Product Type: Pentax digital cameras
Newest Review: ... indentical to the Samsung 10mega pixel DSLR so it makes hardly any difference which one you get. If you don't have the time to read DS... more
See the review. It's an award winner!
Member Name: Mr. Davis
Advantages: Your PK fit lense collection DOES have a future
Disadvantages: Seems to be as good as the competition plus some
This camera has won a few photo media awards.
If, like me, you've been waiting for Pentax to bring out a serious DSLR, the wait is up. This camera is of course pretty much indentical to the Samsung 10mega pixel DSLR so it makes hardly any difference which one you get.
If you don't have the time to read DSLR reviews, I know how you feel though I have spent a fair few hours recently reading about this model and I now feel confident enough in this model to take the DSLR plunge and refrain from selling my PK fit lenses.
DO shop around for best prices though AND, if you happen to be taking a trip abroad, check the exchange rate and prices for this camera at your destination. You may save enough money to cover the cost of your flight.
I won't duplicate the content of reviews written by others here but there are plenty of them out there on the net written in various degrees of technical / non-technical language.
A general point I'd like to make about digital photography and "is film dead?", I have some 6x4.5 medium format cameras. As far as I know, digital cameras are just getting close to the kind of resolution you can achieve with 6x4.5 film .... but how big are the files for shots with this resolution? What are the storage / data implications? How will digital overtake 6x4.5 and higher film formats?
I sometimes really enjoy taking a Ricoh KR-10 out with a pentax 50mm lense on the front and shooting a roll of print film. IS there something about shooting on film that will keep it alive as a format / medium?
I make no apologies for writing a review of a piece of kit I don't own BUT, at the time of writing, there WAS no review on dooyoo and I HAVE read a lot about this camera I thought it would be a shame if people missed a good camera because no-one had written anything about it.
The rating is what I see as a conservative average of the reviews I've read. DO read other eviews on this camera. This review is merely a pointer in that direction.
Summary: At last, a DSLR from Pentax / Samsung worth keeping your PK fit lenses for
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