German Magazin rates image quality of K5 as worst of top 10

Started Nov 18, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Holger Bargen Veteran Member • Posts: 4,324
German Magazin rates image quality of K5 as worst of top 10

The German computer magazin Chip "tested" several cameras.
Here are the results:

http://www.chip.de/bestenlisten/Bestenliste-DSLR-%C3%BCber-1.000-%C2%80--index/index/id/864/

I am not a reader of this magazin, but from a german camera Forum ( http://www.dslr-forum.de/showthread.php?t=773756&page=12 ) I found that they did the test at ISO 80 and with a SMC-FA 1,9/43 mm Limited as lens (as far as I am concerned this lens was designed for analog cameras about 10 years ago). The other top cameras were tested at ISO 100. Maybe we have a german community member, who read the paper.

To me it seems as if there were trolls at work (sorry for that). From the photos I saw on the web I was very glad about the quality of the photos taken with the K5. I will buy one soon, even if my colleagues tell me that they would never buy a camera rated so bad.

If the tests were nonsense - do you think something like this should be published? Maybe the magazin should be punished because the world laughs at them and no one will buy that magazin anymore. Or do you think tat there results fit with performance of the K5?

Best regards
Holger

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