BobYIL: Smallest of the MF format; only 30 x 45mm, a little larger than the FF... Only 37.5MP, a little more than the D800 series 36MP... A phased out CCD sensor to turn obsolete in couple of years in the world of MF-CMOS. Hopefully they can sell this "only 100 units" of limited edition. (BTW, would it differ much if the new lens was offered for $4K?)
New Leica S3 will be 44*33 mm with 50 MP SONY sensor.
steelhead3: Another use of the Sony 24mpix?
The sensor is made by STMicroelectronics in Grenoble.
No. The M uses a CMOS 24-megapixel image sensor designed exclusively for Leica by the Belgian company CMOSIS
ogl: It means new camera will be soon and nothing else.
I can't expect K-3's successor...Ha-ha...But it's easy to wait for K-50's successor. :))))
Andy Dan: The next step will be a golden one like the old LX :-P but made out of plastic.
New lenses that's what Pentax really needs. How about some new 2.8/4 zooms and 1.4/1.8 primes Ricoh? You will never launch the fabled full-frame so newer aps-c glass is a must. Fuji did it in style from scratch.
It's a pity that Pentax has had some bad management and marketing in the last 10-15 years.
DA50/1.8, FA50/1.4, DA*55/1.4, FA43/1.9, FA31/1.8, FA77/1.8.
Don't be lazy - find the dates of announcement of limited edition cameras from Pentax.
High-end modelsPentax K-3Announced Oct 7, 2013Pentax K-5 IIAnnounced Sep 10, 2012Pentax K-5Announced Sep 20, 2010Pentax K-7Announced May 20, 2009Pentax K20DAnnounced Jan 23, 2008Pentax K10DAnnounced Sep 13, 2006
Have a look at the history of such (exclusive cameras) cameras from Pentax.For low-end cameras - 1 year. For high-end APS-C cameras - approx.1.5 years. budget modelsPentax K-50Announced Jun 12, 2013 Pentax K-30Announced May 21, 2012Pentax K-rAnnounced Sep 9, 2010Pentax K-xAnnounced Sep 17, 2009Pentax K-m Announced Sep 22, 2008Pentax K200DAnnounced Jan 23, 2008Pentax K100D SuperAnnounced Jun 28, 2007Pentax K100DAnnounced May 22, 2006
Only one gap is 2011 - because of selling Pentax
It means new camera will be soon and nothing else.
Siddharth: At $250 it actually competes with all compacts with very limited zoomsNikon Coolpix S800 seriesCanon Powershot series (not all)Even Sony H400 is more expensive..
This looks like a clever product strategy...
Anyway, what are the price of the same cameras of other brands?
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS - 400 USD, Lumix DMC-FZ200 - 600 USD, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V - 470 USD, Nikon COOLPIX P600 - USD430, Fujifilm FinePix S1 - USD400
lets see it at Bhfotovideo some time later
No. 250 pоunds = 250 US dollars in USA.
caver3d: Unfortunately, the Sony and Panasonic superzooms with the 1" sensor are going to kill this Pentax in the marketplace. I'm surprised that Ricoh went ahead and announced this camera. The only reason some of you will buy the Pentax is because of the price (and I am not anti-Pentax as I have a Pentax K30).
Nonsense. It's 250 USD camera. RX10 is 1000 USD. FZ1000 is 900 USD.
250USD is nothing to discuss. It's not bad for such money.
ogl: I like FZ1000 samples more than RX100MKIII.
Of course, Captain Obvious! :))))
You are funny man...:) D800E - stay with it...:)
Strange remark...The camera has OIS - it's switchable.
I like FZ1000 samples more than RX100MKIII.
ogl: 1" sensor is becoming the new trend...Good.
I mean 1" is good for bridge cameras and for top-compacts. Maybe it could be standart for many compact cameras. 1/1.7" could rest in past. Even 2/3" can't reach IQ of 1" sensor at all ISO. Smaller sensors can compete at minimal ISO with 1", but it's all. As for FZ1000 - I like the samples more than RX100MKIII.
1" sensor is becoming the new trend...Good.