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02-17-2016, 08:36 PM - 2 Likes   #166
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Do I wish it had better video? Of course I do. That was the rationale I used years ago when I switched from my K10D to my K7. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed and have not done much with video since. (currently have a K5) But at $1,800 USD, would I pay an extra $500 for video? Not a chance. So I think they've done their research and realized that the sweet spot in the FF market is to be very price competitive and at this price you can't have it all. At a higher price, people new to DSLR's wouldn't likely choose Pentax because the name recognition simply isn't there anymore. At this price, they may just bring in some new users as well as all of us who don't "need" 4K video. If it had 4K at the price of D810, everyone would be complaining that it's too expensive. I think they've nailed it at this price point.

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Please stop mixing dedicated uses.
Serious video users dont take time-formats-functionnalities-limited DSLRs !!!
02-17-2016, 08:54 PM   #168
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clinton Quote
K1 #1? check
K1 #2? check
15-30? check

Hey Pentax, take my money already and ship this thing!!
Heh. All those long lenses will seem too short.
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Was the new grip mentioned? Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip 38607 B&H Photo Video

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Wow!

It looks like they nailed it. A great camera at a phenomenal price. At that price I suspect that they will get a lot of early adopters.

Thanks Ricoh!
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woooahh...looks amazing !
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Albert Siegel has posted some sample pictures that he took with his pre production camera. Below is the link if someone want to see them.

Albert Siegel: Pentax K-1 sample photos

Also sample images by DP Review

http://www.dpreview.com/samples/1801152777/first-shots-pentax-k-1-pre-production-sample-gallery

Images of ISO 6400 and 12800 look pretty clean with no noise.

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Wow, I was out all day, logging in after supper to my hangout to find the official K-1 announcement, my heart almost skipped a beat! The price point is certainly very attractive, not that I can afford one but a couple of years down the road, should be doable then. Thanks Ricoh!

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It's an amazing coincidence that I bought a new computer today with a 1Tb drive. Really!! Who knew Amazon would knock $150 off the "K-1 Edition" Acer box today?
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Amazing! Can't wait to get this camera!

On DPR Richard Butler confirmed directly to my comment that -3EV and f2.8 sensitivity was limted to the center three vertical cross points.

I thought the -3EV AF was on all point? He said that Ricoh confirmed just on the three points
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It's an amazing coincidence that I bought a new computer today with a 1Tb drive. Really!! Who knew Amazon would knock $150 off the "K-1 Edition" Acer box today?
You know you want the K-1...
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It's an amazing coincidence that I bought a new computer today with a 1Tb drive. Really!! Who knew Amazon would knock $150 off the "K-1 Edition" Acer box today?
(chuckling quietly while discarding images to find room on my 4tb raid array)
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DPR posted raw samples. Adobe is able to open them. Score one for DNG format consistency!
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I have resisted "wanting" a FF and being a part of all the frenzy... 'till now...
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Seems like an absolute winner! Without a question a game changer regarding the feature set and price point.

Video features lacking? I do not give a hoot. The only types of video that I would care about are time lapse 4K and very high frame rate full HD that allows proper slow motion (i.e. 100-250 frames per second). This camera serves the former need and no dslr in it's class serves the latter. Different tools for different jobs.
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