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11-30-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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Camera Of The Year

Ephotozine - Mid level Camera Of Year is the K5II

ePHOTOzine Best Cameras Of The Year Awards 2012


Congrats Pentax!

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Pffft, we shoulda won the entry slr too!

But midlevel is good
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
Pffft, we shoulda won the entry slr too!

But midlevel is good
Pentax doesn't currently have an entry level DSLR in production. K-30 is considered "Enthusiast", basically just above Entry.

Still, great to see the K-5 sensor is still beating the competition with a stick.

Also: Woo. No Canon Appearances on the List.(Mostly. They tied for a compact)

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That's actually a pretty good list. Those Panasonics are solid cameras. Wow, really nice summary of the K-5II too:

"The Pentax K-5 II is a rugged, magnesium alloy bodied, weatherproof, well designed and high quality camera with a kit zoom that is really very good indeed, and provides a package that looks very exciting against its rivals. It is more compact, arguably slicker in operation and provides the highest standards at a relatively low price level."

Kinda argues against someone here's assertion recently that the Pentax interface is not slick enough with the comment - "slicker in operation".

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Actually, there is even better news : Top 10 Best DSLRs
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QuoteOriginally posted by Eulogy Quote
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Still, great to see the K-5 sensor is still beating the competition with a stick.

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Indeed! I don't know how much to put ino this, but I was somewhat pleasantly surprised to see Pentax K-5 (without II) beat Nikon D7000 in a Snapsort September 2012 update:

Nikon D7000 vs Pentax K-5 - Our Analysis
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QuoteOriginally posted by Macario Quote
Actually, there is even better news : Top 10 Best DSLRs
Indeed! K-5II is #2 and K-30 is tied for #4 overall. The #1 is a FF D800. Their review of the K-5II is here:
Pentax K-5 II DSLR Review

and it gives the camera 5 stars. This is really good for Pentax to have both the dSLRs on the list and with outstandingly positive comments.
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Macario - Good call!

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Sending the second best is good enough to clinch the title.

K5iis must be feeling lonely with no peer lol!

On a different note Canon 7D dynamic range is horrid. I tried lifting shadow on iso 100, all I got was some horizontal noise.
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That's awesome! I have the same lens set for my k200d.
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Is Canon competely devoid of anything interesting these days?
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Thanks all for these good news posts ... J
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