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Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 02-06-2019, 11:00 PM  
An Enthusiast Mirrorless
Posted By pinholecam
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At least for me, I'd like a Pentax MILC for the following reasons:
1. Real time exposure information via histogram and blinkies
2. Much better and faster manual focus accuracy with focus peaking and magnification
3. Smaller size (esp with Pentax DA primes, M series primes, in fact most of the Pentax older lenses are smallish)
4. Lighter (w/o the prism and mirror weight)

Why not just buy another brand MILC?
1. Well, I am (a modded A7 suffices for the moment; for the past 5yrs)
2. I'd rather Pentax gets my money (when they come up with one anyway)
3. I like the Pentax system (smallish size, build quality, interface, features, philosophy to cameras/lenses)
4. Prefer the Pentax o/p

All said though, the apsc MILC market is very competitive with the likes of the Sony NEX and Canon M being really very small compared to just a KP like camera w/o prism.
Even though we may argue that the lenses are not that good for the case of many of the smaller NEX/Canon-M lenses, a large portion of the layman market won't know/care.
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 02-06-2019, 08:11 PM  
An Enthusiast Mirrorless
Posted By pinholecam
Replies: 66
Views: 7,023
I think their current take on this is the KP.

Sometimes, we want our cake and eat it.....
As in we want the camera to take the current lenses, but then we want it to be smaller than what a camera like the KP provides.

APSC MILC, that is 'smaller', but still K-mount, will only be KP sized without the height of the prism.

Something smaller will need a new mount.

Personally, I can live with KP (minus prism bulk/weight) and use the DA limiteds almost exclusively.
But I'm not sure the market is big enough for Pentax to consider making one.
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