well i guess the reviewers are affected by the brand name, such as Nikon, and if it does something unusual, they first try to find some positive thing in it, while such company as pentax does something in its own way, they first try to find some negative sides of it..
well it's of course my humble opinion..
yeah Stuey, agree with you, on many points..
And Rei_Vilo statement about freedom, fits the pentax approach.. for example Sv, And TAv modes are uniquely for pentax cameras,and they certainly give more freedom to the user.. Sv mode I find extremely useful.. while TAv, i've never actually tried, but isn't it's the same as manual mode, with ISO set on auto..?
I left my firmware, on 1.20 do I lose something? or I gain something?
what are your opinions?
Stuey, you say, you wouldn't change your K10D.. are you sure? you mean between D80,D90.. or what?
because, I for example like new features, and actually waiting for the announcement of K30D.. however i believe, that because of my budget, anyway, i'll get K20D, next year when i'll see that the price is right, and I believe it'll be lower in the next year.. because of the announcement of the new model.. I like all the features in K10D, and want K30D with new features added better characteristics implied, and as refined as K10D, because i think K20D liveview, is a huge flaw. what matters such nonsensious things as default jpeg quality, it's so unimportant if you really look at photography more than just point and shoot thing..
i believe reviewers should have some priorites to qriticism.. for example deduct much for something like K10D case Df. Jpg quality, is not right, because it doesn't mean, that the camera is bad, worse or something..
while deduct for the general image quality, noise, that is totally understandable..
and to my opinion, if to compare, Sony A350, A300, K10D K20D.. both in noise and in general image quality, built quality sony is behind.
but for example Gordon's review in K10D for image quality gets 15, while A300 17, A350 18..
what about built quality you check yourselves.. what is the situation among these models..
it seems Gordon on some points compare Pentax KXXD with Canon XXD, And nikon DXXX, while on other points with sony and olympus..
I admire Gordon for what he is doing i find it very useful, and I'm thankful to him. but sometimes it's misleading to compare his percentages.. among cameras..