K3iii review in French

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JeremieB Senior Member • Posts: 1,009
Re: K3iii review in French
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iso rivolta wrote:

peterpainter wrote:

If you don't read French, with Microsoft Edge you can translate it - I don't know about other browsers.

Summary plus comment (well, 1 so far and not complimentary)

https://www.lesnumeriques.com/reflex-hybride/pentax-k-3-p17303/test.html

Review

https://www.lesnumeriques.com/reflex-hybride/pentax-k-3-mark-iii-p60645/test.html

In short, they liked it, missed the articulated screen etc. but pretty complimentary.

Thanks for mentioning their review.

Strange that they have 1/8,000 s max shutter speed as a con. I guess the 1/16,000 s with electronic shutter available on Pentax KP and 1/32,000 s on some Fujis are sometimes useful, but really in too marginal use cases to include this as a con at the end of the review. And the next firmware upgrades could enhance the capabilities here by adding electronic shutter and probably 1/16,000 s.

Then the smaller than norm (say 1.5 vs 2+ EV) highlight recovery from RAWs is certainly compensated by a larger ability to recover shadows, as the DR should be about the same for a given sensor. K-3 III demonstrated at least equal photographic DR (compared to other APS-C cameras) at photonstophotos.net. The new highlight weighted metering in K-3 III could be useful here for not overexposing but apparently wasn't mentioned in the review by lesnumeriques.

I trust them more for other kinds of equipments (like TVs) but the review is interesting. They often were not very nice with previous models ...

For FPS I'm sure they didn't see the difference there is with subject detection on/off, focus priority or frame priority ...

They don't say a word about subject detection by the way, which is a bit weird as they develop a number of classic features (pixel shift etc).

I agree with you, I never cared about highlights recovery. You generally don't need to overexpose anyway. I was even surprised to see that tested.

Thanks Peter for sharing !

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