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11-29-2008, 09:45 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kirivon Quote
I'm impressed with all the k-m samples I've seen so far. It really makes me look forward to the K30D!

This is a great move by pentax. Having good auto white balance and metering is really important for an entry level camera.

Canon cameras, to my eye, tend to err on the side of overexposure and rather clinical white balance. If someone coming from a canon P&S picks up a dSLR and they get underexposed images with a color cast, they're going to think the camera sucks. Sure, it's a trivial matter to dial in the right exposure and manual white balance, or to just fix it in post with raw, but they don't know that.
Same here, I got to handle on not too long ago and yes it will be the replacement for my DS, my main gripe with the DS has always been the feel and sound of the shutter.
The K-m really seems to do very well on that side of things...
I will miss the pentaprism, but the size is just right for my fun kit when used with my limiteds.
QuoteOriginally posted by Kirivon Quote
Pentax won't gain new users with a K3D. They may lose some people who outgrow the system, but how many people entrenched in 5-10k of glass with a D3 or 1D are going to jump ship, even if pentax knocks one out of the park?
No but I would be a potential buyer of one for sure, I run a dual system and lenses like the FA limiteds would be very welcome on such a body, overall I agree though, but I think you would find a few looking towards it and the limited primes as an addition to another system.

Now a 645D though that would be the real trick

QuoteOriginally posted by Kirivon Quote
I'm a prime example of how targeting the entry level can be beneficial in the long run. Last year I was looking to buy a bridge camera, having become unhappy with the results of my digital elph. However, for only a little bit more, I noticed I could buy a dSLR. A bunch of research later and the K100D came in on top for features in the price range. Since then I've spent well over three times my initial investment on pentax gear, and I've replaced every piece of my initial kit.
Yep that is the general idea, get people in and they will start spending more

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