Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
08-27-2014, 09:25 AM   #841
Pentaxian




Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: East Bay Area
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 800
I think I want one... but of course my wife will tell me that I don't need it just like I tell her she doesn't need that new pair of shoes.

08-27-2014, 09:31 AM   #842
Veteran Member
RonHendriks1966's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 8,757
It should be 399 euro with single kitlens.
08-27-2014, 09:49 AM   #843
Pentaxian
Cynog Ap Brychan's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Gloucester
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,096
QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
It should be 399 euro with single kitlens.
Very optimistic.
08-27-2014, 09:54 AM   #844
Veteran Member
RonHendriks1966's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 8,757
QuoteOriginally posted by Cynog Ap Brychan Quote
Very optimistic.
This is the competition under 500 euro. All with a single kitlens wich will probably be 80+% of the sale in this segment.

De nieuwste digitale camera's koopt u bij CameraNU.nl

08-27-2014, 10:21 AM   #845
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
6BQ5's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Nevada, USA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,210
Like many, my initial reaction was negative. Now that I see more and more of it the design has grown on me. I really like the rotary mode selection dial. Lesson learned!'

However, I know this camera isn't for me. For serious shooting I like to have to have two selection traditional value selection dials like on my K-30.

This camera could be a replacement for the K-500? An intro/beginner level DSLR?
08-27-2014, 10:21 AM   #846
Pentaxian
Fogel70's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,845
QuoteOriginally posted by y0chang Quote
Pentax has to be aware that the D3200 kit is under $500 as well as the SL1 body only. It has to be a compelling argument to not buy Canikon but buy Pentax... I realize that Pentax has to not devalue itself, a bottom of market strategy is never viable long term. What price point is it? No idea but but im gonna guess 500 is going to be the ballpark.
When released, price on K-500 (with kit lens) was $600, and K-S1 will probably be priced similar to that.
Nikon D3300 was released at $650 with kit lens, Canon SL1 was priced $800 with kit lens when released.
08-27-2014, 10:24 AM   #847
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
boriscleto's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: North Syracuse, NY
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 13,159
Release price has to be high so you can discount it in November.
08-27-2014, 11:20 AM   #848
Veteran Member
RonHendriks1966's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 8,757
QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
Release price has to be high so you can discount it in November.
Or put in a free 35mm plasticfantastic lens at the start. With a voucher or so.

08-27-2014, 11:34 AM   #849
Senior Member
pentaxian_tmb's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 283
QuoteOriginally posted by Fogel70 Quote
The LED around the shutter button could be a very nice feature. FI it could glow green in photography mode, and red in video mode.
Flashing red could mean that no memory card is inserted, or that battery is depleted.


No. No. Your hand will be digitally imprinted on the grip, so only you can use it. The LEDs will light up green when it registers your hand. If someone else tries to use it, it will flash red and self destruct.
08-27-2014, 11:39 AM   #850
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Montréal QC
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,954
Any word on which battery this uses?
08-27-2014, 11:45 AM   #851
Pentaxian
ChristianRock's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Woodstock, GA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,771
From what I saw, same battery as K-r/K-30/K-50/K-500, but I doubt there's room for AA in this.

I just saw the video. Who releases something that shakes that much?

Anyway, in the hands of that guy, it's TINY. I like that. So, I'll be paying attention, but in all likeliness, it's not for me. Still, I hope it does very well.
08-27-2014, 11:46 AM   #852
Pentaxian
JinDesu's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New York City
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,631
If it's the same battery as the K-R, then it'll take the AA adapter that fits the K-R.
08-27-2014, 11:48 AM   #853
Pentaxian
ChristianRock's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Woodstock, GA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,771
Not necessarily. I have a K-r, and the battery doesn't take the whole battery compartment (the AA adapter does).
08-27-2014, 11:58 AM   #854
Veteran Member
Wired's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Edmonton, AB
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,525
QuoteOriginally posted by pentaxian_tmb Quote
No. No. Your hand will be digitally imprinted on the grip, so only you can use it. The LEDs will light up green when it registers your hand. If someone else tries to use it, it will flash red and self destruct.
Legit?! That's a requirement for sure. Oh the possibilities...
08-27-2014, 12:00 PM   #855
Pentaxian
JinDesu's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New York City
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,631
QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
Not necessarily. I have a K-r, and the battery doesn't take the whole battery compartment (the AA adapter does).
Good point, my mistake.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
af, camera, care, colour, design, ff, flash, format, iso, k-01, k-3, k3, kit, kit lens, leds, lens, level, look, medium, pentax, pentax k-s1, pentax news, pentax rumors, performance, price, scheme, steve, value
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Some Thoughts on the K-01 and Mirrorless From Pentax Biro Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 108 06-25-2014 03:20 PM
Mirrorless K-Mount Camera Joshua A Photographic Industry and Professionals 12 08-22-2013 04:28 AM
K-mount mirrorless....FF RonHendriks1966 Pentax Full Frame 13 05-28-2013 03:13 PM
Waiting on my first mirrorless: K-01! Penta Welcomes and Introductions 2 01-30-2013 05:49 AM
New Pentax: K-5, K-r and Mirrorless models coming JohnBee Pentax News and Rumors 32 08-08-2010 01:57 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:28 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top