K-m sensor manafactuer?


tomw

Link Posted 10/09/2010 - 16:52
I was just wondering who manactuered the sensor on the entry level Pentax K-m?
Tom

Smeggypants

Link Posted 10/09/2010 - 17:10
Amstrad
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
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Greytop

Link Posted 10/09/2010 - 18:08
The serious answer is Sony
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hefty1

Link Posted 10/09/2010 - 18:11
Smeggypants wrote:
Amstrad



All Pentax D-SLR's with the exception of the K20D and the K-7 (Samsung) have used sensors from Sony.

The one in the K-m was previously used in the K10D and K200D (and Nikon D200, etc).
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 10/09/2010 - 18:30
hee hee
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

Stuey

Link Posted 10/09/2010 - 21:16
Theres me thinking my K10d was based around a shreddie

Lets not forget that the 645D has a Kodak sensor

When I bought the K10 the sensor had been used in quite a few dslrs and has been used in quite a few more since then, I guess Sony sold it on very well.

If I am not mistaken Sony sensors live in Nikon cameras as well (the 10.2 million ccd from the k10d is in the D80 and D200 with a few tweeks to the clever bits attached)- sorry for swearing guys (I shall never mention the 'N' word again.
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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jackitec

Link Posted 10/09/2010 - 21:21
Nikon is not a swear word,
Last Edited by jackitec on 10/09/2010 - 21:21

Dangermouse

Link Posted 10/09/2010 - 21:42
I do wonder whether Pentax tweaked it a bit, as my K-m seems to behave very differently to a friend's Sony DSLR which most likely uses the same sensor.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.

flossie

Link Posted 11/09/2010 - 08:38
Dangermouse wrote:
I do wonder whether Pentax tweaked it a bit, as my K-m seems to behave very differently to a friend's Sony DSLR which most likely uses the same sensor.

generally speaking, both Pentax and Nikon have managed to get a lot more out of various Sony sensors than Sony have in their own-brand cameras (the actual sensors and cameras are made by different divisions).

Nikon recently claimed to have designed their own sensors, but was phrased in such a vague way that it could just mean they've just added their own tweaks to Sony sensors - developing your own semiconductor design facility is not a trivial matter, and certainly not cost effective even with Nikon markups...
Still shooting in the dark (literally and metaphorically)...

Paulcollins

Link Posted 10/10/2010 - 13:32
I don't think Nikon or Canon is a swear word , along with Pentax their much the same to me it's the glass you use and how you see things, I have Pentax, because I have a lot of K fit lens, that's the only reason, no brand slave here, I thought the sensor was Sony .
Pentax K10d, KM, kit lens 18-55,Sigma 28-80, Sigma 55-200, Sigma70/300 APO , Tamron 400mm Prime, Cosinon 135 prime,Ricoh 55mm.
Last Edited by Paulcollins on 10/10/2010 - 13:33
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