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02-11-2018, 04:23 AM   #61
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Maybe RI though there would be a huge demand for the KP ( having the small form and retro color) hence the initial pricing. What they should have done was just to stay with two models: a high end and a bang for the buck model.

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QuoteOriginally posted by IgorZ Quote
What's 0218? February 2018 would seem obvious, but then does it mean they are going to unveil it before CP+?
218 means lanch in 18-2-2018
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QuoteOriginally posted by mannyquinto Quote
Maybe RI though there would be a huge demand for the KP ( having the small form and retro color)
Nope, they didn't.

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There is a reason: they have a new CEO and he said they would only keep high margin products.
No, he didn't.
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No K-3's replacement this year...Rather strange info from Asahi man.
K-3II will be 3 years old from the date of sale - May, 28, 2015.
KP is not replacement of K-3II and KP is already 1 year old (26/01/2017).
It's rather silly not to offer to the users new top APS-C camera this year.

New FF camera will be at least 2000 USD. Which camera to buy for 1000 USD of K-3's level?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mr Bassie Quote
Here is the post:
One thing I admire though. As stated by Asahiman, Ricoh listens to their user base. Looking at this post, I think Pentax tried to give us what we requested but only had limited resources placed on the KP project. Some of us including myself wanted a retro style camera with the best image quality. Some wanted the camera to be small so that it would be light and can be matched with the limited lenses available. I think we confused Pentax. With all these requests, they gave us a compact camera with the desired image quality and size. However, they had to remove a lot of things to make the camera small. So this is what we got as a replacement for the K-3II. Again they heard our complaints and as stated by Asahiman, they're designing a new replacement camera but won't come within the year.
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But something is coming. And that something is aps-c and it has a body like the K-3. What else could they be teasing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
No, he didn't.
If the king of Romanian said so. LoL
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Well for the good of everyone, let Ricoh shock us, whatever it is. They're so tight when it comes to leaks. I'm just glad they're showing us something.

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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
If the king of Romanian said so. LoL
The king is dead. Rest in peace, Mihai I of Romania!

The fact is, you cannot quote - properly quote - Mr. Yamashita saying that. But you can always be sarcastic.
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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
Canon have 60% market share, Fuji have more than Pentax, they can be profitable out of lower margin products through sales of higher quantities. Pentax can't. That's the why Pentax KP. Pentax KP is built like entry level reuse of the K3 gut cost reduced (smaller buffer), but priced like a K3.

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There is a reason: they have a new CEO and he said they would only keep high margin products.

I can imagine on a CEO visit to Ricoh Imaging offices, an employee raised his hand and said:
"Dear CEO, I understand that you only want us to design products with 60%+ gross margin, but I read Pentax forums, and they said Canon offer entry level camera at low margin".

The CEO replied:
"Dear loyal employee san, who is Pentax forums?, and since when they decide our strategy?"
"Dear employee san, if we look at how many Pentax K70 unit were sold, we actually sold much less K70 than Pentax K1 over the same period"
"Lets be pragmatic, if the full frame sells in more quantities at much higher margin than entry level apsc, we will focus resources on the product that make the most money"

After CEO answer, all Japanese in the room bowed the CEO, followed by a moment of deep silence.

You know, Japan is not like California or France where people go on strike when disagreeing. In Japan, total respect to senior management is the norm.
It is hard for me to argue since you have access to secret board meetings whereas I don't.

I would say that generally speaking, Pentax needs to have some camera in the 500-600 dollar range in order to feed the upper end cameras. If you tell me that they actually lost money on the K-70s then I suppose it would be reasonable to drop that line, but even if they made 10 dollars a camera, it is still probably worth it so that are new entry level photographers entering the Pentax brand. Otherwise, what is the point of having lenses like the 18-55/55-200/18-135 in the lens line up?
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From asahi man

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Interesting.

Full Frame, then medium format, and finally APS-C -- probably sharing similar tech. If you can do, say, 7 fps on a 42 megapixel full frame, how many would that be on 24 megapixel APS-C?
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I think this better from Asahi Man.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
(...) If you can do, say, 7 fps on a 42 megapixel full frame, how many would that be on 24 megapixel APS-C?
Hard to say since, with these data (7fps x 42Mp) and a 24 Mp reflex camera, the mirror and shutter will be the limiting factors, not the electronics.
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@Mistral75:
From what I see, most of that is his opinion - based on things that he heard, of course.
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