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02-01-2010, 07:34 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by rustynail925 Quote
The Kx made a huge improvement from its predecessor the Km
Yes.

QuoteOriginally posted by rustynail925 Quote
What do you want Pentax will come up with the Kx successor? Any changes or improvements you want for the Kx replacement?
double rings for a more quick change of shutter speed and diaphragm during manual operation
back/front focus adjust on camera

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Eventually even viewfinder more larger.

However if the Pentax include also a coupon for a workshop with models even better.
Just kidding (about the coupon ...).

02-01-2010, 02:34 PM   #17
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Is it too much to ask that it would be a K-7 that uses AA batteries? Of
course for the K-7 successor, I wished it has the K20D body with the 100%
viewfinder

For a while I considered the K-x as backup for my K-x but I had to choose a
second K-7 due to the 100% viewfinder, automatic horizon correction and
dual control wheels. Plus, the weather-sealing is a really awesome bonus.

If I aim a little lower, at least the horizon correction with built-in level (since
I presume the they have the mechanism) and dual control wheels.

It's sad that my old bridge, the Konica-Minolta Dimage A2 has two control
wheels, heck even the Olympus mirrorless E-P1 has two almost-control-wheels.
Yet, entry-level DSLRs do not get the decency. ILC will eat entry-levels DSLRs
quickly if the SLRs do not keep ahead in terms of features. Note to Pentax:
Please do not forget to put in TAv mode when adding second control-wheel.

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+1 on the K200D Super thanks!
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As a K200D owner I would like to see a new model to replace it with the following features.

Same body as the K200D
Weather sealing like the K200D
K-x sensor
Improved autofocus (better autotracking and better in low light)
Bigger buffer
Faster frames per second
Maybe a change to a pentaprism viewfinder
Use the BG-3 battery grip
I could live without the video feature, make it a true photographers' camera

Rick

02-06-2010, 08:54 AM   #20
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rick in Ohio Quote
As a K200D owner I would like to see a new model to replace it with the following features.

Same body as the K200D
Weather sealing like the K200D
K-x sensor
Improved autofocus (better autotracking and better in low light)
Bigger buffer
Faster frames per second
Maybe a change to a pentaprism viewfinder
Use the BG-3 battery grip
I could live without the video feature, make it a true photographers' camera

Rick
But sans the sensor... that's pretty much the K-7

I think K-x is similar to K200d in the past... it was a little too good for its class (well maybe it's missing the weatherseals).
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I think there is room for three models, keep the Kx as-is (maybe refresh the name or something) and even dumb it down further to keep the price as low as possible and get new users into the mount. Maybe engage the techno nerds so that use with large TV's is easier, that sort of thing ... itegrate it intoi the family entertainment technology package.

Then release a model with a similar body, top lcd, wr and af selection, then update the K7 with a proper sensor and you're set.
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Af indicator. Tethering function.
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1. lower resolution sensor (8 Mpx (36002400) or even 6 Mpx (30002000) would be far enough) with excellent quality on high ISO values (virtually no noise up to ISO 3200, fully usable ISO 6400) and high dynamic range (above 9 EV)
2. return of support for CR-V3 accumulators
3. "sports" viewfinder with 105 % coverage (current 0,85 magnification is enough)
4. dual SDHC slot
5. as there is already video support, it would be nice to enhance it to 720p 50 fps H.264 with AAC stereo sound

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1. lower resolution sensor (8 Mpx (36002400) or even 6 Mpx (30002000) would be far enough) with excellent quality on high ISO values (virtually no noise up to ISO 3200, fully usable ISO 6400) and high dynamic range (above 9 EV)
2. return of support for CR-V3 accumulators
3. "sports" viewfinder with 105 % coverage (current 0,85 magnification is enough)
4. dual SDHC slot
5. as there is already video support, it would be nice to enhance it to 720p 50 fps H.264 with AAC stereo sound
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Kx should be the entry level. None lower please.

model above Kx would be ala K200 with improved:

1. f2.8 center AF sensor
2. AF assist light
3. faster AFC + tracking
4. tethering
5. ability to turn of DFS
6. kx type sensor or better
7. Grip

AA batteries, please
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Having just read the manual thoroughly today I think as an entry level DSLR the K-X is pretty darned perfect and I do rather covet that one and might buy one eventually if I can't manage a K-7. That being said I still wouldn't mind a plain black K-X variant at a slightly lower price sans the video option. To me video on a DSLR is just completely redundant and if losing it could take that variant down by a few bucks I'd be all for it. But even if removing that didn't make it even more affordable I'd still much rather have just about any other upgraded option on there available than being able to shoot video.

In the 7 years plus I have had my Fuji I have NEVER actually shot video with it though it is capable of it according to the manual. I never saw any real sense in having that ability on an upscale point and shoot and I just don't see any sense in having it on a DSLR.

Video takes up a lot more room than just pictures. I think it's a huge waste of card space unless you're really desperate to catch something unexpected and have tons of memory cards handy when you're out shooting. Once in a long while I can see it coming in handy that capacity, sure, but shooting video with a camera meant for taking still shots just isn't as cost effective or nearly good as shooting with a hand held video camera. Any semi-decent hand-held mini-cam can do that now and probably does it better anyway. Surely the space in the camera that is reserved for video capacity could be put to much better use in terms of photo taking which is what that type of camera is really for.
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Better ergonomics. The dpad on the k-x is way too far at the bottom.

As far as a middle model cannibalizing sales of the other models, IMHO it will still be Pentax sale nonetheless.

Those who switched brands or were turned off buying into Pentax because of less options are lost sales.

Just my 2c
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QuoteOriginally posted by Netsoft Quote
I hopefully Pentax comes up with replacement model for their K200D lineup, perhaps improving the Kx Sensor and putting it into K300D, have better weather sealing technology on K300D and most importantly, retain the top LCD. I know some might dispute that it's quite useless to have top LCD on the camera, but it really helps to save a lot of time for the top LCD to be there for me.

Oh, I wouldn't be surprised if they decide to release K200D Super :P
That's exactly the camera I've been waiting for to upgrade from my beloved K100D Super. Right now the absent top LCD turns me away from the KX, and I'm leery the K7 is too much camera for me as a amateur hobbyist.

I'll just sit tight with my money and see what happens soon !
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rick in Ohio Quote
As a K200D owner I would like to see a new model to replace it with the following features.

Same body as the K200D
Weather sealing like the K200D
K-x sensor
Improved autofocus (better autotracking and better in low light)
Bigger buffer
Faster frames per second
Maybe a change to a pentaprism viewfinder
Use the BG-3 battery grip
I could live without the video feature, make it a true photographers' camera

Rick
You just described the K20D with the K-x sensor.
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I think Pentax should make a whole batch of the existing Kx, and keep selliing it as an entry level camera, along with the new improved model, (like Canon did with the rebel line)

New Kx Super
1. AF - keep working it
2. quiet shutter, even if it means lowering the frame rate. the Kx is a good street camera or event camera, but nothing discreet about the shutter
3. Need a shutter cable port
4. Include AF adjustments in Custom menu
5. Focus points overlap on screen - can't fight the review comments
6. Larger buffer. (for theatre promo shots, i've been running out of buffer on my K20 on 2 recent occasions - using single shots)

Thats it. I would buy it.
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