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08-27-2014, 07:10 AM   #811
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
it's evolutionary upgrade of K-50. and nothin' else.
Yeah, I'd like to see more creativity than just the body design, but I suppose the APS-C DSLR market isn't demanding it right now; and the LEDs may lead to more sales from selfie-first-time-buyers than us enthusiasts would like to admit.

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QuoteOriginally posted by JimmyDranox Quote
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.
Do you say that cameras for old men have a complex layout on the screen, big format, big grip and everything has to be done with two hands? :-D
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QuoteOriginally posted by ZombieArmy Quote
So it's basically a k-01 with a viewfinder?
The K-S1 has a mirror, whereas the K-01 doesn't.
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Eh, I can't really imagine what sort of creativity we would get out of an entry level camera. It's as small as an SL1 (so smaller than the k-500/k-50), it's got a bigger sensor + the sensor tech from the k-3, and it's flashy.

I'd want the innovative stuff to be on the mid and top range cameras (sorta like where the k-3 got the sensor tech as well as the much improved AF).

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I'm curious as to the shutter sound.

Also curious about lens adjustment.
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I doubt it, but if it has the k-3 or k-5 shutter sound, it'll be amazing.
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I think the price point is really what will set this camera apart. If its 500+ no one is going to buy it. If its under 400 and sold everywhere, 20 mega pixels no AA, full DSLR speed and focus, I think its a very compelling package. The prob is that Pentax always has had a compelling package, whether or not people buy in places other than japan it is a different story. I think the K-S1 will do well in Japan, but elsewhere I am not as sure. I definitely am more interested now that I saw it in the video (The video been removed though...that was one quick plug of that leak).
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It's going to sound just like the shutter on the P3.

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Credit to Pentax for trying so many different ways to crack the entry-level market--colored bodies, angular shapes (K-30), non-camera designers (K-01), size (Q), and now the K-S1. The only other company that's been as experimental has been Sony.

If they can get their retail channel sorted out, and by all indications they are working on it, they just might get somewhere.
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QuoteOriginally posted by y0chang Quote
I think the price point is really what will set this camera apart. If its 500+ no one is going to buy it. If its under 400 and sold everywhere, 20 mega pixels no AA, full DSLR speed and focus, I think its a very compelling package. The prob is that Pentax always has had a compelling package, whether or not people buy in places other than japan it is a different story. I think the K-S1 will do well in Japan, but elsewhere I am not as sure. I definitely am more interested now that I saw it in the video (The video been removed though...that was one quick plug of that leak).
Do you think it will be under $400? I doubt it will be that cheap.
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I, too, doubt under $400.

K-S1 should be bundled with the DA 35/2.4.
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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
Credit to Pentax for trying so many different ways to crack the entry-level market--colored bodies, angular shapes (K-30), non-camera designers (K-01), size (Q), and now the K-S1. The only other company that's been as experimental has been Sony.

If they can get their retail channel sorted out, and by all indications they are working on it, they just might get somewhere.
I think the CCC will have it's first patients as early as tomorrow.
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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
Credit to Pentax for trying so many different ways to crack the entry-level market--colored bodies, angular shapes (K-30), non-camera designers (K-01), size (Q), and now the K-S1. The only other company that's been as experimental has been Sony.

If they can get their retail channel sorted out, and by all indications they are working on it, they just might get somewhere.
Get's it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
It's going to sound just like the shutter on the P3.
Pfft. Make it sound like a 6x7 if it's not going to be quiet at all!
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QuoteOriginally posted by y0chang Quote
I think the price point is really what will set this camera apart. If its 500+ no one is going to buy it. If its under 400 and sold everywhere, 20 mega pixels no AA, full DSLR speed and focus, I think its a very compelling package. The prob is that Pentax always has had a compelling package, whether or not people buy in places other than japan it is a different story. I think the K-S1 will do well in Japan, but elsewhere I am not as sure. I definitely am more interested now that I saw it in the video (The video been removed though...that was one quick plug of that leak).
Regardless of cost to produce, they can't go too low with the price otherwise they start reducing the value of the K-3.
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