Pre Photokina Camera Product launch festival

Lots of new cameras announced by the major and not so major camera companies. My own line of cameras, Pentax, has announced two new versions of the K5 with some improvements in the AF and a version without the AA filter. Not sure that I would upgrade my K5 to either one, but I am glad to see that body and sensor live another few years. Despite the bad blog press for Pentax, this is an excellent camera in handling and image quality, coupled with some excellent primes, makes a lightweight,, high quality walk around kit. However, the new Nikon D600, is a possible game changer as it puts a full frame sensor into a D7000 size housing. Tis gives me hope that Pentax can do the same with the K5, and have a excellent lightweight full frame solution that works with the lenses I already have.

Sony showed some creativity with their new RX1 coming on the heels of the RX100. This also shows promise for the future where we might have an even smaller FF camera lineup. Some great leaps forward in the affordability/quality curve for the prosumer digital camera market.

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About petergsimmons

Global citizenship is conferred on those who have lived in a variety of countries, and who don’t identify with any one culture. I am such a person. Having lived in Jamaica, Canada and Japan, I have been exposed to First World/Third World, East and West, North and South. This has lead to a rich living experience, open-mindedness and curiosity about the world around me. This variety of living conditions in human landscapes is coupled with equally diverse travels in natural landscapes from the jungles of South East Asia and South America to the Arctic tundra; tropical beaches to the Himalayas, resulting in an incredible journey through life itself.
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