Pentax K3 rumor from the plant... shhh...

Started Sep 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
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paulkienitz Veteran Member • Posts: 5,250
Re: sooner or later

DLBlack wrote:

A"little bird" said that the upcoming dslr will be a very big and significant upgrade over the K5ii and will be the best aps-c camera in the market. The "little bird" was singing a happy song.

That actually would not be surprising.  C and N appear to be shying away from making any more crop-sensor cameras above the amateur-enthusiast level, and this leaves an opening for Pentax to make a camera that's clearly and blatantly superior within the crop-sensor niche.  This may be an opening for setting up how they can survive as a crop-sensor company in a full-frame future: by emphasizing that C and N now see crop sensor bodies outside the bottom tier solely as bait to suck you towards their full frame systems, and if you actually want a crop sensor, Pentax is the best system.  The APS DSLR will inevitably end up as a niche product, but Pentax has a chance to end up on top of that niche, and it's clear that for them to have a strong future, they have to be seen as taking the format more seriously than C and N do, and so that's exactly where I expect them to aim.

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