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K3iii - getting closer?

JohnX
Posted 18/03/2021 - 16:00 Link
For those of you, who, like me, are waiting for news about the K3iii, maybe this just released video is a positive sign that something is going to happen soon?

https://youtu.be/-m99bzuSCtQ
Mike-P
Posted 18/03/2021 - 18:30 Link
Chris did say in his website post something major is coming in April.
davidwozhere
Posted 19/03/2021 - 22:17 Link
How many people will actually use all those gizmos and whizz bangs?
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pschlute
Posted 20/03/2021 - 00:15 Link
davidwozhere wrote:
How many people will actually use all those gizmos and whizz bangs?

Very few, but plenty will complain they have not been able to, due to the release delay
JohnX
Posted 20/03/2021 - 08:16 Link
I find the idea of K3xxx = APSC flagship family evolution quite interesting, especially the comment about a MK4 and 5. Ditto K1 family.

Don't get why good ideas from earlier/other models aren't all incorporated and carried forward - GPS, articulated screen, etc. as all the development work has been done.
Edited by JohnX: 20/03/2021 - 08:18
MrB
Posted 20/03/2021 - 14:07 Link
JohnX wrote:

Don't get why good ideas from earlier/other models aren't all incorporated and carried forward - GPS, articulated screen, etc. as all the development work has been done.

+1

Disappointing from Pentax, bearing in mind their own quasi-religious principles, e.g. "We design cameras that allow our users to enjoy all the processes involved in taking a picture."

Philip
Lubbyman
Posted 20/03/2021 - 15:48 Link
JohnX wrote:
Don't get why good ideas from earlier/other models aren't all incorporated and carried forward - GPS, articulated screen, etc. as all the development work has been done.

It's near the end of the video. Different cameras for different creative purposes. Why limit your photographic experience by only having one Pentax camera? Get both a K3III and a K1. No mention of things like 'bank balance' or 'other domestic priorities' in the video, though...

Steve
davidstorm
Posted 20/03/2021 - 17:59 Link
My KP is so good I won't be tempted to buy the K-3iii. I know they are different beasts, but I already have a K-3 mk1 and will keep that. After owning the KP and a K-1 for several months now, I really do think the the IQ from the KP is not very far behind the K-1, especially when I factor in the lenses as I have better quality lenses for APS-C than I do for full frame. I don't see what benefits the K-3iii would bring me, I don't need better AF, nor higher MP count nor anything else the K-3iii would bring as my other cameras already have most of its features.

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Edited by davidstorm: 20/03/2021 - 18:00
Tyr
Posted 26/03/2021 - 08:47 Link
Can't wait! My K-5 is getting long in the tooth.
Posted 26/03/2021 - 14:44 Link
the launch price sounds pretty high, hearing >$2000 near EU2000, which would be a deal breaker for me
womble
Posted 26/03/2021 - 15:14 Link
LittleSkink wrote:
the launch price sounds pretty high, hearing >$2000 near EU2000, which would be a deal breaker for me

Wait a few months, it'll come down. It always does.
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Posted 26/03/2021 - 15:36 Link
agreed, guess it depends on down to where?

I only dip in the buying stuff every few years, came pondering a new DSLR (KP / K70, didnt excite K1 too heavy) cant see a K3 iii in my near future, especially if its much over £1k

In the last few weeks have decided to stick with Pentax a while longer (over swapping to Fujifilm) bought a couple of lenses, pricey tripod head and a bunch of other stuff, so thats my "new DSLR" spending money gone, for a while. Am probably not Ricohs target demographic
robbiec
Posted 01/04/2021 - 03:58 Link
Lubbyman wrote:

It's near the end of the video. Different cameras for different creative purposes. Why limit your photographic experience by only having one Pentax camera? Get both a K3III and a K1.
Steve

Well you can see their point if you've a hoard of K mount lenses in your bag or cupboard. K-3 iii good for macro stuff, chasing kids, grandkids or pets about, Use the K-1 series for more considered stuff. I'll probably go for the Premium Black version (did I say that out loud :shock
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