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09-03-2012, 06:36 AM   #16
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Russian Pentax dealer says that we could wait NINE (9!!!!!) announcements of new products NEXT week.
  1. K-3
  2. K-300
  3. DA 560mm f/5.6
  4. K-01 dedicated pancake lens
  5. DFA 645 90mm f/2.8
  6. Q telephoto zoom
  7. Q pinhole lens
  8. K to Q adapter
  9. ?


09-03-2012, 06:40 AM   #17
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Still a one-year warranty. Why does Pentax have so little confidence in their products?
09-03-2012, 06:41 AM   #18
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new 645D
09-03-2012, 06:44 AM   #19
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New low-end DSLR? The K-r has been discontinued for a few months, hasn't it?

09-03-2012, 06:46 AM   #20
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new 645D
I was going to say...
09-03-2012, 06:47 AM   #21
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You're missing a K5 replacement, the K3 is certainly not that.
Also, the 645D needs successor.
09-03-2012, 06:48 AM   #22
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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
Still a one-year warranty. Why does Pentax have so little confidence in their products?
Perhaps it is just a money making scheme .. one can buy another 2 years (if purchased from licensed dealer) for 20 USD more..

I suppose they could have simply added 20 dollars on to the price.. but they give us an option while also encouraging us to buy from licensed/authorized dealers..
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The K-3 is an APS-C camera and the following members are surprised:

09-03-2012, 06:56 AM   #24
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This is interesting. Expected leaks to start 9/3/12 and they are right on time!
09-03-2012, 06:58 AM   #25
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You're missing a K5 replacement, the K3 is certainly not that.
When you say the K-3 is not a K-5 replacement, are you meaning; as in its successor or something else?
Looking at the Pentax DSLR history, the pattern seems conducive with the upcoming specs.
09-03-2012, 06:59 AM   #26
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
True, I guess they may be using the NEX-7 sensor. While the performance of that sensor hasn't set the world on fire, maybe Pentax can work some magic on it.
The DxoMark results for the NEX-7 and K-5 are quite similar and the K-5 mainly wins by a small margin because it implements an ISO 80 mode.

In terms of quality, the 24MP sensor in the NEX-7 is practically as good as the 16MP sensor in the K-5.

No big magic required (although it would be nice to see Pentax squeeze out every bit of dynamic range out of the 24MP sensor as well).
09-03-2012, 07:05 AM   #27
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Good Find! The same site also lists GRD5 under Ricoh, only saying that it is "full manual operation, prosumer".

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I wonder if we can find any other products on there!
09-03-2012, 07:07 AM   #28
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QuoteOriginally posted by JohnBee Quote
When you say the K-3 is not a K-5 replacement, are you meaning; as in its successor or something else?
He means that the K-5n will replace the K-5 while the K-3 will be a new flagship model.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JohnBee Quote
When you say the K-3 is not a K-5 replacement, are you meaning; as in its successor or something else?
Looking at the Pentax DSLR history, the pattern seems conducive with the upcoming specs.
Let's say I'm still waiting for a ~16mp camera that does a lot of FPS as a K5 successor, the K3 seems to be a different class.
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