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01-30-2017, 07:16 AM   #406
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tatouzou Quote
If you want to try a Pentax DSLR, want a rugged pro-level building quality, and dont need a tilt screen, best bang for your money today are the outgoing K3 and K3-II. IMO, the KP is an interesting new design but it is not in the same league and the high price tag is just because it is the newest model. Compared to K3/K3-II, it is only worth it if you are interested in its specific features or smaller size and weight.

The claimed high ISO better performance is, IMO, as regards the new sensor, probably around 0,6 EV, which means the raw output of KP at ISO 5000 should be close to that of K3/K3-II at ISO 3200.
If you look at the high ISO samples on Ricoh-Pentax website, (Features1 | PENTAX KP | RICOH IMAGING) you vill see that, even at VGA screen size, pictures above ISO 12800 are very noisy and low definition.
The ISO 819200 setting is just marketing hype, the claimed high ISO improvements thanks to better processing apply only to JPEG output, which is not good in K3 at ISO 3200 and above, you get better IQ by proocessing the raw files in your computer (whereas up to ISO 1600, save in high contrast or badlit scenes, the out of camera JPEGs are nice).
At this point we don't know how the new processor and software will affect raw and JPEG files when used at higher ISO settings. Stay tuned!

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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
At this point we don't know how the new processor and software will affect raw and JPEG files when used at higher ISO settings. Stay tuned!
Agreed.
But high ISO raw output IQ on KP will most probably sit somewhere between K1 (FF, lower pixel density) and K70 performance. There is very little hope KP sensor, manufactured by Sony, could offer much better performance than Sony A6500 brand new APS-C BSI sensor.
JPEG might show more improvements thanks to better algorythms and more powerful CPU in-camera: JPEG is real time (<< 0.1 second) raw processing with a limited CPU performance, whereas raw pp in computer can use more processing power and take more CPU time (> a few seconds).
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Thinking.. KP = KomPact.
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so i was browsing youtube,watched this old digitalrev episode. is it somehow connected to KP's idea?aha


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Another KP video

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