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03-06-2013, 11:45 PM   #331
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Early April? Hmm sounds like a setup for another April's fool
NEX-7N - Why April's fool day?

03-07-2013, 12:39 AM   #332
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The magazine does predict the K3/K3s will be released in April, not March. However, the D7100 came out earlier than they predicted.
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I hope they re-use the K-5 body, since I love that in y hands.
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It's NEW 24 MP sensor from Sony with 1/3 better high ISO.
...and less crosstalk, hopefully.

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When is the Sony Exmor RS sensor available? Is this what Pentax is waiting for?
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Heres another for hoping they keep the same body as K-5.

I'm in the market for a battery grip for my K-7 this year and am sort of waiting to see if it will be compatible with the K-3. I won't be able to buy a new camera for at least a year, but by then the price and perhaps some bugs will be hammered out.

I'll keep using my K-7 until it stops working, though it may be relegated to spring/summer photographs.
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Prediction:

The camera body will be almost identical to the K-7 and K-5 series but with some new aesthetic detailing, like perhaps the angled prism/flash housing from the K-30, and a handgrip with different proportions or texturing. The dimensions and weight will be almost identical, and it will still use the D-LI90 battery. There will be a new "red button" to start video recording, and it will be reprogrammable like on the K-01.

However, the green button will be moved to the front of the camera near the lens release button.

Okay, I'm not entirely serious about that last part. But it is Pentax.
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Look for a swivel LCD.

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I wouldn't be surprised to see a larger body with more external controls, that is, if the K-5 II is staying in the lineup and K-3 is a pro-spec body.
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One thing people haven't considered is the possibility that pentax may come out with a camera using a monochrome sensor. As a user of the Leica Monochrom, I have seen that the camera is immune to the problematic artefacts that Bayer sensors suffer from when the AA filter is removed. And the Monochrom is only using a kodak CCD sensor with less than up-to-date technology, removal of the Bayer colour filters means the High ISO on this sensor is improved two stops compared to the Bayer sensor equipped M9. People rave on about X-trans but that is a dead end and absolute hell to de-mosaic- Foveon technology is out of the question, but a Monochrome sensor in a DSLR - that could be very interesting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
I hope they re-use the K-5 body, since I love that in y hands.
+1 and AFC better tracking..
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Look for a swivel LCD.
If that's the case... I will expand my D600 system before buying the k3. fixed LCD or nothing for this guy.
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If that's the case... I will expand my D600 system before buying the k3. fixed LCD or nothing for this guy.

I agree if the K-3 has a articulating LCD I will keep my K-5 and think more seriously about a D600 or a used 5D MKII
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I agree if the K-3 has a articulating LCD I will keep my K-5 and think more seriously about a D600 or a used 5D MKII
Why is that (just asking, not criticising)? The swivelling screen on the D5100 is not too badly done, though I admit that the clunky one on the MX-1 does the design no favours at all. Personally, I don't think that the K-3 will have one, but that's just a guess on my part.
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One thing people haven't considered is the possibility that pentax may come out with a camera using a monochrome sensor. As a user of the Leica Monochrom, I have seen that the camera is immune to the problematic artefacts that Bayer sensors suffer from when the AA filter is removed. And the Monochrom is only using a kodak CCD sensor with less than up-to-date technology, removal of the Bayer colour filters means the High ISO on this sensor is improved two stops compared to the Bayer sensor equipped M9. People rave on about X-trans but that is a dead end and absolute hell to de-mosaic- Foveon technology is out of the question, but a Monochrome sensor in a DSLR - that could be very interesting.
I think something like that is more likely to be a part of Ricoh line up.

Just a hunch.
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