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07-22-2013, 04:02 PM   #1
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DXO Just reviewed the K-50

Just posted : DxOMark - Pentax K-50 review: attractive performance but is there any improvement on earlier iterations?

Almost a K-30 in a new package ...

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Pentax is doing a really good job recycling.... Showing their environmental responsibility.
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Nikon gets the newest sensor first, then Sony, and finally the poor Pentax.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Winder Quote
Pentax is doing a really good job recycling.... Showing their environmental responsibility.
lol, come on Pentax.

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QuoteOriginally posted by vodanh1982 Quote
Nikon gets the newest sensor first, then Sony, and finally the poor Pentax.
Nikon has been using Toshiba sensors in their newest APS-C bodies.
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Well the scores for K-01/K-30/K-50/K-500 are equal since they all have the same sensor and PRIME M engine. No news, and no bad news in that.
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not a bad review with a lot of positive points
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Well, that's already a lot of positive reactions in a small space. I guess all of them from people that don't have seen a K-50 in real life.
I can assure you from experience that the K-50 is a beautiful and solid camera designed in Pentax tradition. I was actually a skeptic too, but now that I have actually used it for one week, I have become very enthusiastic, and I am sure that it will be a huge success.

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funny thing that K-50 perform actually worse than K-30. DxOMark - Pentax K-50 versus competition of course, the super small difference in high ISO will not be noticeable but it is just awkward.

Looks like manufacturers have changed their policy to "Why improve and make money, when you can actually worsen and still make money?"
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Yeah, DXOMark measurements are perfect and there is no error margin whatsoever.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kobayashi.K Quote
Well, that's already a lot of positive reactions in a small space. I guess all of them from people that don't have seen a K-50 in real life.
I can assure you from experience that the K-50 is a beautiful and solid camera designed in Pentax tradition. I was actually a skeptic too, but now that I have actually used it for one week, I have become very enthusiastic, and I am sure that it will be a huge success.
Very interesting! I am glad that you are satisfied!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Apapukas Quote
funny thing that K-50 perform actually worse than K-30.
Looks like manufacturers have changed their policy to "Why improve and make money, when you can actually worsen and still make money?"
Worse in .. what?
They are same. Totally identical. That 9 points in sports ISO difference is a reading error on DXO's side.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Uluru Quote
Worse in .. what?
They are same. Totally identical. That 9 points in sports ISO difference is a reading error on DXO's side.
Some people just want to prove that the K-50/K500 is rubbish, no matter what, and they are inventing all sorts of reasons. It's the same pattern we have seen with the K-01.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Uluru Quote
Worse in .. what?
They are same. Totally identical. That 9 points in sports ISO difference is a reading error on DXO's side.
No, it should not be interpreted as a reading error. An only 9 points difference in the Sports Score (I'm sure you know what that metric means) is amazing consistency. There's always sample variation between any two cameras. It shows how repeatable DxOMark's testing methodology and measurement calibration methods are. Rather than causing concern, this result should promote confidence.

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A big deficiency of DxOMark's measuring system is that they don't calculate a fashion score, based on body colour options and general camera aesthetics. K-50 beats the K-5's and the K-30 in that department.
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