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12-08-2008, 07:52 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Art Vandelay II Quote
  • 3" 920k LCD
  • Better operating system (Canon's 50D OS and Nikon's D90 OS makes Pentax's OS look like something out of the 80's)
  • A pentaprism with 1.1x magnification or more
  • 1/250th second flash sync or better
  • 14.6 megapixel APS-C is fine, just refine it more for better high ISO
  • Non jittery video recording would be a bonus also
  • Leave the K20D body basically the same, just make room for larger prism & LCD
If not that, an 18 megapixel full frame sensor in a Super A-esque body for $1500 would be mighty tempting.
One thing I would stick with is OS Pentax is using. I've been shooting with 4 different Pentax DSLRs starting from late 2003 I think, or early 2004. My first on e was *istD, I am still using it sometimes. I never had camera hang or images on Flash cards corrupted or partially written.
With Nikons, Cannons and Sony this is quite common. This OS is not pretty, but at least it is very reliable in my experience, let's give Pentax credit for this.

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QuoteOriginally posted by awo425 Quote
One thing I would stick with is OS Pentax is using. I've been shooting with 4 different Pentax DSLRs starting from late 2003 I think, or early 2004. My first on e was *istD, I am still using it sometimes. I never had camera hang or images on Flash cards corrupted or partially written.
With Nikons, Cannons and Sony this is quite common. This OS is not pretty, but at least it is very reliable in my experience, let's give Pentax credit for this.
Hmm... I have always been pretty satisfied with the OS from pentax...

But the things you describe about Nikon and Canon I cannot relate to.
The D3 and D300 OS is very very well polished, fast and smooth, but also more complex, due to a larger amount of options.

The 1DsIII menu system I never really came to terms with, just as I prefer the ergonomics of Pentax and Nikon, but it seemed to work just fine and without hangups...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Duplo Quote
Hmm... I have always been pretty satisfied with the OS from pentax...

But the things you describe about Nikon and Canon I cannot relate to.
The D3 and D300 OS is very very well polished, fast and smooth, but also more complex, due to a larger amount of options.

The 1DsIII menu system I never really came to terms with, just as I prefer the ergonomics of Pentax and Nikon, but it seemed to work just fine and without hangups...
No, not at this level, I actually don't have experience with pro bodies from this companies. More like D70s etc. and other consumer level DSLRs.
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Greatly improved dynamic range
Real in camera HDR image merge
video

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All I need is....

*Noise free iso 100-1600
*Faster af
*Improved dynamic range and metering
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4 things, although most of the other stuff people have suggested are quite nice, and I wouldn't mind a proper intervelometer in it, but I don't really care that much about it.

1. Video, 720p 24/30fps at the least preferably, 1080p and 60fps would be really nice, anything higher is just a crazy awesome bonus that will make me want it even more since it means I don't need to save up for a RED.
2. Bigger viewfinder
3. Stopdown coupler
4.Open source the firmware

Items are in order of when I'd like to see them.

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*The mythical stop-down coupler
*Noise-free from 100~1600
*Faster AF
*Improved dynamic range, like the Sony DRO
*Improved flash technology
*Automatic CA removal, as found in the D3/300
*High-Resolution LCD, like the D300 or Alpha 700
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QuoteOriginally posted by froeschle Quote
A lot of (un)founded rumors arise these days about the new KXXD: GPS, WLAN, bigger/smaller size, improved weather sealing, etc. Irrespective of these speculations, which affordable attributes (unfortunately KB-FF will most certainly not fall into this category) would convince you (in a rather saturated market) to buy a new Pentax DSLR?

For me killer features would be:
* "Stop-down coupler" ( Features and Operation of the crippled Kaf Mount )
* A-TTL
* Reliable AF@AL

Other things are welcome but may not really justify to buy another Pentax DSLR. So, what is your opinion?
Having rekindled my love for old film SLRs, I would also like your "stop-down coupler". That, a bigger viewfinder, and a split-focus screen (could probably be an optional item) would be really great.
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Put the improved low-light AF algorithms from the K-m into a K20D Super, slightly tweak the sensor to lower noise (pattern) at ISO >= 3200, and don't ask for a price that is much higher than the current K20D. Seems easy to implement. My credit card is ready.
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10 megapixels, noise free ISO 3200. With the public so bamboozled over more megapixels, fat chance.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pareto Quote
Put the improved low-light AF algorithms from the K-m into a K20D Super, slightly tweak the sensor to lower noise (pattern) at ISO >= 3200, and don't ask for a price that is much higher than the current K20D. Seems easy to implement. My credit card is ready.
Hi, Pareto

Unfortunately it's not going to happen but maybe they will make some internal changes in the GPS version that could have the side effect of better noise (smaller mainboard maybe?). Also they could add some slight improvements in firmware (although I doubt they will make the mistake of denying this to the whole K20D base of users).

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I'm not too picky...

1. Faster AF would be nice.
2. More accurate in-camera metering.
3. A smaller body--it would be great if they could cram all the great features of the KxD into a body the size of the K200.

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A new AF system would be great for sports.

I wouldn't mind the stop-down coupler just for better functionality with old lenses, although I tend to take my time shooting with MF anyways.

Price is always important - I bought my K20D over Thanksgiving for $528. Can't beat that...
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