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03-14-2008, 03:39 AM   #31
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Sorry Jon!

I am somehow guilty of starting this discussion on the comparison Pentax vs Apple.

But my point was to discuss the core of Pentax, what it is and what it will become, by means of that comparison; not to get into IT discussion.

Pentax looks, at the moment, in a very promising situation. The team looks right (both in Japan and in the USA; don't know about Europe, and in Spain it's managed by an external enterprise), the funding too (Hoya ensures the stability IMO), and it appears that Hoya realizes about the huge potential of Pentax.

In short, all pieces have the look of fitting together right and the future could be very bright if they keep pushing in the direction started with the K10D. Besides, they seem to have learnt about past mistakes, which is a good recipe for success. Provided the K20D is also successful (and I bet it will be the case), I'm pretty sure that those of us who have been using Pentax for years and years will feel our choice reassured. And possibly more than one of the Canon fanboys will reconsider his previous superiority attitude in a not-so-long time.

03-14-2008, 05:48 PM   #32
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Pentax is in a good position to expand on its recent success, but quotes like "concentrate on the consumer market" sound like the death knell to their hopes of doing exactly that. They've got enough backing with Hoya and partner Samsung to step into the ring with Canon and Nikon, but if they're too scared to do it, they'll never get that market share they're looking for. What happened to their market share when they bottom-fed their way through the end of their film days? Haven't they learned this lesson yet? Hopefully he's just too far removed to actually know what's cooking...

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