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11-11-2014, 05:43 PM   #1
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Pentax K-3 is (OLD MODEL) on amazon.

Saw this on RiceHigh... Pentax is DOOOOMED? Ugh I hate even giving him traffic, but here is the link from amazon at least.

Amazon.com : Pentax K-3 Pentax SLR SLR Camera - Body Only (OLD MODEL) : Slr Digital Cameras : Camera & Photo

11-11-2014, 05:45 PM   #2
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I just noticed that. I wonder what that is all about.
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"Old Model"? I wonder what a new model could possible add to the existing K-3.
11-11-2014, 06:21 PM   #4
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Clearly not doomed. It will be fascinating to see what comes next. This close to Christmas I imagine anything will have to announce pretty soon. This week?

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It could be just a goof in the copy writing department. Recently B&H was advertising a camera as "new versions"; since I didn't see anything different, I inquired. The answer I got was gibberish. Despite several questions and non-answers, I never did a clear answer from them explaining why they had that tag on that model.
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I don't have the old or new version, but...

From the DP review section:

"Disappointing JPEG color response and default sharpening" - (Default camera jpg, so what? Inability to tweak settings?)
"Many lenses don't live up to camera's full autofocus potential" - (so this is a body thing?)
"Video quality falls short of standards implied by inclusion of mic and headphone jacks" - ("Implied"...)

Dumb asses.
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There was some rumors about a new version of K-3, one month ago. Nothing clear about specifications, except it has more video capabilities.

Personally I don't know if it's true or not, but I think a new model is coming soon.

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Prolly separating the Silver and Prestige Edition.

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K-3s

Come to think of it the recent price drops of the K-3 would indicate an update coming, but it seems to soon. Hard to believe there is any demand for it though, but perhaps a new model would be more inline with the 7d mark 2.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Belnan Quote
"Old Model"? I wonder what a new model could possible add to the existing K-3.

Swivel screen, wifi, gps, better video, solution to mirror flap...
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Not on UK Amazon Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera Body Only 3.2 inch LCD: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
Guess we have the New model here !!
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That listing is the only one that shows "old model" the others do not. Also there is a listing for the HD 55-300 which also says "old model" which obviously is wrong so I'm inclined to think this nothing more than a typo.

QuoteOriginally posted by y0chang Quote
Saw this on RiceHigh... Pentax is DOOOOMED? Ugh I hate even giving him traffic,
So why even mention him? And this was reported on Pentax Forums two days ago, which is where he probably got it: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/94-pentax-price-watch/276244-pentax-k-3-n...-2014-a-6.html
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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
That listing is the only one that shows "old model" the others do not. Also there is a listing for the HD 55-300 which also says "old model" which obviously is wrong so I'm inclined to think this nothing more than a typo.


So why even mention him? And this was reported on Pentax Forums two days ago, which is where he probably got it: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/94-pentax-price-watch/276244-pentax-k-3-n...-2014-a-6.html
Honestly, why he calls it a Pentax Blog is beyond me. He's the anti-Pentax.
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Honestly, why he calls it a Pentax Blog is beyond me. He's the anti-Pentax.
It keeps him busy and away from here so his poison does not infect this forum. At least I think it does, though sometimes I wonder.................
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QuoteOriginally posted by MarkJerling Quote
Honestly, why he calls it a Pentax Blog is beyond me. He's the anti-Pentax.
It's disputable issue
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