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Studio scene comparison (Raw)

This is our standard studio scene comparison shot taken from exactly the same tripod position. Lighting: daylight simulation, >98% CRI. Crops are 100%. Ambient temperature was approximately 22°C (~72°F).

For a (more) level playing field for comparison we also shot our studio scene in Raw mode with each camera and converted it using Adobe Camera Raw. Because Adobe Camera Raw applies different levels of sharpening to different cameras (this confirmed) we use the following workflow for these conversions:

  • Load Raw file into Adobe Camera Raw (Auto mode disabled)
  • Set Sharpness to 0 (all other settings default)
  • Open file to Photoshop
  • Apply a Unsharp mask: 100%, Radius 0.6, Threshold 0
  • Save as a JPEG quality 11 for display and download.

Note: this page features our new interactive studio shot comparison widget. Click here to find out more.

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Stanny1
By Stanny1 (Mar 21, 2012)

It's cute from the front but too thick and bulky. I have looked through the K lens collection and to achieve an 18mm wide angle equivalent, it's just way too expensive. I bought a NEX-3 with 16mm and the Sony WA adapter = 18mm, the more powerrful flash, an 8gb card, camera case for less than $850. All the other hybrids want way more. You can pay $500 to 800 just for a WA lens.

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MichaelSpotts
By MichaelSpotts (Mar 21, 2012)

I question whether the designer is himself an avid photographer.

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solarider
By solarider (Mar 21, 2012)

Designer has used Pentax Medium Format film cameras on design shoots for years. One can see the interview with MN on youtube.

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traphic
By traphic (Mar 21, 2012)

One thing I think that the designer added that is great is the flat ends of the body so it can be set on a surface for shooting in 3 different positions, not just on the base plate.

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walliswizard
By walliswizard (Mar 21, 2012)

Love the way they've made the body as thick as your average small car, yet they'll sell you a superslim pancake lens to put on it.....

Anyway, sorry Pentax - love some of your stuff, but this one is just 'orrible!

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minzaw
By minzaw (Mar 22, 2012)

The more the critique the more the mixed perceptions
The MORE I like it!
This is the camera for Me.
1.Unique astereotypical design
2.Native mount for ALL K mount from 60s to date (No other mirrorless have this)
3.Thick Fat body to compensate counterbalancing of zoom lens
4.IBIS (very few have this)
5.Video with manual and AF zoom using PRIME lens is a BONUs (very few have this)
6.Stereo Mic with optional stereo MIC input is unique among the peers
7.Smaller form factor ,better video and better IQ and better price package than the GOLD award winner brother K5 (forget about WR- rarely shoot in bad weather. important to protect yourself and your health rather than the camera)
7.920 dot LCD Ability to shoot and compose shots without OVF/EVF in any scenario and sunshine is an ART- needs plenty of experience ,patience and expertise and you have to learn instead of moaning
Must have this Must have that is infact material and personal OCD!!!
The person behind ANY camera is more important .

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