Davidfstop: Yes! But is it too late?I have been a pentax devotee since my late teens, and still shoot with my K7. I kept hanging on in hope.But, as other posters have commented, price and a couple of legacy features will be important. Olympus have a new camera Em-D M5 mk2 which just might be the one to jump ship for, with a good review and starting price + features desirable to a keen mountain walker and photographer.It's just getting harder to make decisions.Come on Pentax! (I mean, come on Ricoh)!
@QuarryCatThat's a given... however you should really use the right hammer for the job... no point in goldbeating a thin leaf with a carpenter's hammer and vice versa.
Pentax_Prime: Where is the confirmation of a FF K-mount? Nothing in the news release, your article, your links, anywhere.
FrancW: latest specs from spanish site
US $2275 ans 36mp
A rumor site? I've also heard that it will be available in pink and it will have a 4.0 liter turbocharged engine... :-P
You're debating between a m43 and a FF? 8-|Looks like two completely different beasts to me... for two completely different purposes.
There's one on Ricoh Italy as well, so there's probably one on the intl site too.Don't worry, it's official. :-)))
"And so it was written"...and so it shall be.Amen to that!
Now I can say: "I was there"... :-)
HowaboutRAW: The Lollipop OS supports raw, right?
Speaking of which, any figures regarding DR in both RAW (using another app, of course) and "HDR+" mode?What are we talking about, a couple EVs increase, roughly?
Segaman: many snobs here are outrageg about the number of Apple pics compared to their camera.Its only a number.Gee.....does'nt take too much to tickle the nikon out of some people!!!!
@papa natasThere could be another process at work here...If someone sees you with a cellphone, they could interpret it as a non-threatening, unassuming act.If they see you kitted up, or particularly proud of your equipment/work, they could feel threatened in a way, kinda "oh he thinks he is/ he can do it better than me".So it might just be regular, egoistic human nature
LensBeginner: A 645Z is a portable option compared to other MF alternatives.However Dpreview seems to always find the way to insert a derogatory remark aimed against Pentax...
interesting... now... do you happen to know anything about that FF... :-D
Yeah, that sounds about right...
True words.I suspect there also must be something else behind.It might be only a matter of corporate "benefits" (aka "bribes"), or "market clicks" hence sells.
It's by the way absurd, to me, that at least here in ITA Amazon sells (well, tries to) a 17k EUR 4K projector (that's become a laughing stock) and doesn't sell a 645Z directly.
Either way it's not something I'd be proud of.
Kudos to them.They could have simply gone ahead and sold every remaining D750 without the fix, addressing it only if the buyer asked for it.
@cgarrardwell it could be, but it's not just me... I've heard a lot of similar complaints.
Then again I'm not used, for instance, to the Patriot Act, so maybe yeah I'm a little bit sensitive when it comes to equal opportunities, freedom of speech and such odds and ends...
@bluevellet yet they chose a Pentax@Mr. Butler I don't doubt that, it might just be a knee-jerk reaction... however it's not the first time that this happens.
A 645Z is a portable option compared to other MF alternatives.However Dpreview seems to always find the way to insert a derogatory remark aimed against Pentax...
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).
@marc petzoldI beg to differ...
lightnfast: I know it is an impossibility, but goodgooglymooly, if they made a FF frame that would be decent and be in the price ranges of the midrange APS-Cs today. It is not a pipe dream, well maybe it is...I never thought the price of gas would fall as it has...but then again. Now that would set the consumer market on it's ear...
@lightnfast: for the moment you can't have the rose without the thorns...
nicolaiecostel: Everyone's announcing cameras and Ricoh is announcing announcements. What have they been smoking?
@William KoehlerStill, the sales exceeded their productive capacity.
And if I were them, I'd postpone work on FF in order to pump out at least a couple of leaf shutter lenses for MF.
It might be a "niche of a niche", but if it makes a profit, then it's way better than venturing in an unknown market with a new body, without even having the lenses ready.
jaxson: Collapsing the kit lens seems like a half assed attempt to reduce the size, but one which still leaves you with something massive over mirrorless.
This new body actually seems sweet for me, as an upgrade to the K-30. Assume it's Weather Resistant also?
Mic input is a video only feature, but it's honestly only useful if you have audio levels displayed. Otherwise you don't know if you've set the gain right.
Also, disable the STUPID Movie SR simulated shake reduction and return to real sensor shift stabilisation, and allow focus peaking to work DURING video when we need it most, and they're pretty much onto a winner.
I reckon it'd be nice on my K-01... :-)
...focal range is also interesting.
Joe Ogiba: If Ricoh does not show the rumored full frame Pentax at CP+ 2015 it will be party over for Pentax since Pentax showed a full frame DSLR in September 2000.https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7477/16022494430_a29c87dc06_b.jpg
OH NOES!!! THEN PENTAX IS DOOMED!!!...please, not again...
Killer MF offering and very good APS-C lineup, there's no way they're dying anytime soon.