Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A Practical K-1 Vs Mark II Shootout (with Real Scenes)

http://blog.hisway306.jp/entry/2018/05/15/080000#K-1-Mark-II-vs-K-1-%E3%82%AC%E3%83%81%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B3%E5%AF%BE%E6%B1%BA
(in Japanese)

IMO, the images from the Mark II have dull colours as what DPR suggested. However, the resolution difference is not as huge, ditto for the noise difference.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

K-1 II has Worse IQ than K-1 and is Not Recommended by DPR

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/pentax-k-1-ii-review/11

I am not surprised with the conclusion for what I have inspected and found with different Mark II samples these days.

Monday, May 07, 2018

DPR K-1 II Samples are Out

https://www.dpreview.com/samples/5389645335/sample-gallery-pentax-k-1-ii

Same as what the PF has found, the direct out-of-the-camera JPEGs look soft to me.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

DCW Reviewed the K-1 Mark II

https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/reviews/pentax-k-1-mark-ii-review

The K-1 is not compared, though. That is, the Mark II is assessed alone.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

PF Compared the Noise/Details of the K-1 and Mark II

https://www.pentaxforums.com/articles/hands-on-reviews/k-1-ii-vs-k-1-noise-image-quality.html

"In JPEG mode the K-1 II has an edge, especially above ISO 12800.  At lower ISO settings, as we saw in the outdoor test, there is clearly less noise, but details are also slightly softer."

PB Reviewed the K-1 Mark II

http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/pentax_k_1_mark_ii_review

The conclusion is well said. The upgrade is so subtle than it worths.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Another K-1 II New User Review

http://www.kennychi.com/pentax-k-1-mark-ii-%E9%96%8B%E7%AE%B1/

In Chinese, with samples.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Yet Another Two K-1 Vs K-1 II Shootouts (of High ISO and PSR)

http://w3.ee/openarticle.php?id=2974753&lang=est
(in Estonian, Google translated English page here)

Whilst it is commented that the Mark II has lower noise and the pictures are brighter when compared with Mark I's, the tester does not provide any information on the exposure time values of his comparison test pictures.

A quick check on another earlier similar shootout test (in Chinese, machine-translated English page here), it is noted that the exposure times of the Mark II are often extended by 1/3 EV stop and hence the rated ISO of the Mark II should not be accurate and is actually overrated, hence resulting in brighter pictures with less noise. In fact, I have seen several shootout tests so far and have found the same.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

K-1 II ISO Tests 100-102400 Vs Dynamic Pixel Shift Results

https://www.mikemuizebelt.nl/pdf/K1_markii_iso_steps_100-102400.jpg
(Composite test picture) 

https://www.mikemuizebelt.nl/pdf/K1_markii_iso_steps_100-102400_PSR_ON.jpg

(Warning: Large file in ~25MB each)

From my prolonged experience with the K-1, it seems that the high ISO performance improvement of the Mark II is only subtle at ISO 3200 and above. The handheld PSR could give higher resolution, though, when it works. However, noise will not be improved anyway in the PSR mode.

Friday, April 27, 2018

A New K-1 Mark II Practical Review

https://www.mobile01.com/newsdetail/25112/pentax-k-1-markii
(in Traditional Chinese)

Handheld pixel resolution and high ISO settings are tested. The result pictures are self-explanatory with simple legends.

In short, the handheld pixel resolution is a hit-n-miss game, I'm afraid. Sometimes, the outcome would be even worse. Besides, the improvement at high ISO values is not really significant. Subtle improvement could be seen, though, IMHO.

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