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Flip Screen 14923.03%
more FPS 548.35%
bigger Buffer 20331.38%
manuel Video controls 17026.28%
tethering 17226.58%
Full-Format 26240.49%
tracking AF 33251.31%
more AF-Fields 14923.03%
open-source OS/Plattform 8613.29%
Lenses >300mm in WR 13320.56%
Lens Roadmap 22935.39%
1/250th sync speed 19329.83%
150-200mm macro 6510.05%
DA*400/f4 11818.24%
Dual SDXC-Slots 14923.03%
P-TTL II with radio 10516.23%
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04-26-2011, 08:22 PM   #151
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Dedicated white balance button perhaps...but maybe I'm just dumb and it's necessary really.

04-27-2011, 12:58 AM   #152
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To partially answer Markac's point, it's not just the cost of producing a camera with a FF sensor. Most of Pentax's recent lenses have been designed and built with cropped sensors in mind. They would all have to be re-designed to accommodate a FF sensor, and would be larger, heavier, and more expensive. The cost of such a program would be prohibitive to Pentax, as the cost of largescale lens replacement would be to many of its customers.

And what then? No manufacturer can compete directly with Canikon - they have the budget and the research facilities to continuously upgrade their lens range . A smaller manufacturer can only succeed in the market by carving out a niche or niches. This Pentax has done with it's small, compact, high quality primes. Try finding a pancake lens in Canon's lineup!

As for bringing back all the FA lenses, I wonder how many would show their age when put in front of a 20MP+ FF sensor? Some would be fine, but the rest? Remember, Canon has had to revamp much of its range over the last few years - check their website to see how many of their lenses have a II after their names. And that includes their big-money telephotos. Can Pentax/Hoya afford this, and would they make money if they did?

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Evil Pentax Cam w/ SR compatible with the current K-mount lenses
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