WOW, K5II-s vs a99 base iso raw-

Started Oct 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
viking79 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,147
Re: WOW, K5II-s vs a99 base iso raw-

Update: Haha, when I read this I thought you were comparing it to the A77, the A99 will likely surpass the K-5IIs for resolution since it is a 135 format sensor instead of APS-C and since it has 50% more pixels. Also the A99 is 6000x4000 and K-5IIs is 4928x3264 so I would expect a 22.5% increase in resolution numbers on the A99 (just looking at one axis).

So I said the Sony looked like about 85 on the chart and the Pentax about 70.  Taking 70*1.225 = 85, so I think we are actually right where we should be for that.  Obviously using my eye to judge this is not ideal, but it does fit given what I would expect.

Granted, the K-5IIs is sure to have excellent resolving power if you can put up with a few artifacts in certain situations, but comparing it to a 135 format 24 MP camera seems kind of silly.

I scanned this, and it looked interesting:

The K-5 has a much stronger AA filter though, so the difference between K-5 and K-5IIs will likely be more noticeable than the difference between the 800 and 800E.


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