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10-13-2010, 10:30 AM   #31
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this new sensor looks very promising indeed

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The pictures are good but the camera itself is so ugly! The K-x was much prettier!
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The pictures are good but the camera itself is so ugly! The K-x was much prettier!
So just get a different color.
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D*mn. I made a solemn promise to my credit card not to. I reserve the right to moan on seeing full-size shots, but those seem simply amazing.

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how about the price? Do you have k5's price? Thanks for sharing the info. Great test.
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Thanks Denis for the dinner and heads up

Here you go:

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Impressive! Thanks for posting!
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So just get a different color.
It's not the colour, it's the shape!

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By "image quality" you mean "high ISO image quality", correct? My K20D has nicer IQ than my K-x at lower ISO values. I'll be looking closely at the full range of sensitivities with the new cameras, not just high ISO. I'm also very interested in colour performance and DR, and I don't mean measurements, I mean colours and expanded DR that I can see. The supposed high DR of the K-x hasn't shown itself in my day to day photos, and I much prefer the colour rendition of the K20.
Well the Samsung CMOS sensor of the K20D does produce nice images but only at lower ISOs. I do like the K20D's color rendition but it wasn't all good.

What the new K-r and K-5 bring is better image quality over a much, much wider range of ISO settings. That means one can shoot with low ISO or high ISO with the knowledge that noise and color fidelity are well preserved. The WB improvements are also pretty significant. The shots were taken under mixed artificial lighting and they were pretty good, but you know what? the WB for the K-5 is even better!

The K-r is a very responsive and competent camera... AF is better than the K-x, which was a bit better than the K-7, which in turn was a lot better than the K20D. And small touches like the larger LCD screen and the visible AF points do add up to a camera that's easy to like. For price to performance it is definitely up there. But wait for the K-5... it is a lot more camera...
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It's not the colour, it's the shape!


The majority of your time will be spent looking through the viewfinder. It's what's inside that matters.
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Thanks Denis for the dinner and heads up

Here you go:

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Thanks bro. Hoped you like the food.
Unfortunately all the shots of beer bottles may give the impression that we're alcoholic mad. Apologies to all the teetotalers our there...
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All the original RAW images are resized to jpegs 900 pixels on the long side (quality 8), they have not been cropped or straightened at all.
Okay if those are just resized instead of 100% magnification cropped, then they are pretty meaningless because one cannot get a sense of how the actual noise looks like. Even DCs with tiny sensors will look just as good once downsized. Thanks for the effort though.
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I can barely see any noise on those shots. Anything 6400 and below is amazing and higher than 6400 is still good. Once the $ drops I'll get one. Thanks for sharing.
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Unfortunately all the shots of beer bottles may give the impression that we're alcoholic mad.
Only if you used a new bottle for each ISO shot.
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