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05-14-2015, 07:10 PM   #1
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Pentax FF essential features

I would like to list the features that I use on a camera that makes my life easier and will have an impact on whether I would purchase a Pentax FF:

1. Tilt screen, not a flip out.
2. Focus points that cover the screen.
3. Light weight, not too bulky.
4. Manual focus aids like focus peaking.
5. Image stabilisation.

After using a mirrorless camera, the above features became so useful that I only missed the image quality, shallow DOF, high ISO and battery life of a DSLR, nothing else. The Sony A7II (Amazon $1498 ATM) has most of these features, except for a good battery life.

If Pentax can deliver on the above features as well as an enthusiast-friendly price of < $1600, I will be first in line for a new FF :-)

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QuoteOriginally posted by bernardf Quote
I would like to list the features that I use on a camera that makes my life easier and will have an impact on whether I would purchase a Pentax FF:

1. Tilt screen, not a flip out.
2. Focus points that cover the screen.
3. Light weight, not too bulky.
4. Manual focus aids like focus peaking.
5. Image stabilisation.

After using a mirrorless camera, the above features became so useful that I only missed the image quality, shallow DOF, high ISO and battery life of a DSLR, nothing else. The Sony A7II (Amazon $1498 ATM) has most of these features, except for a good battery life.

If Pentax can deliver on the above features as well as an enthusiast-friendly price of < $1600, I will be first in line for a new FF :-)

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okay.
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okay.
What he said...Noted, recorded, and forwarded on to Ricoh for positive response.

Do we have any more requests?


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I want a pony!

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2,4 and 5, plus clean high ISO images and I can put up with anything else like weight or bulk and even a hefty price tag.

Outis, you have to think about whether you really want a pony. Most kids get one, then they are bored with it after a few weeks. Like a lot of camera enthusiasts with their latest toys really.
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I only missed the image quality, shallow DOF, high ISO and battery life of a DSLR
Many would say these were important features, too, Bernard.
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1. Even money bet
2. Prepare to be disappointed
3. One out of two ain't bad
4. That's a given
5. Ditto

As for the price: in the immortal words of Darryl Kerrigan - Tell 'im 'e's dreamin'
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You guys are funny Thank you for the comments.

@Outis, did you mean 'Sony' instead of 'pony'?

@Sandy, I think you nailed it.

@Billk, Ricoh will make a gold plated one just for you :-)

@Stevebrot, if you don't ask... (you may not get what you want).

@enoeske, glad you agree.

@clackers, they are important, agreed, but they are also expected features due to the DSLR architecture, sensor type / size, and the bigger body / battery.

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Clean high ISO, clean high ISO, AF tracking on video, tilting or flipping or whatever screen, and not to forget, clean high ISO.
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I dunno. Seen this?

QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
2. Prepare to be disappointed
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@Outis, did you mean 'Sony' instead of 'pony'?
No. "Me upon my Sony on my boat" would make for a really weird song!
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I hate anyone that has a pony.

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<100 Starting price, no AE, no AF. Mechanical shutter and aperture operation. Low battery requirements. Interchangeable sensor.
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I want a pony!
I never wanted a Pony.

Here's my object of desire through childhood:

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I hate anyone that has a pony.

The Pony Remark - Seinfeld - YouTube
JLD's reaction at the end of that is priceless!
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