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08-22-2012, 07:56 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Photography Blog K-30 Review up

Not sure if someone has already posted this (did not find it with a search anyway) but Photography Blog have released their review of the K-30:
Pentax K-30 Review | PhotographyBLOG

Won't spoil it here.

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This should have been posted in the K-30 forum. Please only post news/rumors about new products in the news & rumors forum- thanks!

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In the summary there is something odd for photographyblog:

"The only real negative point in terms of handling is the rather slow contrast AF system which detracts from using the Live View mode."

I didn't look at the full review, but other places have praised the CDAF for being faster than Canons equiv camera and really quite snappy overall. I've certainly never had a problem with the CDAF speed It might not be *the* fastest around but I wouldn't call it "rather slow"

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QuoteOriginally posted by FruitLooPs Quote
In the summary there is something odd:

"The only real negative point in terms of handling is the rather slow contrast AF system which detracts from using the Live View mode."

I didn't look at the full review, but other places have praised the CDAF for being faster than Canons equiv camera and really quite snappy overall. I've certainly never had a problem with the CDAF speed
I think the CDAF speed confusion in reviews is generally due to a lack of the authors' descriptive abilities. They commonly fail to differentiate between still shot CDAF and video CDAF. The K-30 looks to be just about the fastest DSLR for live view stills from what I've seen, but videos wouldn't look right with a really fast AF so they're always slowed down on purpose I reckon but ideally they should go smoothly from subject to subject without hunting but most DSLRs fail to achieve this.

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I'm also perplexed by the perpetual criticism of the CDAF speed in the K-30. This is at least the third or fourth review to point out live-view focus speed as a negative. I came from a K-x, where it took ages to autofocus in live view, and as far as I know most of the other DSLRs were also very bad in this regard. And now the K-30 comes out and focuses almost as quickly as my Olympus E-P1 in liveview, and all these reviewers are dumping on it. I just don't get it.
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