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06-16-2013, 10:40 PM   #1
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APS-C Next Gen (K-5 II/s successor)

What are peoples thoughts on the K-5 II/s APS-C successor?

This is my pure guess/speculation...

When?
- October 2013

What?
- 24 Mpx
- < US$1,200
- s variant (+ $100)
- 8fps
- at least 24 frame RAW buffer (3 seconds)
- seriously better AF (not just next gen)
- new body design
- faster processor (PRIME III ??)
- more...

Let the speculations begin!

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QuoteOriginally posted by CypherOz Quote
What are peoples thoughts on the K-5 II/s APS-C successor?

This is my pure guess/speculation...

When?
- October 2013

What?
- 24 Mpx
- < US$1,200
- s variant (+ $100)
- 8fps
- at least 24 frame RAW buffer (3 seconds)
- seriously better AF (not just next gen)
- new body design
- faster processor (PRIME III ??)
- more...

Let the speculations begin!
You've already listed everything possible... LoL!
And most likely it will be as it too..
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I think that Pentaxians need to get out and take more photos and stop spending time speculating about a new FF or new APS-C
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QuoteOriginally posted by CypherOz Quote
What are peoples thoughts on the K-5 II/s APS-C successor?

This is my pure guess/speculation...

When?
- October 2013

What?
- 24 Mpx
- < US$1,200
- s variant (+ $100)
- 8fps
- at least 24 frame RAW buffer (3 seconds)
- seriously better AF (not just next gen)
- new body design
- faster processor (PRIME III ??)
- more...

Let the speculations begin!
I'll just need a better/more accurate flash system ...... which may allow us to control multiple flash power through body/transmitter.
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Portrait format sensor.
Reverse threaded tripod socket.
In camera shake magnification.
Left handed shutter button.
Horizon skew function.
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QuoteOriginally posted by calsan Quote
Portrait format sensor.
Reverse threaded tripod socket.
In camera shake magnification.
Left handed shutter button.
Horizon skew function.
Built in 52k dial up modem.
Built-in 18-section tripod (166cms height when fully extended, wobbles coordinated with SR system on sensor)
Printer slot for postcard sized prints
Fully weather resistant and able to function submerged up to 100m
Kitlens DA* 18-400mm/f1.8

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QuoteOriginally posted by TZH Quote
I'll just need a better/more accurate flash system ...... which may allow us to control multiple flash power through body/transmitter.
QuoteOriginally posted by TZH Quote
- seriously better AF (not just next gen)
as in SERIOUSLY BETTER AF (the only thing that will cause the moths to fly from my wallet)
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QuoteOriginally posted by vrphoto Quote
as in SERIOUSLY BETTER AF (the only thing that will cause the moths to fly from my wallet)
Quantifying this would be more helpful than shouting, seriously. Faster, or more accurate, or both? I suspect the answer would be "both" by many calling for it, but what do people actually want with this? How important is low-light performance?

I keep hearing people saying they want more AF points, smaller AF points, faster drives and so on. Usually, people saying this will point to Nikon (less often Canon) as the benchmark. On the other hand, I also see people giving up those systems and coming to Pentax and still others pointing out that the competitor systems are faster but not necessarily more accurate. What confounds me is that I don't see the need that others see, personally, although I acknowledge that others may have situations where they genuinely need a different system.

What we could use are some more objective, scientific testing that establishes useful benchmarks, and less loose talk. I imagine some of the former is available, and I'd like to see it.
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SInce they have the K5 mkII i hope they will go all out.
I hope it will cost about 1600 to 1700 with the best APS-C sensor out their and a very good new processor and 2 card slots.
And they should come with a tethering solution, i would love to have support for lightroom.

From what i hear the AF in the mkII is very decent, they could improve tracking but for the rest it seems reliable.
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QuoteOriginally posted by newmikey Quote
Kitlens DA* 18-400mm/f1.8
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QuoteOriginally posted by newmikey Quote
Built-in 18-section tripod (166cms height when fully extended, wobbles coordinated with SR system on sensor)
Printer slot for postcard sized prints
Fully weather resistant and able to function submerged up to 100m
Kitlens DA* 18-400mm/f1.8
I don't think 18mm is enough.... what say 14mm
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