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View Poll Results: What has you interested in the K-3?
Larger Sensor Size 3925.66%
New AF System 13588.82%
Simulated AA Filter 5133.55%
RGB Colour Meter 5133.55%
Larger Buffer Size 4126.97%
60fps Video Recording 1711.18%
Dedicated Headphone Jack 106.58%
H.264 Video Recording 159.87%
Dual SD Cards 6542.76%
Wireless Tethering 4831.58%
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10-11-2013, 04:57 AM   #1
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What has you the most interested in the K-3?

A bit early since we don't have real-world reviews or comparisons... BUT, purely going by spec-sheets, and what-not; what has you the most keen about the K-3?

Multiple choices permitted!

No real need for discussion since the different things are in separate threads - so just vote


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Larger Sensor Size: What? If it was any larger, I think it's too insignificant.
New AF System: Voted. Pentax was known for terrible AF performance, this is interesting since they're patching themselves up.
Simulated AA Filter: Voted. Pretty good feature, even if we don't know how effective this is, we do know that Ricoh is flexing the shake reduction technology.
RGB Colour Meter: Voted. Pretty cool, seemed like they made their metering professional grade.
Larger Buffer Size: Voted. Won't this help with timelapsing?
60fps Video Recording & Dedicated Headphone Jack & H.264 Video Recording: Not into video, but this is still good, kind of caught up with Canon's.
Dual SD Cards: Voted. Always envied the D7000 for this. Now the K-3 negates that.
Wireless Tethering: Cool feature, might even use it someday, but have no idea right now.
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Yea, when I created the poll, I neglected to carefully think about the first option I put up... it's meant to be referring to the higher megapixel count... which is totally separate from sensor size.. haha, whoops.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vylen Quote
Yea, when I created the poll, I neglected to carefully think about the first option I put up... it's meant to be referring to the higher megapixel count... which is totally separate from sensor size.. haha, whoops.
Well that's a loss. Anyway, higher pixel count is also a pretty good one.

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Dual SD slots, hands down. Mirroring my files while on a photoshoot = priceless! That's my vote.
Wireless tethering is up there, if indeed full-featured (as I could really put this to use).
New AF will probably come in handy, but the "old" AF in the K-5 has never been a hindrance for me.
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The new AF system. By a wide margin. I have confidence in the other improvements, but to me, the AF system is where Pentax is most lacking. I do some sports, so we shall see how improved it really is.
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Actually, for me the slightly brighter and larger viewfinder is important feature too.

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I am most interested in the new AF system and the larger brighter viewfinder.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Vicboy Quote
New AF System: Voted. Pentax was known for terrible AF performance
Till maybe the K20D... Then it was ok (just), and then very good with the introduction of the K-5II/s... Or you just talking about the AF-C?
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Interesting that the video features, which have been significantly upgraded, and which was much criticized by reviewers of previous models, has not garnered many votes.
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If they finally fixed the bounce flash issue, I´m happy.
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For me, the attractions are:
1. 27 AF points in which 25 are cross type. This is perhaps the most important thing for me.
2. AF tracking
3. Greatly improved metering
4. Higher FPS
5. Dual SD slots

If the k-3 comes with the same k-5 sensor with the above improvement, I would have bought the camera too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lage Quote
If they finally fixed the bounce flash issue, I´m happy.
They did with one of the latest firmware updates for K-5/K-5II/s.
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I'm also interested in fixed pttl bounce flash. Please K-3, fix that bounce flash bug.

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QuoteOriginally posted by MikePerham Quote
Interesting that the video features, which have been significantly upgraded, and which was much criticized by reviewers of previous models, has not garnered many votes.
People who need serious HD video have moved over to other brands, so it makes sense that the people still using Pentax don't view this as a big deal. It will be important in attracting new users from other systems.
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