New K3 image - interesting!


Conqueror

Link Posted 06/10/2013 - 16:32
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Astro tracer support(?)

do you mean built in astrotracer?

ah it says (optional) so prob still requires the plug-in unit
K-3ii
Last Edited by Conqueror on 06/10/2013 - 16:33

jules

Link Posted 06/10/2013 - 16:37
This is clearer and second bit quite interesting...
Translating from the original article,

"There are 27 AF focus points (25 are cross type), centre three are f/2.8 sensitive type."

Also, in regards to smartphone interoperability, an optional http://www.flu-card.com/ is required. There's an interesting comment on the original site where one poster speculated the possibility of using the phone's display as "variangle" monitor.

Read more at: http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/238873-pentax-k-3-specific...
Cheers Jules...

My viewfinder is 576,000,000 pixels.

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Last Edited by jules on 06/10/2013 - 16:38

JohnX

Link Posted 06/10/2013 - 16:48
I don't get the impression that the car Flu-Card streams, which is surely what you'd need to use a smart phone as a monitor?

Don

Link Posted 06/10/2013 - 17:06
unless the smart phone app is for teathered smartphones... via usb 3...
or the wireless card streaming functions are routed throught hte phone apps..
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

Conqueror

Link Posted 06/10/2013 - 18:14
So we reasonably confident this thing is going to blow everything out of the water crop sensor wise?
K-3ii

Pentaxonian

Link Posted 06/10/2013 - 18:29
Camera wise, I think it will.

But we also need a killer fast lens to go with it.

The current 16-50 has too much baggage associated with it. A mark 2 will do nicely.
K5iis and a couple of lenses.

sbrads

Link Posted 06/10/2013 - 18:59
Pentax badly need an optically top notch fast focusing 70-200 f2.8 to go with the K-3 plus a wide zoom. The emphasis just has to be on very fast AF lenses to go with this new cam for people to look at Pentax seriously.

Conqueror

Link Posted 06/10/2013 - 19:31
There's talk of a 18-70mm f2.8 DA on the US forum and various other places...
K-3ii

DrOrloff

Link Posted 06/10/2013 - 19:40
The Pentax version of the Tokina 12-28 shouldn't be too long.
You can see some of my photos here if you are so inclined

Smeggypants

Link Posted 06/10/2013 - 19:48
Conqueror wrote:
So we reasonably confident this thing is going to blow everything out of the water crop sensor wise?

Not yet. At least not for me. I'm not bothered about 24MP. The AF system looks on paper to be much better, but I'm waiting for the Dynamic Range/ISO improvements, if any, before anything is blown out of the water.
[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

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 06/10/2013 - 20:23
You will not see dramatic DR/ISO improvements until they drop their FF bomb, Smeggy. (If it ever happens!)

In terms of the crop sensor market, this machine looks like a Canikon beater though! Nikon image quality (at least) with Canon performance and video capability (or better). At least that's what I hope (for Pentax's sake).

Not that Canikon users will probably pay any attention
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Last Edited by Pentaxophile on 06/10/2013 - 20:26

Smeggypants

Link Posted 06/10/2013 - 20:39
Pentaxophile wrote:
You will not see dramatic DR/ISO improvements until they drop their FF bomb, Smeggy. (If it ever happens!)

In terms of the crop sensor market, this machine looks like a Canikon beater though! Nikon image quality (at least) with Canon performance and video capability (or better). At least that's what I hope (for Pentax's sake).

Not that Canikon users will probably pay any attention

Possibly not but the K-5 managed it over the K-7/K-20D so I'm never saying never
[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

jules

Link Posted 06/10/2013 - 20:39
Smeggypants wrote:
Conqueror wrote:
So we reasonably confident this thing is going to blow everything out of the water crop sensor wise?

Not yet. At least not for me. I'm not bothered about 24MP. The AF system looks on paper to be much better, but I'm waiting for the Dynamic Range/ISO improvements, if any, before anything is blown out of the water.

Add me to that list Smeggy, though I could be more interested in the 24 Mp than you but it will not be a camera to replace my IIs, I want it for it's extra cropability, for Aircraft and critters but thats all.
It's probably a new Sensor if it's a Sony so, it may equal or outperform the Toshiba in the D7100, lets hope so anyway, I'd be suprised if it bettered the K5 though...
Cheers Jules...

My viewfinder is 576,000,000 pixels.

www.exaggeratedperspectives.com

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 06/10/2013 - 20:48
Smeggypants wrote:
Possibly not but the K-5 managed it over the K-7/K-20D so I'm never saying never

That was the switch from Samsung to Sony Exmor sensors. Unless there's another sensor manufacturer out there who's really done some magic, unlikely. I predict DR and ISO performance slightly ahead of the Nikon D7100, just as the K5 was a tiny (and I mean really tiny) bit ahead of the D7000. Which basically means they will stand still compared to the K5 I think.
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Last Edited by Pentaxophile on 06/10/2013 - 20:48

Smeggypants

Link Posted 06/10/2013 - 20:48
Your prediction sounds rational
[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
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