I am looking forward to a full review, IQ especially - always the bottom line!
I wonder if this camera will be successful for Pentax. I'm kind of bought into the system since I have the DA's 15-70 + 31mm and 77mm. I also have a large number SMC M and A lenses.
I have this feeling that with Olympus' recent announcement that the DSLR market is getting difficult for everyone but Nikon and Canon.
I really like Pentax because I prefer smaller bodies but for some reason there doesn't seem to be much positive buzz about this camera. Apparently it's priced a bit higher than it's direct competition from Nikon and Canon.
I'm still happy with Pentax because Canon and Nikon don't offer any lenses that are like the DA Limiteds.
There are also positive threads about K-5 and K-r...I don't know why I read that forum. It's so incredibly negative.
The K-5 is almost "exactly" as expected, that is besides the theoretical high price, but given competition it will probably go done fast like K-7 to replace it position within that market segment.
Actually, I didn't & don't own a Pentax camera yet!!!I am curious, have you been using Pentax long? I only ask because of the last 3 flagship pentax dslrs (K10d, K20d and K7), the K7 has actually done the best job at retaining its retail value. Both the K10 and K20 were at some point under or very close to $600 new towards their lifecycle end. It definitely doesn't look like that will be the case with the K7 (which is likely already out of production), and I think the K5 will fare just as well or better - I was just curious because the perceived price drop of the K7 might seem like a lot (if you haven't been around the brand for too long), but based on the company's own flagship sales in the past, it has actually done quite well!
Actually, I didn't & don't own a Pentax camera yet!!!
- But it was the first camera I used, my father's, with a 50 mm F2.
I own a Canon SLR and it was OK (hardly used the last > 5 years), but in this phase of life I like to be a little different. Oh, I had bad P&S experiences with Nikon, so I am never going to pay a brand premium to them. And the K-x was very good, that is besides the low res LCD and no focus assist beam. So I am pretty much set with the K-r and if I want much more in the future then I can always upgrade to the K-3 or K-1!!!
- I am pretty sure my father would love to get my K-r. (his current playing with slightly outdated Panasonic bridge super zoom camera)
And the K-x was very good, that is besides the low res LCD and no focus assist beam. So I am pretty much set with the K-r and if I want much more in the future then I can always upgrade to the K-3 or K-1!!!
- I am pretty sure my father would love to get my K-r.