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Pentax K3 III
Apr 7, 2021 17:21:46   #
Dannybuoy
 
I placed my Preorder with B&H. Anyone else?

Apr 8, 2021 06:21:48   #
krmitchell55 Loc: Springdale, Arkansas
 
Dannybuoy wrote:
I placed my Preorder with B&H. Anyone else?


I might have if they'd made it with an articulating screen.

Apr 8, 2021 06:29:56   #
dave_roe Loc: Rome Italy
 
I would have done an order but I have a problem - convincing the better half why I need it considering I have a K100D, K20D, K3, K5 and a K1-MII. (I gifted a K10D and a K7 to family members to make space a while back)

I still do use the K3 as a backup to the K1-MII.

I will just have to sit this release out for about 12 months before it follows the standard line..... look what fell off a delivery truck right in front of the house.

 
 
Apr 8, 2021 08:20:40   #
Nosaj Loc: Florida
 
I picked up a KP last Fall, which is an excellent performer. I have a K5, K3, and K-01, so I’ll wait on the new mark3 until: (1) I get rid of an older model and (2) the $2K price is reduced.

Apr 8, 2021 09:16:26   #
Bison Bud
 
While I'd love to get in on the ground floor to upgrade my current K3, it's a bit out of my price range and it's going to take quite awhile for me to save up that kind of scratch. At this point, if I were to try to upgrade, I'd probably go with a used Canon 7D II for it's outstanding auto focus, etc. However, I am really interested in any significant improvements in low light capabilities and in auto focus on the new K3 III, especially since I have more K-mount lenses than I do Canon. I would also have to agree that an articulated screen would have made this new model far more attractive to many of us out here. All in all, I'm sure it's a great camera, but at least for me it's all about bang for the bucks and currently that's an original K3. Good luck and good shooting to all.

Apr 8, 2021 10:20:15   #
tropics68 Loc: Georgia
 
krmitchell55 wrote:
I might have if they'd made it with an articulating screen.


I agree. So far I really haven't seen the $2000 WOW. I have a K-70 and a K-5 and without the articulating LCD I think I will pass for now.

Apr 8, 2021 10:55:54   #
TreborLow
 
Recently got a backup original K-3 for my aging original K3 and use them both. An articulating screen would have been a real attraction for me, but I will wait a bit and see how responses come in from real world users. I will miss the little flash too, for my handheld macros.

 
 
Apr 8, 2021 11:37:54   #
PhotogHobbyist Loc: Bradford, PA
 
Dannybuoy wrote:
I placed my Preorder with B&H. Anyone else?


I purchased a new K70 last year so will not be looking at any new camera bodies for some time. However, if (and that is the biggest two letter word I know), IF I were looking into a new camera body, I think I would put the 2K into a K1 for the full frame sensor, give me an opportunity to use my old film SLR lenses, many of which are primes and not used much on my crop sensor cameras.

Apr 8, 2021 13:29:12   #
RightOnPhotography Loc: Quebec,QC
 
Dannybuoy wrote:
I placed my Preorder with B&H. Anyone else?


I wonder why would anyone want to buy K3 III for $2000 when you can get K-1 II from B&H for $1,796. It's currently on sale.

Apr 8, 2021 17:20:19   #
TreborLow
 
I'll bet the street price will come down 20-30% in short order!! Yes, I would keep my orininal K-3 and pickup a K1 also. On the other hand if the K-1 is on SALE, then it might next for another upgrade....

Apr 8, 2021 18:07:28   #
lamiaceae Loc: San Luis Obispo County, CA
 
Dannybuoy wrote:
I placed my Preorder with B&H. Anyone else?


The lack of an articulated back screen is a disappointment. SImilarly the lack of a VF on the Pentax MILC, K-01 stops me. For my next attack of G.A.S. a used K-5iis. I have as you can see, K-100, K-20, K-5, K-3.

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