Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
08-04-2010, 02:24 PM   #1
Veteran Member

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Kaunas
Posts: 1,458
K-5, K-r and EVIL in Photokina?

I don't have many details about any of them, but the source (my boss) is reliable. I'm working for Pentax Spain at the moment as a sales promoter.
What he told me:
-K-5 will be above K-7.
-K-r will use BOTH a lithium battery and standard AAs (brilliant!), and will cost 699€.
-EVIL will likely be APSC.
I hope it hasn't been posted yet.
Official: K-5, K-r and mirrorless body coming soon: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

08-04-2010, 02:27 PM   #2
Lowell Goudge's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Toronto
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 15,746
this sounds like a typical US government leak from a "high ranking official"

It is not official until there is a publication by the company
08-04-2010, 02:41 PM   #3

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: GMT +10
Photos: Albums
Posts: 11,628
You beat me to it Edvinas.

Supposedly official from Pentax Europe. This is the precis:
-K-5 will be above K-7.
-K-r will use BOTH a lithium battery and standard AAs (brilliant!), and will cost 699€.
-EVIL will likely be APSC.
"The K-r will be superior to the K-x but don't expect it to be miles ahead. He said he has no technical details at all, which is a shame"

"the little one will be announced early September, the big bad one in the second part of September. Both will be the best Pentax camera ever made in the digital age for their specific prices"

One caveat is that the OP in the dpr article has a name that seems to translate as White Shark.

Also I don't think it would be a good marketing idea to have K-r as a camera name. Too easy to corrupt it to K-r[ap].

Last edited by rawr; 08-04-2010 at 02:50 PM.
08-04-2010, 02:51 PM   #4
Veteran Member

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Iowa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,368
Any one of us could have taken the rumors from this forum and created a similar post with it. There's only a little bit of information on there that I haven't read here before.

Still, with these particular rumors gaining steam, I think it's likely that these rumors are beginning to approach the eventual truth.

08-04-2010, 02:54 PM   #5
i83N's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lithuania
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,201
Kamon, i really tiered of this same rumor repeated on forum for the million time. Can we all just wait till Photokina.
08-04-2010, 03:05 PM   #6
Loyal Site Supporter
Parallax's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Dakota
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 16,156
Well, if it's from DPR it must be true!
08-04-2010, 03:11 PM   #7
Veteran Member

Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 527

Last edited by zackspeed; 08-04-2010 at 03:17 PM.
08-04-2010, 03:16 PM   #8
Veteran Member
Andi Lo's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,925
K-r? why r?

The Mirrorless body will be very interesting.... how likely is it to be aps-c?

08-04-2010, 05:34 PM   #9
Veteran Member

Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,689
Information is starting to creep out, now I don't feel so special !
08-04-2010, 05:45 PM   #10
Veteran Member
lurchlarson's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Oregon, USA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 681
QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote

The Mirrorless body will be very interesting.... how likely is it to be aps-c?
I would say that if the EVIL camera does come out this year it will surely be APS-C. Why change the form factor of a sensor or implement a new sensor? Maybe all of the old KX sensors will go into the EVIL.

Anyway. All they have to do is provide an adaptor IN THE BOX that allows all k-mount lenses on it and Pentax will have a winner.

Last edited by lurchlarson; 08-04-2010 at 07:38 PM.
08-04-2010, 07:31 PM   #11
Junior Member
Xlusionist's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Singapore
Posts: 27
announcement in september... approximately when will we see them?
08-04-2010, 07:52 PM   #12
Veteran Member
jct us101's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Rohnert Park, CA
Posts: 3,708
But I wanted the K-y!

*switches to Nikon*
08-04-2010, 08:12 PM   #13
Veteran Member
Harish Hegde's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cypress,OC,CA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 495
Move to SF.
You will need it.
08-04-2010, 08:22 PM   #14
Senior Member

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Pemberton BC
Posts: 238
QuoteOriginally posted by jct us101 Quote
But I wanted the K-y!
I'm waiting for the K-9
08-04-2010, 09:25 PM   #15
Veteran Member

Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,689
No new cameras are coming anymore.

Pentax is finished and to be sold off and bought up by Canon.


  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k-5, k-r, pentax, pentax news, pentax rumors
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Likelihood of EVIL Pentax @ Photokina? lurchlarson Pentax DSLR Discussion 30 07-24-2010 12:09 AM
Nikon EVIL Digital due at Photokina ? Samsungian Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 9 01-15-2010 10:25 AM
Photokina Girls! Asahiflex Post Your Photos! 11 09-26-2008 03:22 PM
Photokina, who's going? carpediem007 Pentax News and Rumors 10 09-21-2008 03:45 PM
Photokina? Russell-Evans Pentax News and Rumors 38 08-29-2008 03:40 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:21 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]