Saturday, November 19, 2011

36mp? Enough is Enough!

36 Megapixels? Enough is Enough!
November 2011, Carl Garrard

Rumors have it (or leaks if you believe like me) that Sony are set to introduce a new 36mp sensor for the A900 replacement. The recent experience I've had with the new 24mp APS-C sensor from Sony is cause enough to give me pause on the thought of a full frame camera having this much resolution. Why? For several reasons. First of all, the cost of the production of camera will have to increase for development of the new chip. Secondly the file sizes are going to be monstrous putting massive loads on your storage card, hard drives, and image post processing time. More...

Sony Alpha A900 24.6MP Digital SLR Camera (Black)

Pentax K5 DSLR Review

Pentax K5 DSLR Review (Updated 11-20-2011 New ISO 51,200 Gallery)
October 2011, Carl Garrard

Pentax K5 Best Price Check

Pentax K5 DSLR Review: In the past ten years or so I've used and/or owned many digital, film, and digital SLR cameras-  more perhaps than I'd like to count or share. In that time very few cameras truly rise up as my overall favorites. They've come in large and small packages, expensive and inexpensive alike. Price or size has never been a necessary determining factor in a design. I admire cameras of all makes and sizes and prices.

Few of those designs, and I mean very few, have taken ahold of my imagination and photographic spirit the way the Pentax K5 has. This extensive review explains why the Pentax K5 is truly a special camera to me, and why it is my vote for DSLR of the Decade.