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    Pentax X-5 -- Bridge superzoom

    http://pentaxdslrs.blogspot.com.au/2...x-5-27995.html
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    looks really good Kym.....cept the deal breaker for me is no RAW. Bugger as I want a travel camera. Looks like the FZ150 now.
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    Sensor size is the deal breaker for me. But I'm more then happy with my k5 anyway.
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    Official link http://www.pentax.jp/english/news/2012/20120823.html

    It's a bridge camera - meh!
    A friend just ordered this http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony...hot-dsc-hx200v also no raw.

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    Sorry for the ignorant question... what's a bridge camera?

    Never mind: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_camera



    Personally I don't see the point. Give me an ace entry level DSLR like the K-r.

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    entry level DSLR like the K-r.
    You mean the K30 .....?

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    No, I mean the K-r.

    The K-30 isn't an entry level camera, it's an intermediate camera. The K-r has been discontinued officially but is still available on store shelves, and it is a hell of a camera.

    I have a K-r and a K-5.

    Hopefully Pentax will announce a decent entry level DSLR to replace the K-x/K-r bodies, keep the K-30 in the middle and announce a high end replacement to the recently discontinued K-5. They have some amazing bodies ATM and with a decent replacement lineup I think they can build on this and gain significant market share.
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    The Pentax forum is saying the K-5 is now discontinued. An announcement on its replacement is apparently coming soon. I only just got my K-5, and I am loving it, so can only imagine what its replacement will be like!
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    I also have a K-5 ... will be interesting to see its replacement. It's 2 years old in October.

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    Talking about super zooms, I'm most interested to see the upcoming 560mm f5.6.

    Shame I probably won't be able to afford it.
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    560/5.6 is supposed to be affordable, not sure what that means

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    G'day Kym et al

    Nice to see a reference to a non-APS-sensor / FF dSLR here

    I really don't know what all the fuss is about fellas ...
    I'm printing 30" wide stuff from my X-s1 superzoom > how often do you buggers with your great-big-sensor SLRs print 30" wide images??

    ps- my Kx with Sigma lenses is less sharp than the old Panasonic FZ30 with its 12x Leica zoom of 35mm to 420mm FF equiv
    It's been donated to a beginner some time ago, so I can't do side-by-side tests with the X-s1, but still > so what...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OzzieTraveller View Post
    G'day Kym et al

    Nice to see a reference to a non-APS-sensor / FF dSLR here

    I really don't know what all the fuss is about fellas ...
    I'm printing 30" wide stuff from my X-s1 superzoom > how often do you buggers with your great-big-sensor SLRs print 30" wide images??...

    Regards, Phil
    The XS-1 is far and away more advanced than any of the other current superzooms, being as how it has the same sensor as the X-10... But its HUGE. Convenient that theres no lens change required, but HUGE.

    Whats the EVF like in it? as good as the X100?

    Not really excited about the X-5 from Pentax, if its anything like it predecessors it will be pretty woeful. OTOH, if Ricoh has had a hand in the design... maybe not.
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    G'day KF

    I'm not sure what you're asking / saying here ...

    I suggest that you read my review of the camera as published here ...
    http://www.steves-digicams.com/knowl...-100-days.html

    As for the EVF - I have said many times in this & other places that the EVF is so superior to a SLR's optical viewfinder, that I will never welcome using an optical SLR viewfinder again

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