Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
12-28-2007, 03:38 PM   #31
Inactive Account




Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Leeds, NE UK
Posts: 220
omg where is the front dial? does the k100d not have that either? :s couldn't cope without mine. also i hope they add a dedicated dial for iso and some way of flicking through white balance settings without going into the menu. those two things annoy me so much about my k10d. oh and the immense underexposure in any sort of auto mode

12-28-2007, 03:46 PM   #32
Pentaxian
thibs's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Belgium
Photos: Albums
Posts: 5,292
QuoteOriginally posted by pixelpruner Quote
omg where is the front dial? does the k100d not have that either? :s couldn't cope without mine. also i hope they add a dedicated dial for iso and some way of flicking through white balance settings without going into the menu. those two things annoy me so much about my k10d. oh and the immense underexposure in any sort of auto mode
Hey that's the K200D not the K20D
12-28-2007, 04:02 PM   #33
Veteran Member
clawhammer's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Logan, Utah
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 976
in regards to the weather sealing, you'll notice that there is no little 'twist latch' for either the sd card door or battery compartment door, which IIRC is what most weather-sealed cameras have.

The small number of contacts on the batter grip connection (compared to the 17 on the K10) is interesting. They might have room to fit another 2 or 4 AA's in there, but is that enough contacts to transfer the power? Do the AA's need fewer contacts than the DL-I50's?

Nice to see the Sv mode comming to the 'low-end' camera. In my opinion that's one of the best ways to do ISO changes on the fly.
12-28-2007, 04:05 PM   #34
New Member




Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Germany
Posts: 5
QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
If you look closely, the contacts for the grip are done the exact same way as the K10D which means to me... weather sealing !
No, it just means that there's no need to invent the wheel for a second time.

12-28-2007, 04:30 PM   #35
TDN
Forum Member
TDN's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Belgium
Posts: 94
QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
If you look closely, the contacts for the grip are done the exact same way as the K10D which means to me... weather sealing !
Actually, according to someone on another forum, who claims to have some inside info, this would be the first entry-level model with weather sealing. (at least to some extent, maybe like the D200 from Nikon)

I have no idea about his full-of-it-or-not-status

Tom
12-28-2007, 04:49 PM   #36
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 166
Hmm, looks very promising. Provided it's got at least a 6 RAW buffer and (hopefully) the prism finder I'm interested as a backup/light carry camera (I do miss the DS for its wonderful small size).

I'm thinking dust sealing here, rather than fully splashproof like the K10D. It would still be a first, as the only dust-sealed bodies on the market today are the 40D and A700.
12-28-2007, 04:53 PM   #37
Inactive Account




Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 478
Wheres Ben when you need him!
12-28-2007, 05:10 PM   #38
Veteran Member
mattdm's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,964
QuoteOriginally posted by Tyler Quote
Wheres Ben when you need him!
Probably not bothering with the entry-level model.

12-28-2007, 05:11 PM   #39
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 602
QuoteOriginally posted by BrendanPK Quote
Well if this is true, here is a grip photo
I hope it is a mock up because it does not look good and has no grip-material on it
Those pins at the bottom mean that k200D will have its grip.
12-28-2007, 05:41 PM   #40
Pentaxian
rvannatta's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Apiary, Oregon
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,176
QuoteOriginally posted by clawhamemr Quote
in regards to the weather sealing, you'll notice that there is no little 'twist latch' for either the sd card door or battery compartment door, which IIRC is what most weather-sealed cameras have.

The small number of contacts on the batter grip connection (compared to the 17 on the K10) is interesting. They might have room to fit another 2 or 4 AA's in there, but is that enough contacts to transfer the power? Do the AA's need fewer contacts than the DL-I50's?

Nice to see the Sv mode comming to the 'low-end' camera. In my opinion that's one of the best ways to do ISO changes on the fly.
the Sv mode works well, as does the 'program Sv' or auto Sv in the K10. I've set the auto ISO mode with a range of 200 to 800, and use the Sv to override when appropriate.
12-28-2007, 09:06 PM   #41
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2006
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,713
QuoteOriginally posted by TDN Quote
Actually, according to someone on another forum, who claims to have some inside info, this would be the first entry-level model with weather sealing. (at least to some extent, maybe like the D200 from Nikon)

I have no idea about his full-of-it-or-not-status

Tom
People on the inside aren't really allowed to share that sort of info, which in my opinion is why Ben never really says anything about the upcoming models

So I wouldn't count on his information being accurate.
12-28-2007, 10:47 PM   #42
Senior Member




Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 126
Looks like some subtle refinements have been made. The area above the lens mount has increased, so a large diameter lens can fit. The hand grip is an improvement upon the *ist DS and K100D, since it is more rounded and beefier, and should be more comfortable and less tiring to hold.
12-28-2007, 11:13 PM   #43
Junior Member




Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Worcester, MA
Posts: 27
QuoteOriginally posted by zntgrg Quote
Look the top LCD...it's clearly photoshopped in the lower side near the prism.
And the right hand grip section seems so different from top and from towards...

@ KRO77: K100d has that flash release button there.
Thanks the K10 has it next to the flash which i am not a huge fan of.
12-28-2007, 11:36 PM   #44
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 1,934
QuoteOriginally posted by zntgrg Quote
Look the top LCD...it's clearly photoshopped in the lower side near the prism.
And the right hand grip section seems so different from top and from towards...

@ KRO77: K100d has that flash release button there.
How about these?

Pentax K200D 4 images: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
12-28-2007, 11:54 PM   #45
Pentaxian
rvannatta's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Apiary, Oregon
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,176
QuoteOriginally posted by Anastigmat Quote
Looks like some subtle refinements have been made. The area above the lens mount has increased, so a large diameter lens can fit. The hand grip is an improvement upon the *ist DS and K100D, since it is more rounded and beefier, and should be more comfortable and less tiring to hold.
this would be a really good thing if it elevated the flash a bit. the DA* 15-50 is a nifty lens
but a bit large for the built in flash---at least on a K10.
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!
k200d, k20d, pentax news, pentax rumors
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A variety of images with FA* 200/4 Macro (no bugs) - VLF competition images Marc Langille Post Your Photos! 28 08-22-2008 07:28 PM
K200D Burst of RAW images? ogl Pentax News and Rumors 6 03-12-2008 10:59 AM
K200D Burst of RAW images? ogl Pentax DSLR Discussion 1 03-10-2008 04:23 PM
Pentax K200D - images out in the wild USCdeacon Pentax DSLR Discussion 8 01-02-2008 09:11 PM
High ISO concert images with Tam 28-300 (Images) jsundin Post Your Photos! 2 07-05-2007 08:19 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:16 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.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