosstype sensors than any other APS-C camera, not to mention better lowlight AF sensitivity as well.
A usable 23 shot RAW buffer @ 8.3fps which destroys the gimped D7100 is nothing to sneeze at either.
Jim Evidon: I'm not sure LR5.2 is ready for prime time. Not only does my LR5 say it's up to date, but four attempts to download the 5.2 update on DPReview resulted in stalling somewhere between 1/2 way and 3/4 way. I even went directly to Adobe's website and tried again. No luck. I know it is not the iMac because I download updates all the time. Has anyone else tried to download this "upgrade"?
Mine installed ok, but I cannot get the Nvidia card to work with Lightroom 5.2, it works with Photoshop CC and Bridge CC, but it will only use Intel and not the Nvidia card on my Nvidia Optimus based laptop. I just give up with Nvidia and Adobe seriously.
An awesome feel good story, thanks for the reality-check dpreview and Bellingham Herald.
tkbslc: Do you really need flash in the rain? There's no ceiling to bounce from and with direct flash, I think you'll just make a bunch of white frozen raindrops.
Cool on paper, I guess.
As someone who spends much time Birding and Wildlife photography, and even sometimes doing insects in flight @1/8000th shutter on riverbanks, I can honestly say you have no idea how much a WR flash is desirable to many of us.... At least we can agree on your ignorance.
On paper it does seem like the perfect wildlife/birding lens.
Weatherproof, Teleconverter, F4 Aperture, 400-560mm focal distance, 3 stage IS with 4 stop advantage (we'll see!)....
The price is about the only thing on paper that isn't perfect, (expected) but not perfect.
DrugaRunda: Interesting product, will there be one in PK mount? I for sure would be interested to try it out.
Yes but it has usable AF, and costs less than the adapter by itself, (not to mention the NEX and lenses) and doesn't make the edges softer. :P
Yes it's called the Pentax K-01, this allows all of the PK lenses you wish on a 16Mp Sony Sensored mirrorless camera. ;)
Best Fullframe = D800e
Best Entry Level = K-30
Best Compact = RX1
Best Mirrorless = OMD or Fuji X-Pro 1 (The only hard one to decide really).
Why not support Adobes open .DNG standard as well?
spoorthy: I have heard that the liveview autofocus on the pentax k-30 is extremely fast. You guys should do a comparision
I can't quite work out why the K-30 wasn't reviewed first, as it was announced a month earlier, was previewed earlier and unlike the T4i, hasn't been recalled.
But am also interested in how they compare on video.
Edmond Leung: 69% Overall Score... Seems too high for this stupid camera.It is just waste of time to do a full review of this camera.
Quite the opposite to me, the Pros list seems to be quite large and extensive, the features listed their are signifigant. The Cons list however seems quite weak in comparison, based on this the score seems abnormally low to me. I would of expected 76% or so, as the Pros list is quite excellent, for this type of camera.
I agree with the others about outsourcing reviews may not be the best of ideas, but each to their own.
Ben Tomohiku: Personally I think K-30 really looks like a Pentax, at least from the exterior better than K-01 or Q. Pentax is always so generous to adding better features on their cameras. I bought a Pentax K-X for my sister two years ago, at that time K-X is the best value entry-level dslr.However I am really sad that most of the people don't realize it, they're gonna say "Pentax? Never heard of it" every time when I recommend them some nice dslrs from Pentax, whatever. Pentax really should work on letting more people know about their business.
Thanks but I'd rather the much smaller Pentax to make high quality Camera and lenses, and far less on huge marketing and advertising.
Reilly Diefenbach: We all know the D800 is better, but there would have been torches and pitchforks at the gates otherwise. Nice camera, I'm sure.
Yeah biggest fence sit by DPR in a very long time, the D800 is better overall and a cult hit, the 5D3 is more of the same from Canon, and with the price difference and the option of D800e version. I would accept Gold Award for both, but the Canon 5D3 should of only scored a maximum of 80 points.
It does make me doubt this and future reviews from DPR, Sorry!
kevinschoenmakers: The Preview shows a 'Page not found' error.
Richard I also believe this quote is incorrect. "This slower frame rate also allows the K-30 to offer slightly longer bursts of shots than the K-5; capturing up to of 30 JPEGs or 8 Raw files (which slightly edges the K-5's 26 JPEG/8 Raws)."
The K-5 was updated on it's first firmware update, to allow for 20 RAW images in the buffer and not 8 as mentioned in the preview.
BLACK, for god sake let me have a BLACK BACKGROUND $@&@#$!!! How hard is it, seriously.
jc52e53: Sony has been really busy. They created the sensors used by the Nikon D800 D800E and D4. They have a new Foveon-like sensor with 100 mp coming out. They will probably be making three types of cameras FF NEX style camera 36mp using the A mount. 36mp SLT and the new Foveon-like sensor in a regular DSLR.They may even use a FF 16mp sensor in both SLT and regular DSLR. Who knows what they will have to do with Olympus whether there will be Sony/ Olympus 4/3.Should be the best year for photography in a century!And Sony has the most to do with the progress.I forgot pentax and ricoh use their sensors too.
Perhaps Sony overall as an electronics company has been struggling, but I imagine their camera division is doing better than most of their other businesses at this moment.
20% of their sales are coming from their Camera division and I can only imagine that to continue increasing over the next few years.
bobbarber: If I were cynical, i'd say the Pentax announcements were timed to push Nikon down the page, and the "new information" about the D800E was dpreview's attempt to put Nikon back at the top.
Good thing I'm not cynical. All I hear are birds in my lovely world.
Yeah they timed the CP+ trade show in Japan, because of a Nikon announcement. Everyone is out to get you too... ;)