Pentax: Follower or leader ?

Started Apr 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Pentax: Follower or leader ?
Apr 19, 2012

Musing and keen to see what people are thinking or more importantly know?

With the impending release of the 41mp Nokia 808 pure view smart phone, with stunning IQ; and technology like Samsung with interactive cameras now linking up to tablets, phones and televisions, does this leave the traditional camera makers like Pentax with a dilemma of being able to keep up with such technology ??

For example, why would i bother with a Pentax Q or any other compact when you can get such amazing IQ in a smart phone ?

Are Pentax in need of a technology partner ?

I know there will be a market for DSLR's for a few years to come, but where is all this heading too ? Will they die out or change and adapt to be more than just a image taking device ?

Will the move to niche cameras like WG-series, K-01 and Q be enough to keep them afloat ?

Thinking past us forum-ites who love traditional DSLR's, Pentax must look at new technologies, age groups, generations etc

Who is going to be the succesful brands of the future and why ? Is Pentax going to be one of them, when Pentaxians with old K1000's in their cupboard start die-ing off....................

Right now Canon and Nikon are of course the big two, but unless embracing of technology improves, will that change ?

Should the Nokia 808 pure view be reviewed on this site ? and could Nokia become a serious camera builder ?

Have we got to a stage where IQ is only making smaller incremental gains now and making smaller sensors far more viable for the majority of people and even now, some professionals ?

Get out with your crystal balls folks.........

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