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12-11-2013, 10:55 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Pentax on Imaging Resource! Hooray!

Our beloved Pentax DSLRs got mentioned on Imaging Resource's Top 13 for 2013.

Award of Distinction, New Technology of the Year: Pentax K-3
Top 13 for 2013: the best cameras, lenses and technologies of the year

Camera of Distinction, Enthusiast DSLR: Pentax K-3
Top 13 for 2013: the best enthusiast and pro gear of the year

Camera of the Year, Best Entry-Level DSLR: Pentax K-50
Top 13 for 2013: the best entry-level cameras of the year

I thought this was a nice bit of publicity for Pentax. It's also great to see the K-50 which is derived from "old" technology. Pentax did it right the first time and hence the camera is still considered that good! Three cheers for Pentax!

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Dave has been the most-favorable expert reviewer of Pentax cameras going all the way back to early 6mp sensor days. He factors in value, user control functionality and ergonomics from the photographers' point of view - and that works to Pentax's advantage.
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Still, the K-3 was bested by the Nikon D7100, an older design.
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High praise for the K-50, though. I believe Consumer Reports also recommends it, and they seldom like Pentax products.

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QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
Our beloved Pentax DSLRs got mentioned on Imaging Resource's Top 13 for 2013.

Award of Distinction, New Technology of the Year: Pentax K-3
Top 13 for 2013: the best cameras, lenses and technologies of the year

Camera of Distinction, Enthusiast DSLR: Pentax K-3
Top 13 for 2013: the best enthusiast and pro gear of the year

Camera of the Year, Best Entry-Level DSLR: Pentax K-50
Top 13 for 2013: the best entry-level cameras of the year

I thought this was a nice bit of publicity for Pentax. It's also great to see the K-50 which is derived from "old" technology. Pentax did it right the first time and hence the camera is still considered that good! Three cheers for Pentax!
Well.... if you look at all the "best" list they provide...

I think it pretty much cover all cameras in the market....
It's like a music award in Hong Kong, everyone get a piece of the award...
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QuoteOriginally posted by civiletti Quote
Still, the K-3 was bested by the Nikon D7100, an older design.
Maybe but they haven't done a full test of the k-3 yet so maybe that's why.
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QuoteOriginally posted by civiletti Quote
Still, the K-3 was bested by the Nikon D7100, an older design.
Bested in what regard? If the topic is DXoMark, Dave over at ImagingResource agreed with me on a recent post that DXoMark does not take into account the banding problem in its standard testing system. Not only is a sensor not a camera, but the basic sensor testing does not necessarily measure all aspects of a sensor's capabilities. Pretty much everyone over here breathed a sigh of relief when we learned that the K-3 has the (lower-scoring) Sony sensor rather than the unpleasant banding problem that comes with the Toshiba sensor on some Nikon bodies. We tend to put too much stock in testing numbers, and not enough into meeting our own imaging needs and perceptions.

Not that I am saying the K-3 is the greatest. Concerns over the JPEG processing, smoothing, dynamic range, apparent low ISO noise are certainly worth considering.
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Bested in what regard?
Bested by Imaging Resource's ranking. I have no opinion on the matter myself.

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