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05-16-2012, 07:52 AM   #496
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If that's really what the K-r replacement will be, then just imagine the K-5's successor!!

I'm still holding out for FF...

05-16-2012, 08:01 AM   #497
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QuoteOriginally posted by french_mike Quote
True, i guest in 2013 we will have a K300 K30 K3 aps-c and why not a KF1 24*36 so
Why whispering so softly?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Another "detail": nowhere it is said that the viewfinder is a pentaprism.

But Ricoh are in favour of value for money, that's for sure.
Hmm, I'm sure I've seen (or overheard) somewhere it's pentaprism w/ 100% coverage ...
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Hmm, I'm sure I've seen (or overheard) somewhere it's pentaprism w/ 100% coverage ...
OK coming from Frank (who has the inside line on things Pentax related), this is wonderful news! Thanks...

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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
Same as the K-5 without lens, isn't it?

I'm not sure at all if I like the new prism design, but otherwise this looks very good.
The prism top is flattened so to make the camera more portable? Probably Pentax try to make the camera as compact as possible while still pack enough features in it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by creampuff Quote
OK coming from Frank (who has the inside line on things Pentax related), this is wonderful news! Thanks...
Well, I'm just speculating
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Well, I'm just speculating
HAHAHA! I'll take your word for this! Looks like a new target for me to aim for my fiancee!!
05-16-2012, 08:25 AM   #503
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Definitely this will cannibalize K5 sales (though I imagine it is Pentamirror rather than Pentaprism and no top lcd, and there will likely be other differences. I would guess K5 successor isn't too far off either (given the rumoured 3 apsc camera line then is this the middle one??? or the entry!!!)
Certainly looks like a very capable camera
The K200d has a top LCD so it wouldn't surprise me for a mid-level WR body to have a pentamirror and top lcd. The K-3 or what ever they will call it would have the pentaprism, magnesium body and newer sensor. What will be interesting is the af system and the buffer.

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QuoteOriginally posted by french_mike Quote
True, i guest in 2013 we will have a K300 K30 K3 aps-c and why not a KF1 24*36 so
D-LX. I fixed it for you.
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The prism top is flattened so to make the camera more portable? Probably Pentax try to make the camera as compact as possible while still pack enough features in it.
they did mention in the January interview they though the DSLR could still be made smaller
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The K200d has a top LCD so it wouldn't surprise me for a mid-level WR body to have a pentamirror and top lcd.
Not impossible, but more difficult with the mode dial on the same side.
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maybe the pentaprism is flattened becuase it is a hybrid evf/pentamirror ? pentax did have a patent on such a beast a while back if memory serves me...
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D-LX, LX-D, ... or what ever, as long as it is FF and as good as a D3s is good anough to me haha
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First picture of the K-30. It looks pretty good, but I'm not sure about the battery deal... (more K-r like than K-5 like). I was hoping it would use the same batteries as the K-7/K-5/K-01...
First leaked picture of the Pentax K-30 | Photo Rumors
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QuoteOriginally posted by sjwaldron Quote
First picture of the K-30.
Hey, why give photo rumors hits when they're just slowly catching up with this thread?
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