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08-24-2011, 06:27 AM   #1
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Pentax version of the Sony a77 coming ?

Since the K-5 uses a Sony sensor like in the a55 it seems like the K-5 upgrade will have the new 24mp Sony sensor.
Amazon.com: Sony A77 24.3 MP Digital SLR with Translucent Mirror Technology - Body Only: Camera & Photo


08-24-2011, 07:18 AM   #2
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Hmmm... I like the 16-50mm 2.8. Technology is bound to improve, sensors are bound to get better and better, and K-6 (or whatever) is bound to have this new sensor--but a nice looking, and most likely well performing Super Sonic wave Motor 16-50mm 2.8 for a starting cost of $700 impresses me a lot.
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I doubt that we shall ever see an SLT from Pentax.

We might see a camera with the same sensor at some point though. As always with Sony sensors it depends how far down Sony's customer list Pentax finds itself - Doesn't it normally go Sony - Nikon - Pentax in terms of access to new APS-Cs?
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Well sign me up for this K-3 with 24 megapixel sensor.

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What kind of glass do you need to feed a 24 mpix sensor? Expensive...
16mpix in the K-5 is more than enough. If you need more, get a 645D or any other medium format camera. This is just silly...
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The A77 makes me go "meh". I guess I have to try the electronic viewfinder first to really make up my mind. But I mean... both the A65 and the A77 are larger than the K-5, and the A77 is even almost exactly the same weight.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
The A77 makes me go "meh".
Same for me. The NEX-7 is much more interesting from my POV. But alas it's clearly represented by its price.

For Pentax users the big question is will the 24MP sensor be used in a future Pentax DSLR. And how does it performs?
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That's damned impressive for Sony who has always had a reputation for expensive lenses but relatively bang for buck bodies.
The A700's features are impressive too for the cost...no mention of manual video control of aperture/shutter but it probably has it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ManuH Quote
Same for me. The NEX-7 is much more interesting from my POV. But alas it's clearly represented by its price.

For Pentax users the big question is will the 24MP sensor be used in a future Pentax DSLR. And how does it performs?
Sony Alpha SLT-A77 Camera - Hands-On Preview
very agressive NR - ISO1600 is not even close to 12 or 16 MP sensor.
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not a fan of the short battery life of the A77 - when the battery runs out the blasted thing is nothing more than an expensive paperweight.you can't even look through the viewfinder unless it is turned on - that will take some getting used to for some.
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It will be interesting to see what the RAW files look like. Sony has always had a bad JPEG engine, so the first round of images are not much to go by.

If Pentax can remove the AA filter and handle that function with software I think they could have a very interesting camera. The SLT technology take away 1/3 of the light and removing the AA filter would give you another 10-15%.

It is hard to say what Nikon and Pentax will be able to do with the new sensor. Both companies have a history of getting more out of a sensor than Sony does. Each company does their own micro-lenses/color filter/AA filter and apply different technology to the image processing.
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24 MP MUST be without AA filter. But SONY put AA filter and strong NR.
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not a fan of the short battery life of the A77 - when the battery runs out the blasted thing is nothing more than an expensive paperweight.you can't even look through the viewfinder unless it is turned on - that will take some getting used to for some.
strange that it runs on the same battery as A700. One would think that in 4 years time there should be some development in the battery bussiness.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
24 MP MUST be without AA filter. But SONY put AA filter and strong NR.
Are you sure it can avo´d AA filter ?

I guess the quality of the RAW files from the NEX 7 will give an indication if there is a qualitative margin Nikon and Pentax can reach, if and when they can afford the new 24Mp sensor.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
strange that it runs on the same battery as A700. One would think that in 4 years time there should be some development in the battery bussiness.
A77 has EVF. EVF and LV are very high power consuption
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