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Old Feb 23, 2006, 6:41 PM   #1
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Seems to be a fine DSLR but why does such companies dive into water where sharks are ??

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Old Feb 23, 2006, 6:58 PM   #2
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Why not? Its not like they made the camera in the first place. Samsung is one of the fastest/biggest growing korean company and why not try to take advantage of it? Its a partnership that they have with pentax, I remember reading somewhere that they have something that pentax could use and pentax have something that they could use.
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Old Feb 23, 2006, 7:01 PM   #3
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Lets see.. they've nearly invented new names for a lot of things.. I'm imagining it will be cheap compared to other dslrs.. A few companies are doing this.. I have NO idea how well they sell.. but they gotta jump in sooner or later right?..

I bought a Samsung phone a while back that crapped out on me.. I won't touch it now..lol
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Old Feb 23, 2006, 9:11 PM   #4
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I'm impressed by some of the features on the camera, andam dissapointed with others. It all comes down to how muchthe camera costs. My guess is it will be inbeetween $900-1100 USD, in with the rebel XT.

ISO 3200- a big plus.

2.8 fps- That should be hidden, notboasted about. No matter what the price is, thats bad.

11 point Autofoucus-That will be a nice feature.

16 split photometry system-I'm going to guess this is evaluative metering?The Rebel XT has 35 zones, so it seems to be pretty sad.

2.5 inch, 210,000 pixel,LCD- This is a welcome feature.

x.95 magnificatonpentiprism viewfinder- If it falls in the Rebel XT price range, this will be a nice atvantage over thex.8 pentimirrror viewfinder in the XT.

Pentax lenses- Not as many options are offered as the Rebel XT for lenses. Not good.

Size- It will be larger than the XT,which could be apositive or a negative, depending bon the user.

If your takingindoor pictures, there is some distinct atvantages the samsung will have over the RebelXT. But for sports,theRebel XT is better.

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Old Feb 23, 2006, 11:01 PM   #5
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I'm not sure that having the Pentax lens system is a big disadvantage. After all, if you can't afford new, auto focus lenses, you can always get old manual lenses and they will work without a problem (as manual lenses). Some of those old lenses have really nice glass (says a person who ishappily using a couple of lenses that are 20-25 years old on a DS).

I'm guessing that it will be in the same price range as the Pentax DS2 was - more like $700-800 USD, maybe cheaper? It could be a good buy, especially since it is supposed to be made by Pentax.
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Old Feb 24, 2006, 4:41 AM   #6
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Guys, just check it out, it is a Pentax DS2, only the name plates have been changed. Even the "Lens(D-XENON 18-55mm), Lens(D-XENON 50-200mm), " may say "Schneider - KREUZNACH" but they are clearly relabelled Pentax DA lenses (can't speak for coatings, etc.).

Personally I see nothing wrong with this, to start Samsung is only selling badge-engineered cameras, but in time Samsung electronic technology and Pentax camera and optical technology may result in a great camera system.

As for X vs. Y brand arguments, lets see... the worst DSLR currently on the market is merely fantastic in image quality, need I say more?

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Old Feb 24, 2006, 5:32 PM   #7
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I wasn't going to exactly say that, but as I looked at the photos, it sure looked familiar! There was talk that all of a sudden the DS2 cameras had disappeared. Perhaps this is where they all went - they got re-badged as Samsung? By the way, the DS isn't much different, and I really love mine.

P.S. I had a Samsung phone for several years and only replaced it because I wanted something that had bluetooth capabilities. I wouldn't hesitate to buy this camera, especially since it's made by Pentax.
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