Did you upgrade from the K-5 to the K-3?

Started Jun 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
sgtsween Regular Member • Posts: 441
Re: Did you upgrade from the K-5 to the K-3?

Ishpuini wrote:

I did. The K-5 remained with me longer than any DSLR before it, and I never felt the K-5II(S) offered enough useable new features for me. The K-3 is another beast however, with an impressive list of improvements, although the need to replace the K-5 by a K-3 depends on your requirements of course.

For me, there were at least three requirements that were met by the K-3 that improved it over the K-5:

  • Frame rate for HDR: I often use exposure bracketing for increased dynamic range. However, the slower the burst rate of a camera, the more likely movements between subsequent frames are possible. With the K-3's higher frame rate, even compared to the already pretty fast K-5, the various shots in a bracketed series match up noticeably better when combining them in a HDR/Enfused image.

Do you use in camera HDR mostly, or do you bracket and use something in PP? I like HDR from time to time, but I've never been impressed with what the K-5 or K-3 gives me.

If PP, what software do you use?

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