(03-27-2021, 11:24 AM)thomass Wrote: But with todays processing capabilities in modern cameras, the advantages of getting a live signal from the sensor are so obvious, I don't believe that Pentax can significantly improve autofocus with K3 MKIII, which is the most important limitation for me currently.In theory, Pentax could improve the autofocus at least to the level of the best DSLR on the market. Of course, they haven't done that with the K-3iii - but there's still a lot of room to grow, from the old SAFOX.
The K-3iii gets a live signal from a secondary 307,000 RGBIr pixels sensor, by the way. Now, what could they do with it...
(03-27-2021, 11:24 AM)thomass Wrote: If you aren't a landscape photographer, nowadays you may just want to have eye detection, which isn't possible with SLR.Yeah, they could do eye detection - and sure enough, the K-3iii does eye detection with the optical viewfinder!
(no idea how fast and accurate, but you said it "isn't possible"...)
(03-27-2021, 11:24 AM)thomass Wrote: Metering is also much easier when you have proper object tracking in place...DSLRs do object tracking since ages. Even the older Pentax cameras like the K-3/KP/K-1 do that, although it's quite crude.
Tip: you can go mirrorless without explaining to us how bad DSLRs are.
(03-27-2021, 12:44 AM)Klaus Wrote: Well, this does look quite impressive actually
It's just a pity that their lens lineup is quite outdated.
It's not that bad, although there are quite a few modern options "missing" - I'm still waiting for the D FA 21mm Limited, but that's mostly because I do not want the 15-30 behemoth.
Too bad you no longer test Pentax lenses... particularly the new D FA* primes. I have the D FA* 50mm and it's great, and the D FA* 85mm appears to be even better.