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08-28-2014, 02:39 AM   #31
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I wish Pentax could have used EVF instead OVF and possibly get rid of flash too. That would have given a serious competition to Sony nex series. I will continue to keep my Pentax AF lenses but will pass on this.
Why gave up on the 100% coverage viewfinder, something that Pentax is great at making? Also, EVF is for mirrorless camera. This is not meant to be an upgrade for K-01. This is designed to be a DSLR.

08-28-2014, 02:57 AM   #32
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I'm a bit disappointed. I think they've got quite a lot wrong with this camera. It's supposed to appeal to people who have rejected DSLRs, but . . .

- it should be lighter
- it should do Wi-Fi out of the box
- it should be weather sealed
- it should have a smaller, quieter kit lens
touchscreen and tiltable LCD
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Targeted user of this camera are 20-somethings who are novices to photography but want to move into an SLR style camera.. I think.
See Ricoh's Life Captured Video
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QuoteOriginally posted by whk1992 Quote
Why gave up on the 100% coverage viewfinder, something that Pentax is great at making? Also, EVF is for mirrorless camera. This is not meant to be an upgrade for K-01. This is designed to be a DSLR.
I have used OVF for 20 years and will continue to use OVF on film camera. However for digital, EVF and mirrorless are the future. After getting accustomed to Sony EVF, I will not look back to OVF. I exactly know what I am shooting - dept of field, exact point of the focus, peaking, live histograms, clippings, and no shutter noise or vibration - something not easy to overlook. A few years from now, and the most cameras including high end will be mirrorless.

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QuoteOriginally posted by yusuf Quote
I have used OVF for 20 years and will continue to use OVF on film camera. However for digital, EVF and mirrorless are the future. After getting accustomed to Sony EVF, I will not look back to OVF. I exactly know what I am shooting - dept of field, exact point of the focus, peaking, live histograms, clippings, and no shutter noise or vibration - something not easy to overlook. A few years from now, and the most cameras including high end will be mirrorless.
Ah. I agree with you on that, although I just bought a K-50, my first DSLR. As an engineering student, I just love all the moving, mechanical parts inside the camera. Plus, I want to grab one before DSLR becomes history. DSLR has become so well-developed and affordable on these days. I can't afford a really good mirrorless camera yet.
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Plus, I want to grab one before DSLR becomes history. DSLR has become so well-developed and affordable on these days.
Interesting and valid perspective. There is a lot of evolution behind our current DSLR's.
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This camera is not for pentaxians. It's an affront. When this is the road Ricoh is going, I am not buying any more bodies.
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This camera is not for pentaxians. It's an affront. When this is the road Ricoh is going, I am not buying any more bodies.
If they also introduce a K-50 follow-up, I'm not worried. The Pentax NB1000 wasn't for me, but it didn't stop me from buying a K-5 - nor did it stop me from still loving Lego

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I'm worried that this wil replace the k-50.
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I'm worried that this wil replace the k-50.
Without WR? I don't think so...
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I'm worried that this wil replace the k-50.
Only if K-3 becomes the mid tier and.... dare I say it?.... The "K-F1" replaces the K-3 as the top tier
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See Ricoh's Life Captured Video
I think that I actually saw some marketing? They are selling a lifestyle - not a camera.

It also appears to me that the market is 20 something women....


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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
This camera is not for pentaxians. It's an affront. When this is the road Ricoh is going, I am not buying any more bodies.
QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
If they also introduce a K-50 follow-up, I'm not worried. The Pentax NB1000 wasn't for me, but it didn't stop me from buying a K-5 - nor did it stop me from still loving Lego
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I'm worried that this wil replace the k-50.
[EDIT: I didn't see the prior post until after I posted this - I completely agree.]

They gave US the K-3. Why are we asking for a K-3 minus? let them try to go after somebody new. Like my daughter. Mid-20's, Shoots iPhone, Getting bored with Facebook and Instagram; not wed to her father's idea of what a camera is and certainly not wed to her father's idea of what a dSLR should look like. Couldn't care less about whether the 19!55 lloks crappy because she never thought about the difference. Probably will use LiveView a lot so the Mode Dial is just great.

Etc. Etc.

It isn't for us.
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I think that I actually saw some marketing? They are selling a lifestyle - not a camera.

It also appears to me that the market is 20 something women....

If that's their target market, I'd like to see the consultant's report that claims the target market will spend $800 when they have historically spent $400 - $500.
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[EDIT: I didn't see the prior post until after I posted this - I completely agree.]

They gave US the K-3. Why are we asking for a K-3 minus? let them try to go after somebody new. Like my daughter. Mid-20's, Shoots iPhone, Getting bored with Facebook and Instagram; not wed to her father's idea of what a camera is and certainly not wed to her father's idea of what a dSLR should look like. Couldn't care less about whether the 19!55 lloks crappy because she never thought about the difference. Probably will use LiveView a lot so the Mode Dial is just great.

Etc. Etc.

It isn't for us.
You are asking a consumer who doesn't care much about camera quality to drop a wooping 800 bucks.
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