the K3 is perfectly tiimed to hit C and N where they hurt

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the K3 is perfectly tiimed to hit C and N where they hurt
10 months ago

I've been looking at some threads of Nikonians hurting over the lack of a D400, and something somebody said there crystallized exactly why they're in pain, and why the situation is no better in Canonland.  It is this: for the last few years, neither of those companies has offered a new high-speed action oriented body outside of the top end pro photojournalist tier!  Many users of both brands are desperate for an affordable camera that is fast, regardless of whether it's FF or crop.  And this means that the K-3 is not just looking good because it's new and is briefly ahead of competing offerings... it is, for the moment, offering something that the big two refuse to sell you unless you pay three or four times the price!  It's looking like a very good time for a C or N user, if they're at all interested in action, to switch to Pentax.  (Or to Oly.)  I think we'll pick up more converts than we are used to getting on a normal new release.

Of course, those wanting a fast camera may be rather disappointed with SDM, so if (as faintly rumored) they are working on updates of the star lenses with new motors, they'd better be quick about it, before the D7200 and 80D come out with major speed upgrades.

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