K-3 *still* not listed as a camera on Flickr

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K-3 *still* not listed as a camera on Flickr
8 months ago

People are up in arms over DPR not yet doing a review on the K-3 "Camera of the Year". But perhaps a bigger travesty is the fact that the K-3 is not yet listed as a camera on Flickr, meaning you can't browse images created by just the K-3 (unless you join a K-3 exclusive Flickr Group). You should be able to find it under the Explore > Camera Finder pages.

To show that this is whacked, just look at another camera that was announced and started shipping at the same time as the K-3: The Nikon df.

The Nikon df IS listed on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/cameras/nikon/

And you can view images created by the df: http://www.flickr.com/cameras/nikon/df/

Here is the Pentax Cameras page: http://www.flickr.com/cameras/pentax/ (no K-3 to be seen and adding the "k-3/" to the Pentax cameras URL above results in a "no model" page.

Some of you might be thinking: That's because more people are buying the Nikon df than are buying the Pentax K-3. I can't give you sales numbers, but in looking at the Buyer Reviews on Amazon and B&H:

Amazon Nikon df BODY reviews: 41
Amazon Pentax K-3 BODY reviews: 31

B&H Nikon df BLACK BODY reviews: 17
B&H Nikon df SILVER BODY reviews: 10
Total............................................27

B&H Pentax K-3 BLACK BODY reviews: 49
B&H Pentax K-3 SILVER BODY reviews: 12
Total..............................................61

Largest Nikon df-specific group on Flickr: 703 members
Largest Pentax K-3 specific group on Flickr: 317 members

So why doesn't Flickr list the K-3 three months after it has shipped to rave reviews, while the Nikon df has gotten less than stellar reviews and shipped at the same time? Is it because some money must be paid to get your camera listed in a timely fashion and other companies pay it but Ricoh/Pentax doesn't? Is it another oversight of the Ricoh/Pentax marketing department who may not be convinced of its importance? Is it the job of Pentaxians to make noise with Flickr to make it happen?

I dunno. But its not right.

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