K20 replacement


loskeran

Link Posted 21/07/2009 - 14:14
What would you like Pentax to include or leave out when they replace the K20 as a “Mid Range” body?
You never know Pentax may even take up some ideas

scottthehat

Link Posted 21/07/2009 - 14:26
better af system more fps,
just keep snapping,

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/scottbenson

http://s727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/scottthehat/


CAMERAS = k200d + battery grip.
nikon d300 + battery grip.
LENSES = tamron aspherical DII 18-200mm f3.5/6.3,
nikon 18-200mm afs vr f3.5/5.6 g dx
sigma 150-500mm apo dg hsm os
sigma 170-500mm apo dg
FLASH = samsung sef36pzf flash + more.

loskeran

Link Posted 21/07/2009 - 14:28
scottthehat wrote:
better af system more fps,

Thats a start Scott

TonyM

Link Posted 21/07/2009 - 14:31
Get proper live-view with a flippable screen! And give live-view a separate button, so you don't have to dis-engage the other preview methods.
Last Edited by TonyM on 21/07/2009 - 14:32

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 21/07/2009 - 14:36
Hmm… while they need to distance the camera from the K-7 a bit, so as not to impact on its sales, it’s hard to see which of the K-7’s main features they could plausibly leave out and remain a competitive option at £600-£800 RRP. Maybe a built in stereo mic rather than a mic socket, in line with a more ‘consumer’ spec. I guess the K-7 would remain attractive owing to it’s build quality/styling.

The only things I would like removed are the ‘art filters’!
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Anvh

Link Posted 21/07/2009 - 14:37
K30D will probable be the K-7 without 100% viewfinder and the magnesium body, beside that i don't think there would be a lot of difference.
The K300D would probable be a simplified K20D like the K200D was a simpler version of the K10D.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 21/07/2009 - 14:38
TonyM wrote:
Get proper live-view with a flippable screen! And give live-view a separate button, so you don't have to dis-engage the other preview methods.

Yes, a flip screen would be great! (Should have been on the K7!)
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Greytop

Link Posted 21/07/2009 - 14:45
Pentaxophile wrote:
TonyM wrote:
Get proper live-view with a flippable screen! And give live-view a separate button, so you don't have to dis-engage the other preview methods.

Yes, a flip screen would be great! (Should have been on the K7!)

Nice but not so robust

Positioning the new camera below the K-7 is always going to be a challenge, quite often the the 'lower' spec camera can be equally attractive due to advancements in technology.

Olympus had this problem with the E-30 and the then recently released E-620. Both cameras over much the same but the 620 is quite a bit cheaper.
Regards Huw

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Last Edited by Greytop on 21/07/2009 - 14:48

TonyM

Link Posted 21/07/2009 - 14:58
Greytop wrote:
Pentaxophile wrote:
Quote:
Get proper live-view with a flippable screen! And give live-view a separate button, so you don't have to dis-engage the other preview methods.

Yes, a flip screen would be great! (Should have been on the K7!)

Nice but not so robust

My old Fuji S9600 had a screen that flipped both ways (!!) and seemed pretty robust to me, although I admit it did stick out a bit. But I found that just gave so much extra low/high shooting options.

scottthehat

Link Posted 21/07/2009 - 14:59
the sony a350 a had had it and it was handy and it felt well made condidering the rest of the camera felt like a toy,
just keep snapping,

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/scottbenson

http://s727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/scottthehat/


CAMERAS = k200d + battery grip.
nikon d300 + battery grip.
LENSES = tamron aspherical DII 18-200mm f3.5/6.3,
nikon 18-200mm afs vr f3.5/5.6 g dx
sigma 150-500mm apo dg hsm os
sigma 170-500mm apo dg
FLASH = samsung sef36pzf flash + more.

leytono

Link Posted 21/07/2009 - 15:04
Video is less than necessary for me

Cheers
Rich

scottthehat

Link Posted 21/07/2009 - 15:06
leytono wrote:
Video is less than necessary for me

Cheers
Rich

me 2
just keep snapping,

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/scottbenson

http://s727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/scottthehat/


CAMERAS = k200d + battery grip.
nikon d300 + battery grip.
LENSES = tamron aspherical DII 18-200mm f3.5/6.3,
nikon 18-200mm afs vr f3.5/5.6 g dx
sigma 150-500mm apo dg hsm os
sigma 170-500mm apo dg
FLASH = samsung sef36pzf flash + more.

scottthehat

Link Posted 21/07/2009 - 15:07
oh yeah and it should come with a free 500mm wr lens,
just keep snapping,

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/scottbenson

http://s727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/scottthehat/


CAMERAS = k200d + battery grip.
nikon d300 + battery grip.
LENSES = tamron aspherical DII 18-200mm f3.5/6.3,
nikon 18-200mm afs vr f3.5/5.6 g dx
sigma 150-500mm apo dg hsm os
sigma 170-500mm apo dg
FLASH = samsung sef36pzf flash + more.

Gwyn

Link Posted 21/07/2009 - 15:08
I'd be happier if they waited with the next body and got on with producing some more lenses. Something longer than the 300 or the 660-250 would be a start. The SDM converter too.
There are only so many features you can add to a camera after all.

loskeran

Link Posted 21/07/2009 - 15:12
One small thing I would like is a better action on the shutter button, a much more positive half press.
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