Potemkin_Photo: Canon just needs to slash the entry price in 1/2.
Then you will get Pentax K-3 which is also great camera.
I saw the sample pic here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/samsungcamera/really incredible. If the price get cheaper, maybe I want to have one.
I think it will sell relatively well due to the great number in the spec list. Most of buyer nowadays look on the number such as mega pixels, FPS, AF system, etc
TheHossein: i was thinking to save for a 5D III over my 7D but now after reading this im thinking to wait more and get this, cuz most of the times im shooting outdoors but at night with NO lights on, it costs about 1dx a bit more in that range but has huge advantages over it, i guess it worth waiting more,
as ex nikonian, I don't understand why Nikon puts too many FF body in the market.
About Pentax K-01, the opinion might different if it was combined with expensive DA limited lenses, such as this: http://www.yaotomi.co.jp/blog/used/2013/11/pentax-k-01-hd-pentax-da-20-40mm.html
K-S1 and Q-S1 are not bad also. Here is the example: http://www.yaotomi.co.jp/blog/used/cat50/
turvyT: Near 500 posts commenting this camera and it is not in the list of Most Popular Cameras? What is wrong with dpr about Pentax? Why are they never fair with this brand?
Dont worry the DPR popularity list won't help the sales anyway.
If it has flip/tilted LCD, it will be perfect replacement for my K-01. I will skip this one, though I believe K-S1 has very attractive feature set.
falconeyes: I hope the market of Asian female dSLR shooters is big enough.
Sure,the market here is always bigger than Europe
Suddenly it becomes the most popular camera in DPR ? How come ?
it looks like the big brother of Pentax 560mm F/5.6
http://store.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/contents/campaign_Q-S1_cp.aspxGood camera for my daughter.
phoenix15: I like the color. Since the original Q, I haven't considered buying it till this new Q-S1.
The thing is, why pentax ricoh can't get the design right from long ago. Q10 or Q7 are ugly camera. Q-S1 is about perfect. S might be, stylist ?
Zvonimir Tosic: That new large button is:- Emergency transporter "Beam me up Scotty" button?- Tuner for built in radio?- A simple handgrip?- IR/UV/Phase matter sensor array? - Missing button eye, which, with a new lens cap with smiley on it, will transform the Q into a smiling face of the Thomas the Tank?
I think it is focusing assistance. Half press and then snap snap, you get the pics.
I like the color. Since the original Q, I haven't considered buying it till this new Q-S1.
So what could be the next now Pentax ?1. Pentax K-02, mirrorless with new mount to maintain compactness2. Pentax FF with 36 MP, DSLR. 3. Lastly, lenses with better AF. 12-24, 17-70, 16-50, 50-135. They all need new updates.
xmeda: 1 cross type AF sensor, horrible viewfinder, painful ergonomics.. = just producing more electronic waste
Where is the Pentax K50/500 full review??
Yes, where is Pentax K-50 review. That is what I want to know. If DPR has their time to review D3300, why not with K-50, which I am sure is not complicated camera.
Additional sample photos in Ricoh UKhttp://www.ricoh-imaging.co.uk/en/medium-format-digital/images/samples/PENTAX-645-Z.html
Most obviously, no Ricoh badge on the back that was complained by hardcore pentaxians. If one read K-3 review in page 4, DPR even wrote: "The real changes are on the back, and we're not talking about the 'Ricoh' logo on the K-3." :)
Apparently, Ricoh do listen to the fans. This 645z is truly a winner in MP league.And maybe pro FF shooter will give some credit to this machine. I am curious to see the image quality compared to Nikon D4s or Nikon D800e, or Canon 1DX.
Hope DPR will review it faster than what they did to Pentax K-3
I won't buy it, unless it is designed by Marc Newson:)