Pentax K3 rumor from the plant... shhh...

Started Sep 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Roland Karlsson Forum Pro • Posts: 25,544
Re: What 20MP sensor outperforms the K-5/II/IIS ?

pixelsmithy wrote:

DLBlack wrote:

Ricoh rep was in the local camera store. He was excited about the new high-end aps-c camera that is going to be announced in early Oct.

If the OP's rumor is true and it is a 20MP sensor, then who did Pentax go with? Sony (SLT 58) or back to Samsung (NX200/300)? (Canon's sensor is even worse than those two). It looks to me like there is going to be a net LOSS of Dynamic Range to go with the gain in megapixels. Even factoring in that the cameras currently out there using the Sony/Samsung sensors are only 12-bit and the Pentax will presumably be 14-bit, I'm guessing that the Dynamic Range will go backwards 1/2EV.

Frankly, the Dynamic Range is more important to me.

Agree. Pentax backed to 12 bit for K01 though. Strange.

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