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New Pentax K30?

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Boid, May 17, 2012.

  1. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    100% OVF coverage. Nice touch! Hope the magnification is big enough too, and close to the K-5's.
     
  3. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran

    886
    Dec 27, 2010
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Pavel
    Looks quite interesting. Most of the features of the K-5 at the price point of the K-r.
     
  4. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
    Julien
    What do you guys think, aren't they killing the K-01 here in a way?
     
  5. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    No Julien I think the K-01 is at another party.
     
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  6. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Ooh good, something to look forward to :biggrin:
     
  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I've been tossing up about whether to sell the K-5 (weight issues). If the K-30 is light enough, its a goer for me.
     
  8. junyo

    junyo SC Rookie

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    Aug 8, 2011
    NEPA
    The K-01 was DOA to begin with. It will sound harsh (because, well it is) but he sole reason for the K-01 was to attempt to keep Pentax users from straying off to Sony, PanOly, Canikon and Fuji until Ricoh can right the ship by saying "hey, we have mirrorless too!". And it was a leftover from the Hoya days that they'd already sunk enough money into that they had to bring it to market.

    The K30 appears to be another competent camera of the type of cameras that Pentax builds well, but makes me a bit sad since I don't see how it gains them any ground.