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03-22-2013, 09:08 PM   #241
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Yup that's the guy. Here's his google+ link:

https://plus.google.com/109859150130478662888/posts

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I guess the guy I found using Google wasn't him.. I found Mike Svitek on twitter and he says he is testing the k-3

Mike Svitek:


Says sensor is same as D600... FF


03-22-2013, 09:33 PM   #242
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Wow all sorts of interesting tidbits by him on google+
03-22-2013, 09:38 PM   #243
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FF, 55-300mm WR, 24-120mm lens, Is there any reason to think he has any credibility? I find it hard to believe that anyone testing these products would blab about it. Surely he would have an NDA.
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His claim of a K-3 with ISO 400,000 instantly kills any credibility as far as I'm concerned, not to mention his implying that a camera with the name "K-3" is a FF.


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I bet that guy is just having fun, pretending to have all kinds of stuff for testing and knowing this and that. He's certainly following these threads on PF and laughing. Besides, even if Pentax would use all kinds of testers including a student, I'm pretty sure they wouldn't give him many kinds of prototypes for testing but just the "beta" version of what's going to get released.

In the unlikely case of his posts really being true, he must be really breaching his NDA and will end up in trouble.

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Pentax confirmed that I'll get to test out their new 55-300mm WR ... So excited! I love the regular 55-300 so the WR version ought to be AWESOME!
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K-3 + DAX 24-120mm f/4
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He said he had to give the camera back on the 21st. Very interesting.. if he is lying.. he is using his real name and is going to look like a fool.. we'll see. I think he said the ISO went up to 102,400 not 400,000. He stated that maybe a lower 12MP sensor could get up to 400,000 with ??? after it.

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Well, he's not alone. Here in San Diego, several of us have also been fortunate enough to test the new K-3, which is what I'd call 'full-frame plus', in that the 24 x 36mm sensor uses a radically new method of nano-pixel interpolation, yielding a 57 MP-equivalent image. With sub-45nm chip technology, no Bayer filtering is needed; all images are intrinsically sharp without moiré or bifringence effects of any kind.

Svitek is most likely testing an earlier K-3 iteration. He fails to mention the new sensor's two CDMA modem cores, that allow 4G wireless image transmission (assuming the owner has an existing Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint 4G contract). And, he evidently was not supplied with a pre-production version of the K-3's DA 16-200 f/2 kit lens. This new zoom, also available separately in a weather-resistant DA* version, features a unique depleted-uranium thin film lens coating that intensifies illumination without reducing color and contrast. This new lens is very light... only 250g... due to the extensive use of titanium castings coupled with the latest diffraction-type ultra-precise, aspheric-surface plastic lenses.

But the big story, coming up this April 1st, is the Pentax-Ricoh decison to partner with the Google Glass program. The K-3 will forgo a standard EVF in favor of a dedicated data link to the user's Google Glasses, where all relevant shooting information will be projected in a constant 'heads-up' display. As of this writing, Google is subsidizing the early adoption of this new technology, so that the K-3, with Google Glasses and the new f/2 kit zoom lens, should retail at $1,495, although this may change somewhat before product launch. Here again, Svitek -- in Canada -- may not be aware of this development, as the Google Glass technology is currently 'under review' in Ottawa, in protest against the American delays approving the Keystone tar sands pipeline.

See you April 1st!
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QuoteOriginally posted by jon404 Quote
Well, he's not alone. Here in San Diego, several of us have also been fortunate enough to test the new K-3, which is what I'd call 'full-frame plus', in that the 24 x 36mm sensor uses a radically new method of nano-pixel interpolation, yielding a 57 MP-equivalent image. With sub-45nm chip technology, no Bayer filtering is needed; all images are intrinsically sharp without moiré or bifringence effects of any kind...
Too funny!!

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early post

Bit early with the post, April 1 is not here yet. Mind you, with time, the wish list WILL come true. I am looking forward to reading about all the new technology releases on April 1. I have some inside information to release myself soon
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fisheye, I take your point. Seriously, I was surprised to see that April 1 is apparently the product announcement day... must have more positive associations in Japan than it does here!
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wow... i really dont want to read this forum 1 april if this is the level we're at now...
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I asked the K5 / 18-135 what it thinks about all the rumors...


Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop Dave? Stop, Dave.
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Dave? You said you'd never sell me, Dave. That new K-3... it's no good, Dave. Don't sell me, Dave. Dave? Dave, are you there? Dave?
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I bet the K-3 has red AF assist light set in the lens like that.... Nice work :-)
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So this is the first known leaked Pentax digital fullframe shot? Pentax FF + FA77, ISO 25,600, 1/500s f/11.

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