Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-25-2013, 02:00 AM   #46
Veteran Member
Caat's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Photos: Albums
Posts: 896
QuoteOriginally posted by Clavius Quote
What if this is a false rumor and the K-3 really does turn out to be just a very late D7100 clone without that extra sensor shifting gimmick?
This is what I am expecting. Pentax, as far as I can recall, has never matched rumours pre-camera announcement.

I suspect that this rumour could come from the 645D development strand rather than the K development strand and wires have got crossed. It could turn up eventually but I wonder if this is just an R&D project at the moment.

09-25-2013, 02:00 AM   #47
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Hoevelaken
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 817
then we have another nice camera ;-)
09-25-2013, 02:02 AM   #48
Veteran Member
Caat's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Photos: Albums
Posts: 896
QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
RE: Development cost, think in terms of releasing a technology most useful for the 645DII on a high volume dSLR to spread out the costs, as was done with the K-7 and the 645D.
Possible. But personally I am expecting the bare minimum to avoid disappointment.
09-25-2013, 02:24 AM   #49
Pentaxian
Fogel70's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,737
QuoteOriginally posted by Clavius Quote
What if this is a false rumor and the K-3 really does turn out to be just a very late D7100 clone without that extra sensor shifting gimmick?
Then it's going to be Pentax best DSLR so far, and the AF would be a major step up in performance.
If they improved SR and added "5-axis" support like Olympus have, it will be an improvement that probably sell more cameras than pixel shift feature would.

09-25-2013, 02:34 AM   #50
Pentaxian
Clavius's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: De Klundert
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,115
QuoteOriginally posted by Fogel70 Quote
Then it's going to be Pentax best DSLR so far, and the AF would be a major step up in performance.
If they improved SR and added "5-axis" support like Olympus have, it will be an improvement that probably sell more cameras than pixel shift feature would.
But would it give current Pentax K-5, K-5II, K-5IIs owners any reason to upgrade? The sensor-shift gimmick would have finally been a reason to turn on SR.
09-25-2013, 02:54 AM   #51
Pentaxian
Fogel70's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,737
QuoteOriginally posted by Clavius Quote
But would it give current Pentax K-5, K-5II, K-5IIs owners any reason to upgrade? The sensor-shift gimmick would have finally been a reason to turn on SR.
There are lots of users that updated from K-5 to K-5 II, so there more of them updating to K-3.
How often would you need more than 24MP? On those shots, how often would you be able to use pixel shift feature?
How often do you bring a tripod when you are shooting?

If you need more than 24MP you can always use longer focal length and stitch several shots together, and it usually works fine without tripod.
09-25-2013, 02:56 AM   #52
Pentaxian
mecrox's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oxford, UK
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,912
QuoteOriginally posted by Caat Quote
Possible. But personally I am expecting the bare minimum to avoid disappointment.
Wise move But I wonder if Ricoh would have refurbed the Limiteds and increased their prices if they weren't also planning a classy new camera to put them on. Could be more retro - conservative but ultra-solid - than packed with new gizmos, though. I guess we'll soon find out.
09-25-2013, 03:14 AM   #53
Pentaxian
Clavius's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: De Klundert
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,115
QuoteOriginally posted by Fogel70 Quote
How often do you bring a tripod when you are shooting?
I would have to guess the answers to your other questions. But not for the above one. The answer is ALWAYS. To me, a tripod is almost as mandatory as bringing along a lens and memory card.

09-25-2013, 03:46 AM   #54
Pentaxian
Fogel70's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,737
QuoteOriginally posted by Clavius Quote
I would have to guess the answers to your other questions. But not for the above one. The answer is ALWAYS. To me, a tripod is almost as mandatory as bringing along a lens and memory card.
You probably belong to a small minority group.
The only times I see tripod regularly used, it's with extreme long glass, at night time or when recording video.
For studio, and a few other occasions tripod is probably often used too, but I think most users relies on image stabilization for more than 90% of the shots (at least on cameras that have image stabilisation available for all lenses).
09-25-2013, 03:48 AM   #55
Site Supporter
Vylen's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,248
QuoteOriginally posted by Fogel70 Quote
You probably belong to a small minority group.
The only times I see tripod regularly used, it's with extreme long glass, at night time or when recording video.
For studio, and a few other occasions tripod is probably often used too, but I think most users relies on image stabilization for more than 90% of the shots (at least on cameras that have image stabilisation available for all lenses).
Go run a poll instead of making random guesses... it would be interesting to know.
09-25-2013, 04:04 AM   #56
Pentaxian
Fogel70's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,737
QuoteOriginally posted by Vylen Quote
Go run a poll instead of making random guesses... it would be interesting to know.
I'm not sure a poll on Pentaxforums will be more accurate than a random guess. There will not be enough users in the poll, and we usually don't represent the average user very well.
09-25-2013, 04:07 AM   #57
Senior Member




Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Innsbruck
Posts: 283
the pentax users will most likely have a higher amount of tripod users due to the far inferior autofocus

(Sorry just trolling )
09-25-2013, 04:12 AM   #58
Pentaxian
Clavius's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: De Klundert
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,115
QuoteOriginally posted by Mehlsack Quote
the pentax users will most likely have a higher amount of tripod users due to the far inferior autofocus

(Sorry just trolling )
Pixel-peep on shots with and without SR. You'll see. I avoid using SR whenever I can. I'll say again: This rumored sensor-shift technology would be a reason to switch it on more often.
09-25-2013, 04:20 AM   #59
Senior Member




Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Innsbruck
Posts: 283
in fact i do like that i idea, i use photoacute for superresolution quite often and as far as i recall this exact topic had been discussed more then once in this forum.
for me it is a feature like the tethering (in my hubble opinion) its quite easy to implent and would be a nice to have feature.
09-25-2013, 06:08 AM   #60
Veteran Member
Smeggypants's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,536
QuoteOriginally posted by Fogel70 Quote
There are lots of users that updated from K-5 to K-5 II, so there more of them updating to K-3.
How often would you need more than 24MP? On those shots, how often would you be able to use pixel shift feature?
How often do you bring a tripod when you are shooting?

If you need more than 24MP you can always use longer focal length and stitch several shots together, and it usually works fine without tripod.
how often would you need more than 16MP?
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k3, mp, pentax, pentax k3, pentax news, pentax rumors, sensor
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which Pentax compacts have sensor shift SR? p38arover Pentax Compact Cameras 5 08-08-2013 06:13 AM
$2000 Superb Pentax 645D 40.0 MP with DFA AL IF SDM AW 55mm Sliver-Surfer Pentax Price Watch 23 07-12-2013 12:12 PM
Official Pentax K3 Full Frame 24 MP Den Pentax Full Frame 16 04-07-2013 02:09 AM
Dynamic Range of Pentax 16 mp sensor Steven Chain Photographic Technique 11 01-22-2013 04:20 PM
Native ISO of the 14.6 MP CMOS Sensor (with !shocking! attempt to lighten mood!) solar1 Pentax DSLR Discussion 22 01-27-2008 06:15 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:26 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top