By Phil Hall
Reviewed: 8 Aug 2013
"Should I buy the Nikon K-500?"...Nikon, really?!
it seems they are in rush to publish a review!!! i prefer to read a proper review with some nice testing over the IQ and performance!! i remember 2 years ago their reviews were more reliable with some noise and IQ testing or even we could compare them with the rivals!! but now they do not have those reviews any more!!
I'm sorry about the typo, that was my fault in editing. I'd be interested to hear any feedback about what you'd like to see more of in camera reviews.
the dated interface ? Did you at least press the "INFO" button that regroup all the important setting of shooting ? You know that regroup the switch of RAW/JEPG/RAW+, In body stab, lens correction, shadow and highlights correction, HDR and various filter. To me, this review seems a lot a copy/past of previous review, but with a lot less attention to detail.
"Pentax's SDM (Supersonic Direct-drive Motor) is missing and is sorely missed."
It's not missing from the camera, so don't blame the K-500 for the noise. The SDM is in the lens. The body either supports SDM or it doesn't. My understanding is that all the later generation Pentax bodies support SDM. The irony is, while the SDM is quieter to be sure.....the noisier screw drive AF (which is in the body but couples to the lens) is actually faster in most instances. It's also cheaper and (also ironically) typically more durable.
Finally, "is missing and is sorely missed".....is too much miss.
I bought this camera and so far is wonderful it take very sharp and good pictures as good or may be better than the same level competitors and for half of the price and it let me use very good old lenses that I have from my father's k 1000 camera
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