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01-07-2015, 12:37 PM   #286
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QuoteOriginally posted by IchabodCrane Quote
WiFi is virtually ubiquitous, not a new feature or technology.
But it is new to Ricoh/Pentax. I suspect it took longer to realize they needed to add WiFi than to actually implement it.

I think the FLUCard WiFi was a stop gap, implemented quickly once whoever makes these decisions decided that adding WiFi was a good idea. Now we are looking at the internally developed solution. Whether the FluCard was good/bad idea I've no idea. At least it worked, and perhaps the sales numbers gave them a good idea of actual consumer interest.

Whether it should have taken them this long to realize WiFi was needed is another discussion.

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Side View, again from same poster. https://twitter.com/snaptphoto
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Hmm! Simulated carbon fiber overlay? That will peel off fast!
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What is the logo printed in the grip rubber? Seen it somewhere before.

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So the square hood and slip on lens cap. The side profile looks like the KS-1 where there's a join seam. The little Pentax name on the side of the lens is interesting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
What is the logo printed in the grip rubber? Seen it somewhere before.
NFC. Likely for an easy WI-FI setup.
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NFC and WI-FI. Way to go!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
NFC. Likely for an easy WI-FI setup.
Maybe it is so you can "bump" uglies with a cell phone or another camera to share pic's...?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
NFC. Likely for an easy WI-FI setup.
Or is the logo of a coffee shop somewhere in China. (DigitalRevTV guys were "confused" as well when they were inside that shop in one of their episodes).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
"I don't like 4G on my Samsung phone. I don't want to pay for it."
"I don't like the multi-function steering wheel on that new car. I don't want to pay for it."

Just don't use it. The added cost of a FluCard is MUCH higher than having it built into the body, especially when the costs can be shared across models (the K-3 successor, the upcoming FF...). Watch the App Store/Play Store for a new Pentax WiFi remote control app
The remote control would be Oh so useful it would certainly make getting bird photos of shy birds easier. then if the power zoom would return we could do our 'birding' from the easy chair with thehelp of a power
tripod.
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What is the logo printed in the grip rubber? Seen it somewhere before.
The Playboy Bunny?

So if this camera gets labeled "K-S10" or K-S(something) are the "traditionalist" snobs going to start holding their noses and push it away with a 3 meter pole? Maybe the TCS "Worst Camera of 2015"?
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Yeah that's NFC for quick pairing... Also looks like Ricoh/Pentax needs body dust reduction not just sensor. hehehe
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QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
So if this camera gets labeled "K-S10" or K-S(something) are the "traditionalist" snobs going to start holding their noses and push it away with a 3 meter pole? Maybe the TCS "Worst Camera of 2015"?
Let's not go there... I'm sticking to a "not for me, but I'm happy anyway" (NFMbIHA) philosophy.

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Also looks like Ricoh/Pentax needs body dust reduction not just sensor. hehehe
Yep, if you are ever going to take closeups of your gear, keep your rocket blaster handy.
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Let's not go there... I'm sticking to a "not for me, but I'm happy anyway" (NFMbIHA) philosophy.
Nice camera.

I'm holding out for something bigger.
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QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
Hmm! Simulated carbon fiber overlay? That will peel off fast!
Yes, and that gap under the overlay near the shutter button is worrisome. But don't forget this is only a prototype.
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