the K3 is perfectly tiimed to hit C and N where they hurt

Started Nov 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
viking79 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,150
Re: the K3 is perfectly tiimed to hit C and N where they hurt

paulkienitz wrote:

paulkienitz wrote:

viking79 wrote:

It definitely shows Pentax is now competitive in an area of the market that peaked about 4 years ago.

"An area of the market that peaked about 4 years ago", my pancreas. People still want fast cameras now for the same reasons they did then. "The market" didn't move away from providing that; two particular companies did, and they left a lot of angry and disappointed customers behind by doing so.

Sorry, I know it is an area that is still popular, my point is that the emphasis is no longer in that spot of the market (4 years ago the 7d and D300 were the cameras). I really like what Pentax did, and I do think it fills that niche well. However, I still think they are very late to the market.

I think the K-7 and K-5 were both not quite enough to gain any market traction other than with current Pentax users. This was at the point where Hoya was trying to kill Pentax I think K-7 was perfectly fine from my perspective for what I wanted, but if I was looking for a fast action camera it wouldn't have been the K-7.


This talk of "emphasis" in the market means nothing but the neglect shown by C and N. You keep talking as if those qualities faded away because they were outdated or unwanted, but they are not. Nothing has changed in photography to make performance any less desirable.

I realize that nothing has changed to make performance less desirable, but I think no updates from Nikon on a D300s or Canon for a 7d in more than 4 years are telling to how much they are [not] concentrating on that market.  That update cycle is as long as it has been for the pro level cameras.


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