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08-17-2017, 09:28 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Pentax XG-1 or K-1, can you tell?

Slightly different times so different colour...




I just can't get the same colour our of the XG-1, but then, I did pay $200 for it instead of $2500.


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It's not just the colors- the fine details in the trees give it away even more. Quite a big difference! That was some money well spent

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It's not just the colors- the fine details in the trees give it away even more. Quite a big difference! That was some money well spent
I'm sure the jpeg vs raw and the resultant difference in colour depth is also a factor. I still love the XG-1 for snapshots, but the K-1 is clearly way ahead for low light and wide dynamic range photos.
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They're both nice pictures with atmosphere, Norm. For me that's what really matters, no matter what camera was used to capture them.You can buy good cameras, but you can't buy good pictures.

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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Pentax XG-1 or K-1, can you tell?
Yes, you can definitely tell That said... at normal viewing distances - and viewed sensibly (without the obsessive, hyper-critical pixel-peeping many of us here are guilty of - me included) - the XG-1 image is great. You certainly couldn't be unhappy with that from a camera that weighs next to nothing, has a 52x zoom lens and costs a fraction of what our DSLRs cost.

Lovely scene, by the way, and beautifully captured with both cameras
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I can tell the format is different, one has a 4:3 form factor, the other one has 3:2.
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I tell the difference in the photos I take now with the K1 vs the photos I didn't bother taking with something else.
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They're both nice pictures with atmosphere, Norm. For me that's what really matters, no matter what camera was used to capture them.You can buy good cameras, but you can't buy good pictures.
You can also buy good pictures (from a store or craft sale), but I'm still not convinced I can leave the K-1 home and just use the XG-1

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Yes, you can definitely tell That said... at normal viewing distances - and viewed sensibly (without the obsessive, hyper-critical pixel-peeping many of us here are guilty of - me included) - the XG-1 image is great. You certainly couldn't be unhappy with that from a camera that weighs next to nothing, has a 52x zoom lens and costs a fraction of what our DSLRs cost.

Lovely scene, by the way, and beautifully captured with both cameras
I have lots of images taken with the XG-1 that would not have been possible with the K-1, just because it's easy to keep with me and always ready.

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I can tell the format is different, one has a 4:3 form factor, the other one has 3:2.
Someone always finds a cheat.

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I tell the difference in the photos I take now with the K1 vs the photos I didn't bother taking with something else.
The K-1 certainly has that effect.


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