story 3 of the new APS-C flagship
hterhell at chello.nl
Fri Sep 4 18:36:09 EDT 2020
I wonder how customers will appreciate the lack of this feature.
Of around 20 DSLR's now offered on the market only 2 low budget and 4
top professional (sport)camera's have a fixed screen.
None of the mirroless camera's (except one Leica) has a fixed screen.
For nature photography (flowers, mushrooms) a tilted screen has become
an essential tool.
With the K-1 I experienced that built-in GPS is extremely useful for
automatic reporting to datasets of nature observations.
So for me Ricoh/Pentax will have nothing to offer in APS-C format.
Op 2020-09-04 om 22:55 schreef P. J. Alling:
> I wouldn't say it was a wrong decision. If you want an APS-C Pentax
> with a tilt or flip screen there are two current models that
> suffice. A KP or a K70. Even thought I don't particularly want
> either they are great bargains at the moment, about half what I expect
> the new flagship to debut at. Sure you give up some battery life and
> some buffer, but what I would want a flippy screen for buffer and
> battery life are probably the least of my worries. I also expect that
> given current sensor tech you won't see a lot of difference between
> results from them vs the new flagship.
> Not having an articulated screen does have the advantage of avoiding
> another point of failure. I'll bet that Ricoh has a lot of internal
> data showing more screen repairs on those models than on any of the
> On 9/4/2020 4:29 AM, Henk Terhell wrote:
>> Well, as expected, the die is cast: the new flagship will have a
>> fixed LCD screen.
>> Wrong decisions by R/P....
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