What I really wish Pentax would do

Started May 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
Alex Sarbu Veteran Member • Posts: 7,502
Re: Why Pentax?

ET2 wrote:

SirSeth wrote:

Alex Sarbu wrote:

SirSeth wrote:

Alex Sarbu wrote:

RichRMA wrote:

Put out a mirror-less based on the K3, which IMO, is the finest APS-C DSLR there is. Just make the body thinner, so we aren't stuck in the Pentax lens straight-jacket. I've got over 100 lenses I can use with mirror-less bodies and would love Pentax's version of something like this. Build an electronic adapter to use the current lenses in AF mode, it's easy, you just need contacts.

Well, you like mirrorless cameras so I'm not surprised. But... why? There are many MILC makers, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, Fuji, Leica, JK Kodak, Canon - that are making APS-C or m4/3 cameras, can't you find something to your liking?

Yet there are only 3 DSLR manufacturers left

Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Olympus, Leica, and Hasselblad make DSLRs.

I stand corrected: there are only 3 small format DSLR manufacturers left: Pentax, Canon and Nikon.

Sony's SLTs are not DSLRs (since they're using an electronic viewfinder), Olympus gave up on DSLRs (no 4/3 product since 2010), Leica and Hasselblad have DSLR product in their line-up but those are medium format.

Sony announces SLT-A77 II high-end APS-C A-mount fixed-mirror DSLR

Well, that's the title anyway, and it's certainly not a mirrorless camera. But there is no reflex either. It is single lens electronic?

There is reflex. The mirror reflects some of the light to AF sensor.

Not everything with a mirror is a SLR. The "single lens reflex" designation refers to the optical viewing method, so I would not extend it to also refer to a completely, non-optical viewfinder system.

Sony's SLT mirror doesn't even have anything to do with the viewfinder, which makes their classification as "DSLRs" even more inappropriate.

Note that I'm not discussing SLT's merits or disadvantages, just their classification as "DSLRs".


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