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06-30-2014, 08:32 PM   #1

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k-3 colors - better than k-5?

I saw couple of k-3 raw images and colors were looking pretty good compared to k-5 colors which I owned earlier, straight out of the camera.

Just curious what k-3 owners have to say?


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The K-3's AWB is considerably better IMO.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
The K-3's AWB is considerably better IMO.
+1 on that, so far my K3 has been bang on almost every time, where the K5 is often wrong. Not a big deal when using RAW but still it is nice to have it correct straight out of camera.

As for the colours, I can't really say it's better or worse than the K5.
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Aside from the AWB being more sophisticated, the exposure metering is also more precise:
86,000 measurement points, as opposed to 77.

The two (AWB and metering) are no doubt related.

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The AW is definitely better, which goes a long way to getting better colors. I take it your shooting JPEG, so you will need to play with the settings.

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The K5 just does a poor job with white balance and its meter gets fooled more easily. You certainly can trust the K3 a lot more to produce nice photos right off.

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