onesoul: Why no swivelling, flippy touch-screen? Are Pentax 'serious' in this day and age about making a splash with such fierce competition around?
The problem here is that one can't just add an articulated screen; extensive modifications of the body are required - just moving the LCD 1cm backwards won't do. The body introduced with the K-7, never meant to have an articulated screen, will probably have to be replaced with a new design - and that means different circuit boards as well. Lots of extensive changes.
However, Pentax/Ricoh is currently busy working on the FF body; we don't want that delayed, right? ;-)
utomo99: Any sample with and without sensor shift function to capture the color ?
They have some sort of comparison here:http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-3-2/And the first two samples are with Pixel Shift Resolution On:http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-3-2/ex/
gr8wings: Mmmm ... no support for K5-II/s users ? This means s.o. should upgrade to K3 in order to use new FF lenses on aps-c camera ? It will be a reason more for not buying the forthcoming Pentax FF ... there are plenty of FF Nikon, Canon, Sony ...
As I keep saying, you can use the new lenses (albeit not the D FA 150-450's buttons) with older cameras like the K-5 series.
nerd2: They could interpolate the hell out of the merged image and advertise it as 100MP, just like what Olympus did. Even sigma advertises their sensor has 3X pixel count (which somehow makes sense as they have separate rgb data)
I don't care about Sony; but the Pentax FF DSLR is expected later this year.Pentax' Pixel Shift Resolution does not increase the effective MP, by the way.
Now think of a 36MP "full frame" camera with this Pixel Shift Resolution system ;-)
Jostian: no built in flash... on an APS-C sensor camera, that' plain stupid! nothing special, just incremental improvements, disappointing actually!
jpino, you still didn't explain your "D FA 70-200 f/2.8 has lower image quality than the Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR II" statement. Again, the only review I'm aware of - with a pre-production D FA no less - shows a slight advantage for the Pentax.You should do that before throwing statements about other lenses.
And K-5, K-5 II, K-5 IIs, K-30, K-50 and the K-S2 using the same AF? At least learn something about the brand you're bashing.
By the way, this topic is about the K-3 II whose AF doesn't even have the same layout as the previous 11-point versions.
Scottelly: They should have added a fold-out screen. If they had, I might consider it, because they did put GPS in it, and it is weather sealed. Instead I'll buy a Sony A77 or Nikon D5300 (though the D5300 doesn't have weather seals, which really sucks).
It bothers me that the description of this camera says, "High-speed continuous shooting with a top speed of approximately 8.3 images per second"
8.3 fps is ridiculously slow, compared to the 12 fps of the three-year-old Sony A77, which also is weather sealed and has GPS. What gives, Pentax? Why are you calling 8.3 fps "high-speed" . . . because the new Nikon D7200 only shoots at a ridiculously slow 6 fps?
Are you aware that the Pentax K-S2 has a fold-out screen, and is weather sealed as well? No internal GPS, but there's the O-GPS1 external unit.
fisherman_lol: To DPR Moderators; This jpino79 guy is been flooding this forum all day with his inflammatory comments and you are not doing anything about it? I think if he was bashing CANIKON he would be banned for life. ;)
But do you know what he's doing? He helped raising the K-3II on #9 Most Popular Cameras. And he's not hurting Pentax much if at all, because he's too obvious ;-)
You mean a D600 with a 70-200 f/2.8 can beat the K-50 with a kit lens? Wow! :-p
Mssimo: Good to see real innovation, something we have not seen from Canon or Nikon in many years.
Because Ricoh Imaging claims so: "The Single AF (AF.S) can be faster when using the latest design zoom lens". Of course, we will have to see how much faster.The improved AF was observed by people who tested pre-production samples.
P.S. I see you're attacking my statements, but say nothing about your claim about the Pentax being 'not as good'; no explanation, no apology. Then go back to the old damn with faint praise lines, as if nothing happened.How unsurprising...
Jostian, I wonder why Canon & Nikon users would be disappointed by Pentax ;-)If I didn't plan for the FF (which is likely to miss the built-in flash as well), I would go for the K-3 II. And I already have an O-GPS1 module...
FTR, the D FA 70-200 f/2.8 is truly a high-end lens. It is heavy, yes; heavier than some optically stabilized lenses. But it has no less than 8 special glass elements: 4 SLD, 2 ED and 2 SED.The AF is said to be much improved (and it's still improved, when using the lens with a K-3II); and the new version of the Aero Bright Coating can't be anything but excellent.
I'm not saying this to diminish the excellent performance of the other lens makers, but to show where the new Pentax of Ricoh Imaging stands.
jpino79, how would you possibly know that "the D FA* 70-200 f/2.8 is not as good as the Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II regarding it's image quality"? There's only one review I'm aware of, ephotozine's, made with a pre-production D FA* - but still it gets better MTF results than the Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR II (the Nikkor is still impressive).And of course a lens which isn't even yet on the market (soon, we're told) doesn't have any kind of discount.
I'd say you should stop trying to fool people who know better than you.
SimenO1: Nobody commented on the price yet? K-3 was introduced at 1299 $. K-3II adds a 199$ worth O-GPS1 unit (and other goodies) and is priced DOWN to 1099 $. Thats a bargain!
Makes me wonder if the pricing makes room for a ~1500 $ full frame later this year. I can't belive Pentax will introduce only a low cost FF model. They probably will introduce a high end model with class leading features too at maby 2500 $.
SimenO1: nope, higher than $1800. Think close to what nicolaiecostel estimated.After all, it will be at least a "K-3 made FF"-level camera.
Ricoh Imaging launched the amazing K-3. One year later, they had the amazing 645Z. Now, the K-3 II update, they started a new high end D FA lens line with a no-compromise D FA* 70-200 f/2.8 and a wildlife-friendly D FA 150-450 f/4.5-5.6 (2 more high end zooms expected this year).
Knowing this makes jpino79's words sound hollow...
zakaria: I assume there will be a mark2s including built in flash and Wi Fi.this is what ricoh did with k5 series.there were 3 k5s at the market at the same time.
I guess Pentax will keep the K-3, until both and the K-3II will be replaced.
SnakePlissken: Great looking camera and spec. But will it sell? And who will stock it? I have never seen a Pentax DSLR ever and living and working in central London means I see 100s of cameras on the street, tube, museums, galleries etc ever week. I have never seen one for sale in big retailers like Calumet or John Lewis either. I hope it does well as the consumer benefits from choice and Pentax / Ricoh is a great, almost left-field, option to the big guns.
Mike, I hope someone is paying you for your efforts. Though you're way too obvious and aggressive to deserve being paid... you don't even try to make sense.
It's pointless trying to correct your BS, so I won't do it. Just assume that every time you're asking your "YES?" the answer is No.
drummercam: Another Pentax, like the K-S2, with an exceptionally accessible opening price point for a excellent feature set. Rugged stuff, too. The advertised claim "the K-3 II also functions at temperatures as low is -10C/+14F" is probably an understatement. I've used the K-3 at minus 8F with no problems.
A K-5IIs test made by Apacer at -30C:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX15rE7a7SM
The -10C specification is not an absolute limit ;)
The price comes from being a refresh/update instead of a new model. IMO.The FF will be affordable, but definitely over $1500 (which is a ridiculously low 'estimation'). Even the low-end 6D and D610 were announced for ~$2000...
Mike, you are putting way too much effort in bashing Pentax to be believable: certainly, you think Pentax is very, very dangerous.
I'm amazed that the mods are allowing you to continue.'Bashing: Deliberately and repeatedly bashing the same brand, product orcompany. If you have a complaint or comment to make, make it once and make sure you have facts to support it.'