The Fuji XT-1 is out, and it's making me wonder what's next for Pentax....

Started Jan 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
Rod McD Veteran Member • Posts: 6,360
Re: The Fuji XT-1 is out, and it's making me wonder what's next for Pentax....

Lars Holte wrote:

dpreview seems to want to compare the Fuji X-T1 to DSLRs like Pentax K-3, and I can see where they are going with that. To some degree it seems a valid comparison. Physically, there is a resemblance. There is even a "mirror housing".

What are the advantages of the Fuji X-T1? First and foremost more compact and nearly half the weight. However, these two advantages will mean less when combined with long or heavy lenses. Combined with small primes it could be a quite light-weight and compact package, but then the mirror housing seems an odd choice that ruin some of the compactness.

And the disadvantages: much poorer viewfinder and probably some small lag.

If you use the comparometer and put the X-T1 next to the K-3, the K-3 seems a much better option - at least to me.

Hi Lars,

I think DSLRs and mirror-less cameras are (at the current state of technology) just two different genres of camera with advantages and disadvantages.  And it's not 'either/or'.  I'm planning to own both.  Mirror-less offers very few operational advantages over a DSLR except size, but that can be a big one if (say) you're travelling.  They really only offer the  advantage of compactness with a limited kit - perhaps one zoom or a few small primes, and then they excel.  For any bigger lenses, and particularly fast zooms, it seems to me that there's a better balance with a DSLR.  (Not everyone agrees).  I've travelled extensively with a DSLR, and I'm not going to do so again - it's mirror-less for me.  I'll use my K5 on other occasions and whenever I want to do tele and macro work.

Cheers, Rod

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