New Pentax dslr announced


jemx99

Link Posted 15/01/2015 - 20:32
widezu69 wrote:
I usually start my day with some rechargeable AAs in the adapter in the camera and I carried around the battery that came with the camera as a spare to save space

This is what I do. I use the adaptor with some Eneloops and they seem to last ages - I like the idea of being able use AA's.

jules

Link Posted 27/01/2015 - 10:48



On the OK button just below the OK script is that the same symbol as the one on the K3 for managing two card slots?
Would be nice if it is...
Cheers Jules...
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Algernon

Link Posted 27/01/2015 - 11:26
Thumb-Up Grips are already available for when this camera comes out!

You don't mind not using a flash do you?


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Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 27/01/2015 - 11:27

SteveLedger

Link Posted 27/01/2015 - 11:41
I've always said the card door is large enough to cover dual-slots.

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Link Posted 27/01/2015 - 11:44
An interesting hood on that lens ..
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GlynM

Link Posted 27/01/2015 - 16:03
jules wrote:
On the OK button just below the OK script is that the same symbol as the one on the K3 for managing two card slots?
Would be nice if it is...

Probably not. The button on the K3 has two functions. Management of 2 cards (blue legend) and switching the direction buttons between selecting the focus point or enabling the function buttons (white legend). I think the symbol we can see is for switching the direction button functions and is exactly how this is done on the K5 as shown on theses two quick grabs:

K3 on the left & K5 on the right




Glyn

richandfleur

Link Posted 27/01/2015 - 18:22
I'd say /hope for twin card slots.

Must say, nice big thumb grips on the two photos above...

Algernon

Link Posted 27/01/2015 - 18:47
richandfleur wrote:
I'd say /hope for twin card slots.

Must say, nice big thumb grips on the two photos above...

You can still buy Thumb-Up Grips for cameras that don't need the

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Last Edited by Algernon on 27/01/2015 - 18:49

jules

Link Posted 27/01/2015 - 19:16
GlynM wrote:
jules wrote:
On the OK button just below the OK script is that the same symbol as the one on the K3 for managing two card slots?
Would be nice if it is...

Probably not. The button on the K3 has two functions. Management of 2 cards (blue legend) and switching the direction buttons between selecting the focus point or enabling the function buttons (white legend). I think the symbol we can see is for switching the direction button functions and is exactly how this is done on the K5 as shown on theses two quick grabs:

K3 on the left & K5 on the right




Glyn

Cheers Glyn, think your right there
Cheers Jules...
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richandfleur

Link Posted 27/01/2015 - 20:06
Algernon wrote:
richandfleur wrote:
I'd say /hope for twin card slots.

Must say, nice big thumb grips on the two photos above...

You can still buy Thumb-Up Grips for cameras that don't need the

Sorry, but personally that's not a viable option.

They don't appear to have the colour I want

Others have said that when holding say the K-30/K-50 they don't actually put much weight/pressure on the thumb, so the camera may still sit well. Initial inspection suggests my thumb would land right across a button, which doesn't seem that great. However the buttons are sunk into the body, so maybe, they wouldn't be pressed by mistake.

In some respects a harder to push button that sits under where the thumb lays may be a good thing, if it did something useful, or could be reprogrammed to something useful.

Still keen to know more about this camera. I had hoped a K-30 firmware release would add focus peaking during video recording, and fix that stupid 'Movie SR' stabilisation for example. This never came and as such I've learned my lesson there. If this new one doesn't meet all the requirements I deem important personally to me, then I'm not going to consider it. So really it's in Pentax/Ricohs hands now.

SteveLedger

Link Posted 06/02/2015 - 04:45
The camera with no name, is now the K-S2.







cabstar

Link Posted 07/02/2015 - 11:50
Wow Ricoh is on fire at the moment. Possibly the most exciting year ever in the Pentax brand.
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RobL

Link Posted 07/02/2015 - 12:00
This KS2 looks like a response to the adverse reactions to the 'bling' elements of KS1 whilst keeping the best bits

SteveLedger

Link Posted 07/02/2015 - 12:14
It certainly looks like a nicer than the K-S1 and is just slightly smaller than the K-50. The vari-angle screen is something I think has been missing from Pentax DSLRs along with built-in WiFi. NFC is a bonus..
This one will sell like hot cakes in all regions I'm sure, even across all age groups. It's been well designed I think.

Papa_Lazarou

Link Posted 07/02/2015 - 12:23
The Stormtrooper model in particular, is a real looker.
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