New Samsung dSLR using Pentax lenses announced in the States

Discussion in 'Samsung' started by wayne, Jan 23, 2006.

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    wayne Guest

    wayne, Jan 23, 2006
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    Noons Guest

    Hehehe! They're really after Sony, aren't they?
    It's gonna be fun to watch.
    Noons, Jan 23, 2006
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    Jasen Guest

    Same thing will happen with Sony/Konica Minolta. I wished they would just
    call them by the original name though. It's all a bit daft.
    Jasen, Jan 24, 2006
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    corks Guest

    ummm, from what ive seen on the net (usual photo sites) it looks like a
    rebadged pentax *ist DS2

    not sure about the schneider lens tho as to rebadging

    but it could be interesting for australia has pentax has no plans to bring
    in the DS2 as apparently they cant bring it in for a price they are happy
    so it looks like we are stuck with the DL.

    but if samsung bring in the GX1, that issue changes
    corks, Jan 24, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    Lets hope that Kennedy's is not bringing the Samsungs.
    Pete D, Jan 24, 2006
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    wayne Guest

    Adeal are the Samsung camera agents here. I haven't yet had a chance to
    speak to either yet re this issue but will next week 1st thing.

    The Samsung is an interesting development. The Pro 815, though flawed,
    is an interesting 1st serious camera for Samsung and I expect they will
    keep pushing it. Samsung are very serious about becoming a main player
    in the dSLR market. With Minolta gone and Pentax onside, it will make
    for an interesting game.

    Sony is in trouble in many of their market segments and they sure have
    lots of competition in the camera area. It remains to be seen what they
    will do with the Minolta intellectual property.

    We live in interesting times.



    Wayne J. Cosshall
    Publisher, The Digital ImageMaker,
    Assistant Director, International Digital Art Award
    Writer and educator in graphic design, photography, digital technology
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    wayne, Jan 24, 2006
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    Rob Guest

    Samsung have an agreement to use Sony chips.
    Rob, Jan 24, 2006
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    Jasen Guest

    Minolta DSLRs are really gone as such. Just changed hands. I can live in a
    dream I can! Maybe it will be a reality in time.
    Jasen, Jan 24, 2006
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    Noons Guest

    I'm curious why you reckon it's flawed. Lack of image stabiliser?

    Well, the players have at least changed names:
    instead of sameoldsameold Canon vs Nikon, we now
    have re-badged Pentax vs re-badged Minolta.
    It's to be hoped there will be some true new technology
    out of all this instead of just another pissing contest
    between marketing groups...
    Noons, Jan 24, 2006
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    Jasen Guest

    My bet is that there will be indeed new technologies, even if it is just a
    few added features and a bigger & better CCD line up. I reckon the new
    SONY/KM cameras at least will have some rather nice big CCDs in them, albeit
    APS sized, AND be focussed on the consumer and prosumer markets. ???
    Jasen, Jan 24, 2006
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    Noons Guest

    I think you're spot on. The only thing is I reckon Sony will
    introduce its first full 35mm sensor in one of their cameras,
    not another maker's.
    Noons, Jan 24, 2006
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    Jasen Guest

    And I think that'll be in the 9D equivalent, but you never know. I think
    the current 7D design is brilliant. All controls within easy reach of my
    fingers and easy to find without lifting my eye off the finder. What other
    cameras can you do that with??
    Jasen, Jan 24, 2006
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    wayne Guest

    Well, I think at the pro end it is going to be Canon vs Nikon for a
    long time to come, in reality. At the consumer and hobbyist levels
    we'll have Canon, Nikon, Olympus (lovely cameras but often overlooked),
    Pentax/Samsung and Sony(Minolta). I think this area will be dominated
    by a lot of pretty similar cameras. Yes, the Minolta 7D had some nice
    ergonomics and a few nice features, but none of them killers, otherwise
    it would have done better in the marketplace than just with people with
    Minolta lenses, a recipe for business disaster. Yes, they attracted
    some new to SLR people, but not enough.

    Technological developments, sure there will be lots of them. We are
    still at the early part of the tech curve with regard to digital
    cameras, in my opinion. Full frame sensors are going to bite a lot of
    users. I've already seen one friend caught with 'digital' lenses when
    they wanted to just buy a 5D body. It will happen to a lot more.



    Wayne J. Cosshall
    Publisher, The Digital ImageMaker,
    Assistant Director, International Digital Art Award
    Writer and educator in graphic design, photography, digital technology
    Personal art site
    wayne, Jan 25, 2006
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