jaxson: These seem to be teasing anyone with any remaining faith in the company.
Everyone else just gets a good old laugh out of it.
scrup: have you noticed the delay of D500? ;-)Nikon introduces its cameras quickly, but then either delays them or solves problems on the fly.
The king of all hipsters! :-)
Wouldl you laugh if you got a Nikon D810 1000 dollars cheaper? Because K-1 will compete directly against D810, with the same sensor, more features for much less money.
iudex: To all those bashing Pentax for this pics: the pictures have no other meaning than remind that the introduction of K-1 is close (rumoured date is 18th February).Ricoh does not want to reveal anything in advance, even not the resolution, thus the resolution is so small (so proclamations like "this could have been shot with an iPhone" are out of place). Anyhow it is a public secret within Pentaxian community that the sensor will be Sony 36 MPx, the same as in D810. But before people start sayng something like "oh, Nikon has got this sensor for 2 years now" please wait for the price. That will explain everything (rumoured MRSP should be cca. 2000 USD, what is 1000 USD! less than the D810).
Sony was in a different position: the SLT concept was not great, seemingly a dead-end. Pentax is a different case, it has tradition, strong fan base and loads of legacy FF lenses. I am sure it will sell well.
Also the K-1 will have many unique features the competition does not have, like the pixel shift high resolution mode (imagine those details at 36 MPx multiplied by 4!), unique movement of LCD screen and basically all the other features the K-3 II has (and maybe Ricoh has something more up in its sleeve). And I repeat, for the price of an entry-level FF cameras from N/C.
To all those bashing Pentax for this pics: the pictures have no other meaning than remind that the introduction of K-1 is close (rumoured date is 18th February).Ricoh does not want to reveal anything in advance, even not the resolution, thus the resolution is so small (so proclamations like "this could have been shot with an iPhone" are out of place). Anyhow it is a public secret within Pentaxian community that the sensor will be Sony 36 MPx, the same as in D810. But before people start sayng something like "oh, Nikon has got this sensor for 2 years now" please wait for the price. That will explain everything (rumoured MRSP should be cca. 2000 USD, what is 1000 USD! less than the D810).
iudex: If should have been weather sealed for that price. Apart from that (and the high pricetag) very tempting, currently the most interesting M4/3 camera.
It´s not only the price of the material: in fact, material is the least expensive part. It´s the R&D, more time and work, all this needs to be paid. What do you think, why they are no 200-300 USD weather-sealed cameras (if weather sealing costs nothing)?
Really? So you mean more material, insulation, more precise manufacturing etc. cost nothing? ;-)
If should have been weather sealed for that price. Apart from that (and the high pricetag) very tempting, currently the most interesting M4/3 camera.
Can't believe it... The Godot has finally come. :-D
Photography201: What was the Fuji XA-2 compared to to make the Fuji gear of the year?
The author of the article said he did not come to DPREVIEW with too much hands on experience with other brands.
If you are comparing this Fuji camera why not compare micro four thirds for example or a high end bridge camera and forget the sensor size.
I guess I am missing the criteria or checklist for what makes an editor choose any camera gear of the year. Does this mean all the other cameras are not worth a look in the same price point. Does this mean it is only a mirrorless camera comparison. Is this a Fuji XA vs Nikon D3300 ?
The one point in the What I love list is "Cheap" IMO, the word Cheap will deter certain buyers from any camera. Say less expensive, for the frugal buyer or bargain. I am not wasting $500 on a cheap camera. I see "cheap" as a negative not a good thing with any product. If the Editor would meet the CEO of Fuji, nice to meet you I like your cheap cameras, not the nicest review.
Olympus (and Pana too) have concentrated on EVF mirrorless recently. Oly pushes the OM-D line hard and it shows. However the PEN line is somehow forgotten and there is actually no reason to choose a PEN camera instead of the X-A2 (the sama applies to GF line). Fuji´s APSC is definitely better than 4/3" sensor (lower noise, higher DR, narrower DoF). Plus there are advantages of better ergonomics (twin dials etc.). A usual argument for M4/3 over Sony CSC is the lens portfolio, however Fuji lenses are excellent and the choice is already wide, so again a PEN has nothing to offer to beat the X-A2.As regards the D3300: Carey mentioned the posketability of X-A2 plus 16mm/27mm lens; something a DSLR obviously cannot offer.
Chinese manual focus lenses, that are as expensive as AF primes, but slower? Hmm, that´s what I call deal. ;-)
I think most of us agree this is the sweet spot of FF DSLRs, an ideal combination of features, picture quality, speed and price. Of course there are people who will buy a Leica SL (I saw one 2 days ago), but from the perspective of "power for money" the D750 is the best choice.
Nice video, fascinating location and some fantastic sceneries.As regards the camera: the pictures are good mostly because of expensive fullframe glass and only to a lesser exted because of the camera; I believe every APSC or m4/3 camera would be able to do the same or better. Anyhow a weather sealed body would definitely be more suited (like the Pentax cameras).
iudex: Typical argument of a DSLR newbie is: I am buying a cheap APSC, but when I get better, I will go fullframe, so I cannot buy a Pentax, but have to buy Canon or Nikon. In reality most of them keep their D3300 or 100D and a kit zoom, but "they can go FF if they wanted".Soon their argument against Pentax will be gone. A fullframe camera is an imagemaker, attracting people even if they never buy one, but the shine of the high end FF comes down to their APSCs. Just like BMW 316i buyer might thing that he has a car similar to M3.
Richard: reading with comprehension... ;-) Pentax is a niche brand and FF does not make it compete in Canon league. However FF will definitely help increase sales and some potential DSLR buyers will consider Pentax too.
JackM: Hopefully it has the Sony 42mp sensor. Pentax needs to make a big splash with this one.
It will be either this one or the previous 36 MPx sensor. However the majority of rumours mentions 36 MPx.P.S: for me 24 MPx would be more than enough.
Sergiusbr: Who needs a DSLR? non-Sony users?
Everyone who needs fast lenses and is not served by slow Sony FE zooms with f4. ;-)
Marty4650: Despite all the mystery there are three things we can safely predict:
1. It will be an outstanding camera. Pentax just doesn't make junk.2. It will be perfect for Pentax K mount users who want full frame.3. It will be very competitively priced.
However, one thing it will not do is take market share away from Canon, Nikon or Sony full frame cameras. Nikon and Canon are too firmly entrenched in the full frame market, and Sony is virtually unique having a downsized MILC product.
Agree with just everything you wrote. It is obvious people that intend to buy FF already have a camera, usually APSC and they are just upgrading to a higher level. So it is highly improbable a Rebel or D7100 owner go and buy Pentax FF, only Petnax users will. But even if the FF didn´t attract people owning C or N, it can persuade existing Pentaxians to stay with Pentax and also show potential newcomers that it´s worth buying a Pentax APCS since they can upgrade in the future.Basically a FF makes the system complete. I am not going to buy FF soon but I know I am not going to get rid of my DFA lenses since it can be utilized in the future.
europanorama: (sic) what does that mean?
Sic is "thus" or "so" in Latin. It is used to emphasize a statement, to point on a (unusual) fact or wording which might seem incorrect, but the writer only repeats someone´s statement just as it was written.
Donnie G: I'm guessing that the new FF Pentax will compete favorably with Canon's 6D, Nikon's D610, and Sony's A7II. Don't know what its standout feature will be, but I'm hoping that it's a winner for Pentax that keeps them in the game. :))
What is the standout feature of 6D compared to D610? There is none, apart from the fact a owner of Canon glass cannot buy a D610 so he buys the 6D. Same thing with Pentax: even if there were no standout features, it´s a Pentax FF. Simple as that.