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03-10-2016, 09:17 AM   #16
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There are people who have both who posted that they like the 20mp output better than the 24mp - lower noise was the primary reason. The same sensor coupled with 14 bit RAW would be a real killer!

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Thank you, I now know more than I did before. Chalk this up as another reason to buy a K-3 at a good price.
The real gap in Pentax is the lack of a small external flash with wireless controller and master modes. That really would remove most objections around the loss of a pentaprism flash.

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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
There are people who have both who posted that they like the 20mp output better than the 24mp - lower noise was the primary reason. The same sensor coupled with 14 bit RAW would be a real killer!

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The real gap in Pentax is the lack of a small external flash with wireless controller and master modes. That really would remove most objections around the loss of a pentaprism flash.
Excellent point. With two higher end cameras sans flash that is the minimum spec needed.

Even then, the K-3 also has ratio capability down to practically nothing which makes it even more versatile if you want just a very minor amount of fill with very little parallax, and the ability to use simple, reliable optical slave on a remote flash. While this might hardly ever come into play, it can be a real lifesaver when the need arises - sometimes unexpectedly. It's there, no need to grab it from the bag.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ScooterMaxi Jim Quote
Excellent point. With two higher end cameras sans flash that is the minimum spec needed.

Even then, the K-3 also has ratio capability down to practically nothing which makes it even more versatile if you want just a very minor amount of fill with very little parallax, and the ability to use simple, reliable optical slave on a remote flash. While this might hardly ever come into play, it can be a real lifesaver when the need arises - sometimes unexpectedly. It's there, no need to grab it from the bag.
Here's a shot using an external 540 (series 1) and the onboard K-3 flash as a controller.
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The K3 is a camera that has to be held in order to appreciate its near perfect ergonomics, which may be essential to a more relaxed shooting. It is still small, yet solid, has the nice heft, and the tactility of the keys is perfect. Even when tied up, say, to a heavy lens, like the 60-250, the K3 is a very comfortable camera.

I can compare this against my K30 and the diminutive Kx, and I daresay that the K3 is in a different league.

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