Qwntm: "Today we announce, that in the future we are going to announce something." Sheer marketing genius. I'm selling my Cannon's and Nikon's in anticipation of this announcement of an announcement.
Sorry to disappoint you, but CES is too unimportant to announce real products :p
Mike FL: "new *18*-50mm *f/4-5.6* collapsible zoom". These *..* and *.....* are very *new* to me as it is 2015.
The good thing is Ricoh started to make *real* camera again as last "Pentax KS1" is "Worst Camera of 2014" per CS as:
"A camera that has no reason to exist — no one knows about it, and no one owns one.
Runner ups:2nd place: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II3rd place: DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ "
Fair enough? No?
The K-S1 is a nice camera, launched at a comparable price to its competition. It's not meant for enthusiasts - and the K-50 selling at clearance prices is a much better value - but there are owners here and on Pentaxforums who are pretty much happy with it.
Don't take those clowns at The Camera Store seriously. Oh, they can't sell the camera they're bashing so hard? What a surprise!
Couscousdelight: The lens is WR & silent drive, well done Pentax ! That's a nice stadard zoom !http://tof.canardpc.com/view/b70d47c2-db15-4958-88fb-f7360e534b84.jpg
Someone did it. It has a "classic" interface (perhaps with a led ring around the OK button), and a big PENTAX inscription on the LCD cover.http://techiscool.com/Pictures/index.php?sfpg=VHJpcHMvQ0VTIDIwMTUvUGVudGF4LyoqNGJkMTQ0YzRhZjc0ZjE1MWE4NTIxMzkzM2ZhNGU4MGI(found on Pentaxforums)
Alex Sarbu: New info: the lens is a smc 18-50 f/4-5.6 DC WR RE, and the camera has WiFi (or at least a WiFi button):https://twitter.com/snaptphoto/status/552540702903910400
There's NFC as well.
qwertyasdf: Hey, I heard that Pentax will finally release a FF DSLR next year.....for the 10 past years.
Which was canceled (and for good reason).Next time there was any information about Pentax having any FF intentions, was end of 2012.
New info: the lens is a smc 18-50 f/4-5.6 DC WR RE, and the camera has WiFi (or at least a WiFi button):https://twitter.com/snaptphoto/status/552540702903910400
Alex Sarbu: "The Pentax K range has clear gaps for the 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3-type lens other manufacturers have found so popular"They had an 18-250, replaced by a 18-270, and the Sigma 18-250 is still available. Where's the "clear gap", DPReview?
Because Tamron won't make one, perhaps? The Sigma 18-300 - announced in September - is available for preorder, by the way.How many 16-18 to 250-300 zooms do you need? How many, until this "clear gap" can be considered at least partially closed?
"The Pentax K range has clear gaps for the 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3-type lens other manufacturers have found so popular"They had an 18-250, replaced by a 18-270, and the Sigma 18-250 is still available. Where's the "clear gap", DPReview?
nicolaiecostel: Everyone's announcing cameras and Ricoh is announcing announcements. What have they been smoking?
They were, for example here are images from their 2012 stand:http://www.photographyblog.com/news/pentax_ricoh_ces_hands-on_photos/No new product announced at 2012's CES, but they had the MX-1 in 2013.
They decided to let Nikon have its one month of glory :p
This is just CES, I'm surprised they bothered to show a new DSLR. The real action usually happens at CP+, in February.
marc petzold: Dear RICOH, you badly missed the point - we, the Users don't need especially a very slow 18-50mm f/4-5.6 zoom, especially not colappsile - if i need something way handy, i take a DSLM mirrorless anytime with me, over a DSLR, when space is an issue. But a traditional DSLR-styled body, with small lenses, especially F4 starting range....for whom is it made for? Take a NX3000 for instance with the PZ 16-50, and you do have a very nice Zoom Range from 24.5-83mm, starting at F3.5 to F5.6. Or any small NEX 3N to NEX-5N,R,T or A5x00 Series (Alpha) with the matching 16-50/3.5-5.6 PZ (the IQ is worse than the Samsung equivalent).
That's 1/3rd of a stop... your point being?And FTR, that Nikon is about the same length (1.5 mm shorter) as the non-collapsible Pentax DA 18-55 - when collapsed.
justmeMN: By spring, Pentax may have another new owner. :-)
@marc:The problem is with "we, the Users"; although having an old GX10 at least makes you a K-mount user (barely).You can't just pretend you're entitled to speak for a market.
Plastek: "that the company says will feature a CMOS sensor" - Pentax still makes a deal out of that? lol
"Large diameter telephoto zoom lens" - oh, they apparently make a deal out of "large diameter" too... o_O
Large diameter means f/2.8.
That's interesting... marc doesn't have a single Pentax product yet he's "the Users".
Roadrunnerdeluxe: Sorry Pentax, but I will jump ship if there won't be a FF by this year. D750 is too tempting.
I like how he knows so much better than Ricoh Imaging, who repeatedly stated they're working on a "FF". It must be nice to be so certain of things.
LaFonte: I assume the Sam Spencer review was meant to be a humorous piece where Sam deliberately selected his worst images to sort of contrast it with the high $8k price. Otherwise it would not make any sense. There is no way that in a day of shooting those would be the best examples he could find. No way, so I am taking this as a satire.
He wouldn't dare do that with a Canon/Nikon flagship ;)
Samuel Dilworth: Well, I found both of these reports interesting, and Sam Spencer’s observations had me fairly chuckling.
A lot of the criticism in the comments is overly literal. Of course we all claim to know a nice camera won’t improve our photography, and yet many of us ‘upgrade’ every couple of years despite this supposed knowledge. A humorous and rather well-written piece reminding us of this folly – while pointing out certain areas where this particular dream camera might actually have some useful strengths – should not be so controversial.
And if you’re moved to complain about someone’s self-deprecating report on using a new camera, at least be polite about it. Some of the comments below are inexcusable.
Is this "self-deprecating humor", or "Pentax-deprecating humor"?
fmian: Not that I can afford such a camera, but the fact that it's a crop sensor compared to a real full frame 645 camera seems a let down.
So is the $8,500 price, compared to a real full frame 645's $30,000.
People claiming their toys are as good as a real camera... that's funny. :-p
The article itself is a bit lousy, insisting a bit too much into enumerating the 645z's "faults" instead of finding out first what's good for. Even more so, when one of those "fault" was the photographer randomly pointing the camera around and pressing the shutter release. Indeed, what was the point here?
For the record, the 645z weights about the same as the EOS 1Dx, and is just 200g heavier than the D4s. Twice as heavy? Typical DPReview...