Black text on white is natural on the news paper or books we read but not on the monitor. Keep in mind that the text makes about 10% of the page you are viewing. If you are using black text on white, that means about 90% of the page which is white is shining through your eyes. I think that will create more damage. Take your laptop to the back porch at night (set on light) and you will know what I mean, you will not be able to look at the monitor, you will need sunglasses. I don't care how much you adjust intensity. Now switch the page to dark and Uhhhh YES.It's nice to have a choice, but your default should be dark.
turvyT: Interesting. Pixel shift is a technology suited for still subjects, however dpreview test it with moving ones and gets disappointed with the results. What was dpreview expecting? It's sort of "X camera is not weatherproof but I test it in my swimming pool and when it gets soaked and does not work anymore I get very disappointed".
The article clearly says Pixel shift. If you want to test the motion correction it should be separate. But why choose the water fall. This water fall will create extreme wind for nearby plants and force the water to move rapidly. You can force any camera to fail. We know everything has limitations.
JacobSR: Aren't you suppose to turn off the Shake Reduction when Pixel Shift? Please tell us if you disabled Shake Reduction or not!
If there is no tripod, one might want to use pixel shift hand held. So the camera will not automatically disable the SR (I don't know). I just wanted to make sure it's off, otherwise it can degrade image quality if it's on the tripod. Thanks for the info.
Aren't you suppose to turn off the Shake Reduction when Pixel Shift? Please tell us if you disabled Shake Reduction or not!
JacobSR: OK Pentax, now you can make a Full Frame mirrorless K-01 type camera with 4K video. Do not forget the EVF (a must have) and please none of that Marc Newson design. Make your own.
OK, so name it K-02, or KM-2 or whatever. Just bring back to full frame.
No, not my particular needs. A mirror less K-01 Full Frame would be a great idea, wouldn't you say?
OK Pentax, now you can make a Full Frame mirrorless K-01 type camera with 4K video. Do not forget the EVF (a must have) and please none of that Marc Newson design. Make your own.
locke_fc: Sorry, but a 1/1.7" sensor is no longer acceptable. Might as well use your smartphone instead.
Exactly, there are some guys who buy what they want, and there are others who buy what dpr want.
Ben O Connor: Just checked there is a Bell & Howel C mount lens which is 100mm F 4.5... It mist be equal to 465mm !!!!! And F 4.5 !!! Very tiny was to carry!!!!
Look what some people do to the Q, must see:https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3865/14383614397_2f3723360c_c.jpg
viking79: The Q is fine, and the sensor is actually pretty good, but still missing a model with a viewfinder and flip screen... Using the camera in bright light is a chore. This class of camera should also have good sharing options, WiFi, NFC, etc. The NX Mini is more appealing to me, but the Q does have a nicer selection of lenses available.
Just don't wear a white shirt.
JEROME NOLAS: I hope next model will have 1" sensor and fixed lens...
But it's not how big it is, it's how you use it :)
It's not only the sensor size. It's the QUALITY of the sensor, the processing engine, and the quality of the optics. In a compact body with great ergnomics and the proper controls under your fingertips.
Great photos but some have no balance. The way I see it this is heavily focused on the forground. Vertical shots that shows depth but the forground taking most of the space that it ruins the backround. Some the backround is so beatifull but it is too distant and is lost: ( 2, 3, 4, 9, 14). The rest are fantastic. Just my 2c.
I like #10, the rest is way to busy and too much clutter.
Valeriu 64: Congratulation Ricoh, and team Ricoh - Pentax for your succes.Pentax K-3 is the best APS-C DSRL at this moment .
God , bless you
Sure, and you guys have tested both.
Retzius: I can't believe you ended the review with this:
"It's not a camera to change systems for, but it's well worth upgrading to, and good enough to make the Pentax system worth considering if you have no existing commitments."
In effect, you are bluntly saying "don't buy this camera if you are a Nikon or Canon user."
Nikon and Canon will be happy now :)
Yeah, well I'm sure if this was a Nikon or Canon reveiw, one's would never find such a comment.
kai liu: many times, lens is way more important than body. I used to use pentax for 2 years. then I switched to canon 7d. Canon just have so much more lens choice. Pentax lens selection is really limited. And their lens quality are behind canon lens. When I see k-3, it sure looking amazing, but then I think about those pentax lens I have used, I lost interest. I think pentax's priority is to update their lens. They have not announce some high quality lens for many years.(except that 560mm) but look at canon they keep making new lens and update old lens with better optical.
Which lens that you really need that Pentax or a 3rd party lens maker don't have?
Musicjohn: The G serie powershots have always been way too overpriced rubbish, are still way overpriced rubbish and always will be way overpriced rubbish. There are many other (even cheaper) cams of this format which make just as good a picture, if not better.
I am a professional photographer with 1D-mkIV and 5D-mkII and I have always had the need for a 'pocket sized' little cam which I can have with me all of the time. I have had several G-series from Canon, but always sold them again within a few weeks because I was disappointed with the image quality. About 4 years ago I even preferred a Casio Exilim to the G11.
The reason why people would buy a pocket sized cam is the need to get any picture as fast as possible onto a blog or a newspaper or news website. Considering the resolution size in which the final picture will appear (usually no larger than 600 pixels max.) one could argue that ANY compact camera would fulfill that job, even the lowest price compact cam available today.
Why thx1138? Was that your favorite movie or something?
forpetessake: "Low-light performance is bolstered by a blazing fast f/2.0-4.0 glass lens" -- an advanced advertising method known as bold lies. Who would ever call f/9.3-f/18.6 FF zoom blazing fast? Blazing slow is a better description.
It's a DOF equivlent of f/9.3-f/18.6 FF and not in exposure value. Otherwise you would have to use a flash most of the time. F2.0 EV should be all the same.
mpgxsvcd: They say that Image Stabilization is ideal for "zoom photos of children playing or competing in sporting events."
That is an out right lie. Image stabilization does nothing for moving subjects. It only helps if the camera is shaking and the subject is stationary.
Companies have misled consumers for too long. It is time that it stopped. I hope that Dpreview will call them out on this one day.
In low light situations without using flash, image stabilization is helpful whether the subject is moving or not.