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11-16-2011, 08:42 AM   #16
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I predict a photographic rifle that shoots a net of interwoven photo-sensitive fibers which wraps around subjects and produces a three dimensional image of them in the throes of fear.
then Ricoh will release a consumer friendly 3D printer to go with it. the Porn industry will go bankrupt

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QuoteOriginally posted by sebberry Quote
They didn't keep the K10D/K20D form factor, why would they keep the K7/K5 form factor around any longer?
They do seem to stick with one basic body for two models (arguably three, in the case of the *istD/DS/DL) at least for the premium camera line, then move along to another. Having had an *istD, a K20D and a K-5, I'd have to say the K20D was a backward step (though still OK) but the K-5 is still an improvement on the *istD. Hopefully, the next model won't take a backward step in that regard.
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The K5 is mature and you know what you will get. A new camera may be on the horizon, but this may just be the time to get the K5 - a significant improvement over your current camera. More important at the moment is whether Ricoh/Pentax will present a new sensor format. In that case you need to make sure that your lenses will cover a new (larger) sensor.
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QuoteOriginally posted by v5planet Quote
They would save buckets of money not spent on redesigning the chassis or the user interface, as well as on the assembly line tools to produce them.
In an interview today, the head of R & D at Pentax said that they are committed to making their dslrs as small as possible. So, if they can figure out a way to cram the same functionality (or more) into a smaller body, they will.

He also said that they are looking at a mirrorless full-frame camera and a mirrorless 645.

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Maybe they could design some new lenses, just for "warming up", the "old" lenses wont be around for ever
And when it is all "mirrorless" the question arises, if pentax can do it better then sony with this EVF, will it be more "versatile" etc.?
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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
best way to keep your gear safe is to relabel it all as SEAGULL
But then you end up with one of these, I'm not even sure where the viewfinder is.

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12-30-2011, 11:22 AM   #22
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In an interview today, the head of R & D at Pentax said that they are committed to making their dslrs as small as possible. So, if they can figure out a way to cram the same functionality (or more) into a smaller body, they will.
Oh no! I don't want them smaller. I want some purposely kept larger.

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