Rutterbutter: Lets see what would we want...- 36+ Megapixel- 1/250th / sec flash sync or faster- wifi- focus peaking- Dx lens compatibility- Faster Focus speed and sensitivity- 4K video/30+fps- Touch screen with toggle to de-activate- 7+FPS- ISO Native 50-102400 or higher- 100% viewfinder- Weather sealed/magnesium body- Digital focus crop. Like D7100 for maximizing focus coverage- Better in camera HDR and live preview of filters- No AA filter- 1000 shot battery approx- Swivel screen and articulating.
Feel free to add to this. but this would probably be the best selling camera ever..
My view on that list:
1. ok2. not going to happen3. maybe (there's alway flucard)4. almost certainly5. that's a given6. even better than K-3?7. I doubt it8. No9. mmh...10. 50 has never been native11. ok12. of course!13. ?14. gimmick, IMHO15. of course16. what for? I'd be more than happy with 500-60017. doubt it
agentlossing: I kinda like it. It's an improvement, anyway, for Pentax's recent track record.
I bet he meant for the same product line/market segment...
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.
There is no relevant difference if there just are 2 more stops of background noise.There is a difference only if the 2 more bit contain usable information (which rarely happens).
Mescalamba: Looks ok, if it doesnt have so hard AA as one they used in A58, it might be nice (sensor itself is pretty ok, just in A58 it produces somehow soft pics).
Just like the K-3... the best of both worlds!
D200_4me: Olive green color. That must be the hiding in the woods voyeur version ;-)
It's not "new", Pentax has been doing this since the K-something...
Pentax has always been a well-reputed brand for birding.Like hunting, minus the gore. ;-)
tailings: Still with the snarky, DPR? I see no mention of 'blinking lights' in the Pentax press release, so why include that in your article title? Pentax has announced a very good looking mid-level DSLR and you have to take a jab?
Like the "Where is the K-3 review" in the poll about the Canon M3.It's par for the course now: since Ricoh/Pentax has been actually putting out an outstanding product after the other and renewed its commitment, the only thing left is snarky remarks because you can't attack them anymore based on facts.
LensBeginner: Is this the first Pentax with tilting lcd?*And* WR too! :-)
Don't tell me, I've been waiting for that event for years!(the FF, not the apocalypse...)
True.This, however, also rotates. :-)
Very cheap for a P-TTL flash, and really small.It could be a nice pairing for K-01/K-S1/K-S2...
Is this the first Pentax with tilting lcd?*And* WR too! :-)
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