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tikus: Sony makes a really great sensor. But, their cameras have no soul. Their lenses are suck... Sorry to say this...

Zeiss is not bad

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 20:34 UTC
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chipmaster: Sony at least has something going for it. Can't do photography without sensors... more than you can say about Nikon or Canon, LOL. Hard to be a photography company without owning the very core of it, the sensor. It is interesting times in the photography business.

Nikon could make sensors in cooperation with manufacturers. It was already many times.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 09:49 UTC
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TwoMetreBill: Panasonic not only makes sensors but they have the most advanced sensor technology as well. While they previously cut back on camera sensor manufacturing, they are expanding again. While trustworthy info is a little thin right now, it looks like they will return to supplying Fuji and probably Olympus.

Furthermore Sony loses money on camera sensors not just cameras. With the continuing decline of the camera industry, there is little point in them continuing to pour money down the drain. There is no point where profits can be projected at any time in the foreseeable future.

Olympus is fast running out of money and needs to be acquired or shut down. Fuji is a hobby business that can run with less than one percent market share forever. Same for Ricoh/Pentax. Nikon is in rapid decline and has clearly lost interest in cameras, they have other fish to fry. It is hard to figure out where Panasonic is going. Even though they have a terrific system, who knows where they are making money. With 4K full sensor readout, full frame sensors; is the video industry going to continue so heavily with four-thirds?

That leaves Canon with 50% of the business and growing. Their obsolete mirrorless M series is the only camera line with strong growth. They are projected to go from #3 to #1 this year while Sony drops to #3. The M6 is expected any day, a camera which should best Olympus and Fuji. If it meets expectations and can be delivered in volume, as they say, there will be no #2.

Nevertheless I'm buying a Sony RX10 III as it meets my need better than anything currently on the market and will upgrade when something else comes out that improves the experience. It won't be more megapixels.

Panasonic uses Sony sensors too.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 09:47 UTC
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Marlin Green: $35 bucks? RU kidding me? time has change...this is not 1910. Even so I can get this and it'll not melt when rain gets on that cardboard https://www.amazon.com/Focus-Built-Camera-Velcro-Carrying/dp/B00T176DQI/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1486047077&sr=8-4&keywords=camera+less+than+35 .
Great thoughts but it is just that...get real!

Junklook is hand made :) Vintage thing :)

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 05:06 UTC
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ogl: Everybody could make the same photos with smartphone and filters.

Good joke. You made my day.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 05:04 UTC

I would call it as "Junklook".

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 09:10 UTC as 5th comment
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ogl: Everybody could make the same photos with smartphone and filters.

It will be even better, you are right.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 09:07 UTC

Everybody could make the same photos with smartphone and filters.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 18:25 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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DDWD10: Here's why I think this camera replaces the K-3 series:

1) The K-3II has been listed as "discontinued" in several Japanese camera stores.
2) Price. It is priced like the K-3 series, at launch.
3) Design. It shares distinct design elements from the flagship K-1, particularly the dial-happy control scheme and the exaggerated pentaprism hump. The fact that it is missing a top LCD is hardly surprising given what Pentax did with the K-1, squeezing in a miniscule LCD among all the dials. There simply isn't room on a smaller camera for both.
4) Build. Weathersealed, magnesium alloy on the bottom, front and back with a polycarbonate top plate, just like the K-1.

Perhaps Pentax's internal market research revealed that very few of their users shoot action, so why expend R&D effort there? IMO, an action-oriented, high fps APS-C body would be writing checks that the Pentax lens system can't cash. Maybe that is their thinking as well?

Ricoh Facebook "Please note that the KP is not the successor of the K3."

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 19:54 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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ogl: What are the prices for battery grip and hand grips?

Triplet Perar is just a liar.

The camera is supplied with S-hand grip. L-grip will be together with battery grip. M-grip will be sold separately. Battery grip isn't the part of KP's body set. It will be sold separately too.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 12:08 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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ozturert: How can it replace K3 II? This looks like a simpler camera to me.

The K-3II's replacement will be a bit later.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 12:03 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)

Is there Touch screen?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 12:01 UTC as 72nd comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)
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ogl: Ugly designed mix of K-70, K-1 and K-3's technologies. Is there something new?

For example? SR system and PRIME IV from K-1, AF - from K-3 + AF for video from K-70. The battery is from K-70. E.tc. What is really new technology in this camera?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 07:43 UTC
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ogl: no top LCD, old AF system, USB 2.0, no HDMI, battery is too weak (the weakest battery in Pentax history - 390 pictures),
need L hand grip to use battery grip, no hybrid AF, no good control system,
old 3" LCD screen with no good Tilting and 921,000 dots.

it will be USB 4.0 soon, man...:) USB is not only for photo images. :) USB2.0 is 17 years old!!!

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 05:55 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)

What are the prices for battery grip and hand grips?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 05:50 UTC as 116th comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)

Ugly designed mix of K-70, K-1 and K-3's technologies. Is there something new?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 05:48 UTC as 117th comment | 4 replies

no top LCD, old AF system, USB 2.0, no HDMI, battery is too weak (the weakest battery in Pentax history - 390 pictures),
need L hand grip to use battery grip, no hybrid AF, no good control system,
old 3" LCD screen with no good Tilting and 921,000 dots.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 05:11 UTC as 37th comment | 5 replies

Stock sales

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 09:27 UTC as 60th comment

FZ2500 has better tracking than many DSLR?

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 05:43 UTC as 43rd comment

Good bokeh and contrast

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 13:53 UTC as 2nd comment
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