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03-09-2016, 03:57 AM - 1 Like   #1
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When/what k3ll replacement ?

Apologies if this is discussed elsewhere, but noise about the k-1 has drowned out much other thoughts.

Anyway, when might the k-3ll be upgraded and how ? I'm assuming it will and it might pick up some k-1 AF improvements.

Personally, I don't want Ricoh to try and go beyond 24mp, improvements in DR and noise would be nice, but I'm not too bothered in the range I use my k-3. Video is not of interest.

The reason why I'm asking for thoughts is eventually I'll need to replace my k-3 and if the replacement is going for video and extra snappy AF, then maybe I should be keeping an eye out for
bargain k-3/k-3ll for peace of mind.

Thoughts anyone ?

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Will it be upgraded?

- Yes

When?

- Most likely in 2017 (This might change. Depends on K-1 sales).

How?

- Different options are looked at, but most likely not so different from K-3II (better sensor, AF etc)


We haven't discussed K-3II replacement directly, just talking briefly on most likely scenarios after what Ricoh them self are saying. Will share more specific IF and WHEN I can do so..

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IF and WHEN I can't do so..
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Haha, sorry I couldn't edit my post before it was approved by an admin Have made edit now

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Hopefully some sort of articulating screen, that would be nice, although perhaps hard to fit on to the small K-3 body that is already crowded with controls.


(psssst - and better video!)

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Extensively discussed here: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/16-pentax-news-rumors/299089-new-apsc-pen...00-sensor.html
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote

How?

- Different options are looked at, but most likely not so different from K-3II (better sensor, AF etc)
For now on, i think there is nothing really revolutionary coming, only incremental update.

I mean:
- the body is pretty much very good.
- The AF module seem improve a bit each time (faster now, however)
- the sensor is already pretty good, a bit better high iso maybe ?
- the metering is improve often those times.
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I'm more interested to know what they're going to call it, now that they've gone right to the bottom of the number sequence. K3-III sounds a bit trite. Perhaps they will start another development line with ascending numbers, as they did with the KS- series.

My hypothesis is that they will go with a consumer-level APS-C line evolving from the KS series with onboard flash, a prosumer/professional APS-C line without it (with incremental evolution out of the K3), and whatever direction the K-1 evolution takes.

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K-33?
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K-x3?

The newest K-3 will be a video beast that rivals the blackmagic cinema cameras and the Canon cinema line because Ricoh would have bought RED.
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K-2 k-4 k-6 k-8 k-9 all haven't been used yet (don't start about the K2 :P)
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If history is any indication, it would come out late this year but with the K-1 introduced, that probably throws a wrench into it. I would probably be a buyer if it has a tilt screen, focus points occupying a larger area, and the more advanced pixel shift feature. Oh, and if the new wide zoom on the roadmap gets released and is great, then that would be doubly awesome.
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I'd like to see a KS2 'pro' (K4?) - Basically a KS2 with the same features plus 14 bit raw, magnesium body, grip option, more focus points and a tweaked 20ish MP sensor with higher DR. I can live without pixel shift, top screen and dual card slots.

It wouldn't be a K3 replacement, but feel it would be a nice upgrade to the original KS2.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
When?

- Most likely in 2017 (This might change. Depends on K-1 sales).
Would good K-1 sales slow down or speed up development of the K-3ii replacement?
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Photokina 2016 is next stop for new cameras and lenses. 20.09.2016 - 25.09.2016

Pentax also likes the announcements on May-June.
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