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02-13-2016, 10:18 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fogel70 Quote
I could, but i don't want to.


Every template seems to be categorized differently. For Canon "enthusiast" is used instead of "high end" and "advanced" and for Canon "mid range" is not used. So for Canon there are 4 categories used, for Pentax 5, and for Nikon 6 (For Pentax the "upper entry" category is not used).

And if mirrorless is included there are even more inconsistencies.

The colors used in the tables are also used completely differently. Green for Pentax is WR, for Nikon FX and for Canon DIGIC 5 / 5+.

They appear to have gone their own way.. good catch.

Nikon did not: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Nikon_DSLR_cameras
Sony did not: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Konica_Minolta/Sony_DSLR_cameras

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QuoteOriginally posted by mee Quote
They don't seems to use the same categories for Sony and Nikon either, as for Sony the "advanced" category is not used.
So like for Pentax, there are only 5 categories used for Sony, just not the same 5.

There seems to be a unique combination of categories used for every DSLR brand.

For Olympus DSLRs there are 4 categories used, where FI "flagship" is above "high-end".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Olympus_DSLR_cameras

This is the advantage of standardizations - everyone can use their own.
02-13-2016, 12:12 PM   #18
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They're pretty much the same. I suspect they used the same template and made their modifications from it. Which is why the Nikon and the Sony look so close to the Pentax.

But someone(s) spent some time modifying that Canon one.. about as close to the level of effort you are in responding here.
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Well done - thanks.

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QuoteOriginally posted by AggieDad Quote
It is interesting how much sense the Pentax model numbers do not make. It seems they just pick a number or letter out of the air and put it behind a K. Like their marketing -- apparently no rhyme or reason.
At least they skipped K-9. No-one wants a dog of a camera.

Makes you wonder where they go with the next flagship models. K minus 1, K minus 3, K minus 5?
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K-1ii K-1iii
K-1X K-1Xii
K-1.1 K-1.2
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Makes you wonder where they go with the next flagship models. K minus 1, K minus 3, K minus 5?
Three lines:
K-1, K-1ii, K-1iii, K-1iv, K-1v, etc...
K-3, K-3ii, K-3iii, K-3iv, K-3v, etc...
K-S1, K-S2, K-S3, K-S4, K-S5, etc...
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
Three lines: K-1, K-1ii, K-1iii, K-1iv, K-1v, etc... K-3, K-3ii, K-3iii, K-3iv, K-3v, etc... K-S1, K-S2, K-S3, K-S4, K-S5, etc...
At least the third line makes sense. Model revisions are one thing (K-5ii, K-3ii) but new models deserve something more distinctive than an extra roman numeral. Imagine the announcement of the revolutionary new K-3viii to replace the K-3viis - it would lack something.

K-1 could have been called K-F1 (for full frame) and a different letter used for the flagship APS-C model (maybe C for crop?). Then the model sequence could have been ascending instead of descending for each line:
- K-F1, K-F2, etc
- K-C1, K-C2, etc
- K-S1, K-S2, etc

Some wag suggested that the 36x24 camera be called K (for the mount), F (full frame), C (crop, since it does that too). K-FC would be finger-lickin' good.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Des Quote
At least they skipped K-9. No-one wants a dog of a camera.
Thank you for that! A laugh in the middle of the day never hurt anyone.
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