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02-06-2015, 09:19 PM   #286
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Given the similar size, wonder which battery will be in play? Looks like Li90 might fit.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jimr-pdx Quote
Given the similar size, wonder which battery will be in play? Looks like Li90 might fit.
I'm leaning towards the Li-109 / AA clip combo of the K-r/30/50/500, especially since the K-S1 uses the 109, but I'm prepared to be surprised (feet flat on the floor, fragile objects moved away from computer, etc. ).
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Looks like a new WG camera is coming too.

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And also there will be a separate HD version of the kit lens! I might be interested in that.
A new WG?! Those things come out every 4 months, it seems...

I hope hope hope that 18-50 is sold separately! I would preorder that instantly.
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QuoteOriginally posted by THoog Quote
I'm leaning towards the Li-109 / AA clip combo of the K-r/30/50/500, especially since the K-S1 uses the 109, but I'm prepared to be surprised (feet flat on the floor, fragile objects moved away from computer, etc. ).
That's definitely more likely. Curious that the K-s2 is that much larger than the s1, that was a strong point for me despite the interface mysteries.

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Now that you mention it, here's a comparison of K-S1 and K-S2 (S1-green, S2-red, again front view scaled to K-mount and back and top scaled to match front view). The K-S2 is a little wider on the left side, as well as being taller and thicker (both in main body and grip). The pentaprism housing is very similar, but with a slightly steeper angle on the top front edge of the K-S2. The K-S1 also tends to have corners trimmed back, making it smaller in volume than the max dimensions indicate.


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I thought that other "Unnamed K camera" with the floppy screen was the K-50 replacement?
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These scale models indicate it's much more a k50 than a ks1 so those who must have a k50 clone can likely r.e.l.a.x!
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Now that is a nice design. Why didn't they just release this in the first place instead of the cringeworthy Ks-1?

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@Steve: Why not a touchscreen? It can be useful at times... but all functions should also be accessible through buttons..
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Now that is a nice design. Why didn't they just release this in the first place instead of the cringeworthy Ks-1?
I'm guessing these two cameras were developed in parallel. The K-S1 is for people who want to get good pictures with minimal user intervention. The K-S2 is an affordable camera for enthusiasts.

According to some, the former category no longer exists in the USA and some other countries. In that case, perhaps Ricoh should have done what Canon does and made it an Asia-only model. I certainly think there's a market for both in Japan, at least.
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How's his street cred in the Thread-that-shall-not-be-named? Do we need to quiz him on his opinion of lutefisk?
You just broke rule 1: Don't talk about the thread-that-shall-not-not-be-named.
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You just broke rule 1: Don't talk about the thread-that-shall-not-not-be-named.
You have all lost me with this thread-that-shal-not-be-named, but then I guess to enlighten me you would need to name the said thread or provide a link, and clearly that is verboten
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I hope hope hope that 18-50 is sold separately! I would preorder that instantly.
Yes it is but it's a slightly different lens, including optically.

The kit lens is the 'smc PENTAX-DA L 18-50mm f/4-5.6 DC WR RE' whilst the lens sold separately is the 'HD PENTAX-DA 18-50mm f/4-5.6 DC WR RE', thus with HD coating instead of SMC.
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You have all lost me with this thread-that-shal-not-be-named, but then I guess to enlighten me you would need to name the said thread or provide a link, and clearly that is verboten
Indeed. But if you're feeling brave you can go looking for it - it features quite prominently in the K-3 section
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To me it looks like the K-S line is where Ricoh tries out new ideas. The K-S1 is definitely not for me, but I like the concept. The K-S2 looks more traditional on the outside, but I'm not sure we've seen everything about that one yet...
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