PetaPixel K-3 Mark III Review

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JeremieB Senior Member • Posts: 1,119
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petreluk wrote:

John_A_G wrote:

bob5050 wrote:

ivarbg wrote:

There is no doubt K3 III is the Pentax flagship APSC DSLR. But the exorbitant price kills the enthusiasm. And the big viewfinder is a marketing decoy rather unnecessary as it has no relation to the image quality at all, but pretext for high price.

IThat being the case, Pentax has quite correctly identified its most salient market differentiator for its bodies: the shooting experience--including having an actual OVF.

This is it - This is the differentiator that's going to make or break Pentax. IBIS used to be a differentiator, but it isn't anymore. The OVF and (user experience) is what they're banking on. There are always minor things one system does better than another, but there are usually major differentiators which drive new consumers toward a given system.

We just have to wait a year to find out if the people saying the price is too high are an accurate representation of the market or not. No one on DPR knows that. We'll see if it's true when we see if the camera is discounted

Good point, but isn’t the problem with the OVF that it’s still APS-C and can be bettered simply by moving to FF which these days isn’t likely to be that much more expensive? It depends on what lenses someone has, of course, but I’d guess the third factor here is that Pentax is banking on loyal long-term customers ponying up come what may.

An FF-sized OVF in an APS-C sized camera ?

As usual, if this has no appeal to you, it means you're just not interested in that specific camera. They won't make it cheaper to attract users that don't want it anyway ...

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