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03-19-2016, 07:38 AM   #1
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if the performance of the next model of crop sensor matched the K1 (example high ISO noise, auto focus etc) would you still purchase the K1?

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QuoteOriginally posted by slip Quote
if the performance of the next model of crop sensor matched the K1 (example high ISO noise, auto focus etc) would you still purchase the K1?

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hehe, good question...
I have so much use for the longer end of my lenses, I am having a difficult time finding myself wanting the K1 with the wider field of view.
But that the price point, I will probably get the K1 as a backup for when wider angle of view is helpful.
A crop body with the other specs would be quite tempting, and would probably be purchased before the FF K1.

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I'd nominate Ricoh for a Nobel Prize for reinventing the laws of physics. But on the other hand, it might be the strongest evidence that we live in the Matrix.
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Of course. Its FF.

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I'd nominate Ricoh for a Nobel Prize for reinventing the laws of physics. But on the other hand, it might be the strongest evidence that we live in the Matrix.
comparing the K3 to the old K10 I would have never thought they could brings things this far

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Both formats will keep getting better over time, but FF will always continue having the advantage of a sensor with more than twice the surface area.

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Screen tab says it's already matched by k5!

QuoteOriginally posted by slip Quote
if the performance of the next model of crop sensor matched the K1 (example high ISO noise, auto focus etc) would you still purchase the K1?

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According to some folks hanging out here, the K5 already matches the K1 ( or at least matches the D800, and likely the K1)

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crop sensor matched the K1 (example high ISO noise, auto focus etc)
A small detail: AF performance isn't much related to camera sensor size. It's not the same sort of choice as crop vs FF sensor for image quality.

The AF system usually has it's own optical sensor (and even mirror system) within a camera, so it works independent of sensor size. Sometimes cameras of vastly different sensor types - eg 645Z and K-3 - can even share the same AF hardware.

Only in mirrorless systems, and when focussing in LiveView for DSLR's, does the camera sensor make focus (manual focus, human intervention aside).

But yeah, why would anyone buy a D5 or 1Dx when a D500 or 7D2 will do the job, except for a few features.

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The next generation APS-C camera will almost certainly be better than the K-1 in terms of frame rate and AF sensor coverage of the viewfinder image.

But that won't stop me enjoying my K-1.

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would you still purchase the K1?
Yes... as I've been waiting for many years for my "Ladies" to behave the same as they did during the dark old days of film.
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if the performance of the next model of crop sensor matched the K1 (example high ISO noise, auto focus etc) would you still purchase the K1?

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Always wait for the next camera. It will be a lot better and it will save you a lot of money. That plan works well for people who don't need a camera.
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