Nearly Opposite Reactions to the Latest News - Nikon vs Pentax

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DarylK Senior Member • Posts: 2,193
Nearly Opposite Reactions to the Latest News - Nikon vs Pentax

I just spent a fair amount of time reviewing (you could call it snooping ) many of the comments posted here at DPR's News page related to the Nikon D610 (looks like a great camera to me) and the Pentax K-3 press releases and "First Impressions".

There is an amazing/surprising amount of negativity, even anger, over on the Nikon side - and by what appear to be mainly Nikon users.  I didn't realize that the D600 was such a disaster (at least based on the reactions of those posting there).  An example of what can happen if quality and/or customer service are found lacking.

In contrast, the Pentax comments are for the most part very positive.  Of course there are a number of "bashers" coming in from who knows where who are afraid that Pentax may have a winner that will out-compete their favorite brand.  In general, the comments by what would seem to be a good mix of Pentax users, former Pentax users, prospective Pentax users and many others, appear to be mostly upbeat.  I guess the old QC and SDM failure issues that used to have a lot of Pentaxians riled up are on a low simmer...let's hope that the new releases don't disappoint in terms of QC/reliability and support - time will tell.

Anyway, it is interesting to compare and contrast the two sets of responses.



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