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02-12-2015, 10:29 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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Full frame vs K-3 side by side

This is the side by side comparison of Pentax Full Frame and Pentax K-3.

The original photos of full frame camera doesn't have the labels, which are attached by using K-3 as a reference.



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There are some noticeable differences:

1. No built-in flash on full frame body, which is bad, as it's the easiest way, if not the only way, to trigger the single off-camera external flash with P-TTL support.
2. ISO and EV button is on a curved surface, which is helpful to distinguish those buttons when not looking at them;
3. No Movie/Photo switch on the back, moved the LiveView button below the Green button, and no Mic and Earphone port, these might suggest there is no video recording support on the full frame body;
4. Moved the AF point switch button up, which is nice, as the original location on K-3 is not easy to reach;
5. No flash switch and moved PC-Sync up;
6. There is one more button above the RAW/Fx button, compare to K-3, which might be the super resolution switch button;
7. I/O port is smaller than K-3, might removed one of the port on the full frame body;
8. The body size is larger than K-3, but not much. Quite small compare to other full frame bodies.

All photos of Pentax Full Frame camera are from GIGAZINE.


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The new small flash may be the answer from Pentax to triggering wireless P-TTL. I prefer the on body small pop up for that. Who wants to carry two flashes just to trigger the second one?
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Exciting times indeed
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Video could be triggered by on/off switch. Don't count it out just because there is no button

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QuoteOriginally posted by stillshot2 Quote
Video could be triggered by on/off switch. Don't count it out just because there is no button
Yeah, could be. But there is no Mic and Earphone port either. Unless this 3D printed model is not representing every function, I don't think it will support video recording, at least not better than K-3.
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They are not to scale. The FF body dwarfs the 31 Limited.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
They are not to scale. The FF body dwarfs the 31 Limited.
Nowhere near to the scale .
The new FF is going to be a monster of a camera...
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I think there will be an onboard flash, and the lines on the pentaprism look like reference points for a flip up flash.

I see lots of places that will get buttons and things, lots of little polish bits.
I love the fact that stylistically the FF is based on existing Pentax models.

In a true sense this is like the movies/videos I create in that the final product ends up being something close to what you started with, or nothing at all.

I am also relieved since this resembles the K7/K5/K3 or maybe a bit sad, that the MZ-D was not revived from a style point of view for the FF.
It would have been nice for some kind of MZ-D homage, but hey, can't have everything.

It would be awesome if they used the old "Pentax" font from the K1000/MESuper days for the pentaprism...THAT would be enough for me to accept Ricoh on the back!

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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
I think there will be an onboard flash, and the lines on the pentaprism look like reference points for a flip up flash.
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Haven't trey already confirmed that it won't have built-in flash?...and a tilting LCD-screen....
This is in all likelihood a pro camera with a price to match....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
Haven't trey already confirmed that it won't have built-in flash?...and a tilting LCD-screen....
This is in all likelihood a pro camera with a price to match....
From the pictures...I can't see how it "won't" have a flip out screen.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
They are not to scale. The FF body dwarfs the 31 Limited.

That is true, the 31 limited is a big lens and it looks alike my 43 on that body. Nevertheless, still smaller than the giant other FF bodies from Canon or Nikon.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
They are not to scale. The FF body dwarfs the 31 Limited.
My thoughts as well. I had estimated that the FF at about 3/8" larger for width and about 3/4" larger for height. This would result in a size intermediate in size between the Sony A7II and Nikon D810.


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QuoteOriginally posted by mikeodial Quote
That is true, the 31 limited is a big lens
Not really. It is longer than my FA 35/2, but about the same diameter and my FA 35 is a rather compact lens.

FA 31/1.8 : 2.6 x 2.7" (6.60 x 6.86 cm)
FA 35/2 : 2.5 x 1.8" (6.35 x 6.85 cm)

The plastic mock-up of the new FF looks to be a little taller and a little narrower than the Pentax MZ-S film camera which was a fairly compact body.



The FA 28/2.8 mounted to the MZ-S is about the same diameter as the FA 31 limited.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
My thoughts as well. I had estimated that the FF at about 3/8" larger for width and about 3/4" larger for height. This would result in a size intermediate in size between the Sony A7II and Nikon D810.


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And thickness...

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
ted to the MZ-S is about the same diameter as the FA 31 limited.
I would of loved if they would of revive that project... that's how I was imagining it will be.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mrNewt Quote
And thickness...
If you want thin, Sony has a camera for you!


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