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01-28-2013, 07:40 AM   #151
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01-28-2013, 07:46 AM - 1 Like   #152
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QuoteOriginally posted by Uluru Quote
I often use this as a joke too, but it seems that Pentax really believes that extra hundreds of colours and newly printed and laminated lens roadmaps constitute valid and viable new announcements.
In reality, it's nothing but a pathetic excuse to say "we actually have nothing to show" and that should be done in between photo shows, almost as a footnote.
RH get out of that body !!
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QuoteOriginally posted by eurostar Quote
I think the K-3 will not appear at least one year after the introduction of the K-5II. So I guess it is too early at CP+.
It's not too soon if the K-3 is a higher spec'd higher priced body. There's room for an APS-C line above the K-5.
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QuoteOriginally posted by audiobomber Quote
It's not too soon if the K-3 is a higher spec'd higher priced body. There's room for an APS-C line above the K-5.
That's my opinion too.

A 24mp sensor, more AF points, larger viewfinder, faster FPS, E.L overlay on OVF, built-in WiFi, built-in GPS,

All of these are possible additions. Although I suspect all but the sensor, AF points and FPS would require a new body.

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QuoteOriginally posted by audiobomber Quote
It's not too soon if the K-3 is a higher spec'd higher priced body. There's room for an APS-C line above the K-5.
You'd think they might want to get a new body out sooner rather than later. I've read that if Canonikon produce a 7D v2 or a D300 v2, two of the distinguishing characteristics may well be super-fast burst rate and top-quality AF, neither of which exist on their low-level FX cams. No Pentax presence in the modern APS-C flagship sphere might risk losing more high-enders or potential ones, particularly wedding and action photographers.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
Are you sure nobody here have the slightest idea?
Basically. Some who post here may know more than others and some may have 'contact's but I don't think anyone who posts here regularly actually works in PRIC's camera division.
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Well, if someone knows more than others, he has the slightest idea
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
Well, if someone knows more than others, he has the slightest idea
lol, that's one way of looking at it!

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QuoteOriginally posted by JPT Quote
Looks like they will be introducing three new rugged compacts, at least.

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Looks like two new compacts - the bottom two are two different colors of the same camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
Looks like two new compacts - the bottom two are two different colors of the same camera.
Not quite, the middle one appears to have an LCD on the front to the right of the lens.

They've got their own thread now.
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Not quite, the middle one appears to have an LCD on the front to the right of the lens.

They've got their own thread now.
You're correct. odd.
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CP+ will be the exhibition of P&S cameras...
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
CP+ will be the exhibition of P&S cameras...
Fine with me if one of those compacts is the GRD V (w/APS-C sensor)
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To me this looks like... Pentax is doomed. Again. Is it sixth or seventh time in the last 5 years? Seems like Pentax is doomed every time there is some major show, before it and after it. Until the FF camera is released. But Pentax will be doomed then also as it will be "only a FF camera". Oh dear But before everything is lost (again) I'm glad my cameras still take great pictures
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QuoteOriginally posted by jpyykonen Quote
To me this looks like... Pentax is doomed. Again. Is it sixth or seventh time in the last 5 years? Seems like Pentax is doomed every time there is some major show, before it and after it. Until the FF camera is released. But Pentax will be doomed then also as it will be "only a FF camera". Oh dear But before everything is lost (again) I'm glad my cameras still take great pictures
Replace doomed with seemingly directionless.

The problem that a lot of people have on this forum with Pentax is the level of uncertainty created by being bought and sold twice in recent years and by having a small market share - whilst simultaneously producing both the Q and 645D. I think people want a FF not so much to go out and buy one but as a big, bold, demonstration of the commitment Pentax-Ricoh has to staying in the DSLR/K-mount business for the long haul.

The recent refresh of the K5 is also indicative of a company running out of ideas and/or resources. It's also indicative of a period of slowdown during a buyout, sure, but for the end user the difference is inconsequential until we see a proper strategy or future plan from Pentax-Ricoh.

People are also getting jittery with the squeeze on the bottom of the market from mirrorless cameras and 'budget' FFs at the top. Also several companies have got the jump on Pentax in areas we like to think of as Pentax's strong points - most notably the OM-D with it's compact retro design.
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