PetaPixel K-3 Mark III Review

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bob5050 Senior Member • Posts: 2,657
Re: PetaPixel K-3 Mark III Review

ivarbg wrote:

There is no doubt K3 III is the Pentax flagship APSC DSLR. But the exorbitant price kills the enthusiasm. And the big viewfinder is a marketing decoy rather unnecessary as it has no relation to the image quality at all, but pretext for high price.

IMHO, you're 180 out.

ANY modern higher-end ILC today will deliver outstanding IQ. Sure, there are minor variations between the in-camera jpg renditions, but if you work with RAW or do any PP at all, adjustments 'to taste' in LR or other programs totally levels the playing field. IQ is, at this point, primarily gated by the quality of the lens and the photographer.

That being the case, Pentax has quite correctly identified its most salient market differentiator for its bodies: the shooting experience--including having an actual OVF.

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