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05-19-2016, 07:25 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Pentax K-70 camera registered by the Korean Radio Research Agency

Ricoh registered a new Pentax K-70 camera with the Korean Radio Research Agency (RRA). My guess is that this new camera will be announced during the Photokina show in September and it will be a replacement for the current K-50 model. Stay tuned for additional details.

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This makes sense. K-50 replacement with 20mp sensor, wifi and af-system from K-3.
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So would it be without an articulating screen, same body styling as the K-50? It seems strange to run the K-x0 line simultaneously to the new K-sx line... that wouldn't be good if the entry level camera lineups got confused and messy like the Canon lineup. Do we need 3 APS-C models? Just some thoughts...
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Hasn't Ricoh said numerous times the K-S2 was not a replacement for the K-50? Would would it be stranges - the S series are supposed to independent of of the K series.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
Hasn't Ricoh said numerous times the K-S2 was not a replacement for the K-50? Would would it be stranges - the S series are supposed to independent of of the K series.
That makes sense... but what are the major differences? They are going to continue the K-x0 line without adding an articulating screen, or headphone inputs, or...

I'm interested with what they're going to do with this camera, just because I have no idea what level camera it'll be at.

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Weird, I always thought the K-S2 is the K-50 replacement. How are they going to differentiate between the two feature wise?
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QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
Weird, I always thought the K-S2 is the K-50 replacement. How are they going to differentiate between the two feature wise?
Pentax stated the kS series was not the same line but everyone ignores this.

The KS-2 lacks s PTTL mastering flash, and it has a lower buffer capacity (effectively due to higher sensor density I assume). I had always hoped a new replacement for the k-50 would rectify this.
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This is just my guess, but I think the idea of the K-S line is that it is supposed to be for more consumer-oriented, flashy designs. On the other hand, K is for more classic, enthusiast-oriented designs. The other possibility is that they are justretiring the K-S branding because it wasn't received very well.

I notice that the K-50 has now moved off the current products list on this page.
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It was definitely still there at the weekend.

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Pentax, at one time, offered three current APS-C cameras. So it's not impossible for them to do it again. But here's a thought: What if the K-70 is truly beefed up over the K-50 and becomes the K-3 replacement with the K-S line taking over the K-50's position? I'm sure I'm over thinking this. But what are they going to call the next premium APS-C camera? K-1 is taken.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Biro Quote
Pentax, at one time, offered three current APS-C cameras. So it's not impossible for them to do it again. But here's a thought: What if the K-70 is truly beefed up over the K-50 and becomes the K-3 replacement with the K-S line taking over the K-50's position? I'm sure I'm over thinking this. But what are they going to call the next premium APS-C camera? K-1 is taken.
Well, they have 5 right now (K-50, K-3, K-3 II, K-S1, K-S2) so I wouldn't want to see a downgrade

Since the K-50 is out of production at the moment and is turning 3 years old (base hardware 4 years old), it would make sense for an updated model to replace it.

If they registered it with a radio agency then one thing is for sure: it'll have Wi-Fi.

As for market placement, it would still make sense to have entry-level, upper entry-level, mid-range, and advanced offerings. I do agree, however, that it might be worthwhile for Pentax to make an even higher specced APS-C model than the K-3 primarily for those who want to shoot action.

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The K-50 certainly is due for an update! The K-70 could be to the K-3/K3ii what the K-50 was to the K-5/K5ii. Same sensor, same AF, same SR, but lower built quality and without some expert/pro features (double SD slot, battery grip, sync port...).

I hope it will have wireless control from the pop up flash!
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QuoteOriginally posted by JPT Quote
This is just my guess, but I think the idea of the K-S line is that it is supposed to be for more consumer-oriented, flashy designs. On the other hand, K is for more classic, enthusiast-oriented designs.
That might be, but I wonder if the design alone is enough of a differentiator.

QuoteOriginally posted by JPT Quote
The other possibility is that they are justretiring the K-S branding because it wasn't received very well.
I don't think they have to retire the K-S line. They could just bring out new K-S cameras occasionally, which means they might not even have a K-S camera at all times. For naming, I'd say just count up. They did this with the K-S1 and K-S2, and they have done so with battery grips for ages (D-BG1/2/3/4/5/6...)

The K-S3 could be the "digital ME Super" some have been waiting for (except maybe not make it fullframe).

So whenever a K-S model is about to come out, you know it's something out of the ordinary, like a retro camera.
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So the K-5 replaced the K-7.

And the K-70 will replace the K-50.

OK, sure. Why not?
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Somewhere in all these APS-C choices...with be the camera with advanced video.
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
Pentax stated the kS series was not the same line but everyone ignores this.

The KS-2 lacks s PTTL mastering flash, and it has a lower buffer capacity (effectively due to higher sensor density I assume). I had always hoped a new replacement for the k-50 would rectify this.
So where does it sit, above or below the K-X0 series?! Because to me the K-S2 looks slightly better specced (swivel screen etc.), but the difference is so small that I have trouble seeing them as two separate lines
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