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01-29-2015, 03:41 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by civiletti Quote
We are likely to see the rumored 50mp FF Sony mirrorless before a FF Pentax. That may be my next body.
So the Sony is out in a few weeks then, eh?

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If the Pentax is 50mp I'll buy it....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
If the Pentax is 50mp I'll buy it....
I was kind of hoping for 30 MP in the Pentax FF, and 20 Mp for APS-c. At least Pentax made a 20 Mp APS-c for me.
There are now about 20 distinct sensors available for Full Frames in 3 different categories, and Pentax is going to release 1. I guess that will give them a fair shot at making inroads into 5% of the FF market, which is about 10% of the DSLR market which is about 20% of the camera market. I'm just making up numbers here, but what ever the real numbers are, they don't have much of an opportunity to make an impact. Whatever they come up with, they'll be missing more of the market than they hit. Maybe they can use all 3 of those Sony A7 sensors... and at least cover more bases.
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QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
A body with a FF sensor setup similar to the Sony A7II would fit right in to the Pentax philosophy of internal stabilization.
I'm pretty sure the shown FF lenses have optical stabilization...

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If the Pentax is 50mp I'll buy it....
I'm passing on that 50mp.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
I'm passing on that 50mp.
If I'm buying, I'm buying for low light performance.... 50 MP has nothing to do with it. I'll get a Sony A7s, or 645z if that's what it takes. Buy for spec, not for name or MP. And if you don't get a spec that extends your range in some way... why buy?

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24mp.. or even 36mp.. THATS IT.. 50MP is most of the time a waste of space and resouces.. but a 36mp is quite a nice amount
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QuoteOriginally posted by Raffwal Quote
IF the mystical FF Pentax is ever coming, I'm pretty sure it will not be initially even close to that price point. They wouldn't be competing with the big names but rather providing a niche product or one for the long time (desperate) K mount users. MSRP $2200, street $2000.
I agree.

The first Pentax FF does not need to compete on price.

There are a lot of Pentax users having thousands on FF lenses. Like set of FA limiteds + FA*24 + D FA 100 Macro + F*/FA*/DA* 300 etc. It does not matter if the FF body costs below $2000 or not
when they can finally buy a Pentax camera that fully support they lenses worth of thousands.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kooks Quote
24mp.. or even 36mp.. THATS IT.. 50MP is most of the time a waste of space and resouces.. but a 36mp is quite a nice amount
Why do people stress out about space so much? Memory is pretty cheap all around. To get 2 Terabytes of storage you will pay what? 120 bucks? I don't see why many people want to shun higher amounts of resolution simply to conserve some space.

I had a guy come into my work and demand a 0.3 megapixel sensor camera so that he doesn't have to use much space. 0.3? Seriously? I understand this isn't that intense, but if the only reason for not wanting higher resolution is a storage issue that seems a little odd to me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
I'm pretty sure the shown FF lenses have optical stabilization...
I am talking about Pentax lenses, none of which has OS.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kooks Quote
24mp.. or even 36mp.. THATS IT.. 50MP is most of the time a waste of space and resouces.. but a 36mp is quite a nice amount
That's what the said about 6mp sensors too you know

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QuoteOriginally posted by IsaacT Quote
Why do people stress out about space so much? Memory is pretty cheap all around. To get 2 Terabytes of storage you will pay what? 120 bucks? I don't see why many people want to shun higher amounts of resolution simply to conserve some space.

I had a guy come into my work and demand a 0.3 megapixel sensor camera so that he doesn't have to use much space. 0.3? Seriously? I understand this isn't that intense, but if the only reason for not wanting higher resolution is a storage issue that seems a little odd to me.
Agree with Storage being cheap, BUT PROCESSING SPEED is not and migration is cumbersome.

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QuoteOriginally posted by IsaacT Quote
Why do people stress out about space so much? Memory is pretty cheap all around. To get 2 Terabytes of storage you will pay what? 120 bucks? I don't see why many people want to shun higher amounts of resolution simply to conserve some space.

I had a guy come into my work and demand a 0.3 megapixel sensor camera so that he doesn't have to use much space. 0.3? Seriously? I understand this isn't that intense, but if the only reason for not wanting higher resolution is a storage issue that seems a little odd to me.
Is not just about storage, as you said, the thing here is.. are the 50MP bringing better IMAGE QUALITY?? or will it help just to make bigger prints?? .. cuz APS-C 24mp are pushing the limits of APS-C, and did it give better IQ than 16Mp sensors.. for example is the IQ of the K5iis better than the K3?? mmmmmm thats quite not true, at least not so noticible. So will the 50MP sensor bring better IQ than a cheaper 36MP?? i dont think so .. Besides, 50MP is ment to push the limits of FF sensor in order to get closer to what a MF camera can deliver.. Pentax already have a MF so.. why to do so?? .. isnt it better to have 3 good sensors.. for example a high end APS-C with 24MP.. a FF with 36MP and a MF with 50MP ??

Storage is cheap.. but file handling is not only about storage, is how the programs handle thsi files CPU RAM, etc, as bigger the file, slower the processing.. 10 15 20 images open will slow down the workflow.. and sacrifice that in order to receive the same IQ than a 36mp sensor?? no thanks.

its like the stupid celphone war about wich celphone have the biggest MP camera... wtf.. a 20MP little tiny sensor to what.. share the images at FB.. haha..
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Storage is indeed cheap. I bought two 64 GB Sony branded SD cards for $50. That's ~$0.40 per GB. Cheap.

Processing time increases for more data but processing technology is not stagnant. Clock rates are getting higher, algorithms are becoming more efficient, and batteries are able to provide more power than before. I think the trend toward "bigger" cannot be stopped.

The question really becomes what is the practical benefit. Am I buying a rocket for commuting 7 miles to work when I could be using a simple gas sipping car? Assuming the lens is good, high MP sensors allow cropping while maintaining high resolution for large prints. You can also down-sample high resolution images to smaller sizes for averaging out noise. Both of these points can be seen in an extreme comparison between 6 MP and 24 MP.

Maybe for the average user or enthusiast a 16 or 24 MP sensor may be enough. Beyond that you may not be enabling much extra for yourself. I was generally very happy with 16 MP in my K-30 and my Q in 2:3 cropping gave a very pleasant 10 MP. Both systems gave me very pleasant 8"x12" prints. However, I won't turn away a K-3's 24 MP sensor even if those pixels aren't exactly required for that size of print.
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As someone looking to make the occasional large wall print (3ft x 4ft or more) I would love to have some extra breathing room.
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