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07-02-2014, 09:48 AM   #1
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Pentax/Ricoh naming K-?

Let's try find logic in naming
K-7>K-5>K-5ii(s)>K-3>K-?
K-x(10?)>K-30>K-50>K-?

07-02-2014, 10:00 AM   #2
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The only thing we can ever be sure of is that there will be no K-4.
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Yes, there is no logic to it. Toss in the K10d>K20d>K7 and how about the K100d>K100ds>K200 wasn't there a K2000?>Kx>Kr>K30 and some others. Sony, Nikon (D4, D800, D90, D7100, D3000.....), Canon (1D, 5D, 10D>20D...70D, 7D, and others), Oly (who knows?), and others are hard to follow as well. The nearest I can figure it out is that single digit numbered cameras are high end and the ones with lots of zeros are the cheaper one (generally). Dude, it's all just marketing.

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The only thing we can ever be sure of is that there will be no K-4.
Or no K9 either, I'm quite sure of that.
07-02-2014, 10:08 AM   #4
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K10D K20D, K-7, K-5 (II), K-3 K-1
K-100d K-200d, K-m, K-x, K-r K-30 K-50 K-60
LX-1

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*ist.......
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It is my understanding that they will soon abandon the letter-number scheme in favor of word-based names:

New Pentax Model At Photokina?

Steve

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*ist.......
Whenever I see the *ist name, I am reminded that in my line of work, the "*" symbol is referred to as a "splat". Yes, "Splatist"...


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07-02-2014, 10:25 AM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
The only thing we can ever be sure of is that there will be no K-4.
I'd also rule out the K-9, as who wants a dog of a camera
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Haha I've been thinking about this for some time, and was originally confused when I first got into Pentax. I knew the K-3 was top dog, so I figured since the K-7 was last in line in that series that the k-30 was the successor to the k-50...but it wasn't...derp. K-x, K-r.... next must be K-l because the letter r is 6 away from x and l is 6 away from r.

Just my .02 cents

Edit: Wait I forgot the K-m, so scratch my idea. No logic indeed.


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sad to say, but marketing people love confusion. It creates an opportunity to up sell. K-300 k-30 k-3 is just way too easy to understand. You need to create doubt in the mind of the consumer as to what exactly they're buying so a salesman can come along and say "for just 200 dollars more you get [ad hoc feature X]"

Canon and Nikon have created a fine art out of obfuscation in their low end models.
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QuoteOriginally posted by i83N Quote
Let's try find logic in naming
K-7>K-5>K-5ii(s)>K-3>K-?
K-x(10?)>K-30>K-50>K-?


K-7>K-5>K-5ii(s)>K-3>K-1>K(-1)>K(-3)>K(-5)>K(-5II)>k(-5IIS)


K-x(10?)>K-30>K-50>K-70>K90>K110>K130............
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I still think they'll go back to naming with letters.
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Maybe the next one, the Ko will knock the competition out!
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QuoteOriginally posted by VoiceOfReason Quote
Maybe the next one, the Ko will knock the competition out!
Yeah, the K-9 and K-O will go well with Olympus OM-G.
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Yeah, the K-9 and K-O will go well with Olympus OM-G.
Did you hear the next line of lenses are going to be Water and Temperature Friendly?
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Maybe they'll start adding letters again, but before the K. So first, there'll be the O-K, then the A-O-K, and hopefully not the D-K...
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