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01-26-2017, 04:34 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Why I won't buy a KP.

I open this thread for all the whingers, whiners and Doooomsdayers.
And........ to find out who I need to put on my ignore list. Tic*

*Tongue in cheek

01-26-2017, 04:55 AM   #2
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Good idea! Lets hope they all post here!
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Posts: 1,915 K-5 IIs is still going strong? The K-P still looks darned interesting from where I'm sitting although I'm puzzled by the price point selected and the substantial price gap between the K-70 and the K-P. €1200 or thereabouts is usually a slot that the top-line APS-C models fill and the K-P, capable though it is, doesn't seem to fit that bill.
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Because I used up my next few years budget on the K-1 and a few lenses... not to mention waiting to see what K-3ii replacement looks like ;D

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It doesn't have a top LCD not a decent grip a small battery and no real improvements over the K-70 except build quality (at almost twice the price). The new sensor may be nice, but the body is just not for me. The K3-II looks better to me. (Also there is going to be a real replacement for the K-3 II and I am really saving up for the K-1 which will be my K-5 replacement.
01-26-2017, 05:22 AM - 1 Like   #6
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I won't buy KP because of poor autofocus specs, and my K-S2 is still good enough.
honestly, i was hoping for new autofocus system to break the image of pentax being system with poor autofocus compared to competition. yet same SAFOX as in K-3II
01-26-2017, 05:25 AM   #7
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Because first of all, it's not yet time to replace my K3. But second, when I do, I need a proper APS-C flagship. An improved K3, with similar ergonomics, dual SD cards etc. And most importantly, better AF. The KP is not such a camera, and in my eyes does not at all warrant the steep price.

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First thing come to my mind when see the KP's KP text on the camera is K-Pop, and i am not a K-pop fan.
Feel free to put me on ignore list if you are a die-hard KPop fan

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01-26-2017, 05:37 AM - 1 Like   #9
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QuoteOriginally posted by pakinjapan Quote
First thing come to my mind when see the KP's KP text on the camera is K-Pop, and i am not a K-pop fan.
Imagine how I must feel about the K-3

01-26-2017, 05:51 AM   #10
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because a mod will stop this thread
01-26-2017, 06:16 AM - 1 Like   #11
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Because even though it looks darn sexy, has superb specs, some very innovative features, is compact, includes modular grips at no cost, has wifi, a tilting screen...

I still have a K-3 and K-1, and don't see the urge to upgrade now. But I sure hope a lot of people will be interested by this camera!
01-26-2017, 06:17 AM - 4 Likes   #12
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When are we going to start discussing bacon?
01-26-2017, 06:48 AM   #13
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Because, after 10 years, my Samsung GX-1S (ist DS2 rebrand) is still going strong ... but I'd be oh so tempted if it was the same price as the K-3ii.
01-26-2017, 06:49 AM - 1 Like   #14
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Why I wont buy the KP

- Buffer - 8 frames RAW & 7 for RAW+ (Watched that spec sheet again & again to make myself believe) - a body costing 450$ more than K-70 has a shallower buffer.
- battery life - Pentax has beaten itself at being bad at battery life - buy the grip to have more battery life without changing - beats to lighter body philosophy
- Bad pricing considering no GPS, older shutter mechanism, no hybrid AF, no LCD, more customization but less buttons so it adds up to somewhat the same thing.

- Wanted to see at-least the same AF as K-3 II and is due for a touch screen.

One positive is that this could well be the best Landscape camera till date, might dethrone K-70 as my favorite Landscape camera.

My requirement is a camera equally capable as a wildlife & Landscape, and at the opening price of KP it should have been that way.

This is my disappointment.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
When are we going to start discussing bacon?
After the whine and cheese has been exhausted.

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