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10-26-2020, 06:50 PM - 1 Like   #16
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USB Connection USB 3.2 Gen1 / Type-C is great!
Bluetooth 4.2 on board
But no ac wireless, only b/g/n

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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatridger Quote
I almost bought a The price is... daunting. I paid that much for my K-1 years ago. But considering that my K-3 is worth no more than $300-400 now, that's a big jump!

At that price, it's directly competitive with the K-1. I wonder how many will choose the APS-C flagship instead? Probably depends on the lenses you have.
All the geriatrics here were screaming about how it's not a problem that we're moving to niche. Well, get ready to pay niche prices .
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I almost bought a Fuji today. Glad I didn't, now that I've seen this. Everything looks great so far. I might wind up preferring this to my K-1. What's the weight, that's my biggest remaining question. The price is... daunting. I paid that much for my K-1 years ago. But considering that my K-3 is worth no more than $300-400 now, that's a big jump!

At that price, it's directly competitive with the K-1. I wonder how many will choose the APS-C flagship instead? Probably depends on the lenses you have.
I think with a new 21mm Ltd, this would be a hell of a street photo/video combination

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USB Connection USB 3.2 Gen1 / Type-C is great!
Bluetooth 4.2 on board
But no ac wireless, only b/g/n
True, would've been nice but 'n' still supports 300Mbps. That should be roughly 2 photos per second if it operates at this maximum speed
10-26-2020, 07:01 PM   #19
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market price in the upper 200,000 • range (200,000 • is about $1900) (which means it will cost 250,000 • to 290,000 • or $2,400 to $2,800 ?)
Yes the voice over said upper 200k range. Did he mean upper 200k as it was translated by the voice over, so around 2800 USD or did he really mean around 200000 yen which would be roughly 1900 USD?

Either way, hope you saved your milk money.

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They should fire their Marketing agency. Sell the sizzle not the steak.
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Also notable: 1st slot is UHS-II but not 2nd slot.

RAW buffer size is 32 frames (on high, but RAW doesn't have a quality setting?) So that's a little less than 3 seconds. I feel like with how fast and cheap memory has gotten, we could do 5 to 6 seconds worth of buffer in 2020.

Also, 101 phase detect points and 25 cross type is also a little off where we could be. It's not a does-all-things the best kind of camera, but what it does it should do really well.

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Thatís a nice feature set, and a big upgrade from the k3ii. Upgrading one slot to uh-ii, 12fps, touchscreen, and upgraded video features to 4K at 30pand 1080 at 60p. Nice. Looking forward to seeing the final version.

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All the geriatrics here were screaming about how it's not a problem that we're moving to niche. Well, get ready to pay niche prices .
😂🤣 On point.
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Dumb name but it's not shocking; how many cameras has Ricoh called "GR"?

The price really isn't that out of line; a top-flight APS-C body like this costs something like this and has for a while. $1900USD would put it between the Fuji XPro3 and X-T4. Sort of hard to know what else to compare this to right now and we're probably not smart to try to make too many comparisons.

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Yes the voice over said upper 200k range. Did he mean upper 200k as it was translated by the voice over, so around 2800 USD or did he really mean around 200000 yen which would be roughly 1900 USD?

Either way, hope you saved your milk money.
He is talking about the official Japanese price. It wonít work out like the direct translation. It never does.

For comparison, the K-1 II is officially 259,800 yen on the Ricoh site, but it doesnít actually sell for that at retailers, even on Day 1. Also, the US price was considerably lower at release.

And sure, I could buy a second hand K-3II, D500 or K-1 for less, but I wonít. I want a K-3 III. I thought another name would be better, but I guess this silences the people who are obsessed with models having a literal successor.

The specs look very good. Itís only a small detail, but I like the addition of highlight-weighted metering. Itís useful on the GR III.
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If my calculations are correct...
200000 yen is approximately 1900 Us ($2500) CDN. The full frame KII is only a few hundred more....hopefully when released North American price is not a straight currency conversion.
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Not listed per se but playback view option lists
GPS information (latitude, longitude, altitude, Coordinated Universal Time)
That may only mean that it can record it with the GPS accessory. I really hope GPS is internal, though. It would be nice to dispense with the OGPS-1. Looking at the specs, the camera looks good. I'm just sad that it won't arrive until February.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JPT Quote
He is talking about the official Japanese price. It won’t work out like the direct translation. It never does.

For comparison, the K-1 II is officially 259,800 yen on the Ricoh site, but it doesn’t actually sell for that at retailers, even on Day 1. Also, the US price was considerably lower at release.

That's useful information. Thanks! So if this is priced around the same, it should come in around 1800-2000 USD.


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And sure, I could buy a second hand K-3II, D500 or K-1 for less, but I won’t. I want a K-3 III. I thought another name would be better, but I guess this silences the people who are obsessed with models having a literal successor.

The specs look very good. It’s only a small detail, but I like the addition of highlight-weighted metering. It’s useful on the GR III.
I'm not sure why you told me this. I didn't make any claims of buying any camera, A K-3II, D500, K-1 or anything else. I don't want to argue subjectivity, because it leads to a circle of nowhere.
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Min 5.20 - It sounds like it took them months to decide the name
I like what I see. Hopefully price will be lower.
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Not listed perse but playback view option lists
GPS information (latitude, longitude, altitude, Coordinated Universal Time)
I don't think there is a GPS, that playback info is also listed for the KP on the Ricoh Imaging website, and the KP has no GPS.
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Frankly, I'm shocked the name is K-3 Mark III, given that there is a new body design.
Would have made more sense to call it a K2.
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