New Pentax K-50 leaked

Started Jun 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: 12-bit RAW? Must be Sony special sensor

marike6 wrote:

I remember reading on DxOMark that the 12-bit RAWs essentially cost the K-30 / K-01 about 1 EV DR.

Personally I don't know why Pentax is limiting what are otherwise perfect cameras like the K-30 and Ricoh GR with 12-bit DNG.  Even the D5100 has 14-bit uncompressed RAW, so it's not a low-end / high-end thing.

The D5100 has 0.6EV higher DR compared to the K-30, but only shoots 4 fps vs. 6 fps for the K-30. Maybe that's why Pentax went with 12-bit. Less data to crunch allows faster processing.

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