To save the world
SETI: I really hope they will do some shots withs good Limited lens while testing K-5 IIs
Wow using awesome primes of the bat! Please do include the DA70 and FA77!
I think the best shot I ever took was with a mobile phone... sad that I can't use it as an entry.
Essai: Im glad I no longer shoot Pentax. What a pathetic company it is now...
Lol another ignorant post
I wonder how really small this is, from the looks of it, could be just as small as the old Pentax K-M
MrSkelter: This doesn't look much better than my K-01 with a FA limited lens. More testament to the Pentax than a slight to the Fuji though wow that lens is soft up close with the white flowers.
HAHAHA once again, ignorance is bliss...
very nice shot
vFunct: Far too many moronic non-professional photographers that think they are in the same league as professional photographers.
No, you're not as good as a professional photographer because you are using a consumer dSLR. Any editor can tell who is using high-end equipment and who isn't, in addition to be being able to spot artistic talent suitable for their media brand.
The editor defines who is pro. Not you.
Or has it never occurred to you that you are just not really that good?
There are literally tons of professional photographers out there, yes the ones that are making a living using a pro-sumer DSLRs for international fashion magazine shoots.
fastlass: I have never seen you guys praise a camera's jpegs as with this one. Does this Fuji have the best jpeg output ever? Or in its class?
As a Pentax user, I agree that the JPG SOOC from Fujis could be the best out there.
My old HS10 JPG output is still better than my Kr's and Q's JPG could ever be.
JoeDaBassPlayer: I call B_. The K 01 is every bit as good. The Fuji is half again as much with kit lens.
Slower AF? Have you even tried shooting with one? The AF is much quicker and snappier than the previous X100.
Yeah you just posted, I bet you haven't touched one or actually seen one in real life.
anthony mazzeri: I liken the design to the Volkswagon Beetle.
Obviously not to everyone's taste who would prefer a small sleek Porsche or big black SUV etc instead. But to those it does appeal to it will become a cult classic, if it hasn't already.
"How did all those amazing images from the masters get made in the film days. Art begins at 800 ISO"
I did not know that they already have digital backs during the film days.
Ahhh the good ole Kodak Gold ASA 100
GentlemanJim: papillon is being a bit harsh, but he does make valid points on the Pentax mis-cue in the mirrorless market. I don't know if Pentax was trying to re-define the segment with this camera, but it did lack in two key features; focus and EVF.
Looks are subjective and an objective user can look beyond to evaluate an item. The look of the camera is a secondary issue IMHO.
The focus issues have kept me away from this model - and I'm a Pentax user, but at the current price point I'm be willing to suffer through a slow focus.
Pentax did not misunderstood the MILC market, they understood the Japanese MILC market quite well since that is their main market. AFAIK the K01 is quite popular and the Q is one of the best selling cameras there whick also became the number 1 selling camera there and is hugely popular.
papillon_65: Entirely predictable, a concept so FUBAR it defies belief that anyone thought it could work. A large mirrorless camera with no evf, slow af and brightly coloured lights. Great for the Manga teens but if anyone had actually asked any semi serious photographer whether they would be seen dead with it then they would have had their answer, and saved themselves an awful lot of money.Sorry Pentax lovers but there is a lot more to a camera than having a nice sensor and pretty coloured lights. Please don't tell me I'm a design dinosaur who "doesn't get it", I laughed at it when it was released and I'm laughing now, a classic case of "The emperors new clothes" I'm afraid. If you want to do something radical at least ensure that you include the advantages of the chosen format and make it functional. Two of the biggest advantages were missing - size and evf, epic fail.....
Instead of a studio comparison, when was the last time you held or used a good DSLR? The K01 might be a mirrorless but it does have an APSC sensor. The last time I used an OMD, liked the handling and all but the IQ is over rated, its just near previous 12mpx APSC DSLRs.
Yep not on this planet, maybe in a parallel universe.
Lol! The OMD5 cannot even hold a candle against the K01 when it comes to IQ
The Pentax K01, the camera that was judged more on its aesthetics rather than its capability. The body that looks and feels like a brick (in a good way) with the image quality and low light capability the OMD5 can only hope for.
I can't see what is the problem with this camera. Spec wise, seemed very solid and many might not even get to use the full capability of this camera (or even their current one).
For the people who are waiting for a the D400, there is a rumour/prediction in a Japanese magazine that it should be announced/out by June. The D4X by October. If you don't like the D7100, I guess some should wait until then.
fakuryu: Funny how come not having an articulating screen when the EVF is optional not being a con and the Pentax K-01 got hit hard for not having it (the form factor of both with lens is close enough).
I'm sure its an awesome camera that I will never get to own but having that capability for a US$2800 would have been nice.
But it did have an option for an old OVF attachment.
Plus comparing the price of both, don't your think it should not be an excuse to leave out an articulating screen for a US$2800 camera that does not have a built-in EVF which is optional and an additional cost that is as much as a decent camera?
fakuryu: A Pentax K5IIs rival appears!
Spec wise, the D7000 does look like a K5IIs rival but it was just a match with the K5, the K5IIs does not have an AA filter.
A Pentax K5IIs rival appears!
Funny how come not having an articulating screen when the EVF is optional not being a con and the Pentax K-01 got hit hard for not having it (the form factor of both with lens is close enough).
With the myriad of awesome PnS in the market (Lumix LX5/LX7, Sony RX100, Canon S110, Fuji X10, Olympus XZ2, Pentax Q, etc) and all with their custom presets to choose from, there is no real excuse to bring a phone to shoot a wedding if portability is the thing.
Ye, just a publicity stunt.