New K3 image - interesting!


DrOrloff

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 14:00
I don't understand all the excitement about that AA filter though. There are countless posts proving removing the filter in the K5IIs resulted in precious little additional moire, and then how on the rare occasion it pops up it can be dealt with in pp. It is undoubtedly a nifty sounding piece of technology but surely one that most will leave permanently switched off.
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Dodge69

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 14:04
joostdh wrote:
Not sure if this was posted yet but here it is on Ricoh's website:
http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com/dslr/K-3

Looks cooool!!!

Can we delete the previous 13 pages of rudderless speculation and start from here please?


DrOrloff wrote:
most will leave permanently switched off.

Absolutely
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McGregNi

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 14:15
I sense that good moire control will remain important to many users with critical needs. We're still learning from random examples where it may be a problem. I think its an important option, but clever marketing too. The new system just needs to be tested out to get a feel for its best application.
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DrOrloff

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 14:21
It's nifty and good marketing, agreed, a feature worth having and one that permanently spells the end of AA filters if it works well. I really want to hear about niftier DR/iso performance though.
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McGregNi

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 14:35
I've heard it said many times that better Dr/ISO performance is not necessarily a given with such an increase in pixels within the same physical sensor space ?
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Mike-P

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 14:36
McGregNi wrote:
I've heard it said many times that better Dr/ISO performance is not necessarily a given with such an increase in pixels within the same physical sensor space ?

I always thought it got slightly worse .. so if we could have the same sort of performance as the K-5II but on a 24MP sensor I would be quite happy.
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Mongoose

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 14:37
Assuming that it works, it removes any concern you might have about an AA Filterless camera for general purpose use.
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michaelblue

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 14:42
joostdh wrote:
Not sure if this was posted yet but here it is on Ricoh's website:
http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com/dslr/K-3



All I get is 'ERROR 404'
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bettyswolloks

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 14:45
michaelblue wrote:
joostdh wrote:
Not sure if this was posted yet but here it is on Ricoh's website:
http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com/dslr/K-3



All I get is 'ERROR 404'

its just disappeared!

Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 16:16
Mike-P wrote:
McGregNi wrote:
I've heard it said many times that better Dr/ISO performance is not necessarily a given with such an increase in pixels within the same physical sensor space ?

I always thought it got slightly worse .. so if we could have the same sort of performance as the K-5II but on a 24MP sensor I would be quite happy.

Depends how far on the technology has moved. Hence the reason I never liked using my K10D above ISO 400, but happily use the K-5 at 1600 or more. It looks from the other post like the ISO runs from 100-51,200 as standard, no mention of expanded range (to reach ISO 51,200 on the K-5 you have to elect to have it as an option), so it might be safe to assume it's more usable at these higher ISOs... Or not.

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Mongoose

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 16:28
true, although the expanded range on the K-5 goes to 102400, so it might equally be expected to be less good at the top end..... either way is speculation until we get some reviews.
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BarryPearson

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 17:02
DrOrloff wrote:
It's nifty and good marketing, agreed, a feature worth having and one that permanently spells the end of AA filters if it works well. I really want to hear about niftier DR/iso performance though.

".... spells the end of AA filters ...." for cameras with shake reduction in the sensor!

Try that with in-lens stabilisation!
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DrOrloff

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 17:04
I was talking about Pentax, that's all there is after all.
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Mongoose

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 17:09
what are these "Other" camera makers people keep refering to?
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McGregNi

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 17:18
It's another clear dividing line technology wise between Pentax and the others, so will be another defining feature to promote. It will add another line of questioning though when criticising each others shots .... 'did you shoot with the shaky moire reduction thingy on or off?'
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