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01-20-2014, 08:51 PM   #1
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I Was Surprised...

at how big the K-3 Jumps from 2 to 24MP's. Have all Pentax DSLR's done this?

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Wat ??
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I see a couple of other 'tweeners, if I understand your question...

Max resolution 6016 x 4000
Other resolutions 4608 x 3072, 3072 x 2048, 1920 x 1080
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Is 2MP really an option on the K-3?

Lowest on on my cams (K01 and K30) is 5MP and 6MP.

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The K-5 does from 2, 6, 10, and 16 MP's. The K3 does 2, 6, 14 and 24 MP's. I was wondering why the last jump was so big and earlier cameras did this also.
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For me, the advantage of the small sizes is when prepping images for posting on the internet while in the field without a computer with a decent raw processor. The K-3's integrated RAW processor can take RAWs and output small 2MP files that can be writen to the SD card, which then can be uploaded using any internet connected computer. No need for larger images when posting on-line. I've done this a few times when traveling and posting images onto a blog.

I can imagine these small sizes would also be practical in RAW+JPG mode. On my 32GB cards the K-3 estimates a capacity of 600 images, which is much less than what I shoot on an average trip (I shoot mostly around 2500 images). Having the K-3 store 2MP JPGs on a second SD card, would help keep an overview of what has already been shot during the trip, regardless how many cards were filled up with RAW images.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ishpuini Quote
For me, the advantage of the small sizes is when prepping images for posting on the internet while in the field without a computer with a decent raw processor. The K-3's integrated RAW processor can take RAWs and output small 2MP files that can be writen to the SD card, which then can be uploaded using any internet connected computer. No need for larger images when posting on-line. I've done this a few times when traveling and posting images onto a blog.
But if file size is the main issue, you're much better using one star JPEG quality at the maximum resolution than reducing the resolution. Anything less than full resolution from the sensor on Pentax DSLRs is just not quite right - it's noticeably degraded. OTOH, most people will never notice whether you used 1 star, 3 star, or 4 star JPEG quality.

Of course, if you want the image to be smaller, like on a typical blog post, that's another story ...
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So, what's a good compromise for posting? Shoot RAW with lower quality or...

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So, what's a good compromise for posting? Shoot RAW with lower quality or...
You can't change the RAW file size or quality. The question only applies to how you want to treat JPEG images.
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Shoot RAW and lower quality JPEGs.
Use RAW to create your "materpieces" and the JPEGs for posting on the internet.

I use both...
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