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View Poll Results: Wich lens should be on it?
23mm/f2.0 the classic 35mm lens. 1519.74%
FA 31mm/f1.8 classic Pentax lens. 1925.00%
40mm/f2.0 pancake style 1114.47%
FA 43mm/f1.9 33.95%
50mm/f1.2 lightstrong specialty camera. 33.95%
FA 77mm/f1.8 as a portraitcamera.   00%
15-30mm/f2.8 zoomlens for streetphotography. 810.53%
40-80mm/f2.0 zoomlens for portraitphotography. 33.95%
No please don't. 3647.37%
My idea...... 11.32%
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03-05-2013, 08:26 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
No the K-01 is a big camera. I looked at the Sony RX1, but thta is also a very large camera compared to this new Nikon Coolpix A offering.
Let's be reasonable here. The K-01 is barely bigger than the X100. While the Coolpix A is smaller than both the K-01 and the X100, it's not like the K-01 is incomparable.

And the RX1 is a full frame sensor.

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Why go this route when its clear that ILC in 'like' form factor is better?
And certainly not at Nikon A price.

Look at X100.
Many went gaga over it (by the RF looks); plonked down good money (not cheap) for one; had to live with its faults and idiosyncrasies.
Then in 6-8mths, Xpro was announced/launched and the majority of these early adopters were left holding 'yesterdays toy'.

A Nex or K01 sells for much cheaper. And they are smallish with the right lenses (mainly f2.8 primes on the Nex)

IMO, its the same for the RX1.

Buy these camera now at these sort of early adopter prices, get the bragging rights and bask in the limelight of photography friends for 6mths, then feel like a 'sucker' as the ILC version comes out.
03-06-2013, 02:08 AM   #33
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If I had the money for such a camera (which I don't), it would need to have a fast lens /f/2 minimum) and be between 35mm and 50mm effective focal length.

I saw that Nikon just announced an APS-C fixed prime camera, but when I saw that the lens was a 28/2.8 equivalent I thought "why did they even bother?"
03-06-2013, 06:37 AM   #34
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
With the new Nikon Coolpix A this does bring the question back if Pentax under the new firm with Ricoh should make one? Poll is closed, but ideas can be shared. Canon also has one offering in this segment.
I don't know if Pentax should make one but I'm totally in the target for one.

But if it's a fixed lens it must be pocketable like the Nikon A.
A X100-like camera is not interesting to me because it's the same size as a K-01 with the 40XS.

The Nikon A is basically a GRD IV with an APS-C sensor, so now it's up to Ricoh to see what they are gonna bring to the table for the GRD V.

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So to answer the question, no Pentax shouldn't make one but Ricoh yes
03-06-2013, 12:54 PM   #36
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The X100s ticks off almost all the boxes in what I want in a second camera to use alongside the K5+lenses... Jacket-pocketable; 35mm equiv high quality lens; great IQ (reputably); X100 idiosyncrasies ironed out; (excellent) viewfinder; (reputably) fast and accurate AF... the price is a little tough to swallow (and really, at that price - include that damn hood!).

If Pentax came out with something similar, I would give it serious consideration.

Added later: If the X100 (or fantasy Pentax version) came in closer to $1000 (with hood!), I would probably preorder one. If it added a tilting lcd, I'd be first in line.

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Aps-c compact sized camera, with retractable 35-70mm zoom lens (yes, only 2x). Macro mode. Call it MX-10, write it in that gorgeous font, and let it come with brass top please.
03-07-2013, 05:57 PM   #38
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QuoteOriginally posted by TaoMaas Quote
The Fuji doesn't entice you? I'd LOVE to have one...the only problem is the price.
I get to borrow one whenever I want and it is not a camera I would spend my own money on. It is good and yet lacking in speed. I like the hybrid viewfinder and the focal length but it is too big to take instead of my K-r and too limited in focal length for an only camera. However as Fuji makes it why should Pentax make one too? As it does not allow the use of my lenses the only possible advantage could be sharing the same battery but then that would depend on which model of dslr you have.

I think it is overpriced but even at half the price I would pass, but then again I do get to borrow it so perhaps that biases my opinion

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I'm sorry to bump such an old thread, but I find it quite amusing that this thread started two days before Ricoh bought Pentax and the thread lived to a month before Ricoh launched a camera that fits the description. We got what many of the voters and writers here wanted. A Ricoh branded fixed lens APS-C camera based on the K-5 sensor, with a lens that fits many of the voters wish for a small but high IQ street camera. The Ricoh GR. Ricoh/Pentax listens to us!
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The 31mm would be my pick!
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I don't understand why the OP is asking the question.
06-17-2016, 04:19 AM   #42
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I really don't see the use of using a K-mount lens with its huge flange distance on a non-interchangeable lens camera. Besides, if a 31/1.8 is 1500 euros new, I don't see the camera selling for less than that. At that price, with a big lens sticking out of it, who is going to buy it? APS-C fixed-lens cameras should be small and way cheaper than that. Otherwise, people will just buy a Fujifilm X or something.
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Darn, three years after the last post, you can't even vote in the poll anymore. And thread that only went to 3 pages to start with. People must be bored.
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Leica issued a 28/1.7 FF fixed lens camera, Leica Q, and it is sold before it hits the shelves.
Amazing camera, you really need to try it. Seeing is believing.

So there is market for such things, but it must be premium photographic stuff. APS-C isn't best thing for that anymore: Ricoh can't sell GRII for $750, even if they want, but Leica can't make enough of Leica Q cameras sold at $4250.

But the FF sensor, great features, great build quality, and a gorgeous, bright, versatile lens is the key. Leica has a fantastic nose for those things, and can surprise people.

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