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09-20-2020, 01:19 AM   #631
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Not exactly as K-3/II didn't have this sweevel-screen.
Nor does this impact on power shortage when using a DSLR

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We need a flip screen subcategory on this forum....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
We need a flip screen subcategory on this forum....
Only if "Says Ricoh of the Back" and "Doesn't Have Flash" are also subcategories.
This is yet another excuse for hanging onto old K-5 cameras for those who need an excuse not to spend money - I just don't spend it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
Only if "Says Ricoh of the Back" and "Doesn't Have Flash" are also subcategories.
This is yet another excuse for hanging onto old K-5 cameras for those who need an excuse not to spend money - I just don't spend it.
It's almost like different folks have different needs

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So, nothing new announced recently? Sept 20, 2020 is upon us.
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We still have two days until "early Fall".
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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
We still have two days until "early Fall".
If you check the relevant posts, you'll find that it probably wont be October. To me sounds like sometime in November.
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Just in time Christmas discount sales?

The camera that was discounted before it was released?

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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Just in time Christmas discount sales?

The camera that was discounted before it was released?
Announced in November - that doesnt mean you'll find it in stores this year.
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Didn't Ooku say that K-new would be available this year?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
We need a flip screen subcategory on this forum....
Somebody should start a thread "Why I won't buy a K-new........" or maybe "Why I won't buy a flip-less K-new......"
QuoteOriginally posted by Serkevan Quote
It's almost like different folks have different needs
Now that's a remarkably profound statement. It can't possibly be right though, no one could possibly want something I don't. /sarc
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Just in time Christmas discount sales?

The camera that was discounted before it was released?
Ricoh doesn't seem to have a good grip on retail marketing. But if they are not on the shelves by mid-October they miss out on Christmas sales. Better in that case to wait until January when the frenzy of advertised sales is over and they have a chance to make a splash. That would be the retail marketing strategy but Ricoh is not a consumer oriented company. No one buys copiers on a Black Friday deal. It will be interesting to see how they handle the launch. It might give some idea of who is calling the shots on the marketing side.
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QuoteOriginally posted by BarneyL Quote
Didn't Ooku say that K-new would be available this year?
They may have planned to release it this year, but plans sometimes don't work out.
Personally, I think they would be better off waiting until January if they cannot get it right before Black Friday.
Having waited as long as they have, I would think users could wait another month or two.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
They may have planned to release it this year, but plans sometimes don't work out.
Personally, I think they would be better off waiting until January if they cannot get it right before Black Friday.
Having waited as long as they have, I would think users could wait another month or two.
The main market is Japan, so I doubt Black Friday has any particular significance. It's also not too much of a thing in Europe, at least yet.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Serkevan Quote
The main market is Japan, so I doubt Black Friday has any particular significance. It's also not too much of a thing in Europe, at least yet.
Japan has adopted many U.S. business practices in recent years.
I would want to hear from a Japanese resident before believing that "Black Friday" does not have a business significance there.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
Japan has adopted many U.S. business practices in recent years.
I would want to hear from a Japanese resident before believing that "Black Friday" does not have a business significance there.
Unless I hear from a Japanese resident that it does have a significance, I'd rather believe that it's like in Europe where there's no real incentive because end-of-year sales are far more important and consumers can only buy so much. A Christmas release makes far more sense.

Regardless, typically Black Friday is important because of the discounts, right? Last time I checked (in 2017, when I bought my laptop in the States), newly-released product had little to no discounts, so it probably wouldn't make for an attractive product in the eyes of consumers chasing those -75% or -50% stickers.
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