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04-10-2011, 10:35 AM   #1
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Wow @ 6400

I recently upgraded from a k100d to a K-X, due to what I heard about it's low-light capability.

Wow.

Here's a crop of an untouched photo taken at 6400

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High-ISO is justified! That's about all I don't like about my K20D, its less-than-sterling high-ISO performance. A Kx or Kr are on my dream list... but so is a Sony NEX, to able to mount almost any lens, including cheap f/1.x cine lenses. But yeah, a Kx or Kr with a decent lens is pretty awesome at high ISO. Nice shot! (Cute dancer, too.)
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That photo illustrates one of the reasons I chose the K-x. My kids are in numerous activities, including dance, and I *need* the high ISO capabilities.

I don't have an artistic eye to save myself (just look at some of my photos posted here and at DPR ) but I DO like being able to get decent shots of my kids during their games, recitals, etc.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
High-ISO is justified! That's about all I don't like about my K20D, its less-than-sterling high-ISO performance. A Kx or Kr are on my dream list... but so is a Sony NEX, to able to mount almost any lens, including cheap f/1.x cine lenses. But yeah, a Kx or Kr with a decent lens is pretty awesome at high ISO. Nice shot! (Cute dancer, too.)

I actually kinda like the detail in the Samsung sensor.............but what do I know!

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K20 vs K-5 at ISO 1600 from IR (both Jpegs from camera, so take it with a grain of salt)......I still prefer the K20 image for some reason.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Raybo Quote
K20 vs K-5 at ISO 1600 from IR (both Jpegs from camera, so take it with a grain of salt)......I still prefer the K20 image for some reason. :cool
My discomfort with the K20D at high ISO is a function of how well (or badly) a subject is lit. In good light, it's fine. But for me, high ISO means shooting in low light, with shutter speeds that aren't exceptionally fast. The K20D is a bit noisy there. My favorite solution is to shoot in B&W with Orange or Cyan filtration, and pretend it's Tri-X pushed to ASA 3200. Hell yeah, it's SUPPOSED to look like that!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Raybo Quote
K20 vs K-5 at ISO 1600 from IR (both Jpegs from camera, so take it with a grain of salt)......I still prefer the K20 image for some reason.
I might help if the K-5 was exposed properly
But even at that, the K-5 still outperforms the K20D at ISO1600 no matter how we slice it.

PS. I too like the K20 btw. its just that it can't keep-up with the K-5 amazing performance at higher ISO
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QuoteOriginally posted by Raybo Quote
K20 vs K-5 at ISO 1600 from IR (both Jpegs from camera, so take it with a grain of salt)......I still prefer the K20 image for some reason.
I might help if the K-5 was exposed properly
But even at that, the K-5 still outperforms the K20D at ISO1600 no matter how we slice it.

PS. I too like the K20 btw. its just that it can't keep-up with the K-5 amazing performance at higher ISO

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