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On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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Leandros S: The reason I asked about the bicycle test being done equally on other cameras is because it seems to be absent from the D5 review and the D500 review makes a strange excuse for not doing it properly, if I understand correctly, stating: "Even in circumstances where it only has a fraction of a second to acquire both the subject and focus, it does very well indeed, rendering our bike test irrelevant." and "In this instance, the rider started off too far back for us to be able to specify that the camera should focus on his face, so instead it's focused on his shirt, but the consistency between shots is excellent." I don't quite know what to make of this - it almost sounds like the camera focuses on the wrong thing, but we make an excuse for it and declare the test a success because it is "irrelevant". It is often the case that if you believe that a certain outcome is the "correct" outcome, you can generate a test case that bears this out,

Funny how these fanboys who don't even read the other reviews (as this guy didn't even know this is standard DPR test for past 2 years) are so sure that only Pentax was "rigorously reviewed". Her is A7R III

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-alpha-7r-ii/11

and low light

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-alpha-7r-ii/12

and as you can see K1 performs worst in these tests, just like K3 and K3II before it. The results aren't flukes. They are consistently bad.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 13:36 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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Leandros S: The reason I asked about the bicycle test being done equally on other cameras is because it seems to be absent from the D5 review and the D500 review makes a strange excuse for not doing it properly, if I understand correctly, stating: "Even in circumstances where it only has a fraction of a second to acquire both the subject and focus, it does very well indeed, rendering our bike test irrelevant." and "In this instance, the rider started off too far back for us to be able to specify that the camera should focus on his face, so instead it's focused on his shirt, but the consistency between shots is excellent." I don't quite know what to make of this - it almost sounds like the camera focuses on the wrong thing, but we make an excuse for it and declare the test a success because it is "irrelevant". It is often the case that if you believe that a certain outcome is the "correct" outcome, you can generate a test case that bears this out,

No, DPR screwed up nothing. THey tested the cameras many times (and previous ones like K3 and K3 II) and results are consistently bad.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 03:58 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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Leandros S: The reason I asked about the bicycle test being done equally on other cameras is because it seems to be absent from the D5 review and the D500 review makes a strange excuse for not doing it properly, if I understand correctly, stating: "Even in circumstances where it only has a fraction of a second to acquire both the subject and focus, it does very well indeed, rendering our bike test irrelevant." and "In this instance, the rider started off too far back for us to be able to specify that the camera should focus on his face, so instead it's focused on his shirt, but the consistency between shots is excellent." I don't quite know what to make of this - it almost sounds like the camera focuses on the wrong thing, but we make an excuse for it and declare the test a success because it is "irrelevant". It is often the case that if you believe that a certain outcome is the "correct" outcome, you can generate a test case that bears this out,

You are posting nonense. Had you read any of the review, you would have known this is standard DPR test for past 2 years. You wouldn't be asking something silly. Also, these tests are done dozens of times, sometimes with different lenses, and what's mention in the review is summary. That's how K1 AF performs compared to it's peers.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 02:06 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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George Zip: Holy Moly. Over 1000 comments in 6 hours.

These comments go back to 5 months, not six hours. Look at the dates

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 23:38 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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Leandros S: Which other camera system have you ever performed the bicycle test with?

Huh? What kind of question is that, Leandros? Have you even read any of the reviews in past 2 years?

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 22:22 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (421 comments in total)
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mosc: I learned more from the comments than I did in the article. The T6 is just a T5 with wifi, digic 4+ (which brings ISO expanded 12,800 with it) and a less archaic rear screen. Am I missing anything? Even a small anything?

The Pentax S2 is a remarkable little beast though. It really seems to dominate this segment.

FZ1000 and RX100 RX100 are not ILC. They are fixed lens cameras. There are many ILC's at this price range and even cheaper. A3000 street prices are usually under $300 ($299)

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 18:28 UTC
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George1958: Like the low price FF review, predictably the answer to what is best = a Sony. While I respect this opinion, having tried an A7, I find the canon 5D and the Nikon 810 are nicer handling cameras and without getting too hung up on Sony sensor performance the IQ is great in any of these cameras.

Max ISO, you point doesn't stand. Both cameras are highly rated by most reviewers and deserve top spot. Your biased anti-Sony fanboy opinion doesn't change that fact. You have no point. You are just a jealous troll.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 22:42 UTC
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George1958: Like the low price FF review, predictably the answer to what is best = a Sony. While I respect this opinion, having tried an A7, I find the canon 5D and the Nikon 810 are nicer handling cameras and without getting too hung up on Sony sensor performance the IQ is great in any of these cameras.

A7RII has all the pros of A7II, pus better AF, 4K, and better IQ. There is no funny logic there. The result is logical.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 18:26 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (366 comments in total)
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PhotoUniverse: Why didn't you include Nikon D750? It's $1,996.95 at Amazon!!

The article is using MSRP prices at launch, not street prices.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 13:50 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (493 comments in total)
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Betico: I miss the old review format with more detailed pictures of the camera. Remember that these cameras are normally never sold on regular stores. So the only way to get the feel of the physical size and detailed clues about the machine is the pictures posted on the reviews. Your old reviews were great showing the most intricate details of camera bodies. I guess he camera manufacturing, cutting corners on the quality and material of their cameras do not want you anymore to post these details.

That's idiotic comparison. D5 is pro sports camera and has nothing to do with K1. D750 is about the same size as K1

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 23:37 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1118 comments in total)
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ogl: Good machine with no good colour. It seems to me the colour is sacrificed to all functions.

ogl, I have seen you around for years and am very familiar with your history. There isn't anything wrong with D500 colors, especially as colors are 99% software thing and are adjustable both in camera and in software. D500 is pro APSC camera, something that Pentax has never even made, at least not in digital era. There is no comparison. D500 is is much higher class camera than cameras like K3s and K5s, which are marketed at consumers with low budgets.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 15:52 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1118 comments in total)
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ogl: Good machine with no good colour. It seems to me the colour is sacrificed to all functions.

ogl is just a pentax fanboy and is jealous of D500, as it appears to be best APSC camera ever made.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 14:09 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1118 comments in total)
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ogl: Good machine with no good colour. It seems to me the colour is sacrificed to all functions.

ogl, even if color filters are different (except Fuji, all use Bayer filters), the difference would not be enough to justify your nonsensical post. As for bit depth for colors according to dxomark, both Nikon and Pentax use similar strength color filters. Sony use slightly stronger, scoring slightly higher in color depth and slightly lower DR. In any case, there isn't much difference even according to dxomark. Your post remain idiotic.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 19:53 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1118 comments in total)
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ogl: Good machine with no good colour. It seems to me the colour is sacrificed to all functions.

Nonsense. Colors on digital cameras are 99% software related and can be adjusted both by changing camera setting or in photoshop.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 13:52 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (274 comments in total)
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22codfish: The Pentax K-S2 is now listed as $499.00
At that price, it will offer more and out-perform all the other brands; but that camera is not necessary to be included because the K-50 is still listed for sale.

The Pentax K-50 is listed as $306.00, not discontinued, pending the official announcement of the Pentax K-70, which will replace the Pentax K-50.

There should be a Pentax camera in this group.

22codfish, do you have a reading comprehension problem? Pentax K-S2 was already included in 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800
(http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/2016-roundup-interchangeable-lens-cameras-500-800/12 )

MSRP for Pentax K-S2 at launch was $749. That's the price that DPR has used for all cameras, MSRP at launch date. What part of that you don't understand?

The other cameras you listed are discontinued.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 07:27 UTC
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GeorgioDS: This would be a great Himalayan trek camera if it was weather sealed. Perhaps this will happen in version IV.

It is weather sealed

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 01:37 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: Smart idea of Ricoh using the older 36mp Sony sensor to keep the cost well under $2K. Too bad Pentax did not have 4K video mode with H.265 like the Samsung NX1 to increase sales but it looks like most Pentax users are not interested .

I downloaded the video from

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/11/19/samsung-nx1-4k-video-samples-and-new-full-res-frame-grabs-available-for-do

CPU usage was up, yes, but only averaged 20%

See this screen shot while the video was playing on native Windows 10 player

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7779/26827076451_f65a1d230c_o.jpg

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 18:00 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: Smart idea of Ricoh using the older 36mp Sony sensor to keep the cost well under $2K. Too bad Pentax did not have 4K video mode with H.265 like the Samsung NX1 to increase sales but it looks like most Pentax users are not interested .

The fact is that my 3 year old desktop PC with 660 Ti graphic card has no problem playing H.265 4K clips. The CPU loads stays under %10 (mostly 1% to 2%)

As I told you I just tested it.

Either your browser or video player has hardware acceleration off. Most browsers by default ( at least on Windows) have hardware acceleration enabled so even flash videos on web take advantage of graphic card,if it's present.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 14:41 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: Smart idea of Ricoh using the older 36mp Sony sensor to keep the cost well under $2K. Too bad Pentax did not have 4K video mode with H.265 like the Samsung NX1 to increase sales but it looks like most Pentax users are not interested .

even web video like youtube use GPU for video

https://askubuntu.com/questions/169292/why-are-embedded-flash-videos-like-youtube-so-heavy-on-the-gpu

as most browsers have hardware acceleration enabled by default.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 13:35 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: Smart idea of Ricoh using the older 36mp Sony sensor to keep the cost well under $2K. Too bad Pentax did not have 4K video mode with H.265 like the Samsung NX1 to increase sales but it looks like most Pentax users are not interested .

Wrong. Not for me.. I downloaded 4K H265 video sample (called Tears of Steel) and my CPU stays under 10%. For me the graphic card handles the decoding, not CPU.

answer from google,

"Before HD was a thing, CPUs could handle video decoding easily. When HD became popular about 8 years ago, GPU manufacturers started to implement accelerated video decoding in their chips. You could easily find graphics cards marketed as supporting HD videos and some other slogans. Today any GPU supports accelerated video, even integrated GPUs like Intel HD Graphics or their predecessors, Intel GMA. Without that addition your CPU would have a hard time trying to digest 1080p video with acceptable framerate, not to mention increased energy consumption. So you're already using accelerated video everyday."

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 13:28 UTC
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