First photo of K-3

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waxwaine
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Re: First photo of K-3
In reply to Jim in Hudson, Sep 27, 2013

Jim in Hudson wrote:

Tibor1 wrote:

Posted yesterday on another forum... if that's true, the future offerings are VERY interesting:

"The K3 isn't looks like the pictures. It's a little bigger, and heavier than the K5.
The body will be the same as the FF Pentax in 2014.
The k3 grip is not the same as K7-K5 grip.
The new AF is incredibly better than K5.
Double Sd slot, and many more improvements.
Less than two weeks......"

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Preparing for another Q/Q10 --> Q7 type of sensor transformation?

For sure, saving resources using the same body for different purpose, or sensors. If the body is great I don´t mind at all.

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Re: Be ready constant insatisfied people
In reply to waxwaine, Sep 27, 2013

You forgot the solar panels!

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Re: K-3 ...from whence this rumour came ..
In reply to ogl, Sep 27, 2013

I received this email at work (in the work email) from Digital Imaging Reporter ( a photo retail industry communication)

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Nothing to start wetting your innerwear about, IMO, if, remotely, true. As well, how truthful of a rumour can it be, if DPR didn't run with it 

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yes, the outside is certainly... unexciting
In reply to Zvonimir Tosic, Sep 27, 2013

But if it's as rumored, I'll be buying one.  If it has tracking AF now, I'm doubly stoked.

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Re: Excellent! Wife won't notice!
In reply to noel2, Sep 27, 2013

I found below the lowest shelf in the wardrobe behind a row of shoes is a good place for concealment.  I kid you not!

After a year of this, I confessed, took a bashing, but now all is above board and relationship on a sound footing again .

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Re: Excellent! Wife won't notice!
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I found below the lowest shelf in the wardrobe behind a row of shoes is a good place for concealment. I kid you not!

After a year of this, I confessed, took a bashing, but now all is above board and relationship on a sound footing again .

Nyah nyah, my partner actually said to me that she thinks I should get a newer camera.  And our last major expense was a car that was all her idea, not mine.

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Re: If it's not a fake then...
In reply to Qwntm, Sep 27, 2013

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It's not a full frame. Unless they took press photos of a full Frame camera with an APS-c lens on it. Lol.

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Re: First photo of K-3
In reply to ogl, Sep 27, 2013

It is obviously a fake, because it does not have a chimney.

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In reply to Tibor1, Sep 27, 2013

Tibor1 wrote:

Posted yesterday on another forum... if that's true, the future offerings are VERY interesting:

"The K3 isn't looks like the pictures. It's a little bigger, and heavier than the K5.
The body will be the same as the FF Pentax in 2014.
The k3 grip is not the same as K7-K5 grip.
The new AF is incredibly better than K5.
Double Sd slot, and many more improvements.
Less than two weeks......"

It sounds like five years from now, 2012-2014 will be remembered as the time when the industry started transitioning to full frame in a big way.  If the K-3 really does have that dramatic an improvement in autofocus, and dual slots and the rest, it might be seen as Pentax's last really major crop-sensor upgrade.  There won't be that much more that future models can add within the segment.

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Re: Excellent! Wife won't notice!
In reply to noel2, Sep 27, 2013

It's easier to get forgiveness than to get permission!

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Re: Bigger viewfinder! :)
In reply to miles green, Sep 28, 2013

miles green wrote:

rogerstpierre wrote:

are quite significant actually, which makes me think this could be the real thing. This is a feat of photoshoping if this is a fake...

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the viewfinder is bigger!

and the grip does look more like the K5-Limited, but it's not it: the IR sensor is recessed on the L because of the thicker grip. Not the case here.

Looks like the grip will be the same as the K5 grip!

If they make a silver one, it might be able to slip into my bag undetected by the local authorities! Heh heh!

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The grip is a little bit different and not the style of K-5 limited,more than the standard grip,but better.

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Re: Excellent! Wife won't notice!
In reply to noel2, Sep 28, 2013

noel2 wrote:

waxwaine wrote:

Zvonimir Tosic wrote:

K7 / K5 / K5II, and now this K3, they look so similar wife won't notice.

Jajaja

I was thinking the same about replacing my white K-r for the new (white too of course) K-50.

Because of recently announcement, I´ll start saving for the K-3 to get it at the 2° half of the 2014

Replace wife !

replace?in red,silver,black,blue or green body????

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Re: Excellent! Wife won't notice!
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asahi man wrote:

noel2 wrote:

waxwaine wrote:

Zvonimir Tosic wrote:

K7 / K5 / K5II, and now this K3, they look so similar wife won't notice.

Jajaja

I was thinking the same about replacing my white K-r for the new (white too of course) K-50.

Because of recently announcement, I´ll start saving for the K-3 to get it at the 2° half of the 2014

Replace wife !

replace?in red,silver,black,blue or green body????

I thought of replacing mine with a more stylish French model .... better body, less demanding, yet infinitely more alluring with a certain oh la la charm ... and less inclined to discover my LBA addiction ...

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Re: yes, the outside is certainly... unexciting
In reply to paulkienitz, Sep 28, 2013

paulkienitz wrote:

But if it's as rumored, I'll be buying one. If it has tracking AF now, I'm doubly stoked.

Same here. But I need a battery grip - will this take the same one as the K-7/K-5/K-IIs?

(Which would imply the same battery, perhaps. I have a number of batteries for those cameras).

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Re: Check this out
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rondeann wrote:

http://www.slashgear.com/pentax-k-3-dslr-press-shot-and-specs-leak-26299363/

That is so close to my perfect next camera that it must be someone playing a cruel hoax directed at me!

I won't be posting here after 9th October - I'll have thrown myself under a train.

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Re: Be ready constant insatisfied people
In reply to waxwaine, Sep 28, 2013

waxwaine wrote:

I´m little curious to know what constant insatisfied people (and trolls) have to say when the new K-3 (or whattever it´s name have) showup:

I.E. "Pentax is doomed and I´ll jump ship because new K-3 have":

No evf

No flip total articulated screen

No wifi ready inbody

No 80mp sensor

No FF

No universal mount

No FR (fire resistance)

Too big

Too small

Hi speed video record (500fps)

No 4k video

No microwave cook capability

...

And only 3 user modes!

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Re: K-3 ...from whence this rumour came ..
In reply to Jack Simpson, Sep 28, 2013

Jack Simpson wrote:

I received this email at work (in the work email) from Digital Imaging Reporter ( a photo retail industry communication)

CLICK HERE for the Link

Nothing to start wetting your innerwear about, IMO, if, remotely, true. As well, how truthful of a rumour can it be, if DPR didn't run with it

It all boils down to the sensor wand what it does, no news on new SAFOX and the 40Mp capabilities, well I put that down to wishful thinking.

And to be honest an upgrade to  27 af sensors, all cross and all tracking  seems to be a bit too much  alll of a sudden.

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Re: K-3 ...from whence this rumour came ..
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janneman02 wrote:

And to be honest an upgrade to 27 af sensors, all cross and all tracking seems to be a bit too much alll of a sudden.

Not after three years of sweet nothing, it doesn't ...

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janneman02 wrote:

And to be honest an upgrade to 27 af sensors, all cross and all tracking seems to be a bit too much alll of a sudden.

Not after three years of sweet nothing, it doesn't ...

And the dual cards slots seem to have dissapeared from the rumors as well.

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