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08-27-2014, 02:30 AM   #781
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First I did not like the look of this new K-S1 but the more I look at this the more I like it.
Looks really compact too.

I'm pretty sure it could help in getting more visibility to Pentax as not everybody has a need of a K3 and we need different cameras that cover different needs.

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So we can call it the KISS one
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Well, it looks to me that like Fuji's new release, this camera will have a "full size" sensor.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Looks great. Official announcements are so old school....
Yeah right, I expected announcement as a selphie on his personal Facebook page.

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I'm pretty sure it could help in getting more visibility to Pentax as not everybody has a need of a K3 and we need different cameras that cover different needs.
Exactly. And that is the philosophy Pentax has been used to guide itself in not delivering an FF. Because they wanted to hypnotise their audience with a repetitive suggestion they never needed an FF.
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Doesn't look too bad in the video - better than the pics anyway.

Interesting that they (Pentax) specifically addressed some of the points that have been squabbled over here, ie purpose of the front LEDs and that yes they are switchable...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ben78 Quote
Doesn't look too bad in the video - better than the pics anyway.

Interesting that they (Pentax) specifically addressed some of the points that have been squabbled over here, ie purpose of the front LEDs and that yes they are switchable...
Yes, they seem to be listening.
And maybe they stepped on the break with this leak to stop the modularity discussion (pleading guilty myself here) they provoked with some of their design decisions?
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"All of these indicators CAN be turned off."

THANK GOODNESS.

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But how good is it to hold? The grip design is certainly a major deviation from all other Pentax DSLRs.
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Wooo, it looks tiny in that video with the limited lens.
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Wooo, it looks tiny in that video with the limited lens.
It sure does. I wonder if it is smaller than a K-x? The prism is bulkier (but worth its bulk!), but I think the rest of the camera is smaller, isn't it?
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It's 120mm x 92.5mm x 69.5mm vs. 122.5mm x 91.5mm x 67.5mm for the K-x.
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I've watched that video 4 times, and for me is clear that this camera is designed for young users and women. A simple lay-out on the screen, small format, small grip, almost everything can be done with one hand. I specially like the mode dial, and the small elevated part above it, which permit a secure grip, without touching the controls. In a sentence, a camera designed to attract new users. And users which are not accustomed with DSLR. I'm pretty sure this camera will be a success for Pentax.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
It sure does. I wonder if it is smaller than a K-x? The prism is bulkier (but worth its bulk!), but I think the rest of the camera is smaller, isn't it?
Dimensions were posted earlier in the thread.. and yes, I believe it was in fact just slightly smaller than the K-x. The handling of this camera intrigues me with the unusual grip. Would like to hold one..

If this is the entry level then wow the mid tier should be very nice. At the least no AA filter and the K-3 simulated filter with at least the 20MP sensor and FLU card support just like this K-S1.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
120mm x 92.5mm x 69.5mm vs. 122.5mm x 91.5mm x 67.5mm
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Dimensions were posted earlier in the thread
Ah, I'm sure they did. The thread is moving fast

Very slightly larger in boxed volume then. But no weight has been posted yet - or did I miss that, too?
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