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02-05-2015, 09:55 PM   #31
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Anything with two control dials and the mode dial on top is descended as much from K-50 as K-S1. K-S1 sensor, no doubt, but otherwise this is really the K-50ii with articulating screen and wi-fi. It's the K-50 / K-S1 mashup! Interesting new lens, too.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Steve.Ledger Quote
Nice.
Though I can't say I like the racing stripes on the flash housing.
Reminiscent of the HK Holden Monaro Racing Stripe from the early 70's. This comment is relevant only to Australian males of a certain vintage.
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Pentax should have skipped the K-S1 and just launched this instead.

The new naming convention makes sense, though.

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I only wonder: Is it WRed?

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Reminiscent of the HK Holden Monaro Racing Stripe from the early 70's. This comment is relevant only to Australian males of a certain vintage.
Sad. Poignant, but sad.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Daikokuya Quote
The K-S2 with SMC PENTAX-DA L 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE is to be launched soon. The AF201FG will also come up.


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Well this looks respectable... I mean I heard the S1 was actually a decent camera but I didn't even bother checking its specs since there's 0 chance I'd buy that hideous looking wannabe Christmas decoration... (personal opinion)
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Pentax should have skipped the K-S1 and just launched this instead.

The new naming convention makes sense, though.
Yes I thought so. I even thought it was going to be the K-S10 and probably the K-3 replacement to be K-s100. But who knows, how they name new cameras. The important thing is they give us great performing dependable cameras.

Does anybody know if this will have a battery grip option?
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So, if this is the K-50 replacement, why would they call it a "special"?
[a] Who said it was a replacement for the K-50?
[b] Is that a rhetorical question?

Look, in an interview after the QS-1 release the RICOH suits said the 'S' in stood for 'special'.. That they have continued the naming trend means that the suits like it

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So no flashy LED on front grip? This looks promising.

I wonder if K-3 replacement will be announced soon, too... I hope!
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looks compact and nice! retracted lens is interesting.
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I think K-3 will be on market for a long time.
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I only wonder: Is it WRed?
The kit lens is WR so the body should be too.
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I applaud their return to Stormtrooper white-on-black; the grey grip on the K-s1 was not right at all
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Because of its bad low light capability, i hope Pentax will not choose the 20MP sensor inside the K-S2.
My main complain about K-S1 was the horrific result @ 6400 iso.
If they want to use the old line-up of Pentax (K30, K5,K50), it's necessary to choose the K3 sensor to play on the semi-pro area of digital cameras.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
I think K-3 will be on market for a long time.
I'm hoping that successor of K-3'll be released in 2 year cycle... K-3 was released in 2013 november, so this might be a year they'd release or at least announce... but if Ricoh chooses to go all in with FF first, I'm fine with that, too.
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