mpgxsvcd: I wish all of the camera manufactures realized what Canon has already figured out. Canon knows that if you get the word out there that your cameras are the “best” then it will take a long time for the general public to figure it out if that no longer is true.
Basically Canon is still riding high on their PR campaign from more than a decade ago. They still sell some cameras simply because most people don’t even realize that Samsung, Olympus, and Panasonic even make cameras.
I hate to say it but the other camera companies better start investing more into Advertising and getting their entire line of cameras in stores like Best Buy. It doesn’t matter how good your product is. Not enough people will buy it if they don’t even know it exists.
"Who cares about a name on body of camera ... "
Well, if one has bought into a system... it counts, because you can't buy a Canon if you have Nikon glass...
Karl Gnter Wnsch: Why mark the "self cancelling" anti aliasing filter in green? If it were a clear advantage without any drawbacks then Canon wouldn't need to produce two cameras...
Because you could get moiré, even though at those high MP counts it's less likely to be a factor.
aris: This is a studio camera - DR isn't really the main aim. I think the 5D mkIV will have the real DR & ISO improvements.
I also suspect the ISO is being held back in software on this camera - so as to differentiate it from the 5DmkIII
I guess next to nobody shoots landscapes at high ISOs...
Pentax_Prime: Where is the confirmation of a FF K-mount? Nothing in the news release, your article, your links, anywhere.
PPThat's because I had better things to do?
@Pentax_Prime:it was there yesterday evening, I just couldn't bother to find it.Nor could you, apparently...
And I've been shooting Pentax for a long time too, in spite of being relatively new to digital.Does that make me any better than the next guy? I don't think so, but you do, apparently.
Glass and pretty good AF, I'd say.
Frank_BR: One thing that is not mentioned is that in addition to increase the resolution, the pixel-shift technique also improves the signal-to-noise ratio. Theoretically, the S/N ratio of 8 images taken at ISO 1600 and combined into a final image should have the same S/N ratio of a single high-resolution image taken at ISO 200.
well, you actually shouldn't need to move the sensor for that, a simple burst would suffice.
PicOne: "Hi Res mode is limited to a maximum of ISO 1600 and a minimum aperture of F8 because beyond these points, the image becoming too blurred for the extra resolution to be particularly beneficial."
Huh? Is this a reference to diffraction and noise effects? If there's a reason for shooting in regular 16mp mode at over 1600 ISO or eg. f11, then not seeing why this reason goes away in hi res mode? For noise.. how would a 40mp downsampled shot (back to 16mp) compare?
@Plastek except that you need to make your calculations for a 16MP sensor... 40 is through interpolation, but pixel size is for a 16MP sensor...
Jurka: Expensive for such small and noisy sensor. Every, even cheapest Canon, has better iso and dr range and details.
Well, like shooting on the red cross a Canon sensor to much anything... :-P
Davidfstop: Yes! But is it too late?I have been a pentax devotee since my late teens, and still shoot with my K7. I kept hanging on in hope.But, as other posters have commented, price and a couple of legacy features will be important. Olympus have a new camera Em-D M5 mk2 which just might be the one to jump ship for, with a good review and starting price + features desirable to a keen mountain walker and photographer.It's just getting harder to make decisions.Come on Pentax! (I mean, come on Ricoh)!
@QuarryCatThat's a given... however you should really use the right hammer for the job... no point in goldbeating a thin leaf with a carpenter's hammer and vice versa.
FrancW: latest specs from spanish site
US $2275 ans 36mp
A rumor site? I've also heard that it will be available in pink and it will have a 4.0 liter turbocharged engine... :-P
You're debating between a m43 and a FF? 8-|Looks like two completely different beasts to me... for two completely different purposes.
There's one on Ricoh Italy as well, so there's probably one on the intl site too.Don't worry, it's official. :-)))
"And so it was written"...and so it shall be.Amen to that!
Now I can say: "I was there"... :-)
HowaboutRAW: The Lollipop OS supports raw, right?
Speaking of which, any figures regarding DR in both RAW (using another app, of course) and "HDR+" mode?What are we talking about, a couple EVs increase, roughly?
Segaman: many snobs here are outrageg about the number of Apple pics compared to their camera.Its only a number.Gee.....does'nt take too much to tickle the nikon out of some people!!!!
@papa natasThere could be another process at work here...If someone sees you with a cellphone, they could interpret it as a non-threatening, unassuming act.If they see you kitted up, or particularly proud of your equipment/work, they could feel threatened in a way, kinda "oh he thinks he is/ he can do it better than me".So it might just be regular, egoistic human nature
LensBeginner: A 645Z is a portable option compared to other MF alternatives.However Dpreview seems to always find the way to insert a derogatory remark aimed against Pentax...
interesting... now... do you happen to know anything about that FF... :-D
Yeah, that sounds about right...
True words.I suspect there also must be something else behind.It might be only a matter of corporate "benefits" (aka "bribes"), or "market clicks" hence sells.
It's by the way absurd, to me, that at least here in ITA Amazon sells (well, tries to) a 17k EUR 4K projector (that's become a laughing stock) and doesn't sell a 645Z directly.
Either way it's not something I'd be proud of.