POLL: Would you buy a pro level DSLR withoutJPEGs?

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POLL: Would you buy a pro level DSLR withoutJPEGs?
Feb 21, 2009

Lately there has been several people here saying that they would like Pentax to make a compact high-end DSLR. I suggested one here:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1036&message=31064755

Is it possible for Pentax to create an APS-C DSLR that would appeal to pros from various brands at all levels? I think it is.

I regularly talk to pros using some of the big guns and they all agree about one thing regarding Pentax and that is the qualtiy of the Limieds and the usefullness of the pancake lenses. Not the cameras, FAs, FA*s, DAs or DA*s. The only thing holding them back is the lack of a compact high-end Pentax DSLR.

Now, the camera I have suggested is perhaps more a dream camera than a realistic possibillity because it would result in a price between $1800 and $2000 depending on the housing material.

So I thought about if there were any features requiring some heavy R&D that could be "converted" into a solid increase in performance reducing the price at the same time. This is exactly what can be achieved if Pentax don't have to think about a JPEG engine at all. I am talking about a RAW only DSLR.

Would you be prepared to buy a high-end Pentax DSLR without JPEG engine?
Yes or no.

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