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03-13-2013, 12:06 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Caat Quote
Well incremental in that they didn't get a sensor upgrade but they both had overhauled AF systems. I would expect them to move down a tier or the K-3 to slot in above rather than that they would be replaced.

This doesn't bode well for the K-3 being all that interesting. It looks like we'll probably be getting basically a K-5II with a 24mp sensor, maybe a new body, but nothing radical if it's going to replace the K-5II.
It should be a new body if it follows the pattern (k10/20d, k7/5). I say it isn't too soon because the K5ii/s really is an incremental update. Not only was it just some internal upgrades, but it was also released at at 25% cheaper MSRP (expect the K-3 to be back to the real MSRP, or close to it). Not to mention it has already been discounted several times, and they have the current, awesome rebates going on with the limited lenses, all designed to move inventory and make way for the latest and greatest! I won't be buying myself, but it should be the first truly ricoh release, and I expect it will be a pretty nice update to the flagship. Just my thoughts!

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Pentax will do bigger jump than from D7000 -> D7100...they jump over both of them!

Seriously spoken. Good viewfinder, more focuspoints, better DR and smoking ISO would do it for me. Talk about that focus speed later...
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
Take take "best APS-C", it's gonna need better AF than the D7100, and probably better than the upcoming Canon 7D2.
Not necessarily - "the best" isn't on top in every category - that's rarely possible. But they do need to continue to improve the AF. If it could even match Canon or Nikon in this regard it would be very impressive and unexpected. I just hope the new model(s) come close, and Pentax doesn't stop there.
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Some specs

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K-3 / K-3S (K-3S is tentative): APS-C flagship of 24 million pixels. IMX096CMOS sensor, Sony's image processing engine new pentaprism 1 magnification 100% rate, the field of view of the newly developed liquid crystal movable, SAFOX X AF system 21 points, continuous shooting white balance 6 seconds frame /, has been enhanced, Enhanced video capabilities, built-in stereo microphone. Appeared in the early period of the low-pass-less version is 2013. Price € 1400. (Close to 100% credibility)
1400 Euro equals 1812.86 US Dollar
If correct.. falls short 7100

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getting the popcorn...... now
03-13-2013, 12:26 PM   #21
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
the D7100's excellent video, buffer
Is there another version of the D7100 out?
  • One which is able to correctly show the recording (=aperture/DoF) in video mode? (K-5 does)
  • Or one that has a buffer to hold more than 6 max quality RAW files? (K-5: 20-25)
Or did you want to write "abysmally poor" when you used the word "excellent"?
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That's it, selling my K-5 and buying the newly announced K-3s....
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Have aten popcorns for today, maybe some softdrinks...

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getting the popcorn...... now
Are you making enough for everyone?
03-13-2013, 12:52 PM   #25
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QuoteOriginally posted by JohnBee Quote
The K-3 will be Pentax's newest flagship prosumer camera weighing-in at 24mp.
It is slated to replace the latest generation K-5 units and reestablish Pentax's reputation as the best APS-C camera on the market.

There is also be a new 645D II and other lower entry level DSLR's aimed at replacing the K-30 etc.

SOURCE: http://bbs.kakaku.com/bbs/K0000416049/SortID=15794099/
and
SOURCE: http://bbs.kakaku.com/bbs/-/SortID=15883682/

And so, it looks like the new lineup that is rumored to consist of 5 DSLR's is looking something along the lines of: K3, K3s, 645D II, K30 replacement thus far.
This source is fed by Rice High's blog.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
This source is fed by Rice High's blog.
That's what I found also using Google translate.
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1400 Euro equals 1812.86 US Dollar
More like $1500 depending on european VAT.
03-13-2013, 01:04 PM   #28
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Who is the buyer of K-3 with APS-C? It's logical upgrade of K-5II. And nothing else.
Too fast, by the way.

K-30 and K-5II are rather advanced cameras....
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This source is fed by Rice High's blog.
Ouch !
Pressure back to normal
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QuoteOriginally posted by Supernaut Quote
More like $1500 depending on european VAT.
Either way it has to be a monster APS-C camera to justify that cost.
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