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10-29-2012, 07:29 AM   #1
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Popphoto K30 Review

Camera Test: Pentax K-30 | Popular Photography

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I find some parts of the review pretty weird. Why does the "default" setting of noise-reduction in the post-process program even matter? It would be more interesting without any post-NR done at all. Also the complaint about the camera going to sleep mode and having to change the setting makes it sound like a real issue and hard to solve, it isn't and that is why the different options are there.
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Pop photo is about your average consumers, so jpeg settings and noise reduction settings matter to them.

Unfortunately, the k-30 (and k-5) perform best in RAW, so....
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
Pop photo is about your average consumers, so jpeg settings and noise reduction settings matter to them.

Unfortunately, the k-30 (and k-5) perform best in RAW, so....
Why even mention RAW then? I don't question them testing Jpeg and default setting but complaining about some kind of "default settings" in PP when shooting Raw is just weird. Why shoot Raw if you don't care for any pp and want the simplest most automatic workflow? That's what Jpeg is for.

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Why quibble with the review - it's a real positive one for the K-30. Most entry-level consumers don't even know what RAW is.

Here is their take-away message on the K-30 (Fair Use):
"Bottom Line
Pentax’s DSLRs have always formed their own niche in the camera market. While Canon and Nikon’s lines tend to mirror one another, Pentax’s “entry-level” DSLRs have always tended to be more feature-laden than the most basic models from the Big Two. For instance, while last year’s Canon EOS Rebel T3i costs about $150 less than the Pentax K-30 when both are paired with their 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 kit lenses, the T3i and its lens lack the K-30’s weathersealing and can’t keep up with its rapid bursts.

Furthermore, the K-30’s sensor-shift image stabilization, which afforded our testers an average of 3 stops of hand-holding leeway, works with any lens you mount on the camera. Shoot with a Lensbaby? It’s stabilized. Try a 1950s-era screw-mount lens? Stabilized. With Canon or Nikon, you’ll have to shell out more bucks for optically stabilized lenses.

If you like the idea of a cost-effective DSLR that is weather-sealed, has enough resolving power to satisfy nearly all photo-graphic needs, and has a faster burst rate than most of its price range, you won’t go wrong with the K-30." (emphasis added)
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