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07-28-2016, 12:46 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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Popular Photography K-1 review

http://www.popphoto.com/Pentax-k1-camera-review-0

If this is wrong spot or I got the link bad feel free to fix or delete. It is a very good review.

07-28-2016, 12:50 PM   #2
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Image stabilisation, 4.5 stops. That's good, very good.

Surprised at the noise at ISO 3200 though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by HopelessTogger Quote
Image stabilisation, 4.5 stops. That's good, very good.

Surprised at the noise at ISO 3200 though.
I'm bit surprised too, IMO iso3200 on K1 is VERY CLEAN, I've no problem getting usable image even at iso12800
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QuoteOriginally posted by blan01 Quote
I'm bit surprised too, IMO iso3200 on K1 is VERY CLEAN, I've no problem getting usable image even at iso12800
Me too.

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Yup the noise issues cited were very surprising.
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it may depend on your definition of "useable".

I have a tough time with iso 3200 for objects with fine details. Things like Monster Trucks and some sports are passable up to 6400.

Wildlife and landscapes kinda max out around 2000. Considering the K3 was rated at about 1200, its still a 2/3 of a stop improvement, minimum.
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I think they kind of explain it in the first paragraph which pretty much says "Pentax takes the approach of applying very little NR to allow the photographer to chose".
Test results aside, I think Pentax has got this right. Noise tolerance is very subjective and personally I would much rather see some noise grain than blurring or even worse blotchy areas.
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They say and i quote:
"Noise control isn’t the K-1’s strongest suit, though that’s mostly because of the default settings used in RAW conversion. The K-1 earned a Low or better rating for noise up to ISO 400 and reached an Unacceptable rating at ISO 3200 and above. With judicious use of noise reduction in your own file conversions, you might find ISO 6400 or ISO 12,800 acceptable."

so its just the raw conversion's initial default setting, meaning other brands perform some level of noise reduction on the raw files.

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QuoteOriginally posted by quh86 Quote
They say and i quote:
"Noise control isnít the K-1ís strongest suit, though thatís mostly because of the default settings used in RAW conversion. The K-1 earned a Low or better rating for noise up to ISO 400 and reached an Unacceptable rating at ISO 3200 and above. With judicious use of noise reduction in your own file conversions, you might find ISO 6400 or ISO 12,800 acceptable."

so its just the raw conversion's initial default setting, meaning other brands perform some level of noise reduction on the raw files.
In my K-3 I can control noise reduction amounts applied at various ISO settings if I want to do so. Is that available in the K-1 and is it just too conservative for the test applied or is it just not enough even if adjusted compared to external raw converters?

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To be fair when I use high ISO I generally rely on DXO Optics pro prime noise reduction to wash away my problems rather than using the in camera settings.
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Image stabilisation, 4.5 stops. That's good, very good.
I'm trying to compare this to my K-5II and cannot find this stated in the same way. Does anyone know that off-hand?

K-1 seems like an awesome camera for those that can really use the thing. I'll be in crop land for a very long time...
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QuoteOriginally posted by pres589 Quote
I'm trying to compare this to my K-5II and cannot find this stated in the same way. Does anyone know that off-hand?

K-1 seems like an awesome camera for those that can really use the thing. I'll be in crop land for a very long time...
I've got a K-5IIs and K-3 but I've never found out how many stops the SR is rated.

K-1 is lovely.
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It said the AF was fast, and that the K-1 did a fine job of continuous AF.
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It said the AF was fast, and that the K-1 did a fine job of continuous AF.
Probably didn't have a bike handy. Had to use something like a child, a car, or a bird. Lol.
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Probably didn't have a bike handy. Had to use something like a child, a car, or a bird. Lol.
Or Possibly a Sprinting Turtle ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dlanor Sekao Quote
Or Possibly a Sprinting Turtle ?
I think you mean a sprinting Kindle
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