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08-22-2012, 05:22 PM   #136
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I can see that screen appearing on the K-01x shortly
Looks like it has an accessible diopter wheel...it's got that over the K-5

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There IS a green button.

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Yeah, but I think that it is just an on/off button, not a metering button. I don't see the point of having a metering button on a camera like this. Maybe someone can convince me otherwise?
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Despite it being nothing revolutionary, I think Pentax will sell a lot of of these.
It might even help raise the profile of the brand, and hopefully get some cashflow which can be put into R&D for the stuff we enthusiasts want.
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Yeah, but I think that it is just an on/off button, not a metering button. I don't see the point of having a metering button on a camera like this. Maybe someone can convince me otherwise?
Look at the official pics. There is a green button on the back of the camera below the 4 way buttons.

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QuoteOriginally posted by devorama Quote
Look at the official pics. There is a green button on the back of the camera below the 4 way buttons.
There is a green button, in a sense that there is a button that is colored green. That green button though is on an on/off button. Not the green button that functions the same as the k-5's. So what they are saying is there is no green button (as in the button that does the same function) as the green buttons on the dslrs. but there is a button that is colored green.
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QuoteOriginally posted by devorama Quote
Look at the official pics. There is a green button on the back of the camera below the 4 way buttons.
I'll be damned. I didn't see that green button. Weird. But I don't think that it is for metering. Guess that I will have to wait on the edge of my seat to find out what it really is for, but I think it is to add a thick green hyphen to your photos.
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DPR calls it 1/2.3 in the announcement and 1/2.33 in the specs. Other places agree with 1/2.33. I didn't manage to find a backlit 16.0mp 1/2.33" Sony sensor.

I was thinking that Pentax would put something unique in the design. Kind of disappointing, but maybe there will be something a little special about the lens, low distortion, low CA or something. Interesting that they used a swing screen though.
The 26X X-5 has the advantage of a swing 460K LCD and EVF vs the 26X Olympus SP-720UZ with stationary 460K LCD and no EVF. My 36X Nikon P500 has a 920K swing LCD and EVF.
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No Raw....but $280.

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The 26X X-5 has the advantage of a swing 460K LCD and EVF vs the 26X Olympus SP-720UZ with stationary 460K LCD and no EVF. My 36X Nikon P500 has a 920K swing LCD and EVF.
A swing LCD is pretty standard in this category, isn't it?
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I think Pentax could shift a lot of these as the price is good and will be even more attractive come Christmas.

On a side note, it's getting a lot of hate on dpr.

I think DSLR wielding pros and enthusiasts are not the target market and the comments are not really fair.
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Who believes that instead of the X-5, people will choose the older Canon SX40 instead because among all things...the SX40 actually has an articulated lcd. Sony tried the tilt lcd but it did not work too well when used on tripod or when people want to take self portraits.



And its gotten cheaper at B&H. Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Digital Camera 5251B001 B&H Photo Video
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So the X-5 apparently has a 22.3mm at the wide end....that is almost like a 14-15mm on APS-C system.....

I think this is very impressive! I am not aware of any other PnS having this kind of wide angle....most common I have seen are a 24mm at the wide end...such as the S100, LX5...
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Wow. $280. That's a smokin price!!!! I might have to get one to put in my purse!!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by raider Quote
So the X-5 apparently has a 22.3mm at the wide end....that is almost like a 14-15mm on APS-C system.....

I think this is very impressive! I am not aware of any other PnS having this kind of wide angle....most common I have seen are a 24mm at the wide end...such as the S100, LX5...
Yes, that was a surprise to me. This is wider than most bridge cameras, and while the zoom range is relatively limited for this class at 26x, a superzoom lens that starts at 22.3mm (equiv. 135) is not often seen.

The tilting LCD (a first for Pentax) is certainly a step forward, and despite the many negative comments I've read, I think that Pentax is doing its best to deliver a product with reasonable quality at a competitive price (US$279.95 is not too bad for what you're getting).

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QuoteOriginally posted by raider Quote
So the X-5 apparently has a 22.3mm at the wide end....that is almost like a 14-15mm on APS-C system.....

I think this is very impressive! I am not aware of any other PnS having this kind of wide angle....most common I have seen are a 24mm at the wide end...such as the S100, LX5...
Not unique though. Olympus has a 22.4mm and Nikon has a 22.5mm bridge cam.
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