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10-05-2012, 06:24 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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Pentax Survey - They want opinions

I just got an email from Pentax asking me to complete a survey. It was interesting, asking things like why I chose Pentax, what else did I consider, is there much awareness of Pentax? I don't think I've gotten anything like that before. It's a good sign.

10-05-2012, 06:36 PM   #2
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"11. When you consider camera brands other than Pentax, what one reason above all others would cause you to purchase another brand?"

heres your chance everybody...
10-05-2012, 06:45 PM   #3
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Took the survey. Great opportunity to tell Pentax how we feel.
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"11. When you consider camera brands other than Pentax, what one reason above all others would cause you to purchase another brand?"

heres your chance everybody...
I gave them two answers to this one. Full Frame and some of the exotic glass offered by Cannon would be a serious consideration.

10-05-2012, 06:55 PM   #5
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Done (but i had two reasons for Q11...)
10-05-2012, 06:57 PM   #6
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Typical survey (not actually asking for opinion or suggestion), but I did it anyway...
10-05-2012, 06:59 PM   #7
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Mods: This might be worth confirming, and putting an official link in the news/main page section.

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Thanks for posting about the survey. I completed it and said that "Fast, accurate, and PRECISE auto-focus" was the main reason I have considered Nikon and Canon.
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They might add a place to comment on why the K30 Timer-SR-AEB (or any bracketing) can't be combined. On both of my Bridge Zooms they'll all 3 work together.

And where's the Focus-Bracketing - as in one of my Bridges?

Ohh - and on anything Pentax is alleging to be a "mid-range" DSLR - er, why no stereo-audio for video? Both of my Bridge Zooms have that. (One also has the ability to record stereo-audio only, at 11k / 22k / 44k.) Or at least a socket for an external mic - conspicuously missing on the K30.

Sure, the K30 is a nice camera - but it should have functions that at least equal older P&S Bridge Zooms. Oh - and continuous focus in video - like the same-price 650D....

If Pentax was aiming at a slightly modernised K200D - they've succeeded very well. If they were building a full-functions "mid-range" camera - ummm, their designers might at least look around and upgrade the "K31" or whatever is next, to match the better Bridge camera functions. Low-bitrate HD video with Mono audio, no mic socket, and no continuous focusing, is woeful.

Sure - I do like my K30, particularly the full pentaprism with old manual lenses - but why wasn't it called the K250D...?

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Why would I consider other brands? Because other brands dont use SDM motors
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Done and done.

I hope they actually look through these and consider listening to what their users want.
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I took the survey, too. I really hope they read them, ask for more feedback, and take the answers they receive into consideration. I mentioned that the most recent camera I bought was a Canon, due to the video features / Magic Lantern software / Technicolor Cinestyle picture profile. I forgot to mention Canon's relationship with top cinematographers and accessory manufacturers, and their Live Learning Center in Los Angeles, all of which are great things.
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strange survey

Strange survey really. Could it be a phishing expedition? Did not ask for any ideas for new products . You would think there would be more room for these comments.Might be worth checking if this is a legitimate survey.I am a bit suspicious .
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Took and finished the survey
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