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12-14-2015, 09:49 PM - 1 Like   #16
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The k3ii will focus better in low light than your k5, but it has more noise at high iso... in my experience

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The k3ii will focus better in low light than your k5, but it has more noise at high iso... in my experience
This is good to know! Thanks so much! I have been curious about the high ISO noise on the K-3 (ii) compared to the K-5. Thanks so much for chiming in!
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QuoteOriginally posted by TroutHunterJohn Quote
The k3ii will focus better in low light than your k5, but it has more noise at high iso... in my experience
DXOMark shows the same signal-to-noise ratio when compared at the same resolution and/or the same print size. There are a couple of errors people make in comparing K-3 and K-5 files:
  1. viewing on a computer at pixel level, which is unfair to the higher megapixel camera
  2. K-5 family have non-optional noise reduction at ISO's above 1600
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For a valid comparison, print both at the same size or view both at 16mp resolution. Add NR to the K-3 file if ISO is greater than ISO 1600. Noise will balance out.

There are several advantages of the K-3 over the K-5
  • higher resolution with any lens
  • AF tracking controls
  • 27 AF points
  • three f/2.8-sensitive focal points
  • -3EV AF and metering
  • dual card slots
  • reliable bounce flash
  • superior rear panel LCD
The only advantage of the K-5 over the K-3 is ISO 80, which provides an extra 0.4 stop of dynamic range.

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