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09-20-2010, 04:51 AM   #1
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Engagdet releases K-5 photos/announcement

Engadget.com's K-5 new photos and announcement link

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Photokina 2010: Hall 2.2, Stand A040

PENTAX K-5: Highly sensitive

Tokyo / Cologne, the 20th of September

HOYA CORPORATION Pentax Imaging Systems Division is pleased to announce the launch
of the Pentax K-5 lens-interchangeable digital SLR camera.
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Photokina is just about getting started over in Germany today, and Pentax has grabbed the opportunity to unveil its next K-series shooter nice and early. The new K-5 looks exactly as a leak earlier this month suggested, meaning it's an almost identical brother to the weather-resistant K-7. Of course, the big changes are taking place within, with a new 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor -- said to be equivalent in performance to the one in the 645D -- a 100 to 12800 ISO range, 7fps burst mode, much-improved 11-point autofocus, and an overhauled HDR mode. ISO can also be jacked up to 51200 with a custom function, but we wouldn't expect to get the finest imagery out of that. Other specs include a 3-inch, 921k-dot LCD around the back, 100 percent viewfinder coverage, and (sadly) only SDHC memory card compatibility -- there'll be no SDXC action for the big spenders among us.


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"51200 with a custom function" I'm guessing a multiple exposure thingy with automatic alignment.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gimbal Quote
"51200 with a custom function" I'm guessing a multiple exposure thingy with automatic alignment.
Probably just a "custom function" in the same sense that the K-x's ISOs 12800 and 25600 are "custom functions." It's just one stop up from there.
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I love how, when it comes to cameras, Tech blogs always sound like they have no clue what they're actually writing about.

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One happy, albeit expected quote from the press release:

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Extended-exposure NR (Noise Reduction) function, with a choice of Auto, On and Off modes
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W00t!
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To be honest

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I love how, when it comes to cameras, Tech blogs always sound like they have no clue what they're actually writing about.
I have no clues what I am reading in those tech blogs
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I don't have a K-7 to compare, but I am guessing their press photos are the real deal? They seem to be the first on the net to break the news.
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QuoteOriginally posted by K-9 Quote
I don't have a K-7 to compare, but I am guessing their press photos are the real deal? They seem to be the first on the net to break the news.
Some german sites beat them to it, but yes, those appear to be the real deal.

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nice and quiet shutter. same as k7

5:00 mark

http://www.youtube.com/.../watch?v=EcnmEZQhX2s&feature=player_embedded#!
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No SDXC option? Bummer.
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QuoteOriginally posted by opiedog Quote
Link is gone, in fact, there seems to be no K-5 of any kind coming up in youtube right now.
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link was wrong, here is the good one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcnmEZQhX2s&feature=player_embedded#
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Wow, could they have picked any worse music! Also, I can't understand Italian.
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Fast forward to 4:40 to hear how fast/quiet it is. Pretty impressive.
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What is that horizon detection balance? Was that on the K-7?
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