JimC1101

JimC1101

Lives in United States Fremont, CA, United States
Works as a Logistics And Materials Manager
Joined on May 29, 2009
About me:

Pentax K-30
Pentax DA 35 2.4
Pentax 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED Lens
Tamron 18-200mm
Pentax DA 18-55mm WR

Comments

Total: 5, showing: 1 – 5
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (312 comments in total)
In reply to:

drummercam: Comparing the Pentax K-S1 to the Pentax K-50 is definitely a good way to avoid having to compare it to Canon's 2014 entry-level DSLR, the EOS 1200D (Rebel T5). I don't think the pentamirror, mono-microphone, 3fps, 0.8mag viewfinder, 460K-dot LCD EOS 1200D compares favorably at all, and the price difference is buying solid features, including build, no doubt.

And since "looks" get most of the troll action here, that black blob of a Canon lacks all distinction. Also obvious just by looking -- since looking is all that the complainers about the K-S1 have done as of yet -- is that if Pentax intended to present a less intimidating user interface, comparing K-S1 to the EOS 1200D wins the point easily.

DPR also again shows some anti-Pentax bias by listing (according to the "side-by-side" feature) the EOS as a "Compact SLR" and the Pentax as a "Mid-size SLR." The Canon is apparently 130 x 100 x 78mm, while the Pentax is 121 x 93 x 70mm. I guess compact is bigger than mid-size now?

Sony has the a3000 with a 20mp sensor. I am not certain but I would think that they did not get it from Samsung.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 07:45 UTC
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (206 comments in total)
In reply to:

Photoman: I have one question...why?

Mews reported in the internet a couple weeks ago:

August 16, 2014
"Nikon in deep financial crisis. (And sells D610 with A7 sensor for $1399)"

Nikon has had major financial problems for the past couple years and it has not turned around. I am not thinking that Nikon will fold, but their idea is to just add another FF model and it will turn things around. Since FF sales are only around 10-20% of total DSLR sales (majority of sales come from APS-C cams) I don't know why they are still pushing more new FF models and try to right the ship. From the Ricoh side, Pentax is seeing profits from it smaller, more selective product line and is not offering a FF option at present and why ? As stated above, FF is only at a 10-20% rate of total DSLR sales and is inundated with so many models from the likes of Nikon who is quite frankly losing money on a few of their FF lines. It will be interesting to see how the K-S1 sells. Even though I don't look to get one, I am sure it will sell well.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 15:38 UTC
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (206 comments in total)
In reply to:

Photoman: I have one question...why?

True, Canon and Sony are very diverse so they as a company are making money, Nikon is not in the same situation. Looking at camera sales alone, there are major sales declines and forecasts. Pentax is dong much better by being selective in what they offer. They have become lean and mean and select choice models, unlike Nikon just continues to add more models in hope of saturating the market. For some time now with the release of the K-5, Pentax has not had any major failures and continuers to excel with the K-3 being award winning in many aspects. I don't think there is desperation as what was posted in the posters reply.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 07:44 UTC
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (206 comments in total)
In reply to:

Photoman: I have one question...why?

But the problem with that is that they are one of the few camera manufacturers who are actually making money. Desperation or not, what ever they are doing is actually working. Sure, I would not buy this camera because I have a K-30 and will eventually move up to a K-3, but if I was to move into the entry level market, I would strongly consider this camera as my choice. Look at the specs, 20MP Sony sensor, pentaprism, AA as a filter option, small form size. I would definitely consider this over an SL1 for stills any day.

From the Asian and younger market, this camera will sell big because the target audience will care just as much if not more about how the camera looks rather than how good the pictures look.

Some of us are scratching our heads and say why ? They release the Q-S1, now the K-S1 and even though we don't understand it, Pentax is taking it to the bank and smiling. Everything looks really good for Pentax now. :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 01:13 UTC
In reply to:

The Scurvy Dog of PR: Pentax is not doomed. That is ridiculous.. Pentax is selling at the peak of their game. I hope Ricoh can keep the momentum up, Pentax started. Both have some innovative ideas, both have long histories in the camera market. I for one, wish them well.

Possibly yes, a shadow of their former self, but with the resurgence of Pentax in the last couple years with the K-x, K-r and now the mighty K-5, they have made some giant strides in the right direction, which I think Ricoh will build upon if they are smart. I think this can work out very well for both companies.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2011 at 22:25 UTC
Total: 5, showing: 1 – 5