Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-10-2016, 08:21 AM - 1 Like   #1
Pentaxian
The Squirrel Mafia's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 645
Finalized Imaging Resource K-3II review.

Pentax K-3 II Review: Time to choose which of Ricoh’s flagship APS-C DSLRs is right for you!

Pentax K-3 II Review - K-3 II Overview

^ Well, at least they finished the review. Hahaha!

05-10-2016, 08:33 AM   #2
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Mar 2015
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,784
QuoteQuote:
and we round out our review of the Pentax K-3 II, the camera with which the K-3 now shares its throne.
Heh. Lol. Not any more, it doesn't. Larger (half-)brother K-1 just dethroned them both, and the writer/editor should have acknowledged that.
05-10-2016, 08:36 AM   #3
Pentaxian
Digitalis's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Adelaide.
Posts: 8,530
...Really?
05-10-2016, 08:53 AM   #4
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 714
QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
Heh. Lol. Not any more, it doesn't. Larger (half-)brother K-1 just dethroned them both, and the writer/editor should have acknowledged that.
They are still the APS-C flagships...

05-10-2016, 08:56 AM   #5
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Apr 2015
Photos: Albums
Posts: 488
Um, the context is the "flagship in Ricoh's Pentax-branded APS-C DSLR lineup." The K-1 is a full frame DSLR. Different fleet. Although in feature set, aside from sensor, the K-1 is quite similar to the K-3II. The review has been very thorough in analyzing the K-3II, especially features like pixel shift that other reviewers have spent too little time on.

BTW, I think the reviewer is wrong about Adobe support for pixel shift.

Last edited by Oakland Rob; 05-10-2016 at 09:27 AM.
05-10-2016, 10:33 AM   #6
Forum Member




Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 71
QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
Heh. Lol. Not any more, it doesn't. Larger (half-)brother K-1 just dethroned them both, and the writer/editor should have acknowledged that.
The review is about APS-C Pentax DSLRs...
05-10-2016, 11:47 AM   #7
Pentaxian
pete-tarmigan's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Conception Bay South, New-fun-land
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 943
QuoteOriginally posted by The Squirrel Mafia Quote
Well, at least they finished the review. Hahaha!
Yeah, it only took them 11.5 months.
05-11-2016, 07:30 AM   #8
Pentaxian
The Squirrel Mafia's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 645
Original Poster
^ Ya know? Funny thing is that they already reviewed the recent Canon 80D & other cameras that have come out recently.

I've been reading about the K-3 & K-3II lately. I would like to pick up one of these bodies sometime around "Black Friday" to X-mas time this year 'cause chances are that they will be at their cheapest this year if Pentax releases new APS-C cameras. Been trying to figure out if the K-3II really has that much of a difference in shooting performance compared to the K-3 with the latest firmware. They both produce the exact same images, except for the pixel shift feature with the K-3II by using a tripod.

At the same time, I've been trying to find out what Pentax has in store for the next APS-C flagship. Is the AF going to be far better? Is the SR going to be 5-axis? Will the high ISO image quality be improved slightly?

I have the option of getting a K-3/K-3II or keep shooting my K-50 for another 3 years & then get the next generation APS-C flagship when it's being phased out by the following generation. I don't have any qualms shooting the K-50, but I do like the features of the K-3/K-3II. I tend to stay a few years behind in camera gear 'cause it's cheaper that way & they still work fine.

05-11-2016, 08:29 AM   #9
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Apr 2015
Photos: Albums
Posts: 488
QuoteOriginally posted by The Squirrel Mafia Quote
^ Ya know? Funny thing is that they already reviewed the recent Canon 80D & other cameras that have come out recently.

I've been reading about the K-3 & K-3II lately. I would like to pick up one of these bodies sometime around "Black Friday" to X-mas time this year 'cause chances are that they will be at their cheapest this year if Pentax releases new APS-C cameras. Been trying to figure out if the K-3II really has that much of a difference in shooting performance compared to the K-3 with the latest firmware. They both produce the exact same images, except for the pixel shift feature with the K-3II by using a tripod.

At the same time, I've been trying to find out what Pentax has in store for the next APS-C flagship. Is the AF going to be far better? Is the SR going to be 5-axis? Will the high ISO image quality be improved slightly?

I have the option of getting a K-3/K-3II or keep shooting my K-50 for another 3 years & then get the next generation APS-C flagship when it's being phased out by the following generation. I don't have any qualms shooting the K-50, but I do like the features of the K-3/K-3II. I tend to stay a few years behind in camera gear 'cause it's cheaper that way & they still work fine.
Good point. The K-50 is still a killer camera and depending on conditions, lens, etc it can get results just as good as the K-3II. Maybe some folks will unload K-3's to move to K-1s, so used might be another option.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
dslr, ii, k-3, k3, pentax, pentax k-3, resource k-3ii, review
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
K-3II 2015 "Camera of Distinction" per Imaging Resource Oakland Rob Pentax K-3 17 12-22-2015 08:18 AM
K-3 review at imaging resource hcc Pentax K-3 9 05-06-2014 01:17 PM
Ricoh email on K-3 points to Imaging Resource review bwDraco Pentax K-3 34 10-23-2013 11:01 AM
Imaging Resource Full K-5 review bhairavp Pentax News and Rumors 32 05-03-2011 06:52 PM
Full K-7 review up at Imaging Resource gazonk Pentax DSLR Discussion 15 08-23-2009 08:11 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:50 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top