New Pentax K-50 leaked

Started Jun 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: New Pentax K-50 leaked

paulkienitz wrote:

So they've dialled back the K-30's extreeeeeeeme styling.  Maybe the Mark Newsom lesson is finally sinking in.

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Q with 02 zoom and Nikkor 180/2.8 ED for birding
K10D, Sig 17-70, DA 55-300, FA 50/1.4 "billy bass"
discards: DA 50-200 "zipper", F 100-300, Sigma 135-400 "piglet", M 400/5.6 "the Great Truncheon"

There was nothing wrong with the Mark Newsom design.

The Yellow/black was too over the top for the US.

The Silver/black was never distributed in the US.

The White/black was not very attractive to US tastes.

The Black/silver was well received in terms of style.

The failure of the K-01 is comes down to two issues.

1) There was no EVF viewfinder. With the false prism style, an EVF similar to the one used by SONY in the SLT series could be been fitted. So what if the contrast detect AF was slower than dSLRs with phase detection (or the Sony with the SLT beam splitter), it became fast enough and does not have the issues of phase detection adjustment.

2) It was priced too high. When the price came down, the cameras sold and owners discovered how good a camera it is.

The K-01 was a joy to use in doors. I sold mine because the glare on the screen was an issue to me when using the camera outdoors. I wanted a version with an eye level electronic viewfinder.

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