story 3 of the new APS-C flagship

Henk Terhell hterhell at
Sun Sep 6 16:49:28 EDT 2020

A camera nowadays has so many features and no doubt many customers use 
ony a part of them. As an example I've never used the video of my DSLR's.
But no way I would buy now a camera with fixed screen, because with the 
K-1  I'm tilting the screen in perhaps a quart  of my shots in nature.
We have to wait and see what improvements the new APS-C will bring 
besides the brighter OVF,  but I wonder about the appreciation of the 
fixed screen when introduced on the market.
Perhaps Ricoh/Pentax is planning to follow the Leica route of going 
against the main stream for a small public.


Op 2020-09-06 om 21:01 schreef Bruce Walker:
> On Fri, 4 Sep 2020 at 10:30, Henk Terhell <hterhell at> wrote:
>> Well, as expected, the die is cast: the new flagship will have a
>> fixed LCD screen.
>> Wrong decisions by R/P....
> I have a tilt-up screen on my 645Z which I *never* use. I only ever
> shoot using the OVF so the LCD remains flat against the body.
> Ironically, I am considering substituting a (tilting LCD) K-1 for my
> (non-tilting) K-3 as my backup/alternate body, and I would treat that
> tiltable K-1 LCD the same way: stuck resolutely to the back. Can't use
> an LCD viewscreen for shooting; don't need an LCD viewscreen for
> shooting.
> And really, since Ricoh/Pentax has decided to stick with the OVF and
> forgo mirrorless designs, favouring the OVF is a reasonable way to go.

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