New PENTAX K-3

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24 Jul '14 Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:56    
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24 Jul '14 Thu Jul 24, 2014 17:18    
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I like it, looks rather sinister. Very Happy


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24 Jul '14 Thu Jul 24, 2014 17:22    
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It does look cool doesn't it - but does it take better photos ? Laughing


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24 Jul '14 Thu Jul 24, 2014 19:49    
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Personally I detest this sort of bling.

I mean, fair enough, attack the entry-level with lots of pretty coloured cameras, but for the flagship K-3, if they've got marketing and manufacturing resources to throw around, they should invest it where it counts.

Good though the K-3 is, there's still a ton of room for improvement.

 
 
 
 
  
24 Jul '14 Thu Jul 24, 2014 20:05    
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Maybe it's just an interim release, keeping people's attention whilst waiting for the new model.

That's what they did when they launched the K5II/s.

It keeps them in the news and reminds everyone that they won an award with it. Very Happy


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24 Jul '14 Thu Jul 24, 2014 20:52    
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- Charlotte

Maybe it's just an interim release, keeping people's attention whilst waiting for the new model.

That's what they did when they launched the K5II/s.

It keeps them in the news and reminds everyone that they won an award with it. Very Happy


You could be right Charlotte. Also, there will always be people who will want the prestige of a Prestige Laughing


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25 Jul '14 Fri Jul 25, 2014 13:26    
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I guess it's not really the K3 that's "Prestige" as it is just another colour in the k-r style. The "Prestige" is in the matching grip. Pity they didn't take the option of combining the grip with the body, and/or dropping the AA battery option, to give space for the remote or even both batteries on the grip tray.

Usual marketing/manufacturing approach when development is busy is to produce a model which doesn't require the attention of those working on the critical path to the next product release. So surprised design/production engineers weren't available.

But most likely reason we have this is because 1 market (Japan, USA?) wants it and believes they can sell more than their current allocation.


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25 Jul '14 Fri Jul 25, 2014 15:10    
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You could be right Charlotte. Also, there will always be people who will want the prestige of a Prestige Laughing

The irony is that the number of times you'd actually run into another Pentax tog is vanishingly small.

So no one would ever know you have the Prestige edition - what are you gonna do, when you meet the Nikon or Canon guy? I can see it now...

"Yes, it's a Pentax. Don't be confused by the fact it says Ricoh on the back. Oh, and I paid extra to get it this grey colour..."

 
 
 
 
  
25 Jul '14 Fri Jul 25, 2014 16:24    
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That looks as cool as!!!


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25 Jul '14 Fri Jul 25, 2014 17:09    
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It does look good. Why didn't they just make them like that in the first place.

 
 
 
 
  
25 Jul '14 Fri Jul 25, 2014 17:16    
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It does look good. Why didn't they just make them like that in the first place.

Good question! One of:

  1. They didn't think of it
  2. They'd not be able to sell black ones at a mark up later - probably still could
  3. Product Cost accountants
Uh ... Wink


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26 Jul '14 Sat Jul 26, 2014 09:23    
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This brought out my feminine side, Ooooooh nice colour.




'ducks as wife slaps napper' Rolling Eyes but this I do like not right in your face but different enough, saying that I ain't going to sell mine just for a colour change


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26 Jul '14 Sat Jul 26, 2014 21:04    
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You could be right Charlotte. Also, there will always be people who will want the prestige of a Prestige Laughing

The irony is that the number of times you'd actually run into another Pentax tog is vanishingly small.

So no one would ever know you have the Prestige edition - what are you gonna do, when you meet the Nikon or Canon guy? I can see it now...

"Yes, it's a Pentax. Don't be confused by the fact it says Ricoh on the back. Oh, and I paid extra to get it this grey colour..."


ah but all the Canikons are already envious of our bodies - I mean in the camera sense of course Laughing


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