New K3 image - interesting!


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Link Posted 01/10/2013 - 11:36
Different view of new K-3 shows some interesting developments on the side of the camera!




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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 01/10/2013 - 11:58
That looks amazingly inelegant!
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 01/10/2013 - 12:05
Now the funny highlight below the K3 logo in the pic below makes sense.

Looks a bit more elegant from the front



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steven9761

Link Posted 01/10/2013 - 12:12
Is it just me, or does the faux-leather on the body look cheap and nasty - sort of tacky-looking?? It looks like a brick wearing a leather jacket!!

Mongoose

Link Posted 01/10/2013 - 12:17
what a wierd shape, I wonder what the reason for that is. Still makes the image less likely to be photoshopped.

Points of interest from my POV on that image

1. The built in flash housing looks larger, or am I imagining it?
2. External mic port on the shoulder, not sure if the K-5 already has this?
3. Looks like a flash PC port on the side? nice to see though no surprise in a top end model.
4. No AF.S / AF.C selection on the main AF dial, and a new multi-function button above the AF selector. The top function looks like AF to me, but I can't make out what the second line says.
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MrB

Link Posted 01/10/2013 - 12:25
Mongoose wrote:

The top function looks like AF to me, but I can't make out what the second line says.

Looks like "AF Mode" button and "AF MF" switch.
Might the lump be something to do with GPS?

Philip
Last Edited by MrB on 01/10/2013 - 12:26

Mongoose

Link Posted 01/10/2013 - 12:44
you could be right, the splodge under "AF" could be "Mode"
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Gwyn

Link Posted 01/10/2013 - 12:47
What an ugly monster.

michaelblue

Link Posted 01/10/2013 - 12:58
steven9761 wrote:
Is it just me, or does the faux-leather on the body look cheap and nasty - sort of tacky-looking?? It looks like a brick wearing a leather jacket!!

It's just you....looks fine to me
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malcolmk

Link Posted 01/10/2013 - 13:03
MrB wrote:
Mongoose wrote:

The top function looks like AF to me, but I can't make out what the second line says.

Looks like "AF Mode" button and "AF MF" switch.
Might the lump be something to do with GPS?

Philip

If that's a GPS antenna wouldn't it be pointing at the ground when held in portrait mode? Or doesn't that sort of thing matter any more?

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 01/10/2013 - 13:05
Whatever it is, it had better be important
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CMW

Link Posted 01/10/2013 - 13:08
DSLRs tend to be aesthetically challenged. But, yes, the LH bump doesn't look v organic to the design. I sympathise with the designers to some extent, though. I expect their brief was to keep close to the K7/5 bodyform, yet find somewhere to house the GPS (if that's what it is).
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MrB

Link Posted 01/10/2013 - 13:43
Gwyn wrote:
What an ugly monster.

A K-5 body with a small bump turns into an ugly monster? You might be right and it could be a symbol of success - one of the Dragons was renowned for shoulder extensions.

Philip

RussV

Link Posted 01/10/2013 - 14:30
If it's aimed at pro's I don't think looks are going to matter, performance is more important.
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Mike-P

Link Posted 01/10/2013 - 14:36
I do wish Pentax would do away with the af-s/af-c/mf switch altogether and do it through the quick menu displayed on the rear screen like Canon. It really is so much less fiddly
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