New Pentax dslr announced


Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 17:47
Looks to be unnamed as yet, but def not FF
Looks way better than the KS-1


Sony A6000 plus a bunch of lenses
Sony A7ii plus loads of glass
Fuji X20


Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 17:57
if it is genuine it looks a bit basic with just AF or MF no CF function.
odd lens or 2



Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 18:23
The sensor choice should be interesting. Given the release date and also the fact that 16mp sensors are no longer being produced??


Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 19:14
Looks like a tilt screen.
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Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 19:28
Yeah flip out screen. Maybe touch? Touch to autofocus in live view would be cool! Style is cool. Looks like the KS-1 and K-3 had a baby. I approve. What is the lens?
Last Edited by widezu69 on 05/01/2015 - 19:28


Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 19:34
Looks chunky??



Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 19:42
Whatever it is I'm sure we'll hear the usual negative comments and complaints that it's not 'FF'
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Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 19:49
widezu69 wrote:
What is the lens?

New 18-50mm retractable zoom.



Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 20:05
Thanks sledger. Its interesting, it looks cool and if it is compact-camera-collapsible then I see a lot of appeal for it as a kit lens for beginner DSLR shooters who don't want to feel intimidated by big lenses.

People will definitely complain it isn't FF but I have already seen question to whether Ricoh just didn't release this camera instead of the KS-1. I believe this will use the same 20.2MP sensor.

If there is a touch screen autofocus feature, I will be pre-ordering it and slapping my 18-35mm f1.8 on it for video and use my K-3 with 50-135mm for portraits etc.


Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 20:06
Interesting...given the relative small size of it, my guess would be that this will be the K60/600 and intended as a replacement for the K50/500 probably with the 20MP sensor from the K-S1. It is pictured with the new 18-50 'compact' kit lens as well by the look of it. I'm guessing that the K-3 is intended to now 'drop down' the line-up to fill the space vacated by the K-5...given the huge price drop in such a relatively short time by this model. Only question is whether the new 'Top Dog' will be announced at CES also or whether they save this for about Easter time.


Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 20:09
Probably K-70/K700 if they are to stick with the odd numeral formula. (K-30 -> K-50)


Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 20:21
im just wondering when they are going to release the k1 or will it be the k3ii who knows apart from there boffins


Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 20:35
No top LCD so clearly the K50 replacement. Does look like a tilting LCD.

I'd have thought the K3 would be around until an autumn announcement for next year.

The long promised consumer tele zoom (135 to 380) to follow on from 18 135 WR DA perhaps?and possibly a start on brand/appearance replacing the Hoya branded star SDM telephotos?


Link Posted 05/01/2015 - 20:36
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