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11-22-2010, 10:09 AM   #1
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K-5 review at photographyblog.com

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11-22-2010, 11:38 AM   #2
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A solid review. The K-5 actually scored better in their ratings than the D7000.
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Someone should tip Engadget.com on this.

I would, but the "Tip us" link is broken in my browser.
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QuoteOriginally posted by macTak Quote
A solid review. The K-5 actually scored better in their ratings than the D7000.
K-5 scored 0.5 better in features. Rest all numbers are equal. If you read the conclusion, k-5 was presented as inferior to D7000. These two excerpts are from the reviews:


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The K-5's image quality is excellent, producing noise-free images all the way from from ISO 80-800. Noise starts to become apparent at ISO 1600, with a little more noise and smearing of fine detail at the higher settings of 3200 and 6400, while the fastest speeds of 12800, 25600 are suitable for smaller prints. The incredible headline-grabbing top-speed of 512000 is frankly unusable - Pentax should have followed Nikon's lead and stopped the range at 25600.



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There's virtually no noise from the base sensitivity of ISO 100 all the way up to 3200, with the higher settings of 6400, 12,800 and even to a lesser extent 25,600 all perfectly usable for smaller prints - very impressive for a 1.5x sensor.


This is not really a favorable review. It is just one of the usual reviews where they don't care much about Pentax. Clearly a preference for Nikon.


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QuoteOriginally posted by dexmus Quote
K-5 scored 0.5 better in features. Rest all numbers are equal. If you read the conclusion, k-5 was presented as inferior to D7000.
I know, but ultimately, as I said, that means the K-5 scored better. I disagree with your assesment of the conclusion, which I think is fair to both and does not present the K-5 as inferior.

"While the K-5 doesn't differ all that much from the older K-7, it does add some significant new features which help ensure that Pentax's prosumer DSLR continues to be a very attractive alternative to the Big Two's offerings. It may lack the Nikon D7000's continuous AF during movies and the Canon EOS 60D's articulating screen, but the K-5 is arguably more intuitive to use and more customisable than either. If you haven't considered Pentax DSLRs before, then the new K-5 is the perfect excuse to take a much closer look."
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QuoteOriginally posted by dexmus Quote
K-5 scored 0.5 better in features. Rest all numbers are equal. If you read the conclusion, k-5 was presented as inferior to D7000. These two excerpts are from the reviews:


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The K-5's image quality is excellent, producing noise-free images all the way from from ISO 80-800. Noise starts to become apparent at ISO 1600, with a little more noise and smearing of fine detail at the higher settings of 3200 and 6400, while the fastest speeds of 12800, 25600 are suitable for smaller prints. The incredible headline-grabbing top-speed of 512000 is frankly unusable - Pentax should have followed Nikon's lead and stopped the range at 25600.



Nikon D7000

There's virtually no noise from the base sensitivity of ISO 100 all the way up to 3200, with the higher settings of 6400, 12,800 and even to a lesser extent 25,600 all perfectly usable for smaller prints - very impressive for a 1.5x sensor.


This is not really a favorable review. It is just one of the usual reviews where they don't care much about Pentax. Clearly a preference for Nikon.


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I thought that the K-5 was superior Iso wise.. :ugh:

To say no noise on the D7000 up to 3200 and then say noise starting at 1600 on the K-5 while they use the SAME sensor seems like a fanboy or paid review...I maybe wrong though.
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"The shutter release action on the Pentax K-5 is much quieter than on the K7, which had a quite loud and mechanical actio"

The K-7 isn't that loud is it? wonder what the reviewer is used to.. the shutter of a Bessa III perhaps.
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Some of this is silly. I shoot to 6400 with my KX and it does well. I shoot lots of shows in poor light and I know the K5 will do at least as well. I try to stay below 5000 but I don't worry about 6400 at all


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It is a little silly. I defy them to see any difference in prints between D7000 and K5 prints at any iso without pixel peeping. Just crazy. Jpegs do have a little stronger noise reduction on the K5 than the D7000, but all in all, there is almost no difference.

As to the comment about the K7 shutter, that is copied over from their K7 review where they said that the K7 shutter was loud and metallic. They must have had a defective K7 body, because my K7 shutter is the quietest that I have used. Not that the K5 isn't better, I just don't think the K5 is that bad.
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I think the opening line is a bit shit:

"The Pentax K-5 is a new semi-professional DSLR camera" ...

...really, what exactly does it have to do to be consider professional? was besting all the competition not enough? besting all the full frames in most areas not enough? besting every camera ever made in dynamic range not enough for them?
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QuoteOriginally posted by WerTicus Quote
I think the opening line is a bit shit:

"The Pentax K-5 is a new semi-professional DSLR camera" ...

...really, what exactly does it have to do to be consider professional? was besting all the competition not enough? besting all the full frames in most areas not enough? besting every camera ever made in dynamic range not enough for them?
Nope thats accurate....Its not a full frame, its considered a Semi-professional. Which in all reality many professionals use, not a big deal.
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Nope thats accurate....Its not a full frame, its considered a Semi-professional. Which in all reality many professionals use, not a big deal.
I've seen articles where they call the Canon 7D and the Nikon 300S "professional" grade camera.

So he has a point. =/
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I thought that the K-5 was superior Iso wise.. :ugh:

To say no noise on the D7000 up to 3200 and then say noise starting at 1600 on the K-5 while they use the SAME sensor seems like a fanboy or paid review...I maybe wrong though.
It said "virtually no noise" which means some is present. But is that the same as "starts to show" in the K-5 case one wonders.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Eagle_Friends Quote
I've seen articles where they call the Canon 7D and the Nikon 300S "professional" grade camera.

So he has a point. =/
Yeah guess so...Thought they were Mid also.

Kinda like:

Nikon D40 = Beginner
Nikon D90 = Advanced beginner maybe(not sure what I would call this)
Nikon D300 = Mid Range
Nikon D700/D3 = Professional

Thats how I always have thought of them.

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