Pentax K-1 Reviews


Spider-Man

Link Posted 23/06/2016 - 17:19
I'm not sure if any of the forum members have stumbled across this particular Pentax K-1 review yet? It makes interesting reading particularly the historical background which helps put the Pentax K-1 into perspective. Enjoy
http://www.jonathangorsephotography.com/blog/2016/5/PentaxK1

P.s. I thought it might be good to have a place where members can consolidate & reference all the various Reviews which get produced for the relevant Pentax/Ricoh camera/system they're interested in.
It's not the strongest species that survive, nor is it the most intelligent. It is those most adaptable to change.

mille19

Link Posted 23/06/2016 - 17:32
I think he likes it

Spider-Man

Link Posted 04/07/2016 - 20:35
I've just received the August copy of Practical Photography and in it they rate the 6 best Hi-Resolution cameras. Their number one rated camera turns out to be the Pentax K-1!
It's not the strongest species that survive, nor is it the most intelligent. It is those most adaptable to change.

dcweather

Link Posted 05/07/2016 - 23:54
Dpreview full review out now. Usual Achilles heel for Pentax - AF accuracy and speed and video although I can't see why anyone would want a full frame video camera - after all high quality movies can be 16mm.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/pentax-k-1

richandfleur

Link Posted 06/07/2016 - 01:54
dcweather wrote:
I can't see why anyone would want a full frame video camera - after all high quality movies can be 16mm.

Yeah I'll stick with my high quality movies from the Pentax APS-C range. Oh no wait, that's got the same video quality issues as well...

SteveLedger

Link Posted 06/07/2016 - 04:37
richandfleur wrote:

Yeah I'll stick with my high quality movies from the Pentax APS-C range. Oh no wait, that's got the same video quality issues as well...

JAK

Link Posted 06/07/2016 - 12:10
Would Pentaxians pefer Ricoh dumb down the still features of Pentax DSLRs in favour of turning them into video cameras? Personally I suspect not but prove me wrong. Surely a dedicated video camera must be preferable for video photography and a dedicated still camera for still photography. When each do the job of the other type it has to be a compromise.
John K

SteveLedger

Link Posted 06/07/2016 - 12:40
....sigh

JAK

Link Posted 06/07/2016 - 12:44
SteveLedger wrote:
....sigh

.... Your perfect camera would be?
(I suspect not a Pentax.)
Not withstanding, the video quality of recent Pentax DSLRs is pretty damn good. Why criticize it?
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 06/07/2016 - 12:48

SteveLedger

Link Posted 06/07/2016 - 13:03
Clearly you're not interested in better video features, so I wonder is it really worth trying to start an argument with those who are?

JAK

Link Posted 06/07/2016 - 13:20
Please don't make it personal. But if you are able to say what could be added without compromising still photography features I'm sure many would like to hear. Even if you suspect they won't agree with you it surely wouldn't hurt to say if you're serious about it. Or are you just trolling?
John K

D0n

Link Posted 06/07/2016 - 15:02
dcweather wrote:
Dpreview full review out now. Usual Achilles heel for Pentax - AF accuracy and speed and video although I can't see why anyone would want a full frame video camera - after all high quality movies can be 16mm.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/pentax-k-1

those who understand the concepts actually want to see a 645 sized sensor putting out video with a 70mm film look....
remember.. there are those who ALSO believe "why would anybody care about sensor size and waste money on a D-slr... my iPhones takes great pictures!" and people in these pentax forums sound a lot like THOSE guys when the subject switches to video ...

JAK

Link Posted 06/07/2016 - 15:07
The new video spec K-3000
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Is that what you really want? Pro spec video requires pro spec cameras, not DSLRs. The right tool for the right job.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 06/07/2016 - 15:16

Mike-P

Link Posted 06/07/2016 - 15:16
JAK wrote:


Please don't make it personal. But if you are able to say what could be added without compromising still photography features I'm sure many would like to hear. Even if you suspect they won't agree with you it surely wouldn't hurt to say if you're serious about it. Or are you just trolling?

Talk about double standards ....

Anyway, I thought this was for K-1 reviews, not a wishlist thread.
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr

JAK

Link Posted 06/07/2016 - 15:43
Mike, the issue is people keep criticizing Pentax cameras for poor video, as per the DP review linked to by the OP. Seems people expect a camera offering all the features of a 7000 pro video model combined with a high quality pro DSLR all for 1599. Right camera for the right job.

The wish list was hinted at in the DP review.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 06/07/2016 - 15:47
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