New Camera Pentax Leaked


stub

Link Posted 19/08/2014 - 07:29
Just leaked: information about a new Pentax DSLR named the "K-S1"

http://www.pentaxforums.com/newsite/articles/pentax-news-rumors/pentax-k-s1-rumo...
Wont be rushing out to get one Im afraid.....
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..

gartmore

Link Posted 19/08/2014 - 07:36
I have to say it looks a bit of a mug's eyeful
Ken
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fritzthedog

Link Posted 19/08/2014 - 09:28
Now there is the feature I have been waiting for - green 'runway' lights down the hand grip - wow

On the plus side - there's one that will not be costing me anything!

Carl
No matter how many lenses I have owned - I have always needed just one more

vic cross

Link Posted 19/08/2014 - 10:05
It's difficult to tell on these photos but I don't see any pop up flash which for a entry level camera I would think the type of buyer would want???????????????????
CHEERS Vic.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.

AuraTodd

Link Posted 19/08/2014 - 10:08
Looks like the rear button glows blue in the dark, whats that green light thingy on the hand grip?
Always be kind to people

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JohnX

Link Posted 19/08/2014 - 10:11
I find the design quite interesting - in a K-01 kind of way.

Don't get the lights in the grip if they're purely aesthetic, however, since they'll be hidden when held, unless they're a slightly ott activation mechanism? Light sensors recognise that you've picked up the body and start up the camera?
Last Edited by JohnX on 19/08/2014 - 10:15

JohnX

Link Posted 19/08/2014 - 10:12
vic cross wrote:
It's difficult to tell on these photos but I don't see any pop up flash which for a entry level camera I would think the type of buyer would want???????????????????
CHEERS Vic.

'Tis there Vic. Top picture.

JohnX

Link Posted 19/08/2014 - 10:15
On the subject of the grip lights, in the picture where they're shown there's a green light around the shutter button. In the top down picture that light round the shutter button is red. Wonder if it's a stand-by mode?

Also, the more I look at this, the more I like it, especially if it had any of the pan-cake lenses mounted. Potentially a great small form-factor full APS-C combo.
Last Edited by JohnX on 19/08/2014 - 10:17

AuraTodd

Link Posted 19/08/2014 - 10:21
Probably expensive anyway.
Always be kind to people

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vic cross

Link Posted 19/08/2014 - 10:35
John. I zoomed my screen size a lot and yes you're right. I can see the line. CHEERS Vic.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.
Last Edited by vic cross on 19/08/2014 - 10:35

Stridey

Link Posted 19/08/2014 - 14:08
I thought from the Title this was a report about a weathersealing failure !

I'll get my coat............

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Nigel
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richandfleur

Link Posted 19/08/2014 - 16:06
I'd be happier if this device had Ricoh written across the top instead...

As others have commented, they obviously don't want my money.

Gwyn

Link Posted 19/08/2014 - 16:16
I think you have to realise that we are a very small part of the market. This camera will be attractive to many in China, Japan and similar markets. Just as all the colourful options of other cameras are.

I am just happy they are still making DSLRs for beginners, and if it is small and lightweight, which is something Pentax used to be well known for, then it can only be a good thing. It could then compete perhaps with the increasingly popular mirrorless options.

MattMatic

Link Posted 19/08/2014 - 16:24
Having seen a friend's Sony entry level dSLR, I rather like that new look.
The mode dial around the four-way dial looks nice, I don't mind the extra LEDs, and I think it looks rather smart

Not for me though, but I can see a market for it.

Matt
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tyronet2000

Link Posted 19/08/2014 - 17:10
Think it will look superb hanging on the Christmas Tree with all it's lights blazing. I was disappointed there's no glove compartment or cigar lighter
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Stan

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