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Sunday, March 6, 2011

4 Reasons to Buy the Nikon D7000 Over the Pentax K-5

Discussing the Phoblographer's Pentax K-5 review, specifically the CONS of the Pentax K-5. The Phoblographer lists 5 CONS, but I've reduced it to 4 as the first one on his list is not valid as I explain in the video.

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1 comment:

Chuck Cunningham said...

Purple Fringing in digitals has likely as much to do with the sensor:

The K-5 (and K-X as well) are particularly bad w/purple fringing, but perhaps there will be a firmware upgrade to deal with it in-camera?

Post processing can deal with it, but there are compromises and it can be pretty minute, time consuming work, if you're a perfectionist.

I agree w/you about the write speed issue, to some degree. The Pentax takes SDHC (and now SDHX, although not at the highest speeds), but there are considerations of the camera's image processor speed, including any algorithm's they've engineered. But I would presume that it is likely his card speed, shooting RAW, using a built in filter, expanded DR, etc before I would presume that the camera is just slow at writing due to some deficiency.

As far as in-lens stabilization, it may be the case that in-lens is "better" than in-body. However, the reasons Canon and Nikon have for implementing them in-lens likely has as much to do with revenue as effectiveness. You buy a body, then you buy a bunch of lenses over time. They're making more money off the lenses than the bodies, and can demand more for a lens with IS. Just a suggestion.