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Pentax GR-E Curved Sensor Rumor

pentax GR E image

According to latest rumors Pentax / Ricoh curved sensor based camera is coming. The expected date of announcement is some time 2018 spring OR summer. The price of the camera is $1800. Take a detailed look at the rumored specification

Pentax GR-E Specification

– 36MP curved surface type sensor
– will be announced early in the spring or summer
– the price is 1,800 US dollars
– the size of the X 64.7Mm X 122.0 39.8Mm
– lens 28mm F2.4 (not retractable)
– customization possible Lens ring
– ISO 51200
– New type battery

The specification of the camera look very promising and if it arrives then for sure many new users will also get attracted to Pentax.

BTW, This is a low credible rumor, so take this with grain of salt.

We will update you soon as we get any new information.

Also see – Why Pentax KP is better the Nikon D500

Get Pentax KP from Amazon | For Nikon D500 At B&H You Pay $1996


Pentax 645Z at DXOMark Lab

Pentax 645Z

I am really surprised that DXO publishing test result of a 3 year old camera, why so late ?  Pentax 645Z (B&H) was announced on April 15, 2014.

BTW, lets talk about the results. Penatx 645Z is one of the best sensor ever tested by DXO, the performance of the sensor matches to Hasselblad X1D sensor (highest-scoring sensor to date).

Pentax 645Z image

Also see – Fujifilm GFX vs Pentax 645Z – High ISO Test

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Fujifilm GFX vs Pentax 645Z - High ISO Test

Fuji GFX High ISO Test image

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Fujifilm GFX medium format camera first test shots surfaced at imaging resource website. The medium format sensor of Fuji shows us enormous amount details in each and every pic. Till now we know Pentax 645Z As one of the best consumer medium format camera available to date. But when you look at the high ISO test images side by side of Pentax 645Z and Fujifilm GFX then you will going to see the Fuji medium format camera is more superior compared to the Pentax 645Z.



At base ISO test both camera were kept at ISO 100 while capturing the shot. And the images clearly show us that Fujifilm technique is more advanced and better compared to the existing technology used inside the printer 645Z camera.

High ISO Test

Fuji GFX 50

Not only at base ISO Fuji performing better, the images captured at ISO 6400 then the noise management of UGC gfx is more better compared to the Pentax. You can see from your eyes that the pic captured by physical gfx medium format camera showing various colour as compared to the Pentax 645 Z not only that the colour output at Higher so he’s very well controlled compared to its competitor.


Pentax KP High ISO test image and analysis

Well I was really waiting for the Pentax KP HIGH ISO Test result and guess what I am really surprised to see the breathtaking performance of the KP DSLR. The Pentax KP DSLR is the second DSLR after Nikon D500 to touch out the ISO 819,200 mark.

While talking to many pentax professional users we came to know that the new KP camera is somehow performing parallel in-terms of image quality compared to Penatx FF DSLR K-1.

Let’s take a look at the High ISO test of the Pentax KP camera against Canon 80D and Nikon D500.

While comparing the Pentax KP camera with Canon 80D

Pentax-KP-vs-Canon-80D ISO

Canon 80D is most successful APC-C DSLR of present time, some online test reports claimed that Canon 80D sensor performance is even better than Canon 7D Mark II sensor performance.

But Now it’s time to look at the test of Pentax KP camera against Canon 80D DSLR. We can clearly notice that Pentax KP is able to collect bit more details compared to the Canon 80D camera.

Pentax KP vs Nikon D500

pentax KP vs D500

before we begin you must note the megapixel difference between the both DSLR camera. The Nikon D500 features a 20 MP APS-C sensor whereas the Pentax KP comes with a 24MP APS-C sensor.

The result of using a high resolution sensor is clearly visible in the test, as we can notice that KP is able to extract more details compared to the Nikon D500 camera, at the same time the images coming out from the Nikon D500 camera look bit flat.

Despite of having bit lower resolution / large photo-diodes the Nikon D500 controlling color noise more better than the Penatx KP

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Pentax KP Sample Images

The official samples of the Pentax KP camera is now out. As Pentax promised the camera is able to shoot images upto 819200 ISO, well it’s quite high and but surprisingly none of the samples images are even captured at ISO 6400.
The only one sample we caught capture at ISO 3200 is the sample below, while looking at 100% scale the image look impressive and color noise of the image is very well controlled. (High Resolution samples links at last)

Pentax KP Sample Images9

Lens HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mmF3.5-5.6ED DC WR
Focal length 85mm (equivalent to 127mm in 35mm format)
Shutter speed 1/160sec
Aperture F6.3
Shooting mode Aperture Priority
White balance Daylight
ISO sensitivity 3200
Recorded pixels 6016×4000 pixels
Exposure compensation -0.3EV
High-ISO NR Auto
Pixel Shift Resolution OFF

Pentax KP Sample Images8

Lens HD PENTAX-DA 20-40mmF2.8-4ED Limited DC WR
Focal length 40mm (equivalent to 60mm in 35mm format)
Shutter speed 1/100sec
Aperture F4.0
Shooting mode Aperture Priority
White balance Incandescent
ISO sensitivity 1600
Recorded pixels 6016×4000 pixels
Exposure compensation 0.0EV
High-ISO NR Auto
Pixel Shift Resolution OFF

Continue reading Pentax KP Sample Images

Pentax KP Arrived with New 24MP Sensor, 5-axis IS II, ISO 819200 and Pixel-Shift

Pentax KP image

Pentax KP announced today and the specification camera features isn’t a surprise for our regular readers since we are the first website to tell you the Pentax KP Can see in Dark, Features ISO Sensitivity of 819200.

Pentax KP core specification secures it place to be called one of the best APS-C sensor DSLRs to be present at moment. We have no obligation to say that the KP is fully capable to compete against the Nikon D500 and Canon 7D Mark II.

But the biggest fallback of the camera is it doesn’t carry 4K video recording mode. Even as a Still photographer I want a full capable camera in my hand. I don’t want technology should limit my creativity.

Pentax KP


The Pentax KP camera features newly developed 24 megapixels CMOS sensor and powered by  PRIME IV Image processor.  The combo allows Pentax KP to boost ISO 819200, even 1 stop more than Sony A7S II camera.

5 axis IS II

The Pentax KP is the first APS-C DSLR to feature 5-Axis Shake Reduction System. The 5 axis IS system work horizontal and vertical shift, roll, as well as pitch and yaw. The camera allow you to use shutter speed as much as five shutter steps down then the standard one.

Pixel Shift Resolution

The other big features is pixel shift resolution that creates big composite files of super resolution images. The camera system uses sensor shake mechanism to create high MP files on the go.

A lot more

original AA filter simulator, Compact, portable body perfect for snapshots, with a weather-resistant structure for harsh outdoor shooting

The KP will be available in your choice of silver or black in late February for $1099/£1099 body-only.

Continue reading Pentax KP Arrived with New 24MP Sensor, 5-axis IS II, ISO 819200 and Pixel-Shift

Pentax KP Can see in Dark, Features ISO Sensitivity of 819200

We now have the full specification of the upcoming Pentax KP camera. But, before we begin to dig the specification the first thing that caught my eye is it’s immense ISO range offered by Pentax KP that starts from ISO 100 and goes upto 819200.
Pentax KP ISO

It’s very clear that Pentax is ready to drop a bombshell on 26, 2017. By having a ISO sensitivity of 819200 it just stands behind the Nikon $2K APS-C flaghip camera Nikon D500.

The Pentax  Sensor is capable to record Stills and Full HD videos even in 0.27 to 1.0 lux. The pentax camera can capture high-quality images of things the human eye cannot see.

Pentax KP Leaked Specification

  • New generation 24.33 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Image processing engine “PRIME IV” and accelerator unit
  • 5-axis camera shake compensation “SR II” (shake correction effect: 5 steps) in the body
  • SAFOX 11 (distance measuring point 27 points, out of 25 cross type centers)
  • ISO sensitivity: 100-819200
  • Burst: 7 frames / sec
  • The fastest 1/24000 second electronic shutter
  • Dust-proof and drip-proof structure using 67 sealing parts and cold resistance of minus 10 ℃
  • Real · Resolution System
  • Optical viewfinder with a field of view ratio of 100%
  • 3 type tilt liquid crystal
  • Full HD video
  • DR II
  • Size: 131.5 x 101 x 76.0 mm
  • Weight: 643 g

The new 24MP sensor is paired with PRIME IV image processing engine and accelerator unit. The camera uses same SAFOX 11 as of Pentax K-3 II camera and new genration of built in 5 axis image stabilization ystem that allows you to combat camera shake upto 5 stops.

Also see – Pentax KP Leaked Image

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