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10-26-2020, 06:23 PM - 13 Likes   #1
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[New video Oct 27] New information about upcoming APS-C flagship model



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Camera is in the final stages of development. Delayed because of Corona. Launch expected at CP+ 2021 (Feb 25 to 28).

Product name: Pentax K-3 Mark III
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Its the K3mkIII!

Progress report on PENTAX's new APS-C-format digital SLR flagship camera?RICOH IMAGING
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101 AF points with 25 cross!!!! WHAT?! amazing stuff. Hopefully the next FF will have even more :P

It also does 4k apparently and does 1080p in 60p


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Features and specifications:

1. The new optical viewfinder: 1.05x magnification
2. Outstanding operability: "greatly upgraded from its predecessor". New shutter control mechanism for sharp, accurate shutter action; touch-screen LCD panel; new grip.
3. The dramatic improvement of image quality: all main components, including image sensor, imaging engine and accelerator have been redesigned. Max ISO 1.6 million.
4. Continuous-shooting and image-tracking performance. Max. 12 fps. Autofocus improved to widen focus-point coverage and improve tracking performance for subjects in motion.

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 ?)

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QuoteOriginally posted by DaveSimo Quote
105 AF points with 25 cross!!!! WHAT?! amazing stuff. Hopefully the next FF will have even more :P

It also does 4k apparently and does 1080p in 60p
The video said nothing like that.
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There's a lot more information here.

26 megapixel sensor, interesting.

The video is kind of funny, they act as if more information is coming soon, but then if you look at their spec sheet it basically reveals everything about the camera.
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Crossing fingers they will not forget the GPS.

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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.
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QuoteOriginally posted by aaronjamesgray Quote
The video said nothing like that.
In the spec sheet on the main website.
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QuoteOriginally posted by aaronjamesgray Quote
The video said nothing like that.
It's on the website which shows the new specification: ?APS-C????????????????????????????RICOH IMAGING

And apologies it's actually 101, not 105, AF points
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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.
820g with battery and SD card
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Crossing fingers they will not forget the GPS.
Not listed perse but playback view option lists
GPS information (latitude, longitude, altitude, Coordinated Universal Time)

Now what does a 26MP @ 12fps for 30 frames mean if extrapolated into a K-1iii? Is that like 8fps for 20?

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Frankly, I'm shocked the name is K-3 Mark III, given that there is a new body design.
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