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09-04-2020, 02:44 AM - 1 Like   #91
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Love it. They should bring back funky colors.

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The reduced size prism housing is doing a big job improving the looks of the camera. Looking forward to seeing whats going on in there.
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With thanks to OoKU for the image.

These dimensions should be pretty close.
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A certain Aerosmith melody sounds in my head...

Music aside, is there any link with more information you could share with us?

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By the way - I think we should remember that this Shigeru Wakashiro first joined ASAHI OPTICAL CO - he's thoroughbred Pentax
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I really do appreciate the blog posts coming directly from Pentax, in particular the insight about the size of the body and screen. This is a great way to engage with the Pentax community, IMO. Perhaps it's to make up for the lack of in-person events, but I hope it continues!


Can't help but notice those fairly large bezels around the screen though, you'd think that given the design objectives Pentax could have delivered a larger display that what's currently in the K-1, using a flush styling similar to the K-3 screen.

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It’s fix and now peoples have to decided if they want that camera or not. Arguing that it should have been floppy will not make it appear magically
But many others factors are more important for quality photos and Pentax and buyer know this
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Can't help but notice those fairly large bezels around the screen though, you'd think that given the design objectives Pentax could have delivered a larger display that what's currently in the K-1, using a flush styling similar to the K-3 screen.
It's similar (identical?) to the GR III's screen; possibly because it's a touchscreen. Although smartphones touchscreens don't have such requirements.

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It's similar (identical?) to the GR III's screen; possibly because it's a touchscreen. Although smartphones touchscreens don't have such requirements.
That's a fair point. Perhaps the usability would suffer if you're always trying to tap the very edge.

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Just looked at the fuji X100 v and xpro 3. They both have asymmetrical black areas on the screen. Odd considering phones.
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Can't help but notice those fairly large bezels around the screen though, you'd think that given the design objectives Pentax could have delivered a larger display that what's currently in the K-1, using a flush styling similar to the K-3 screen.
I think it would have been nearly impossible to fit a bigger screen into the body without making the body larger. On the K-new it looks like it is flush with the edge on the left side, just a mm between it and the bottom plate, on the right are the thumb grip and controls and on top the new sensor had to be squeezed in between screen and viewfinder.
Is the "bezel" just an overlap of protective glass or does it translate to some display electronic parts on the back of the screen? On previous cameras it seems to look like on the K-new, but additionally hidden under some plastic/body parts, especially for all the movable screen ones, except for the K-1 where the "plastic" bezel itself around the screen looks very thin, but there is the same part of the screen that seems to not display anything like on the K-new?

From a design standpoint I think this may be the screen that was most beautifully embedded into the body (which may or may not make possible repair more difficult?)
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It's similar (identical?) to the GR III's screen; possibly because it's a touchscreen. Although smartphones touchscreens don't have such requirements.
Isn't the GR III screen only 3", while the one on the K-new is 3.2"?
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Anyway, I think it's mistake to reject the tilting LCD...I think it will affect on sales....

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So many teasers without releasing a lot of details. Really like the look though. It's like a K5 made a baby with the K1.
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Isn't the GR III screen only 3", while the one on the K-new is 3.2"?
Yes, you're right. Then, similar (but not identical) - it has the same style of asymmetrical bezels, except the other way around.
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