The K5 holds its ground!


Opethian

Link Posted 28/08/2013 - 20:53
Scoring may not be entirely accurate (not weighing in that new focusing system), but I'm pretty happy about this link.

I think a few others here might be interested with this information.

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Pentax K5 | Samsung N9005 | DA 18-55 WR | DA 35 2.4 | DA 50 1.8
Tamron 10-24 SP | Tamron 90 2.8 Macro | Tamron 70-300 Macro
Samyang 85 1.4 ...and a few other manual lenses older than me.

martoto

Link Posted 28/08/2013 - 21:11
Synthetic test do not really tell the whole story, but yeah K-5 is still quite a good offer. Especially at the current prices.

McGregNi

Link Posted 28/08/2013 - 21:24
Hmmm, what a mess of a review website. Not sure that Canon would be happy to have their model called an 'entry-level DSLR' - or was that the K5? I don't think whatever automaton put this together would even know!

But, yes, good result and good publicity for our brand. The comparison categorys are obviously very generic, but even so the K5 races ahead on image quality, colours and high iso performance - I have heard it said that some people feel this is quite important But the Canon has more basic controls and features - now that sounds just plain boring!
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Opethian

Link Posted 28/08/2013 - 21:26
Yes, the website in itself is quite a huge undertaking! It's far from ideal, but very nice to see that an old K5 can throw punches against that new camera.

Am also baffled by which one it was calling an "entry-level DSLR" LOL

Let's see what the K3 will be!

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Pentax K5 | Samsung N9005 | DA 18-55 WR | DA 35 2.4 | DA 50 1.8
Tamron 10-24 SP | Tamron 90 2.8 Macro | Tamron 70-300 Macro
Samyang 85 1.4 ...and a few other manual lenses older than me.

jules

Link Posted 29/08/2013 - 07:58
I like this sites reviews but they have a bit of a Pentax Bias, They liked the original K5 and they like the new one too...

http://www.neocamera.com/article/best_cameras

There is a very broad set of reviews on here, including a by brand search which loads all the Pentax DSLR's but it was so slow to load this morning, I just couldn't be bothered to post the other link.
Cheers Jules...

My viewfinder is 576,000,000 pixels.
My other viewfinder is 5.76,000,000.

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JAK

Link Posted 29/08/2013 - 10:44
It quotes a reason to buy the opposition as having a touch screen meaning
less buttons. To me more real buttons is far better than a touch screen, indeed I would avoid a camera with that option altogether.

John K
John K

jules

Link Posted 29/08/2013 - 10:52
I don't want my review screen covered in fingerprints but I think I'm getting old! The kids all want touch screen everything, my mates iMac is constantly covered in bits of kids Jam Sandwich etc, that would drive me wild...
Cheers Jules...

My viewfinder is 576,000,000 pixels.
My other viewfinder is 5.76,000,000.

www.exaggeratedperspectives.com

JAK

Link Posted 29/08/2013 - 11:17
I'm pretty sure one's nose would press the touch screen inadvertently and no doubt change the settings to something unintended. Even just holding it might do the same. It's better to know where the buttons are so they can be changed without having to look at a screen, let alone a touch screen which would mean moving the camera so that the screen can be seen. In the meantime the photo opportunity you're after has gone away.

Should a new Pentax offer a touch screen that cannot be switched off I would avoid it like the plague.

As an aside, I bought my Mother a Nook book reader for Christmas. She could manage it quite well apart from one thing.. she likes to keep her finger on the screen to keep her place. Result - the page changes or it looks up the words - a usability nightmare indeed! Have since got her a basic Kindle without touch screen and she's quite happy with it.

So please Mr Pentax Ricoh - NO TOUCH SCREENS on your DSLRs!

John K
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 29/08/2013 - 11:18

Mongoose

Link Posted 29/08/2013 - 11:30
half the time with my K10D I operate the buttons by touch without taking the camera away from my face. That would be impossible with a touch screen.

I believe I could put up with a camera HAVING a touch screen, but it must not be used for controls which I want to use while shooting.

On my PC I am violently against touch screens. I've spent YEARs trying to educate people to keep their mucky fingers away from my screen!
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Last Edited by Mongoose on 29/08/2013 - 11:31

MrB

Link Posted 29/08/2013 - 12:20
Mongoose wrote:
half the time with my K10D I operate the buttons by touch without taking the camera away from my face.

That illustrates clearly how Pentax ergonomics are so good. If a future K- DSLR is given a touch screen, it must be only as an option that can be switched off, or it would be doubtful that many current users would want to upgrade.

Philip

Mongoose

Link Posted 29/08/2013 - 12:32
MrB wrote:
Mongoose wrote:
half the time with my K10D I operate the buttons by touch without taking the camera away from my face.

That illustrates clearly how Pentax ergonomics are so good. If a future K- DSLR is given a touch screen, it must be only as an option that can be switched off, or it would be doubtful that many current users would want to upgrade.

Philip

It's one of the things I love about the K10 that the buttons all fall right where I want them, and it's the large number of physical buttons that'll make me go for the K-5II over the K-50 when I eventually come to upgrade. I think Pentax/Ricoh know enough about ergonomics to be able to figure that out though.
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jules

Link Posted 29/08/2013 - 12:52
Left eye user here, touch screens could be a nightmare if not implimented properly, got a big condo too.
Cheers Jules...

My viewfinder is 576,000,000 pixels.
My other viewfinder is 5.76,000,000.

www.exaggeratedperspectives.com

JAK

Link Posted 29/08/2013 - 15:13
Yes, I'm a left eye user too and invariably have to clean the screen quite often. I'm pretty confident that the honker wouldn't know what settings it was inadvertently changing thus wreaking the photo!

John K
John K

tyronet2000

Link Posted 31/08/2013 - 21:05
Lefty too
Regards
Stan

PPG

Smeggypants

Link Posted 31/08/2013 - 21:11
Mongoose wrote:
half the time with my K10D I operate the buttons by touch without taking the camera away from my face. That would be impossible with a touch screen.

yes indeed. couldn't agree more
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