What'coming from Pentax in 2012

Started Jun 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
ET2 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,110
Re: What'coming from Pentax in 2012

Meshuggah wrote:

you mention the a99 as if it was a fact. can you show us a sony source confirming the a99?

Sony did 24 MP FF 4 years ago (including under $2,000). There is no question about Sony releasing new FF cameras. Pentax never had FF camera.

The other big difference is that Son's entire lens line up makes no sense without an FF model (that is not true for Pentax).

(2) Zeiss 16-35mm F2.8
(1) Zeiss 24-70 F2.8,
(2) Sony 70-200 F2.8,
(3) Sony 70-400mm,
(2) Zeiss 24mm 2.0,
(5) Zeiss 85mm F1.4,
(6) Zeiss 135mm F1.8

All these lenses are close to $2000 each in most cases. These lenses could have been made smaller and cheaper if they were APSC only. This lens lineup make no sense whatsoever on APSC. Sony has no choice but to offer FF body. If not, they wasted millions of dollars on developing FF lenses

Besides, A99 is just not a "rumor". It was confirmed by Paul Genge (Sony UK).

lastly, pentax is the leading apsc noise performer.

It's not (dxomark) .. It' score just like other cameras that use the same sensor.

as you can see here, iso1600 is better than ANY other apsc there is.

Nope --- just the camera getting more light due to ISO 80 vs ISO 125 on Nikon

By the way, you know what's funny? DPReview rated Nex-5N higher than K01 for low-light

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