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08-21-2014, 04:59 AM   #1
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Pentax KS-1 replacing K50?

Anyone out there think that the KS-1 could be a replacement for the K50?

08-21-2014, 05:25 AM   #2
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Maybe so, as the 50 is discounted. But if true, I hope something more conventional is revealed soon.
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I don't think so as K50 is WR and KS-1 apparently not.
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More likely K500 replacement.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
More likely K500 replacement
My intial thought as well (Q-S1, K-S1, K-50, K-3). Wonder what the replacement "nomenclature" for K-50 and K-3 will be when that time comes?
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No can not really replace good k30/k50/k500 models with that fashion design camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Joojoo2010 Quote
No can not really replace good k30/k50/k500 models with that fashion design camera.
You might want to wait until it exists before you pronounce it dead.
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To me the KS-1 is more like a K-r/K-x follow-on than a K-50/K-500 successor. The compact size, catchy colours plus no front e-dial on the KS-1 made me think of the K-x straight away.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
To me the KS-1 is more like a K-r/K-x follow-on than a K-50/K-500 successor. The compact size, catchy colours plus no front e-dial on the KS-1 made me think of the K-x straight away.
It made me think of the K-01 right away.
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
It made me think of the K-01 right away.
This forum begged for a K-01 with a VF and mirror never understanding the K-30 is a K-01 with a VF and mirror.

So Pentax gave this Forum what it asked for - and look how this Forum responds - same old same old pre-release character assassination..

The ultimate irony will come at Photokina when Ricoh announces the companion KF-U2

which will be a K-S1 minus the OVF and mirror

and a WiFi connection to your music library, for posting direct-from-camera Vines mashups..

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QuoteOriginally posted by DennisH Quote
You might want to wait until it exists before you pronounce it dead.
Dead?! Hey I did not say that, do not twist others posting here pls!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Joojoo2010 Quote
Dead?! Hey I did not say that, do not twist others posting here pls!
Well, people are speculating that it will replace the 30, 50, or 500, and you dismiss it as a "fashion design camera" unable to replace those "good" cameras. Before it is released. Call that what you want.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DennisH Quote
Well, people are speculating that it will replace the 30, 50, or 500, and you dismiss it as a "fashion design camera" unable to replace those "good" cameras. Before it is released. Call that what you want.
I did give my opinion, same as others here...even its not released. I am not going to continue this with u.

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
This forum begged for a K-01 with a VF and mirror never understanding the K-30 is a K-01 with a VF and mirror.

The ultimate irony will come at Photokina when Ricoh announces the companion KF-U2 which will be a K-S1 minus the OVF and mirror.
Monochrome,
It certainly would be irony if they actually decided to make a K-mount and added FU2 and what that obviously signifies. That would have a lot of folks laughing heartily, as opposed to the *istD series when we were just kind of scratching our heads. Certainly Pentax is done with the concept of simply removing the mirror and OVF; obviously some enhancements are necessary to enter the mirrorless market in a serious way.

And just to defend the K-01 a bit - it certainly has more going for it in some areas compared to the K-30 (which I also have). Yes, shared basic elements, but definitely more solid feel, quiet shutter, good battery, better video/audio controls on the K-01.
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