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10-05-2013, 05:56 PM   #361
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QuoteOriginally posted by Smeggypants Quote
The size of a headphone jack is absolutely NOTHING to do with signal to noise ratio.
Jokingly: Perhaps they expect the audio to go Radio Active (as in play on the radio ) and it's surrounded by lead shielding. (bad joke but who cares it's Sunday morning here?)

Seriously: I suspect they decided to add to the ergonomics and the audio jack offered an opportunity to move the component a little "off camera" so to speak.

10-05-2013, 05:59 PM   #362
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Ha! At least it's not as big a problem as Ricoh's aperture control!

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Unfortunately, RICOH AF has a serious compatibility problem with Pentax AF reflex camera;s
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Dual cards...HOORAY!!!

'Tis a good looking machine to be sure. I even like the silver/black bling option.

In all seriousness, if the boffins have nailed a few other areas (AF, flash synch, ISO noise control, IQ) this could be a world-beater at the rumoured price of $1,300.

I wonder if this is the 'professional APS-C' that was referred to earlier in the year...it is certainly shaping up to have the creds.
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DPR seems strangely silent about this camera. Do you think it likely they'll publish a hands on mini-review on the day of the announcement?

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So far I'm not to impressed !
So far I'm not too impressed with the not too impressed crowd.

But to each his own.
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QuoteOriginally posted by timcatn Quote
Because you still pay for the Video functions.
Mass production doesn't work like that. In fact, I'd guess that the opposite is the case: having a broader feature set allows Ricoh/Pentax to reach a bigger market, and thereby reduce the overall cost per unit.
10-05-2013, 07:24 PM   #367
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
It has a dedicated video/still lever and a red video button.
Yes, I'm aware of that, but having the controls separated still/video doesn't make it of no interest to a stills photographer, in fact it reinforces the emphasis on stills on the top plate of the camera.
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It is very likely that both DPReview and imaging Resource had K-3 already, because their are very silent about this.

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It is very likely that both DPReview and imaging Resource had K-3 already, because their are very silent about this.
It seems Adam has his hands on it too
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QuoteOriginally posted by JimmyDranox Quote
It is very likely that both DPReview and imaging Resource had K-3 already, because their are very silent about this.
Neither site gets involved at the rumour stage. They will announce the K-3 when it's announced by Ricoh.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
The K-5 already has a slightly better build quality, higher fps, and a much larger buffer than the D7100 (the Nikon is effectively crippled by that). The 70D doesn't have a 100% viewfinder and it's a polycarbonate body. Both the Canon and the Nikon are build to leave room for an upper-level APS-C camera.
The D7100 has a muchhhhhh better AF module (improved over the one from the D300), and a crop mode that covers the image w/ all the AF points. And I'd bet the D7100 has better video since we already know the K-3's processor can only do 1080/30p
I'd say it's a wash given what we know so far...I'd also agree it'd be stupid to price it above Nikon's D7100...
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wow, that looks dodgy. I wouldn't trust them with my CC details.
I've purchased gear from eGlobal a number of times over the last few years without any problems whatsoever. They are one of the fastest for delivery, last thing I ordered (Sekonic light meter) arrived in 3 days.
I use PayPal, so they don't get my CC card details.
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I'm both with the "not impressed" and "impressed" crowds.

I'm excited on what I see on a physical front. There are a lot of added features here, and since I am personally getting more interested in video I'm seeing stuff I will use and I'm excited. But on the other hand, I still don't see numbers.

Here are things I'm hoping for:

a) improved flash system
b) improved flash sync speed
c) bigger/faster buffer (apparently hinted at via USB3 port)
d) brighter view finder
d) high speed video modes (highly unlikely)

At the end of the day I know I will be purchasing this camera as soon as possible.
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I'm thinking that this camera is going to have a serious wallet-emptying capability. Pictures show some good stuff, rumored specifications allude to some good stuff. My hopes that Ricoh will deliver a totally worthy APS-C upgrade to the Pentax product line are way up at the moment . We'll see, eh?

Please note that I'm NOT an early adopter. Youse other guys are going to have to report back on the wonderful stuff, and the teething pains . I'm looking at maybe Christmas, and maybe Christmas 2014 vs 2013 .

Darn, no FF for my 3 amigos.
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Great news Pentax.
I have not come on this site for almost a year .
It's exciting what is coming. I have done many videos wth my K-5 and these were a lot better then a dedicated small video camera I use at the same time than my K-5.

Video is the future like digital camera were coming to replace argentic .

Ricoh don`t care to much about the actual Pentax user but all the potential new one. Probably 10% could leave Pentax but when you have less than 5 % market share , you are more interested in getting part of the other 95% you do not have
I guarantee you than Pentax K-3 will probably be on the front page of all Photo magazine in december and you know what , Christmas is not far after that.

Good job Ricoh and Pentax

PS If Adam was not commenting in the last few weeks , you should understand that big news was coming. Not the time to loose friends at Ricoh/ Pentax
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