Specs on Pentax K-5 and KR Leaked

Two new Pentax bodies to be released in late 2010

By PF Staff in Pentax Rumors on Aug 23, 2010
Specs on Pentax K-5 and KR Leaked
PENTAX K-5 - New Pentax flagship model
  • 16 Megapixel Sensor
  • Maximum expanded ISO of 25600
  • 7 frames per second
  • To be officially announcd on September 20th
  • To be released in October, 2010
  • $1600 suggested retail price
  • Serious-amateur/professional use

The Pentax K-5 will be the successor to the Pentax K-7, Pentax's current flagship model.  Although the K-5 will still employ an APS-C sensor, we expect this model to build upon the main shortcoming of the K-7: high-ISO performance.  With a maximum ISO of 25600 (4 times that of the K-7), the K-5 is bound to perform very well at lower ISOs such as 6400 or 3200, at which the K-7 had great difficulty producing usable photos.  If the K-5 will indeed launch with the current suggested price of $1600, it will not only become the most advanced digital SLR in its price class, but also a formidable rival for competing manufacturers.

PENTAX KR

  • 12 Mexapixel Sensor
  • 6 frames per second
  • Up to 120 color combinations: 10 body colors, and 12 grip colors
  • To be officially announcd in September
  • To be released in October, 2010
  • $875 suggested retail price
  • Into-level DSLR

The Pentax KR will succeed the Pentax K-x, which revolutionized the intro-level DSLR market back in 2009. The KR is expected to further extend the already-wide feature set of the K-x, with an improved frame rate among with added controls.  At $875, it will retain is place on the market as the most cost-effective intro-level DSLR.  Upon the launch of the KR, the K-x's price is expected to fall significantly, making it an even bigger steal!

You may discuss this news here: Pentax K-5 and KR rumor discussion.

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