K-3III test video in Guangzhou.

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The Squirrel Mafia
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K-3III test video in Guangzhou.
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I'm surprised that no one has posted this yet. It's been on the Pentax Forums for about a week now.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/16-pentax-news-rumors/419023-guangzhou-k-3-mark-iii-preview-meeting.html

Some folks are testing the K-3III. It's in Chinese, but it will give you an idea or what it can do.

https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1vo4y1o7gf?p=1&share_medium=iphone&share_plat=ios&share_source=COPY&share_tag=s_i&timestamp=1610496316&unique_k=CzZe3U

It's looking It looks promising so far.

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iso rivolta
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Re: K-3III test video in Guangzhou.
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The Squirrel Mafia wrote:

I'm surprised that no one has posted this yet. It's been on the Pentax Forums for about a week now.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/16-pentax-news-rumors/419023-guangzhou-k-3-mark-iii-preview-meeting.html

Some folks are testing the K-3III. It's in Chinese, but it will give you an idea or what it can do.

https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1vo4y1o7gf?p=1&share_medium=iphone&share_plat=ios&share_source=COPY&share_tag=s_i&timestamp=1610496316&unique_k=CzZe3U

It's looking It looks promising so far.

Hi,

I've seen that but not much useful information on the camera, everything is in Chinese, including the camera menus. The main point is that many K-3 IIIs are circulating in the wild so the production must be already started.

In the comments, when asked on hybrid AF during Live view, the person who posted the video replies that LV AF is similar with that on the KP, while someone else replies that it has on-sensor PDAF, while not so fast as the Nikon D780 (fewer PDAF pixels). Honestly, I was not expecting or desiring the complications of on sensor PDAF in a DSLR and this is not in the released specs (contrast detection AF only, shown under Live view in the official specs). So we'll have to wait and see, nothing reliable.

Gary Martin
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Re: K-3III test video in Guangzhou.
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In the comments, when asked on hybrid AF during Live view, the person who posted the video replies that LV AF is similar with that on the KP, while someone else replies that it has on-sensor PDAF, while not so fast as the Nikon D780 (fewer PDAF pixels). Honestly, I was not expecting or desiring the complications of on sensor PDAF in a DSLR and this is not in the released specs (contrast detection AF only, shown under Live view in the official specs). So we'll have to wait and see, nothing reliable.

If they're getting this sensor from Sony, and it's the same one as Fuji uses, the PDAF pixels are already there so they might as well use them.

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Re: K-3III test video in Guangzhou.

The Squirrel Mafia wrote:

I'm surprised that no one has posted this yet. It's been on the Pentax Forums for about a week now.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/16-pentax-news-rumors/419023-guangzhou-k-3-mark-iii-preview-meeting.html

Some folks are testing the K-3III. It's in Chinese, but it will give you an idea or what it can do.

https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1vo4y1o7gf?p=1&share_medium=iphone&share_plat=ios&share_source=COPY&share_tag=s_i&timestamp=1610496316&unique_k=CzZe3U

It's looking It looks promising so far.

Chaotic videos with almost zero useful info...

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Re: K-3III test video in Guangzhou.

CP+ Starts soon... It feels like it's time for Asahi Man to share a little more info that won't get him in trouble about goodies to come shortly. 

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iso rivolta
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Re: K-3III test video in Guangzhou.
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Gary Martin wrote:

In the comments, when asked on hybrid AF during Live view, the person who posted the video replies that LV AF is similar with that on the KP, while someone else replies that it has on-sensor PDAF, while not so fast as the Nikon D780 (fewer PDAF pixels). Honestly, I was not expecting or desiring the complications of on sensor PDAF in a DSLR and this is not in the released specs (contrast detection AF only, shown under Live view in the official specs). So we'll have to wait and see, nothing reliable.

If they're getting this sensor from Sony, and it's the same one as Fuji uses, the PDAF pixels are already there so they might as well use them.

The sensor Fuji uses also has the X-Trans color filter array which is their proprietary mosaic and, of course, not going to be used by Pentax. The microlens layer, the masking for PDAF pixels and the CFA are custom and Sony can manufacture them to the required specs. The 20 Mp Four Thirds Sony sensor has on-sensor PDAF in Olympus cameras but not in Panasonic cameras.

Gary Martin
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Re: K-3III test video in Guangzhou.

iso rivolta wrote:

Gary Martin wrote:

In the comments, when asked on hybrid AF during Live view, the person who posted the video replies that LV AF is similar with that on the KP, while someone else replies that it has on-sensor PDAF, while not so fast as the Nikon D780 (fewer PDAF pixels). Honestly, I was not expecting or desiring the complications of on sensor PDAF in a DSLR and this is not in the released specs (contrast detection AF only, shown under Live view in the official specs). So we'll have to wait and see, nothing reliable.

If they're getting this sensor from Sony, and it's the same one as Fuji uses, the PDAF pixels are already there so they might as well use them.

The sensor Fuji uses also has the X-Trans color filter array which is their proprietary mosaic and, of course, not going to be used by Pentax. The microlens layer, the masking for PDAF pixels and the CFA are custom and Sony can manufacture them to the required specs. The 20 Mp Four Thirds Sony sensor has on-sensor PDAF in Olympus cameras but not in Panasonic cameras.

I believe that the sensor itself is made by Sony and customized for Fuji X-Trans, but the sensor has PDAF pixels (and BSI) before the Fuji mod.

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Re: K-3III test video in Guangzhou.

TBLF wrote:

CP+ Starts soon... It feels like it's time for Asahi Man to share a little more info that won't get him in trouble about goodies to come shortly.

Yay! more cryptic prognostications for everyone to argue about...

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