Why is that that to get good things one has to buy the king-sized device?It's the same for Xperias and Galaxys... and I don't want another tablet in my pocket, 5" should be enough for a cellphone IMHO.
BaumBoyPhoto: It's too bad it still has that blasted 29.59 time limit in video recording. The lack of that limit was a big point for the GH4.
I agree, that's utter BS.I had to buy a sh***y camcorder to record our performances instead of a good quality camera precisely because of that.
Be it the result of sensor overheating or EU tax policies.
LensBeginner: At a cursory glance, I'm not particularly liking the overall style and composition, but perhaps when dealing with this subject matter there are other priorities.
I've always been fascinated by photojournalism and, more generally, documentary photography, even though this particular subject is a little bit too extreme for my taste...
Of course, kudos to Dpreview for bringing it to the general attention.
I was talking about the stills.I've not yet seen the video, and I don't know if I'm going to.As I said, a harsh topic...
At a cursory glance, I'm not particularly liking the overall style and composition, but perhaps when dealing with this subject matter there are other priorities.
Ok, now how do I know if my camera has low/loweer/high/higher up/downstream noise so I can put this article to good use (by deciding to use high ISOs or to underexpose at low ISOs, for instance)?
Edit: got it, looks like I have to do the test myself since apparently dpreview started using this test rather recently and there's nothing in the K-01 review..?
Interesting article, I always like it a lot more when I get something to perfect my technique.
Jim in Hudson: WiFi -- convenience itemGPS -- adding permanent and sometimes useful information to the image file itself.
There are times I wished I had the Pentax GPS unit but I never bought one and adding location info via Geotracking or map placing into software is by no means the same thing. OTOH, I've never bothered to take my FLUcard out of its package.
gps could also be useful near home, e.g. in the woods.It's sufficient to trek a couple miles away from the main roads and putting a picture on the map becomes suddenly much more difficult...
I don't spring load chickens on social media, just the idea seems weird to me... ;-)
JEROME NOLAS: Can you explain in two sentences, it's too long... :)
Nice summary! :-)I read it all, however, and it was definitely worth it.
Very clear explanation, much appreciated.
Class A: "...we're disappointed by ... the disappearance of the built-in flash..."
Really? P-TTL is so bad at controlling more than one off-camera flash, why would you put up with such a bad optical triggering system (that does not even support HSS through the built-in flash and requires line-of-sight)?
Using a dedicated radio trigger on camera with direct control over manual flash levels right from the camera position is so much better and adequate for a camera in this price bracket.
Class A:the added GPS module is bulky and robs you of the hotshoe (and you can't use the pop-up flash with it anyway).The added Wi-Fi module (i.e. flucard) is small and goes in the (second) SD card slot, so camera size remains the same.
Plus, the flucard costs a little more than half the money the y ask for the gps module.
If they had done the reverse, we'd have much more complaints, I reckon...
KL Matt: No built in flash is a bummer for triggering an off-camera flash without having to lug around a second one. Also, I use mine for fill in daylight backlit people shots infrequently, and it's really handy to be able to just pop it up. Plenty of power for that purpose. The GPS would be way cool to have, but what will turning it on do to battery power? In any case, this camera will likely bring down the price of the K3, which is probably where I'm headed now that the K5 IIs is no longer available for a reasonable price (missed my window of opportunity there).
@jpinoActually, they already do...
Those accessories are called "Pentax O-FC1" (FluCard) and Pentax O-GPS1...
There are programs that do that thing with a .gpx track and some images (provided that you synched the clocks), a trivial job.
However I agree with you, GPS is much more useful than Wi-Fi (and a Flucard much less expensive than an O-GPS1...)
xmeda: 1) Instead of HSS upgrade to build-in flash they killed easily portable wireless flash ability on PRO body.. I don't want to carry two flashes2) No articulated or touch-control LCD3) No wifi4) Ugly implementation of GPS on top, with stupid GPS button instead of flash-deploy button.Sticking with K5 waiting for proper upgrade..
D750 has flash (and articulated LCD), D610 has, D7200 has, Canon EOS7DII has, EOS70D has. All of them boasting about wireless flash control..
To be precise buy a Nikon D4, it has all the pop-up you'll ever... oh, wait...
wolfie: So no increased MP from sensor shift?
Much better this way, IMHO.
rsf3127: this and the 20-40mm 2.8 lens is all I need.
DVT80111: Sorry for my ignorant. How does it work at slow speed? Do I have to wait for the camera to finish 4 pictures? What if the object is moving? So will I get a noiseless picture, but blurry image?
Use probably limited to tripod & still objects, maybe landscapes (without too many moving elements i.e. leaves, cars etc.).
vesa1tahti: No integrated flash? It means, not a modern camera. D7200 wins. Cheers.
So Nikon D4 < D7200 based on that? :-|
Doug Frost: This is nothing special. Even my smartphone has a self-powered video camera in it. I can record and play back videos without connecting it to an external power supply. Plus it has internal power for the phone and a bunch of other stuff, too. Imagine that!
Prognathous: It would be nice to see Ricoh delivering DSLR firmware updates similar to what they've been releasing for years for their high end compact cameras (e.g. the GR series), these are typically choke-full of new features and enhancements.
Wellm the 645Z's updates are more in that direction, although that's in a totally different ballpark...
Knock on it for better pictures...