K5 vs KX Pt II


tsammyc

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Got out the old tripod and IF remote control and some really old vases for a comparision. All shot at F8

K5-800

KX-800

K5-1600

KX-1600
 

tsammyc

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K5-3200

KX-3200

K5-6400

KX-6400
 

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tsammyc

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K5-12800

KX-12800
 

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tsammyc

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Some Pixel Peeping
K5vsKX ISO 800

K5vsKX ISO 6400
 

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tsammyc

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The color seems richer on the Kr.. The blue vase on e left is pale on Kx
Yeah, both were on auto white balance, but the K5's auto white balance is truer. Lighting was florescent (which sometimes fools the KX auto WB) with some daylight coming in from a window. The KX's sensor is pretty competitive IMHO.
 

ranchy

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is it shot in JPEG? the vase of K-x look pale and the seem to have some details lost @iso800?

Hmm.. 6400 iso on the k-5 look more grainy compare to the K-x though. but it still look nice :)
 

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is it shot in JPEG? the vase of K-x look pale and the seem to have some details lost @iso800?

Hmm.. 6400 iso on the k-5 look more grainy compare to the K-x though. but it still look nice :)
Yeah. I don't shoot raw. Haven't installed the Pentax software. The differences are in the auto white balance and my lighting situation.
 

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Hmm..I will be surprised if the K5 high iso performance can only match the KX. From the KR hands-on that I read, it seems that KR is around one stop better than KX. And K5 is supposed to be at least on par with the KR so doesnt make sense if KX can still compete with K5 in terms of high iso..
 

tsammyc

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As a KX user, I do find that the K5 is about 1 stop better overall than the KX. Do note that the 16MP sensor is much larger than the KX's 12MP, so the pixel peeping example is exaggerated the noise.
 

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K5 got 14bit raw output, better shoot raw to compare :)
whoa..you're back? I though you wanted to go for Part II of the outing ;) But I guess since the raw rice is now cooked, no point to hang around but to go home and check out the images. :bsmilie: Hope you all had a great outing.
 

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whoa..you're back? I though you wanted to go for Part II of the outing ;) But I guess since the raw rice is now cooked, no point to hang around but to go home and check out the images. :bsmilie: Hope you all had a great outing.
Yeah, the outing was great! Took quite a few photos w/ the new camera and lens, I'd say I really enjoy the new ... lens I mean ;) After some play w/ the DA35, I can say it's a great little lens.
 

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Could you be kind enough to share the EXIF data and how the images were done? (ie. RAW; No PP; NR setting; etc)

It seems that the exposure is more on the Kx (looking at the shadows and the bright window reflection on the case).

WB is off, or Kx uses stronger WB or could be a combination with lower exposure on the K5.

K5 ISO6400 might be swapped with ISO12800. ISO12800 seems cleaner than 6400.


Apologies in advance for all the queries.
 

tsammyc

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Exif data
Camera Pentax K-5
Exposure 0.025 sec (1/40)
Aperture f/8.0
Focal Length 31 mm
Focal Length 31.0 mm
ISO Speed 6400
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash Off, Did not fire
Orientation Horizontal (normal)
X-Resolution 300 dpi
Y-Resolution 300 dpi
Software K-5 Ver 1.00
Date and Time (Modified) 2010:10:16 10:50:51
YCbCr Positioning Co-sited
Exposure Program Aperture-priority AE
Date and Time (Original) 2010:10:16 10:50:51
Date and Time (Digitized) 2010:10:16 10:50:51
Metering Mode Multi-segment
Color Space sRGB
Sensing Method One-chip color area
Custom Rendered Normal
Exposure Mode Auto
White Balance Auto
Focal Length In35mm Format 46 mm
Scene Capture Type Standard
Contrast High
Saturation Normal
Sharpness Hard
Subject Distance Range Close
Pentax Version 7.0.0.0
Pentax Model Type 0
Preview Image Size 640x480
Preview Image Length 30005
Preview Image Start 11572
Pentax Model ID Unknown (0x12e76)
Date 2010:10:16
Time 10:50:51
Quality Best
Flash Mode Off, Did not fire; Internal
Focus Mode AF-S
AFPoint Selected Auto
Exposure Time 1/40
FNumber 8.0
ISO 6400
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Metering Mode Multi-segment
Auto Bracketing 0 EV, No Extended Bracket
White Balance Auto
Saturation Normal
Contrast Med High
Sharpness Med Hard
DSPFirmware Version 1.00.00.00
CPUFirmware Version 1.00.00.00
Effective LV 5.2
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Drive Mode Single-frame; No Timer; Remote Control; Single Exposure
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Sensitivity Adjust 0
Image Processing Count 0
Camera Temperature 30 C
AELock Off
Noise Reduction Off
Flash Exposure Comp 0
Image Tone Bright
SRResult Not ready
Shake Reduction On (5)
SRHalf Press Time 0.00 s
SRFocal Length 32 mm
Shutter Count 23
Dynamic Range Expansion Off
High ISONoise Reduction Unknown (255 4)
AFAdjustment 0
Black Point 0 0 0 0
White Point 18080 8192 8192 14976
Picture Mode2 Aperture Priority
Program Line Normal
EVSteps 1/3 EV steps
E- Dial In Program Tv or Av
Aperture Ring Use Prohibited
Flash Options Normal
Metering Mode2 Multi-segment
AFPoint Mode Auto
Focus Mode2 AF-S
AFPoint Selected2 Auto
ISOFloor 6400
Drive Mode2 Remote Control
Exposure Bracket Step Size 0.3
Bracket Shot Number n/a
White Balance Set Auto
Multiple Exposure Set Off
AEExposure Time 1/36
AEAperture 8.0
AE_ ISO 6400
AEXv 0
AEBXv 0
AEMin Exposure Time 1/7723
AEProgram Mode Av, B or X
AEMax Aperture 0.2
AEMax Aperture2 1.8
AEMin Aperture 2
AEMetering Mode [2], [3], [7]
Flash Exposure Comp Set +8.0
Auto Aperture Off
Min Aperture 16
Lens FStops 7.5
Nominal Max Aperture 4.8
Nominal Min Aperture 11
Max Aperture 1.0
Flash Status Unknown (0x1)
Internal Flash Mode n/a - Off-Auto-Aperture
External Flash Mode Unknown (0xf0)
Internal Flash Strength 63
TTL_ DA_ AUp 0
TTL_ DA_ ADown 0
TTL_ DA_ BUp 0
TTL_ DA_ BDown 0
External Flash Guide Number n/a
External Flash Exposure Comp n/a
External Flash Bounce n/a
AEMetering Segments 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.5 4.2 4.5 4.6 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.8 4.0 4.6 5.2 5.0 4.2 4.2 4.6 3.9 4.1 4.9 4.2 3.6 4.2 5.6 5.1 4.1 4.0 3.2 2.0 4.4 5.2 3.6 2.8 3.1 4.8 4.6 3.8 3.9 2.2 2.4 3.9 4.6 3.8 3.0 3.4 4.4 4.5 3.6 3.5 3.5 2.6 3.6 4.6 4.0 3.6 4.9 4.0 4.2 3.4 3.5 4.0 3.1 4.2 4.8 4.1 3.9 4.4 3.9 4.2 2.9 3.9 4.6
Flash Metering Segments 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Manufacture Date 2010:10:05
Production Code 2.3
Internal Serial Number 11651
Power Source Unknown (0xf2)
Battery States 5 1
Battery ADBody No Load 2
Battery ADBody Load 253
Battery ADGrip No Load 2
Battery ADGrip Load 220
AFPredictor 10
AFDefocus 7
AFIntegration Time 30 ms
AFPoints In Focus Top
WBShift AB 0
WBShift MG 0
Compression JPEG (old-style)
 

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