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09-03-2012, 05:47 AM   #1
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First signs of upcoming Pentax K-3 appearing...

This was originally posted by ogl over on dpreview.com

This could be seen as news and bad news depending on your expectations but... recent reports are beginning to reveal specs for the upcoming K-3:

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Pentax K-3 parameters
Statement: for reference only, subject to local actual sales information

Important parameters:
  • Body features: APS-C size digital SLR
  • Effective pixels : 24 million
  • Product Positioning: high-end SLR



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Since that site seems to be a Chinese c|net affiliate, that info is probably spread across the whole c|net network. More confirmation should be trickling out soon then.

An APS-C K-3 doesn't mean FF isn't happening. Maybe they will have a new family name for FF.

APS-C 24MP is pretty boring.
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Aside from the fact that I wish the K-3 was a K-5 body with a 45MP MF sensor stuck in it , I'd add that I'm quite satisfied with a an APS-C flagship update. Though the question for me is whether or not the K-3 will result in a complete upgrade with respect to the K-5(Resolution, DR, ISO etc) or... if the increase in resolution will come at the cost of FPS, buffer and high ISO performance. Which I think could make or break the K-3's success with respect to existing K-5 owners. Time will tell... though part of me is hoping Pentax will pull another rabbit out of their hat this year...

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APS-C 24MP is pretty boring.
A 24MP APS-C with the right features could be exciting imo. Then again, I guess it all comes down to ones wants and needs.
Though the idea of a higher res. manual focus body with focus peaking could be really nice.

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Looks to be as expected. It makes perfect sense to release an updated APS-C. I wonder more about the mysterious K-5n and the much-rumored-but-never-confirmed FF.

Still, thanks for posting this.

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24 MP with weak AA filter is the bomb for primes.

Russian Pentax dealer says that we could wait NINE (9!!!!!) announcements of new products NEXT week.
09-03-2012, 06:14 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffshaddix Quote
Looks to be as expected. It makes perfect sense to release an updated APS-C. I wonder more about the mysterious K-5n and the much-rumored-but-never-confirmed FF.

Still, thanks for posting this.
yes...it's interesting for me too...I thought that K-5N is myth...But....last info says that it could be real...
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
24 MP with weak AA filter is the bomb for primes.

Russian Pentax dealer says that we could wait NINE (9!!!!!) announcements of new products NEXT week.
:-D

Let's see: at least 1 or 2 boring P&S announcement(s), then the K-3 and the 560mm.

That's still 5-6 more, let's guess: 645D2, Q2 and 3-4 lenses?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
24 MP with weak AA filter is the bomb for primes.
That worries me. Would it be allowed for airtravel? I would hate to leave my camera at home when I travel abroad...

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An APS-C K-3 doesn't mean FF isn't happening. Maybe they will have a new family name for FF.

APS-C 24MP is pretty boring.
Off course, they discontinued their old APSC flagship, so it's only logical that they need a new one. I hope it will turn out to be just as groundbreaking as the K5 was.

But still, I agree, it's boring. A FF body with half the MP's would still be twice as exciting as this APSC 24MP camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JohnBee Quote
A 24MP APS-C with the right features could be exciting imo.
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.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
24 MP with weak AA filter is the bomb for primes.
I agree. The DA limiteds (40 & 70) could be a great pairing for such a sensor because of their sharpness across the field. I'm afraid how the DA 16-50 and the DA Limited 15mm will perform on such a sensor
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
:-D

Let's see: at least 1 or 2 boring P&S announcement(s), then the K-3 and the 560mm.

That's still 5-6 more, let's guess: 645D2, Q2 and 3-4 lenses?
portrait lens for 645D
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
Russian Pentax dealer says that we could wait NINE (9!!!!!) announcements of new products NEXT week.
I think this is exactly the type of thing the public needs to see following the new Pentax Ricoh merger. Here's to a great new beginning

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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
24 MP with weak AA filter is the bomb for primes.

Russian Pentax dealer says that we could wait NINE (9!!!!!) announcements of new products NEXT week.
pentax croatia announced today on their FB page that they have 8 press releases for translation
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pentax croatia announced today on their FB page that they have 8 press releases for translation
That's good. It's pretty consistent. I'll have to start checking their page.
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