Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
08-05-2016, 10:17 AM   #61
Pentaxian
ChristianRock's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Marietta, GA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,048
I don't know if this has been said yet... but I think a mirrorless version of the K-S1's thin compact body (which is not brick-like like the K-01) with the whole pantaprism/mirror area taken out (flat top like in the K-01) and with a slim, round K-mount similar to what Sigma is doing, would work well. No weather seals. I think EVs are not expensive these days from third-party suppliers, and they have gotten to an acceptable level of quality - for those who want to go super-light. I think this would be a very light camera, it would look like other mirrorless cameras, just with a permanent K-mount "adapter" included .

08-05-2016, 02:22 PM   #62
Senior Member




Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 211
QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
I don't know if this has been said yet... but I think a mirrorless version of the K-S1's thin compact body (which is not brick-like like the K-01) with the whole pantaprism/mirror area taken out (flat top like in the K-01) and with a slim, round K-mount similar to what Sigma is doing, would work well. No weather seals. I think EVs are not expensive these days from third-party suppliers, and they have gotten to an acceptable level of quality - for those who want to go super-light. I think this would be a very light camera, it would look like other mirrorless cameras, just with a permanent K-mount "adapter" included .
I was too busy drooling over the K-3 when the K-S1 came out, and I never saw a K-S1 in person so I didn't think much of it, but I think you're right!
I know the looks don't make a camera, but one of the biggest complaints about the K-01 is how strange it looked. If they make one more like a mirrorless K-S1 I think it would be more successful.

Built in flash would be nice, but I understand some people are most concerned with weight. I wouldn't want them to ditch the hot shoe, but it would be neat if Pentax made a hot shoe / digital connection like Olympus 4/3 AP2 port that would allow you to plug in an external flash or an EVF or mini flash similar to the Olympus VF-4 EVF and FL-LM2 flash. Of course, drawing from the camera battery would use more power, and I don't know if they could shoehorn the D-Li90 battery in without making the grip bump bigger... The K-S1 would make a great starting point for external aesthetics though!
08-06-2016, 04:33 AM   #63
Pentaxian




Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 4,558
And let's not forget that K70 is out. while from preview of pentax forum the PDAF not that much used there, I guess this allow Pentax to work on it and improve their algorithms in the field. That K70 can be a test bed for a mirrorless body.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
advantage, af, camera, cameras, design, drive, dslr, k-01, k-mount mirrorless, kit, lens, lenses, milc, mirror, mirrorless, pentax, phone, photography, pocket, review, ricoh, screen, screw, sigma, support, video, view
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will my Pentax-F K mount lens work on the Pentax K-S1 camera? Marianne Pentax DSLR Discussion 7 05-07-2016 11:36 AM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-01 Mirrorless Camera Fat Albert Sold Items 3 07-03-2015 06:45 PM
Could Pentax/Ricoh create a fake FF camera? drei3 Pentax Full Frame 16 07-08-2014 09:13 AM
Mirrorless K-Mount Camera Joshua A Photographic Industry and Professionals 12 08-22-2013 04:28 AM
Ricoh mirrorless APS-C camera in K mount this year? emr Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 18 11-09-2009 05:50 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:55 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top