Dynamic Range K-5 vrs K1 mll in Cropp mode.

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Jhaakas Contributing Member • Posts: 877
Re: Dynamic Range K-5 vrs K1 mll in Cropp mode.

xmeda wrote:

It will be horrible if some years of development had no impact. Crop mode of K1 is same as FF mode. K1 sensor is basically D800E sensor which dates back to 2012. K5 sensor was introduced in 2010. Dynamic range is not much different, but the main difference is DNR chip, not sensor. Sensors were pretty good even in K20D era, but digital noise reduction on raw level improved significantly. That "accelerator unit" found in recent Pentax cameras is nothing else than additive DNR coprocessor that helps PRIME main processor to compute details between noise. As resolution increases, much more computing power is needed.

Very nice explanation!

If there could be an option to apply same computing power to K5 sensor readout, it will probably deliver pretty clean images at high-iso levels matching even today's standards.

I have seen that images come out better using SIklyPix on PC than processing in camera.

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