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05-18-2015, 01:09 PM   #1
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k30 and k3 manuals

I am a little puzzled as to why the K30 has a far more comprehensive manual of 290 pages, yet the more complex K3 has a manual of only 107 pages.
I find that I need to keep referring to the K30 manual when searching for help on the K3.
I am missing something here?

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QuoteOriginally posted by geordieman Quote
I am missing something here?
Just the time difference between the two (early 2012 versus late 2013). In the past few years, Ricoh has moved towards smaller (cheaper) manuals. The K-S1 and K-S2 manuals are 115 and 148 pages.
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Yes, it does seem strange since k-5 and k-5ii/iis manuals are 380 and 334 pages respectively. Maybe they will produce a better manual with the upcoming k-3 II.
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Just the time difference between the two (early 2012 versus late 2013). In the past few years, Ricoh has moved towards smaller (cheaper) manuals. The K-S1 and K-S2 manuals are 115 and 148 pages.
Looking for a third party guide, any info.
Many thanks

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QuoteOriginally posted by geordieman Quote
I am a little puzzled as to why the K30 has a far more comprehensive manual of 290 pages, yet the more complex K3 has a manual of only 107 pages.
I find that I need to keep referring to the K30 manual when searching for help on the K3.
I am missing something here?
I think the font sizes have just been reduced and the content layout has been compacted to save trees. The K-3 manual still comprehensively covers camera functions.

You can also get the K-3 ebook from Yvon Borque:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/24-photographic-equipment-sale/295303-sal...tax-dslrs.html

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Yvon Borque is definitely a good resource and I have the K-5 Guide which is very nicely done (300 pages)

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