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01-08-2013, 05:59 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by asw66 Quote
Good catch. That should of course read "mangapixels" -- it's a special edition targetted at the Japanese youth market.
Lol. But you're too kind.

Press Releases need to be triple-checked by at least 5 highly-profecient native speakers.

Mis-spelling MEGAPIXEL, as a camera company, when writing about your flagship product, is just insanely STUPID.

It would be funny if it weren't so dumb.

Unfortunately it reveals (confirms) that Pentax USA is mismanaged and inept.

Ricoh, I'll proof your Press Releases for free. This is an embarrassment.

01-08-2013, 06:48 AM   #32
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QuoteOriginally posted by asw66 Quote
Good catch. That should of course read "mangapixels" -- it's a special edition targetted at the Japanese youth market.
Already done: http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20121221_579911.html

On a more serious note, I'm not surprised that Petnax talks about mengapixels.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
On a more serious note, I'm not surprised that Petnax talks about mengapixels.
LOL, you have a long memory!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Unsinkable II Quote
Lol. But you're too kind.

Press Releases need to be triple-checked by at least 5 highly-profecient native speakers.

Mis-spelling MEGAPIXEL, as a camera company, when writing about your flagship product, is just insanely STUPID.

It would be funny if it weren't so dumb.

Unfortunately it reveals (confirms) that Pentax USA is mismanaged and inept.

Ricoh, I'll proof your Press Releases for free. This is an embarrassment.
Claims of "mismanagement" and "ineptness" on the basis of spelling mistakes
carry more weight when they don't contain their own spelling mistakes.

01-09-2013, 06:29 AM   #35
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I like how they released a completely new camera which almost has no real improvement. Why didn't the K5 have that AF in the first place? Instead they release the K5 again with nothing else changed for such a high price. The 7D II is rumoured to come soon, I wouldn't be surprised if it kicked its ass.
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K-30 available in 18 colours outside of Japan? I would like to see these. Only black and blue are available anywhere I've seen here in AU.
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Why didn't the K5 have that AF in the first place?
Because the technology wasn't there yet in 2010.

QuoteOriginally posted by userage Quote
The 7D II is rumoured to come soon, I wouldn't be surprised if it kicked its ass.
I would also not be surprised if an upcoming K-3 will kick the 7D-II's rear, or at least go head-to-head against it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alizarine Quote
Because the technology wasn't there yet in 2010.


I would also not be surprised if an upcoming K-3 will kick the 7D-II's rear, or at least go head-to-head against it.
So your expecting the K3 to come out this year? :l

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So your expecting the K3 to come out this year? :l
There's still CP+ in Japan, and there's also the possibility of release in later seasons. I don't think they'll wait until the next Photokina to bring out a "real" K-5 replacement (in terms of technology, or else, they'll be further down the sales ladder by that time)
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QuoteOriginally posted by lytrytyr Quote
Claims of "mismanagement" and "ineptness" on the basis of spelling mistakes
carry more weight when they don't contain their own spelling mistakes.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alizarine Quote
There's still CP+ in Japan, and there's also the possibility of release in later seasons. I don't think they'll wait until the next Photokina to bring out a "real" K-5 replacement (in terms of technology, or else, they'll be further down the sales ladder by that time)
Given that Photokina won't happen for another almost two years, I think they should be considering two real replacements for their flagship camera by then.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Unsinkable II Quote
Press Releases need to be triple-checked by at least 5 highly-profecient native speakers.
Most publishers for (translated) novels don't even do that. Not necessary. It's the image that counts.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Smolk Quote
Most publishers for (translated) novels don't even do that. Not necessary. It's the image that counts.
They need to be checked by a professional proofreader. There's a special skill involved, beyond that of proficiency in spelling, grammar, and syntax.

But I agree that some errors are so egregious that 99% of the educated populace would spot them immediately. That kind of error sends a message: that quality in formal written communication is not important. It always makes me wonder if that unconcern for quality is found elsewhere in an organization. I'm betting it is ....
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Maybe they correctd their mistakes but here, I didn't see any (read only quicly though):
PENTAX - PENTAX Debuts Retro Design Camera Featuring Fast F1.8-2.5 Lens, 4X Zoom and Classically Crafted Brass Body
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Maybe they correctd their mistakes but here, I didn't see any (read only quicly though):
PENTAX - PENTAX Debuts Retro Design Camera Featuring Fast F1.8-2.5 Lens, 4X Zoom and Classically Crafted Brass Body

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