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04-15-2015, 06:53 PM   #1
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K-3II to be announced soon

Not much in specs:


http://www.cameraegg.org/pentax-k-3-ii-leaked-image-to-be-announced-soon/

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That would be awesome ... but then again, rumours are what they are: rumours !
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I cannot see any difference between that pic and the k-3.
I doubt it
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Most likely will have articulated screen and wifi....which will not show in the angle of the picture that was added. To me, it looks like a K-3 with the "II" added, just as was done with the K-5 upgrade.

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Whenever I see a blocky image like this, I assume Photoshop...probably poorly done and then compressed at 10% JPEG quality to hide it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MadMathMind Quote
Whenever I see a blocky image like this, I assume Photoshop...probably poorly done and then compressed at 10% JPEG quality to hide it.
That is actually just a small image that was magnified, not a compressed one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JimC1101 Quote
To me, it looks like a K-3 with the "II" added, just as was done with the K-5 upgrade.
I which case there will be no visible difference on the outside. Any change to the rear LCD would require a different casting.


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According to 2 people who are in contact with Ricoh it will be released in June/July and announced in the next 3-4 weeks. Hopefully I'm not misstating their comments.

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If that proves to be "true", wouldn't one expect "internal changes" only, without touching the overall body itself, much like Pentax did with the K5 > K5II > K5IIs ?
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I spy what may be a taller, more angular prism that mimics the FF a bit.
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This means that the prices on the current K3 will drop even more.
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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
I spy what may be a taller, more angular prism that mimics the FF a bit.
Yep, that hump comes really comes to a peak. The flash button seems to have some sort of lettering above it. The PENTAX lettering looks less bold, too. It also seems like it's darker than the K-3, but that could just be the picture.

Edit: The more I look at the peak, the more it seems to grow on me...

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This means that the prices on the current K3 will drop even more.
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Undoubtedly, like the K-5II, the K-3II will only be around a short while before an all-new APSC flagship is unleashed. That model will have the articulated screen and a new sensor, but the K-3II will only have onboard WiFi and perhaps a new processor. That's my prediction. Wagers?
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QuoteOriginally posted by shiner Quote
Undoubtedly, like the K-5II, the K-3II will only be around a short while before an all-new APSC flagship is unleashed. That model will have the articulated screen and a new sensor, but the K-3II will only have onboard WiFi and perhaps a new processor. That's my prediction. Wagers?
WiFi, yes.

New processor, no.

Updated SR and AF, yes.

Updated 24 mp sensor, yes.

Articulated screen, no.

That's my wager.
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My guess is that it has a new sensor and image processor with a lot more power and memory. Improved AF system and hopefully a bigger OVF.


If Ricoh is going to implement SR based stacking like the Olympus high resolution mode, then they are going to need a lot more processing power the handle 4 24MP RAW files stacked in-camera. Ideally the camera will save a DNG file of the stacked images that can be processes externally, but that takes a lot of horse power and fast memory.
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