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02-05-2015, 09:08 PM   #16
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some specifications on that would be nice please

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QuoteOriginally posted by mtux Quote
So K-S1 was K-500's replacement.
Maybe in terms of a low-middle-high lineup, but the K-500 was a stripped-down K-50 with cutting cost as the primary goal, and they didn't sell it in Japan. The product team has said the design goal of the K-S1 was to be as small as possible, and it appears to have been aimed primarily at the Japanese market.
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Wow.....I guess Pentax is not doomed after all.


I think Pentax will be the big winner at CP+ this year, The sleeping giant has definitely awoken

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Wow. Pentax have been busy. A new flash is mentioned too.

Some of the features of this new camera will probably find their way into higher spec'd cameras like the K-3 successor and the FF I bet - like the flippy screen and in-built WiFi.

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QuoteOriginally posted by THoog Quote
It's right on time to be the K-50 replacement (it's usually 18-21 months between models). The K-S1 was too soon, and someone stated flatly at Photokina that the K-S1 was a special model and NOT the K-50 replacement.
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'S' for Special. They've used this in all their recent cameras which deviate from the norm.
So, if this is the K-50 replacement, why would they call it a "special"?
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
So, if this is the K-50 replacement, why would they call it a "special"?
Maybe Church Lady is their head of Marketing?
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
So, if this is the K-50 replacement, why would they call it a "special"?
TBH, the name surprised me, but I guess someone is tired of the old scheme. It wouldn't be Pentax if they didn't randomize the naming scheme from time to time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
So, if this is the K-50 replacement, why would they call it a "special"?
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/16-pentax-news-rumors/285297-best-back-un...ml#post3109888

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So will this be a Sears camera... Matt's Classic Cameras: Sears KS-2 (Ricoh XR-7)

2nd ks2 made by Ricoh 😂
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its the decals, that makes it special
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Does the shutter button light up? It looks like there might be a green LCD under that button.
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QuoteOriginally posted by soycory Quote
So will this be a Sears camera... Matt's Classic Cameras: Sears KS-2 (Ricoh XR-7)

2nd ks2 made by Ricoh 😂
Maybe it isn't a coincidence!
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QuoteOriginally posted by magkelly Quote
Does the shutter button light up? It looks like there might be a green LCD under that button.
I think it has something similar to the K-S1 - a ring around the shutter button that lights green for stills, red for video. It can be disabled, of course.
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This is a nice sequel.
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Ricoh is really turning the crank here! I wonder how close the specs will be to the current K-3?
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