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01-31-2011, 08:27 AM   #16
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I doubt that it would tempt me, given my very recent K-5 purchase, but it might quiet some of the folk here who are looking for a "pro" body.

Depends on what else comes with it - megapixels are clearly not the issue here, nor fps. We might even speculate that increasing MP will reduce fps. Or is this the right time for PRIME III?

Nikon folks, talking about this speculation, argue that 24 MP on APS-C will demand a great deal from the glass to avoid diffraction at medium apertures. Would this require a new generation of glass and/or prohibit use of most/all zooms?

I'm not yet convinced that adding pixels would offer much to most current and prospective Pentax users. There are many other areas demanding more attention.

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Ha, that means I'll be able to afford a K5 sooner than I thought. I don't need no stinkin 24 Mp.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ajoe Quote
YES. I asked my wife, who is somewhat of an expert in the science of meaningless speculation, and she said the likelihood of a new model, probably a K5a, is very high. Expect a release date of May 5, 2011. Special upgrade pricing for all existing K5 owners will be provided.


(My Mayan psychic says they will release a full Frame on December 21st, 2012. It will be called K-Boom)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
(My Mayan psychic says they will release a full Frame on December 21st, 2012. It will be called K-Boom)
I'm speculating there will be a great new K-Boom marketing campaign featuring the ShamWow guy!

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K5 Super, now that has a nice sound to it.
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No no no it's gonna be called the K5 Spotless =D

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We shall have eternal sunshine on a spotless sensor!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ajoe Quote
yes. I asked my wife, who is somewhat of an expert in the science of meaningless speculation, ....



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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote

(My Mayan psychic says...It will be called K-Boom)
Close on the name... My insider sources tell me it will be called the

"K-BM-D".... EEK

Cheers... M
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K-5NC - Mirrorless Camera.
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No, it will be the K5 SUPER that I will pluck my K5 (long saved) money on.
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QuoteOriginally posted by benjikan Quote
I was thinking about the K5 and the duration of a model before a new generation comes out and have a feeling that we might see a new improved version in the Spring. Or will it be called a K5, but with some major internal improvements?

Any thoughts out there?

Just a bit of my speculation...
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Ben, I think you are right, we'll see an update in Spring. Spring 2012!

Actually, IMHO, a K-5 with its 3 major bugs fixed (stains done, focus in progress, flash hopefully not ignored) would be an awfully decent camera not needing replacement for a long time. Better let it mature than hunt for the next buggy release
Well I think that K-5 successor won't be seen before spring 2012. The silver K-5 will be the way to please customers and coming to stores next to the black one.

In 2011 I only expect Evil's or alike camera's. I hoped for full frame but not expecting it anymore. Pentax will be busy enough with releasing a new system.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote


(My Mayan psychic says they will release a full Frame on December 21st, 2012. It will be called K-Boom)
this is probably the best camera name suggestion ever!
a 2000 $ FF Pentax named K-Boom ... c'mon, you can not like it
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