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06-11-2013, 06:54 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by haycyn Quote
It's the 11th!!
It's midday on the 12th where I am. Hopefully the 13th release timetable is on Tokyo time, which is the time zone adjacent to mine. But if it's on UTC, I'll have to wait longer

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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Well, a while ago I think ogl mentioned June 13 as a significant date. That's only hours away.
I think I am the one who mentioned this date (on June 6th):
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Pentax announcement on or around Thursday, June 13th.
I wasn't particularly rewarded for it though:
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I haven't seen any nibbles on this particular claim. Have most people missed it, or is it being selectively ignored?

Curious as to whether it holds any water, or just another sh*t-stir!
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We have seen so many predicted dates that they don't even register any more. I'll believe it when I see an official Pentax press release. That's the same day I'll believe there is something called a k-50 or maybe I'll wait a day or so after that... /shrug
I still stand by it, by the way.
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The way I'm reading it, from basic to pro:

K-500
K-50
K-30 - weathersealed
K-5 - weathersealed

That sequence of 500, 50, 5 makes sense for a product range, but leaves the 30 as an oddball name. Unless a K-3 comes out, which would mean a 3-series and a 5-series.

It's actually a very Canon/Nikon style naming sequence so it sort of shows Ricoh is determined to challenge the big two with an equally full range of Pentax DSLRs.

And all that concern in the Hoya days of the demise of Pentax cameras. Soon it'll be a case of too many cameras to choose from.
Maybe there will be a K-0.5, pro of the pros.
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HA! Give me a K3s for a third, fourth body? Speaking of which I may get another film body if I can find some low ISO film.

Any guess on what sensor the K500 will have?

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well there is a Seagull K-500 with K mount

really odd, why K-500?
it is not possibly upgrade to Pentax K 500mm 4.5?
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Any guess on what sensor the K500 will have?
I am hoping the same 16MP as in other models, in a simple(r) and small(er) body, a 100% viewfinder would be a bonus. I personally do not care much about the rest, even if they just put the current 16MP sensor in a K-r body I'd be fine.
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Guesses

One control wheel

Pentamirror - the question remains will they go with 94-95% instead of 100%, I think they will.

No mic input

Simpler button layout, fewer.

Will drop something else pretty useful in upper tier models to save money and make upgrade path more obvious.

I'm sure I'll think of something else after posting
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I'm hoping for retro OM-D-esque styling, K1000 student-friendly simplicity and a battery grip.

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I'm hoping for retro OM-D-esque styling, K1000 student-friendly simplicity and a battery grip.
Battery grip would be incredibly unlikely as that is one of the items that differentiates the K5 series from all other offerings.
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This may have already been mentioned ...

K-50 & K-500 already in PF database ... Pentax K-mount DSLRs - Pentax Pentax Digital Cameras - Pentax Camera Reviews and Specifications
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And we are being watched ... K-50 and K-500 added to PF: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
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Battery grip would be incredibly unlikely as that is one of the items that differentiates the K5 series from all other offerings.
I think all 3 are fairly unlikely. Unless anyone knows otherwise...
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I think all 3 are fairly unlikely. Unless anyone knows otherwise...
The simplicity would fit with an entry-level dSLR so that might not be unlikely IMHO. Otherwise, I agree.
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Not particularly closely though because they have said there are no pics or specs out yet for either camera
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I would like to see specs at least on them.
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