This camera deserves gold award. I can't understand DPR judgment.
Mike FL: "We believe that this new product will meet the expectations of our loyal users."
"loyal users"? No kidding.
I bought a Pentax before Ricoh bought Pentax, and it was not a bad camera comparing to Nikon and Canon.
Pentax went to bad since it was adopted by Ricoh.
Ok, One thing that I like amazon is that users/buyers will leave review/"Average Customer Review", as well Amazon has "Amazon Best Sellers Rank".
Pentax K-S1 is the best example of TASTELESS at the best. NOW what's the NORMAL people/buyers thinking about K-S1?
Let's checking the amazon for "Average Customer Review" and "Amazon Best Sellers Rank".
Check it out, and let us know what do u thinking.
Most of them, only 3 stocks are remaining. Yes ?
Mike FL: "full-frame DSLR may have 'something extra built-in'"
What's the 'something extra built-in'?
- Good = IBIS- Ugly = Disco LED lights
BTW: Pentax K-S1 is the most tasteless camera we ever see.
Disco LED lights. What a shame.
Most of the mfc are trying to make a $500 camera looks like a $1000 camera while Ricoh asked Pentax to make a $500 looks like a $250 camera.
Now what? 'something extra built-in'?
LED light is small thing compared to image quality offered by K-S1 for 500 USD or less. So you like more MFC that look like 1000 USD camera, but image quality that look like 200 USD ?I will take Iphone anyday than MFC
samhain: If Ricoh would re-hire Jun Hirakawa to design new Pentax FF lenses... I could honestly see Pentax being a serious competitor to Canon/Nikon.
Imo- Dslr bodies come & go. But the lenses- that's what makes all the difference. Innovation will move a brand up the food chain. Fast, unique, well made glass will keep em there.
Jun is specialized for prime lens. For the zoom, there is Masakazu Saori who designed for 70-200mm, also before 50-135mm. http://patents.justia.com/inventor/masakazu-saori
baldeagle21b: Seems like a half-hearted effort on the part of DPR, and that's being generous. Imaging Resource has a much better interview.
If you listen to the live interview, it is quite difficult to understand his english. Plus, the marketing guy don't really have great vision, if you compared to Sigma CEO. This is as good as anyone can get from Mr. Saiki's interview
Thank for the interview. Good question regarding mirrorless. I think there is no other way for Ricoh, but making new mount. This could be next step after DSLR Fullframe.
What a fantastic camera... Not !Sorry Nikon, you can't compete with Canon EOS 7D II. Even the 2 years old pentax K-3 beats you in many aspect. With that price tag, if I have money I will buy Olympus OMD 5 II.
tailings: What? Now you miss the 'disco lights'? Why don't you just come out and say it, you'd LOVE it all, (WR, IBIS, selectable AA, OVF, -3EV, even color combinations and blinking lights...), if only it said 'CANIKNONY' on the front.
Mean, that DPR will review K-S1 very soon :pWell, honestly speaking, that disco light is out of the box, and it is still hard to perceive it as useful feature in photography industry. Pentax just make it, to test the water. And the result is, not so many like it but DPR.
I think it is one of the nicest color combo. Thank for the report.
jimrpdx: DPR streak is safe, you simply cannot wrote a Pentax note without a barb. It's insulting to the brand and to readers. No Canon articles about the M-series features not implemented in later announcements, no Olympus reports that note how you cannot tell them apart from six feet away. Pentax put LEDs on one camera that could flash in specific instances, and could be turned off.. yet the stigma will outlive the current writers and no doubt will come up again in 2045. Absurdity reigns.
Mid life crisis in DPR staff, that they can't be happy unless making fun of Ricoh or Pentax brand and their customers. I don't understand the way their thinking by mentioning unnecessary stuff.
Richard Murdey: ... and with a collapsible zoom. At least they are hitting the right notes again.
This goes up against the D5500 though, and the new Canon. Tough crowd.
Yes tough competition, there are also mirrorless APS-C from Fuji and Sony.
Leok: I decided this wasn't going to happen 4 years ago (despite annual rumours to the contrary). Sold all my Pentax gear and went Nikon instead. I'm so glad I did, no FF for all this time is why Pentax hasn't been taken seriously in the digital era.
Mark II had been obsoleted long ago. Now it is time for 5Ds with 50 Mpix :p
Now you should watch closely what Pentax will bring into the market. Ricoh is very serious in photography business and we can expect something good is coming.
I know why it is called Rebel, because there are two screws at the front body that will scare you... What a bad workmanship Canon has.
This will be the most beautiful camera of the year. Though I am shooting Pentax, I admit that this one is so tempting.
I have had EPL-1, didn't like the image quality and then sold it. Looking at the EM-5 II's image quality now, I think this one is on-par with APS-C. I will seriously consider buying it in the future, of-course after I get Pentax fullframe :p
Gazeomon: This must be the ugliest camera I have ever seen and I shoot Pentax for 2 years now (K5IIs, K3). My K3 is ugly but a very good photographic tool, I can live with it. This hideous looking new FF thing must be a truly amazing camera then. Not that I am getting too serious about the looks of a camera but I had to swallow hard a couple of times.
You should compare it with Sony A900.
Sony Sensor ?
Russell Evans: "Some of us have been around long enough to remember the last time Pentax announced a full-frame DSLR, way back in 2001."
And some of us are smart enough to know isn't the same company making this announcement.
I wonder how many us are still using Pentax ?
Petroglyph: This is the same as RIcoh released the 645Z. They showed a prototype (concept camera) at CP+ last year and the 645Z was available by summer 2014. I still expect the final model of the new FF to be available in the summer 2015 but they've given themselves some leeway by saying sometime in the year. Likely features; high resolution FF sensor with optional 'crop mode', fully WR sealed body on an all metal frame (magnesium & stainless steel), similar ergonomics to other Pentax cameras, 3-position AA-simulator (off, low, high), In-body image stabilization, TaV mode, astro tracker OGPS, diffraction correction (jpeg), 8 fps burst, 14bit lossless raw compression, industry leading dynamic range, compatibility with about 65 million lenses, temperature operating range -10 to 45 C , 200000 mtbf shutter, 1/8000 shutter. etc. Also likely about 8 more lenses by 2016. What an interesting camera news day.
Amen. I hope it is true
This is like pentax efina 2 years ago.