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08-21-2010, 11:09 PM   #1
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Brief info about K-5 and K-R

PENTAX K-5:
- 16 million pixels (SONY new sensor)
- ISO 25600
- 7 frames per sec
- „ 139,000 (too high price - $1625 , but it could be $1400 at US market))
- announcement on September 20
- Released in mid-October

PENTAX K-R:
- 12 million pixels
- 6 frames per sec
- 10 color of body and 12 color grip, as the combination 120 colours
- 74,800 yen ($875 - but it could be $750 at US market))
- announcement from September, 1 till 10.
- Released in mid-October


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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
PENTAX K-5:
- 16 million pixels (SONY new sensor)
- ISO 25600
- 7 frames per sec
- „ 139,000 (too high price - $1625 )
- announcement on September 20
- Released in mid-October

PENTAX KR:
- 12 million pixels
- 6 frames per sec
- 10 color of body and 12 color grip, as the combination 120 colours
- 74,800 yen ($875)
- Released in mid-October
Hmm, this sounds about right. I like the K-5 :-) now I have to save my pennies!
Thanks ogl!
08-21-2010, 11:20 PM   #3
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K-7 is very reasonable buying now... I think K-5 will be a failure of Pentax. Too expensive for extra 2 MP and new video modes...

Another brands will launch the same 16 MP cameras - Nikon, SONY. Canon will offer new 18 MP 60D...
No chances to attract old users with K200/20/10/K-x...IMO.

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So that's the starter's price? Gonna drop to $1,100 in 6 months time?

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Where's my full frame?

*tears up*
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QuoteOriginally posted by dugrant153 Quote
Where's my full frame?

*tears up*
If K-5 has 16 MP FF sensor... Like in new D800. But I doubt.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
PENTAX K-5:
- 16 million pixels (SONY new sensor)
- ISO 25600
- 7 frames per sec
- „ 139,000 (too high price - $1625 )
- announcement on September 20
- Released in mid-October

PENTAX KR:
- 12 million pixels
- 6 frames per sec
- 10 color of body and 12 color grip, as the combination 120 colours
- 74,800 yen ($875)
- Released in mid-October
It should bring a lot of other function for that price too. If I remember well the rumored price for Sony A55 with the same sensor is under 1000$, so the new sensor alone can't cost that much.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bodhi Quote
It should bring a lot of other function for that price too. If I remember well the rumored price for Sony A55 with the same sensor is under 1000$, so the new sensor alone can't cost that much.
New functions? I need only ONE new function - FF sensor.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
New functions? I need only ONE new function - FF sensor.
yeah, that could be nice, but can you imagine the price ?
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I'm afraid that K-5 can bury Pentax division if Pentax can't announce FF camera soon or can't say anything about FF's plans at Photokina. No FF in the nearest 6-7 months, no future. IMO
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Im interested on how good is the high iso performance of the new K5..
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So, in Europe it will be 1625 Euro.
If isn't FF who's gonna buy it?
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maybe pentax prepare new 77 points af system or something else?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
K-7 is very reasonable buying now... I think K-5 will be a failure of Pentax. Too expensive for extra 2 MP and new video modes...

Another brands will launch the same 16 MP cameras - Nikon, SONY. Canon will offer new 18 MP 60D...
No chances to attract old users with K200/20/10/K-x...IMO.
K7 is reasonable to buy maybe in US. In Europe new is 1150 Euro (only body!)
I think i'll skip K5 too. And the following 2-3 new bodies!
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QuoteOriginally posted by dugrant153 Quote
Where's my full frame?

*tears up*
Well, like me, you can finally resign and use:
- Kx when you need high-iso (after all, it's nearly up there with the FF big boys in the High-iso dept.).
- and film when you need the DoF control... (put the cost per frame that really need FF against the price of a FF DSLR, and you're good to go for a thousand years...).

Now, sure, when you need both at the same time, you're screwed...
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