K3II specs leaked online...


1stEverPentax

Link Posted 21/04/2015 - 21:28
Usual pattern of events...specs leaked a couple of days before 'official' announcement said to be on thursday.

Saw it first at photorumors again. Basically all the guesses seem right...GPS, remote control, new pixel shift technology, astrotracer, improvement to continuous AF... no mention of price yet.

MattMatic

Link Posted 22/04/2015 - 09:49
From what I can see:
* remote is via Flucard as K3 originally
* pop up flash gone - presumably GPS is in the space
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Peter Elgar

Link Posted 22/04/2015 - 11:44
I don;t need all those 'Gizmos' -- if I want to know where I am I look at a paper MAP !! What I do want in any new Pentax is a faster Flash Synch Speed of at least 1/250th second.
been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!

michaelblue

Link Posted 22/04/2015 - 12:06
................and much better focus tracking!

You can keep all the flu card, wifi, mobile phone 'apps', GPS etc. just give us decent, quiet AF tracking and low noise at high ISO.
Regards,
Michael
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lennythelion

Link Posted 22/04/2015 - 12:32
Dunno NFC + tethering to light room would be more appealing than GPS to most I'd have thought.

michaelblue

Link Posted 22/04/2015 - 12:36
What's NFC?
Regards,
Michael
My new website:link

Russ

Link Posted 22/04/2015 - 14:19
Michael, copied this from elsewhere:

NFC (Near Field Communication), touching devices together to transfer images.

kea828

Link Posted 22/04/2015 - 19:51
Russ wrote:
Michael, copied this from elsewhere:

NFC (Near Field Communication), touching devices together to transfer images.

So is it an alternative to / replacement for Bluetooth?
Regards,
Kea828

Gwyn

Link Posted 22/04/2015 - 20:35
kea828 wrote:
Russ wrote:
Michael, copied this from elsewhere:

NFC (Near Field Communication), touching devices together to transfer images.

So is it an alternative to / replacement for Bluetooth?

Not really no. It can be used together with Bluetooth. It is used for making payments with a smart phone - instead of an Oystercard for instance, or in some shops.
The devices don't have to touch either - a range of about 4 inches is normal.

lennythelion

Link Posted 23/04/2015 - 00:19
So.

as I understand it!
Theoretically once you've set up your wifi and NFC enable phone/ tablet/ laptop. there after if the device and camera are in close proximity they will set up a link enabling wifi to start.

Feel free to correct me if I've got this wrong.

richandfleur

Link Posted 23/04/2015 - 00:51
Pretty much, NFC is a trigger that you can use to do different things on your phone.

You can buy these yourself, and then configure the action you want to occur on your phone when waved near it.

eg here

In the case of the Pentax, you'd expect the NFC to be configured to launch the Ricoh app on the phone when present.

The possibilities are endless

alfpics

Link Posted 23/04/2015 - 06:43
richandfleur wrote:


The possibilities are endless

I wondered what was missing from my life...
Andy
Last Edited by alfpics on 23/04/2015 - 06:45

tyronet2000

Link Posted 23/04/2015 - 13:22
alfpics wrote:
richandfleur wrote:


The possibilities are endless

I wondered what was missing from my life...

ROFL
Regards
Stan

PPG

michaelblue

Link Posted 23/04/2015 - 14:04
I think I'll pass for now....I can't do anything on my phone except make calls......a cheap (in every sense!) chinese copy bought in Africa for around a tenner (new!)

'Bluetooth'?, 'Oystercard'?, 'NFC'?....that's what four and a half years in remote africa with only a laptop and 'dongle' for company does
Regards,
Michael
My new website:link
Last Edited by michaelblue on 23/04/2015 - 14:17

dcweather

Link Posted 23/04/2015 - 18:55
This announcement was a bit out of the blue - to me anyway. Seems to have got people on the back foot a bit. It does say improved focus tracking. I see the starting price is a lot lower than the K3 was when laaunched.
Dave
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