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09-26-2011, 12:21 PM   #1
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October 1st Pentax announcement

So, with the upcoming official execution of the Ricoh merger on October 1st, do you think Pentax will announce anything product-related while they're at it? My guess is that it will be something K-mount related.

Pentax has consistently been making announcements during the first week of each month this year- I hope that next week's isn't limited to "oh look, we merged".


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09-26-2011, 12:30 PM   #2
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"Oh look, we merged. And here are some goodies!"

Would be nice to see new lenses at the least. Would be great to see a new body.
09-26-2011, 12:35 PM   #3
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Possible announcements:

* 24mpx APS+ K3
* 30mpx FF- K9
* 16mpx APS-C Ky
* 16mpx 1inch Q2
* FF and MF GXR mountors
* sale of Ricoh-Pentax to Canon
* discovery of sapient life on Mars
* the end of the world as we know it
* new color skins for all cameras
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K-mount GXR mountor would be a nice symbol to announce on the day of Ricoh acquiring Pentax from Hoya.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
Possible announcements:

* 30mpx FF- K9
* new color skins for all cameras
The K9 comes in Dalmatian, Golden Retriever, and Pitbull.
09-26-2011, 12:41 PM   #6
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K-r replacement (with 16 megapixel sensor) in the hands of the Ricoh CEO and an K-3 announcement (with 24 megapixel sensor).
09-26-2011, 12:43 PM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
* sale of Ricoh-Pentax to Canon
Good one Don't think Canon would be able to afford Ricoh (Canon and Nikon combined wouldn't be able to afford them). Could be the other way around, Canon and Nikon together is near pocket change for Ricoh...



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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
Possible announcements:

* the end of the world as we know it
But how do you feel? And is Lenny Bruce afraid?

09-26-2011, 01:08 PM   #9
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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
Possible announcements:

* 24mpx APS+ K3
Quite reasonable
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* 30mpx FF- K9
Maybe a peek but no firm details. And I guess it will be K-1...
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* 16mpx APS-C Ky
* 16mpx 1inch Q2
The latter would be very interesting considering the recent Nikon announcements... but do you think the format and the lenses support a 1"-sensor image circle?

About the former: I think you got the name wrong ;-). But here's an idea: What if the K-r was the last low end DSLR from Pentax? What if it will be replaced by the much smaller APS-C MILC "M-e"?
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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
Possible announcements:

* 24mpx APS+ K3
* 30mpx FF- K9
* 16mpx APS-C Ky
* 16mpx 1inch Q2
* FF and MF GXR mountors
* sale of Ricoh-Pentax to Canon
* discovery of sapient life on Mars
* the end of the world as we know it
* new color skins for all cameras
We're all adults here, but I really don't think they're going to call their next camera the K-y. Did you slip that in there for your amusement as well?
09-26-2011, 01:52 PM   #11
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I heard the new K-1 Diamond.
Featuring:
Reverse camera for self portraits.
Instant uploads to facebook
A built in table top tripod
Bluetooth file transfers
Flip out LCD
Keyboard for easy file naming
Touch Screen for photo Tagging
Voice recognition for image adjustments.
Battery slot replaced with storage for 50ML of Vodka
Credit card slot for instant payments
Solar Panels
Capability for streaming FiOS and HD movies
3.5 Jack and 2" speakers for iPOD capabilities.

I think the Vodka thing is just a rumor though...
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QuoteOriginally posted by SlickYamaha Quote
I heard the new K-1 Diamond.
Featuring:
Reverse camera for self portraits.
Instant uploads to facebook
A built in table top tripod
Bluetooth file transfers
Flip out LCD
Keyboard for easy file naming
Touch Screen for photo Tagging
Voice recognition for image adjustments.
Battery slot replaced with storage for 50ML of Vodka
Credit card slot for instant payments
Solar Panels
Capability for streaming FiOS and HD movies
3.5 Jack and 2" speakers for iPOD capabilities.

I think the Vodka thing is just a rumor though...
You forgot the 4G cell capability, the GPS, the skyhook, the freeze-dried chicken, and the potfor.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
So, with the upcoming official execution of the Ricoh merger on October 1st, do you think Pentax will announce anything product-related while they're at it? My guess is that it will be something K-mount related.

Pentax has consistently been making announcements during the first week of each month this year- I hope that next week's isn't limited to "oh look, we merged".
Sadly I doubt anything new will be announced.

An updated lens roadmap would be fantastic - doubt we'll see it on 10/1, though.


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I look forward to seeing some Pentax brand photo-copiers being announced.
09-26-2011, 03:10 PM   #15
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
So, with the upcoming official execution of the Ricoh merger on October 1st, do you think Pentax will announce anything product-related while they're at it? My guess is that it will be something K-mount related.

Pentax has consistently been making announcements during the first week of each month this year- I hope that next week's isn't limited to "oh look, we merged".
Now now. I think it will be "Oh look, we merged, and we are very excited about our new partnership and are looking forward to paving a strong future in imaging technology."

QuoteOriginally posted by kenafein:
We're all adults here, but I really don't think they're going to call their next camera the K-y. Did you slip that in there for your amusement as well?
Don't underestimate the cross-promotional opportunities with that!
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