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11-16-2014, 04:58 PM   #16
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To be totally clear;

The first image is cropped to about 16MP and the second uncropped, 24MP. There is of course noise when pixel peeping but not, as you can see, a problem as far as I am concerned.

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Just to be fair, the autofocus of the semipro Nikon and Canon bodies are likely to be better with most lenses, but the K-3 is the best Pentax has ever made. Even comparing it to my K-5IIs (just one generation behind), the autofocus is night and day.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Hattifnatt Quote
Well honestly I didn't pay too much attention to that thread, since I don't shoot high ISO a bunch so it's not such a concern for me. But some people stated that it's not fair to compare K3 noise with the K5 noise at the same iso without scaling, otherwise the higher resolution of the K3 will make the noise more visible. If you scale down the K3 samples to the K5 size, they will probably look about the same.
Good point. Down sizing often works well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SonOfMerope Quote
One other question I was wondering about was shutter life. Can this be fixed after 200,000 shots or do you need to buy a whole new camera again?
This is repairable if needed. 200,000 is just an estimate not a life span. Ricoh increased it considerably over the k-5 series which I think was rated at 100,000 or maybe 125,000. But unless you are a very prolific shooter 200,000 is very large.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
This is repairable if needed. 200,000 is just an estimate not a life span. Ricoh increased it considerably over the k-5 series which I think was rated at 100,000 or maybe 125,000. But unless you are a very prolific shooter 200,000 is very large.
Shutter life is becoming more important with the new interval feature on the K-3 that can blend images. I believe it is now possible combine up to 2000 images in camera and produce a single image output.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Hamiltom Quote
Shutter life is becoming more important with the new interval feature on the K-3 that can blend images. I believe it is now possible combine up to 2000 images in camera and produce a single image output.
Good point, not something I would ever do but I am sure it would eat up shutter life. 25,000 exposures per year is about average for me though that is continuing to decline.
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