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02-01-2014, 10:14 PM   #256
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Nard to say if K60 will be better than 700D , K60 is just a rumor

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that 18-70mm would make me very happy
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QuoteOriginally posted by VoiceOfReason Quote
To tell the truth if they do a weather sealed K60 with no AA filter and the same sensor as the K3 then why would anyone buy a K3 when you can get 90% of one at 1/2 the price?
IF there is a K-60 that is a de-contented K-3, I would expect the differences to be:

No selectable AA filter
Single memory card slot
Polycarbonate body
Smaller buffer
Not sure about the same shutter mechanism (K-3, 5 much quieter than K-r, 30, 50)

This would still make an outstanding camera but if the above are important, you will have good reasons to buy a K-3.
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QuoteOriginally posted by IchabodCrane Quote
IF there is a K-60 that is a de-contented K-3, I would expect the differences to be:

No selectable AA filter
Single memory card slot
Polycarbonate body
Smaller buffer
Not sure about the same shutter mechanism (K-3, 5 much quieter than K-r, 30, 50)

This would still make an outstanding camera but if the above are important, you will have good reasons to buy a K-3.
Don't forget about top-lcd 1/8000th shutter. More bracketing steps, headphone output.

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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Don't forget about top-lcd 1/8000th shutter. More bracketing steps, headphone output.
Yes... those, too. Basically, I wouldn't be surprised to see a K-60 that incorporates the 24 MP sensor, advanced metering, and improved focusing from the K-3. The metering would finally allow Pentax/Ricoh to get the p-TTL exposure problem behind them across the line (if it goes to a K-500 successor, too).
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If it comes in at the price stated and carries over some of the K_3 functions it will look really attractive against Cannikon. I am not sure I will wait to see before I pull the trigger on a K-3 but if it is announced before I have I will at least consider it. It will leave a lot of money for other toys.
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Would love to see a top lcd un k60 apart from all the other features its gonna come with. That feature alone is a preserve of top models from canikony.
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I dropped my K1000 once. Didn't damage the camera, but it did dent the filter ring of the 80-200 that was on it. I have never repeated that mistake.

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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
I dropped my K1000 once. Didn't damage the camera, but it did dent the filter ring of the 80-200 that was on it. I have never repeated that mistake.
Cool.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobmaxja Quote
Nard to say if K60 will be better than 700D , K60 is just a rumor
Pentax rumours are the best! Of course the K-60 will beat them all — every single rumoured Pentax camera has amazing specs and beats every other contender.
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Hm, the discussion got a little out of hand.. can anyone sum up if there were any developments on the rumors? Or is it still wild speculation?
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No new rumors on the K-60 front for the past few days. Though one of the arguments that Pentax needs an announcement to counter expected announcements from Canon and Nikon makes sense.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
Hm, the discussion got a little out of hand.. can anyone sum up if there were any developments on the rumors? Or is it still wild speculation?
Random rumors AFAIK.
Nikon is pushing the D7100's tech into their lower end pretty quickly though....24MP sensor and Wifi already...
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenyee Quote
Random rumors AFAIK.
Nikon is pushing the D7100's tech into their lower end pretty quickly though....24MP sensor and Wifi already...

Pentax was slow, and remains slow. Their cautiousness and conservatism border with irrational.
They can never match Nikon’s or Canon’s manoeuvrability and pace. Nor Fujifilm's spark and enthusiasm.

Fortunately, Pentax also cannot match Nikon's and Canon's penchant for making DSLRs that make no sense and have no inherent value.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Uluru Quote
Pentax can never match Nikonís or Canonís manoeuvrability and pace.
Nor their penchant for making DSLRs that make no sense and have no inherent value.
But Pentax have to compete on some level. I wonder what their break even point is for a camera like the K-3? Does Ricoh break out profit for the Pentax brand? It would be interesting to see if it makes them money and if it does where it stands with other Ricoh businesses.
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