Is the Pentax model really important?

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Oiche Senior Member • Posts: 1,759
Re: Is the Pentax model really important?

Massao wrote:

Oiche wrote:

Massao wrote:

Hythloday wrote:

Anders_Nilsson wrote:

In addition I personally believe that 24mp was the cornerstone of the market. Just like nothing important happened in the film market in the 1990's nothing important has happened in the DSLR market since 2013 when Pentax started to use the 24mp APS-C sensor.

The growth in MP's has stopped. Now camera manufacturers try to make improvements by introducing pixel shift, etc.

In the computer world a similar thing took place some years ago. Some 20 years ago you had to buy a new computer every three years. Personally I have used my present computer for some 7 years and it still works allright. A new computer will work faster, not because it has more RAM memory, but because it works more effeciently with it.

Spot on!! The "processing" power has not improved much in last 10 years--- the key improvement is that newer CPU's use less energy (watts) and in turn dissipate less energy (heat).

Watt? Excuse the pun 😂 The difference is gigantic, compare a 10 year old top rank desktop CPU with one from today. Frequency and Moore's law levelled off relativeky speaking so then the development of multi-cores, threads, bus speeds and more were brought in.

Try post processing a modern big file on a 10 year old PC... No thank you! Especially heavy post processing.

Compare the difference in CPU performance by benchmarks and consider price as well. GPU is another apect and yes that has improved a lot because more and more graphic intensive interfaces and applications are in use today. My old and dead10 year old laptop had Intel Core i7-2630QM. It was bought for about 1000GBP 10 years ago (lasted 5-6 years). Compare its CPU performance against today's laptops for similar price and you will note that there is hardly any improvement in raw processing power/dime GPU is another story though.

Your CPU is 8 years old at most, came out in 2011, a quick CPU comparison to a £1000 laptop and a 2018 release CPU reveals a performance of less than 1/2. Same TDP 45Watts and there is better performance per dime if you look for a newer one especially in AMD. The lithography is smaller, same as GPU chips, and the single thread performance has doubled in 7 years. Similar to how they can fit more pixels into a sensor. 😉

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-i7-2630QM-vs-Intel-i7-8750H/873vs3237

How and why would CPU not get better? Makes no sense mate considering technological improvement, sorry I'm more of a computer geek than a camera geek 😁

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