Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-06-2010, 01:50 AM   #16
Veteran Member
lol101's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Garennes sur Eure France
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 900
QuoteOriginally posted by ilya80 Quote
Adam,

If you dont mind me asking, arent you totally and completely burning this persons "cover" posting this?
I had the same impression... but maybe these infos were not under NDA and were given to this person with the green light by Pentax to exfiltrate?

09-06-2010, 01:52 AM   #17
Veteran Member
eurostar's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Albareto, Italy
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 813
QuoteOriginally posted by ilya80 Quote
Adam,

If you dont mind me asking, arent you totally and completely burning this persons "cover" posting this?
My first though reading this topic...
09-06-2010, 01:58 AM   #18
Veteran Member
Steelski's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Varna
Posts: 468
QuoteOriginally posted by lol101 Quote
I had the same impression... but maybe these infos were not under NDA and were given to this person with the green light by Pentax to exfiltrate?
I would imganine that we are at the stage where sales are not to be impacted and viral marketing and buzz are going to play a part.
09-06-2010, 02:44 AM   #19
Pentaxian




Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bangalore
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,435
QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
So, from this, we can take that the K-r will have the following:
  • Native rechargeable battery support as well as optional insert for AA batteries
  • Focusing points in viewfinder
probably doesn't give me enough reasons to upgrade from k-x to k-r at launch price. But I have resisted k-7 so far so k-5 seems to be a way to go.

09-06-2010, 03:06 AM   #20
Forum Member




Join Date: May 2010
Location: Gold Coast, QLD
Posts: 88
My biggest gripe about the K-X was the lack of a grip - partly because I use the video mode a lot and hate the batteries running out so quick. I know it's pretty crazy to expect a grip for such a small, cheap camera, but if you look at it another way it seems crazy not to have a grip for such a well endowed, over-achieving camera. If the K-r has a grip and the video mode is still 24p mjpeg, I'll be very interested - though I'll let the dust settle a little before upgrading.
09-06-2010, 03:13 AM   #21
ogl
Pentaxian
ogl's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Siberia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 7,114
QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
  • Native rechargeable battery support as well as optional insert for AA batteries
I think special adapter for AA like in EI-2000 or in SFX
09-06-2010, 06:18 AM   #22
Veteran Member
mattdm's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,964
QuoteOriginally posted by silverknight Quote
interested to know how much the kx price is going to drop once this hits- $50? $80? that would make the kx a great bargain too.
The K-x is already an amazing bargain.

Based on past history, I don't expect the price will go down much more. In fact, it might even go up a bit as the last stock goes off shelves.
09-06-2010, 06:31 AM   #23
Pentaxian
LFLee's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Western MA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,249
...there is a cool, unique feature about the K-r that will help really differentiate it from the K-x; it will natively accept a lithium-ion battery but with an insert will also accommodate AA batteries. No grip will be required and a query of available grip to the Pentax rep was met with complete silence...


--- This is exactly what I suggested when K-7 came out! a battery compartment that accept both AA and dedicated battery / a dedicated battery that have the shape of two AA batteries putting side by side. Thanks Pentax! if this is real, I will get the K-5 when it come out!

09-06-2010, 06:41 AM   #24
Pentaxian




Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,885
QuoteOriginally posted by LFLee Quote
...there is a cool, unique feature about the K-r that will help really differentiate it from the K-x; it will natively accept a lithium-ion battery but with an insert will also accommodate AA batteries. !
If that is the coolest feature of the new Pentaxes then call me disappointed.
09-06-2010, 08:50 AM   #25
Site Supporter
jimr-pdx's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: 1hr north of PDX
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,480
yay.. and drat.. re. AA/Li+

I'd been grousing about this for years, but not to Pentax - had the K100d even had an insert to hold four AAs as a single unit I would have been happy. I had contemplated duct-taping four together so they would be a single unit, but it probably would have been too tight a fit.

I went with the A200 instead, but came back when the K-7 was a deal/steal in July. I was just a feature or so away from getting that k100d, and then I would not have sold my 40M pancake to get Alpha-mount lenses
09-06-2010, 09:58 AM   #26
Pentaxian




Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Madison, Wis., USA
Posts: 1,510
QuoteOriginally posted by silverknight Quote
interested to know how much the kx price is going to drop once this hits- $50? $80? that would make the kx a great bargain too.
K-X = bargain right now and the market recognizes that.

I've argued elsewhere on the forum that the K-X should stay on the market at roughly the existing price because:

* It is properly valued at that price. More than one reviewer has called it a steal.

* It will not, then, compete with new K-? at USD $700-$800 (street price after initial sales flurry).

* Compact size, lots of colors, and high ISO will appeal to beginners to whom AF points are a mystery in any case.

* It can move to big box stores by the pallet-load with a nice intro kit. Maybe try the K-M scheme and add a flash. Imagine a pallet or two at the end of the Walmart/Costco aisle. Just as Nikon did with the D40 after a while. They sold a pile of cameras and locked more users into Nikon.

Can't wait to see how this rolls out as the year comes to an end .....
09-06-2010, 10:28 AM   #27
Veteran Member




Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 407
With the D90 coming to an end I am thinking Sony will discontinue the 12 mp sensor used in the KX anyway. So it may not be possible for Pentax to retain the KX in the lineup even if they wanted to.

Pentax I am fairly certain do not move enough units to persuade Sony to keep on making the sensor.
09-06-2010, 11:03 AM   #28
Senior Member
climit's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kalamata
Posts: 209
Pentax cameras cannot be part of such conventional categorization. For example the k-x with:

- 1/6000 max shutter speed
- 12800 max iso
- 100000 certified shutter releases

is at least "Tier 3" in your categorization while k10D, K20D "Tier 2" naturally.
You see?

QuoteOriginally posted by Steelski Quote
If we have a Grip, Then its above entry level!!!
I think the K-x will stay there and get cheaper and cheaper. Like the Nikon D40......That camera lasted many years, which is a LONG TIME in digital.

Pentax could go to a 4 tier 24 month renewal schedule similar to Nikon.
Tier 1 : D40, D40x, D3000, D3100 Ist* DL, K110, K100, K-m/2000, K-x
Tier 2 : D50, D60, D5000 Ist* DS, K200, K-r
Tier 3 : D70, D80, D90, D7000 Ist* D , K10D, K20D, K-7
Tier 4 : D100, D200, D300s K-5 (the first Pentax camera in this category since MZ-S)
Tier 4.5: D700, D2h,
Tier 5 D2x, D3, D3x,
09-06-2010, 11:30 AM   #29
Veteran Member
Steelski's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Varna
Posts: 468
QuoteOriginally posted by climit Quote
Pentax cameras cannot be part of such conventional categorization. For example the k-x with:

- 1/6000 max shutter speed
- 12800 max iso
- 100000 certified shutter releases

is at least "Tier 3" in your categorization while k10D, K20D "Tier 2" naturally.
You see?
Some Compact cameras have a ISO of 6400 and a sync speed of 1/2000th of a second.
09-06-2010, 11:33 AM   #30
Veteran Member
Steelski's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Varna
Posts: 468
QuoteOriginally posted by telfish Quote
With the D90 coming to an end I am thinking Sony will discontinue the 12 mp sensor used in the KX anyway. So it may not be possible for Pentax to retain the KX in the lineup even if they wanted to.

Pentax I am fairly certain do not move enough units to persuade Sony to keep on making the sensor.
Because supply suddenly dries up.
Oh wait, Sony also make cameras, as do Leica and Ricoh. So thats 4 companies that use a well established sensor.......

Your right, when Nikon stop using it, it becomes redundant.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • 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!
batteries, battery, feature, grip, information, insert, k-r, pentax news, pentax rumors, viewfinder
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
K-X specs o_bender Pentax DSLR Discussion 17 10-09-2009 09:32 AM
k-7 specs?? houstonmacgregor Pentax News and Rumors 11 05-19-2009 05:26 PM
K-7: the specs are known already ogl Pentax News and Rumors 347 05-15-2009 01:16 PM
Specs on MZ-S mr.voigtlander Pentax Film SLR Discussion 2 02-08-2008 02:46 PM
GX-20 Specs ricardobeat Pentax News and Rumors 5 01-24-2008 10:01 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:18 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, 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?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top