New K3 image - interesting!


Pentaxonian

Link Posted 05/10/2013 - 12:50
So much for saying that my K5iis was going to be my last upgrade for many many years.

I wonder if there is a cure for Upgraditis?
K5iis and a couple of lenses.

jules

Link Posted 05/10/2013 - 12:51
Or
http://flickr.com/gp/l-camera/387042/


Cheers Jules...
tri-elmar-fudd

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jules

Link Posted 05/10/2013 - 12:55
Pentaxonian wrote:
So much for saying that my K5iis was going to be my last upgrade for many many years.

I wonder if there is a cure for Upgraditis?

Baad news from a Wallet perspective but good from a Photographic/Videography one if it all works out...

BG5 B£gger!
Cheers Jules...
tri-elmar-fudd

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Last Edited by jules on 05/10/2013 - 12:58

carmagw

Link Posted 05/10/2013 - 13:02
The WR 55-300 would be nice if not too costly.

Regards

George

Algernon

Link Posted 05/10/2013 - 13:13
The flap over the carbuncle looks vulnerable as does the
dioptre adjustment..... why did they change it?

No shots showing the SD Card door side of the camera?

Most people will only use 1 SD Card so why waste a
button on selection? It looks easily caught/switched
by accident anyway.
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 05/10/2013 - 13:16

jules

Link Posted 05/10/2013 - 13:44
Algernon wrote:
The flap over the carbuncle looks vulnerable as does the
dioptre adjustment..... why did they change it?

No shots showing the SD Card door side of the camera?

Most people will only use 1 SD Card so why waste a
button on selection? It looks easily caught/switched
by accident anyway.

Got to agree some of it looks clunky/cluttered Algi but it may work a lot better in practise, I'll wait till you have yours for you to tell me.

I like the idea of two SD cards, whether we like it or not it's one of the de facto's for a serious camera these days, I guess...
A lot of Nikons I've had have got a dioptre wheel like that, in practise it's not a worry, I seem to knock the slider on my K5IIs more and you can't really tell clearly where it's set unless your looking for it.
"Carbuncle Flap" looks like it rotates out of the way?
Who knows what they have in mind with the SD card button, perhaps more than one function, (Super Resolution setting?) if that's all it does I'd have preferred a menu based card priority setting...
I'd have loved them to keep the same grip but from a business perspective it makes no sense, I suppose, that will mean flogging my BG4 for a fraction of what I just payed for it.
I just don't want to carry two gripped bodies...
Cheers Jules...
tri-elmar-fudd

Back in the room!
“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.”...Ansel Adams
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Last Edited by jules on 05/10/2013 - 14:05

bettyswolloks

Link Posted 05/10/2013 - 14:11
The bump looks like nothing more than a headphone socket!!link Dual card slots, usb 3, a video switch, and a horrible ricoh logo
Last Edited by bettyswolloks on 05/10/2013 - 14:19

Algernon

Link Posted 05/10/2013 - 14:38
It looks to me as though the movie/still switch and the
1 or 2 SD Card button has been put there so that the
salesman in the shop can point them out to newbies

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

giofi

Link Posted 05/10/2013 - 14:40
Mike-P wrote:
Bottom right button, is that for choosing which card to write to?

HaI hate viewing pics on a mobile phone.

That button looks rather like a small "joystick", the picture on the right shows 4 arrows. Maybe you can use it to select focus point or similar?
Giorgio

Pentax Photo Gallery
Last Edited by giofi on 05/10/2013 - 14:41

Don

Link Posted 05/10/2013 - 14:49
i want this.
it appears to be the camera I kept asking for.
this is also an evolutionary design, and so it is likely to have few if any risks to the first in line buyer.

lower risk than being first for an all new from the ground up model... which I've always said was like paying extra to be the beta tester..

other than the price drop that usually happens after six months, there is no reason to hold off on purchasing that I can think of.

Finally, after all these years, Pentax appears to be about to release a model I feel I simply cannot sit on the fence and wait for....

this is the nikon killer I need for movie making.

praying for 4k video which would make it revolutionary... but if it does 1080p it will do nicely... if it does RAW it will be a film makers open door to Pentax glass.
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.
Last Edited by Don on 05/10/2013 - 14:57

Algernon

Link Posted 05/10/2013 - 14:52
Your right it does look like a small joystick

Tilt Control?

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

cabstar

Link Posted 05/10/2013 - 15:01
Well it seems to have everything weve been asking for except ff

Disapointed it needs a new grip bg5
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Concert photography

Currently on a Pentax hiatus until an FF Pentax is released

kh1234567890

Link Posted 05/10/2013 - 15:13
I don't get it. Why pamper to the video buffs ? Why not just go the whole hog and build a proper video camera taking K-mount lenses ?

My own attempts at shooting decent videos with the K-7 have always ended up in a miserable failure - I'm too old and feeble to hold something weighing over a kilo steady at arm's length, not mentioning being able to see what I'm shooting on a laggy dim LCD screen

Horses for courses and all that ...
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jules

Link Posted 05/10/2013 - 15:14
cabstar wrote:
Well it seems to have everything weve been asking for except ff

Disapointed it needs a new grip bg5

Me as well, just forked out £200 for a BG4...

Also I read it may have some kind of viewfinder magnification, might the wheel be for that, and it still has the slider atop the prism???
Cheers Jules...
tri-elmar-fudd

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DrOrloff

Link Posted 05/10/2013 - 15:31
cabstar wrote:
Well it seems to have everything weve been asking for except ff

Disapointed it needs a new grip bg5

The only thing I've asked for is a step up in iso performance, high and low. I would be surprised given the extra pixels but that would be the Nikon killer for me, otherwise it seems pretty much on a par with the D7100. So here's hoping Pentax have something up their sleeves. I don't really know what most of the buttons or menu options on my K5 are for, so I've little hope with even more buttons.
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