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04-16-2015, 05:58 AM   #76
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QuoteOriginally posted by r0ckstarr Quote
This means that the prices on the current K3 will drop even more.
Doubtful. The K-3 is priced about where the K-5 was priced when the K-5II/S came out. I also completely disbelieve this rumor.

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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
I think the leak looks shopped.
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Looks cheesy or Photoshop to me... don't know why "II" is not in line with "k-3" in the labelling, it works in the k-5IIs camera.
Remember...

On September 7th, 2012 we got this from Digital Camera Info:

??????K-5 II ? K-5 IIs ???????????????? - ????info



People were claiming it was a bad Photoshop job and on the 11th K-5 II and K-5 IIs were announced.

On September 27th, 2013 we got this from Digital Camera Info:

??????K-3?????? - ????info



People were claiming it was a bad Photoshop job and on October 7th K-3 was announced.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
I guess we'll see. I'm currently saving my shekels for the full frame camera coming out in the fall. This would have to be awfully good to make me jump in quicker, although I guess I could always upgrade my K5 II to a K3 II and use the K3 as a back up.
I might go and get this one immediately as I won't have the money for the FF anyways. And I recently got a trio of SDM malfunctions at a reasonable total cost (DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135 and DA* 55) ;-)

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So basically a refinement of the K-3, which is what the name suggests that it would be.
I think that was Winder's wish list, not actual info. Although some of those probably will be there.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Remember...

On September 7th, 2012 we got this from Digital Camera Info:

??????K-5 II ? K-5 IIs ???????????????? - ????info



People were claiming it was a bad Photoshop job and on the 11th K-5 II and K-5 IIs were announced.

On September 27th, 2013 we got this from Digital Camera Info:

??????K-3?????? - ????info



People were claiming it was a bad Photoshop job and on October 7th K-3 was announced.

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I literally bought the K-3 Prestige Edition yesterday.....
I feel your pain, I've been eying a Prestige for some time and almost pulled the trigger a week ago but reconsidered after some reflection. My K3 has been flawless so far, I didn't want to let it go.

I think someone in the know confirmed there's going to be an improved AF module on the new K3ii, and "differences" on the OVF between the models. Expect a improved sensor, with the same mpx and better dynamic range ala Nikon D7200, more FPS. From the prism housing I expect the new APS-c camera to have somewhat of an upgraded OVF and AF (improved LV features, which would require a flippy screen somewhat), and perhaps that "extra something" (pixel shift) that Ricoh has been touting on interviews about the new FF. That would mean new Engine, higher FPS, more video modes (maybe 4K).

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QuoteOriginally posted by Caat Quote
So basically a refinement of the K-3, which is what the name suggests that it would be.
No. So much more.
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If it is so much more, then why they'll call it K-3II, not something else?
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Because there are only 9 digits from 1 to 9?

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If it is so much more, then why they'll call it K-3II, not something else?
That's a good question. Although it seems some physical changes are prominent between the models, Adam and few others are ruling out a flippy screen. It might be a top panel redesign only, keeping everything else the same From the rumors it seems that the K5/ii/s days of small incremental improvements are gone. Ricoh seems more aggressive with its model updates, features and pricing. They're trying to seriously challenge the competition its seems.

The K series has only the K1 left down the road. The FF is probably going to get a KZ or MZ or something of that sort.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
Because there are only 9 digits from 1 to 9?
...of which only 5 are odd?

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If it is so much more, then why they'll call it K-3II, not something else?
Why are there Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Mark III and soon Mark IV? Sony Alpha 77 II and Alpha 7 II ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by jaad75 Quote
If it is so much more, then why they'll call it K-3II, not something else?

I haven't said anything about the name being only K-3II.
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I haven't said anything about the name being only K-3II.
Hmmm..that would imply a "doctored" photo then, would it not?
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
I haven't said anything about the name being only K-3II.
Hmm, a conundrum wrapped in an enigma, it seems :-)
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Hmmm..that would imply a "doctored" photo then, would it not?
I can't tell for shure. Not even Ricoh Norway have seen it yet. I know what features it has, but never seen it We all know soon!
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Seems a lot of people are expecting a lot of updates to the K-3 II... While I'd like it to have a ton, it prolly would only have built-in WiFi/NFC and the new stacking tech from Ricoh.

It would be nice to have an updated processor and sensor, (the latter is more possible) as well as a new (again!) AF module, but that's a tough call to say.
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