What does the Sony SLR community think of the Pentax K3? Locked

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Michel J Veteran Member • Posts: 4,009
Re: What does the Sony SLR community think of the Pentax K3?

moimoi wrote:

Michel J wrote:

moimoi wrote:

  • 24.4 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Sensor-shift image stabilization with rotational compensation
  • Anti-aliasing 'simulator' (camera has no optical low-pass filter)
  • SAFOX 11 TTL autofocus system (27-point, 25 of which are cross-type)
  • 3.2-inch LCD with 3:2 aspect ratio and 1.037k dots
  • Pentaprism optical viewfinder with 0.95x magnification, 100% coverage
  • 8.3 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video recording (60i, 30p, 24p)
  • Dual SD card slots
  • Headphone, microphone ports
  • USB 3.0 support


It don't have compet here !

- don't care about sensor shift, because with a 24MP APS-C it would be better working with mono or tripod!

I am not sure I understand your rationale here. The sensor shift if it works properly is a superb feature to have. The amount of details you get by removing the AA filter makes quite a bit of a difference, specially when you get higher pixel count.

Well, with a 24 MP APS-Sensor, what do the job of the AA filter, if not the lens itself! Btw, I have SERIOUS doubt about the Pentax sensor resolution to achieving 3000 lp/mm! Ditto for the shaking amplitude...! is much more remarkable with such sensor, so... It's seems to be you never compare your FF handheld VS tripod? Wow!

- no question about AA filter, because the A77 have 3000 lp/mm what outresolve any lens on the today DSLR market...

Still, you will see the difference with or without AA filter.

Wow, no offense but begin to use a tripod first, before thinking about AA filter!

What's more interesting is that Pentax seems to have found a solution to the AA filter problem,

What kind of problem can we afraid with such a resolution *_o Limitations of lenses? l0l

I consider this as a significant move, specially that no other companies have thought of it.

Because it's not necessary? I would dream to had such feature with a 6MP sensor ahah

- With 10 fps, the A77 outperform the AF system of Pentax ( of course)

10 fps vs 8.3 fps but buffer is almost 40-45% larger for the Pentax. For an APS-C DSLR camera, that's pretty darn good.

For now it's just expectations. I want's to know real performances (ALL) in the real life.

- Since you use the SLT most of the time for stills, what about the LCD (we don't need this one imho)

- 60i for vidéo applications, is not what is required for a today V-DSLR/SLT cam.

- dual card slot? Since you can see your shot on screen, and it showing well, it's just that you have on your memory card!

I am not sure I understand.

What's the need to have two slots, does it change IQ?.

I' m afraid the Pentax don't have what is necessary fot this class of sensor:

- no AF micro adjustment?

I believe the K5 or K5ii(s) has it.

Take also a look to the price of Pentax lenses...!

- no area-specific noise reduction (NR) and sharpness enhancement algorithms? What can vary the amount of NR/SH depending on the content (Area specific noise reduction and sharpness enhancement!) is supposed to analyze image content and vary the amount of NR/SH depending on the content. Basically more NR in smooth areas (like a sky) and less in areas with lots of detail, so not to smudge legitimate detail, truly important feature with 24 MP, because the sensor outresolve lenses

Shoot raw, that's done in post-processing when one has full control over the phot.

Wow, do you wants to PP 8 fps in raw? You have two life maybe, or someone do that for you?? Be carefull of your health, staying behind computer many hours/days/month and maybe years if you add TV sessions, have consequences...


- no standard battery pack?

- don't provide a clean HDMI signal?

- no real time logic of embedded thermocolorimeter? Do your remember the one of Minolta? This point is the most important problem of Pentax here. Mostly is in-camera over saturated comparing to the standard of Graphic Industry imho.

Of course the lacking of all what you don't have with an OVF comparing to SLT (but it's personnal).

And if you really want's to compare with FF -SLT features:


The remaining is nothing relevant to what Pentax is proposing with their K3. The K3 seems to be on the paper a very powerful took for still photography. Let's wait for the reviews.

I'm waiting yes. but not much, because there is NO REASON to go back to an OVF anymore!

No way!

Hello Sony SLR community,

Alright, I am not sure about you, but I found the new Pentax K3 to be very appealing.

I don't like this kind of thread, where the game seems to asking people, but having already an intransigent opinion for real. Anyway, that dosen't wants to change the low rated IQ of Pentax.
Michel J
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