I Returned the K3

Started Mar 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
ImageAmateur Senior Member • Posts: 4,405
Re: I Returned the K3 fair point

35mmBlueSky wrote:

It's great to get users feed back here on the Penta K3, but I tried to search for the user feed back on B&H and Amazon for the model, both seem to score a perfect 5 on 99% of the reviews, this leads to think whether this mirror-flapping issue is over-amplified or the sample size of the ones with the actual problem is too small to consider a concern for potential buyers to worry about. I think with sample-variance, we do come up with lemons across different brands, if the issue is as severe as Nikon D600's well known oil issue on the sensor, then it may be a different story. I mean 50 reported issues out of hundreds of thousand sales may give a hint it may be a problem for small amount of users, but compare to what is going on with the D600s, it's really nothing to write home about. To remain objective on the issue, we simply need a larger sample size to judge.

Fair point.

But the OP I believe uses the camera for fast repetitive shooting?

Could that indicate a heat or processor lockup issue?

That might indicate why there have not been more reports, even sports shooters or BIF shooters are not going to shoot more than say, 15 RAW at a burst, then at least a short break?

That may indicate where to look?

But surely may be exactly why there are not more reports i.e. type of use, of which the OP may be an exception?

Likely will not put off most buyers (would not put me off, as I don't shoot like that either and think it is a fantastic camera) but it should not happen, anyway.

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