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09-10-2012, 02:58 PM   #376
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Well, Adam has the specs up and its says:

"Yes (SAFOX X, 11 focus points, select-area expansion)"

11 Focus points........

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Yup. I'm a bit disappointed it still has the same sensor every Pentax seems to have. Not a ton of reason for *me* to upgrade.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
Yup. I'm a bit disappointed it still has the same sensor every Pentax seems to have. Not a ton of reason for *me* to upgrade.
Yes, and the rest of the lineup is interesting too:
Today, Pentax officially announces a host of new products, proving most of the recently-posted leaks and rumors true! The products being announced today include:
Pentax K-5 II, a successor to the Pentax K-5
Pentax K-5 IIs, a version of the K-5 II without an anti-aliasing filter
Pentax Q10, a successor to the Pentax Q
SMC Pentax-DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 ED SDM, a superzoom lens based on Tamron's 18-270mm lens
HD Pentax-DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW DC, a weather-sealed extreme telephoto prime
SMC Pentax-Q 15-45mm F2.8 "06 Telephoto Zoom", a longer zoom lens for the Pentax Q system
Pentax Adapter Q for K-mount lenses, which allows you to use Pentax SLR lenses on your Q
HD Pentax D-FA 645 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR Macro, a stabilized macro lens for the 645D
In addition, Pentax is introducing a new lens coating called HD Coating (HD) which will be replacing their Super Multi Coating (SMC). This coating reduces reflections by more than 50% over the entire visible spectrum, which is claimed to improve color reproduction and greatly reduce flare. Lenses with this coating will be prefixed with "HD" rather than "SMC".
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So this is a K-5 with a better AF sensor but the same number of points... Well ok....

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Where'd you get that blurb? Thanks.

I think the only thing I'll buy 'immediately' is the Q-K adapter.
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...and boom goes the dynamite.
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HD replaces SMC for the new lens coating: Apparently Ricoh/Pentax does not understand Search Engine Optimization.

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Most disappointing. It looks like I'll be selling all of my Pentax gear in a week or so if the published spec's are true. I was wondering if they'd go to 24MP given that they really do push the optics to their limit on APS-C and my questions appear to have been answered.

So is the K-30 now the top model or will there be a surprise K-3?

Perhaps Ricoh is about to release 24MP APS-C and FF K-Mount modules for the GXR?
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...and boom goes the dynamite.
An explosive comment for sure.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bossa Quote
Most disappointing. It looks like I'll be selling all of my Pentax gear in a week or so if the published spec's are true. I was wondering if they'd go to 24MP given that they really do push the optics to their limit on APS-C and my questions appear to have been answered.
You would've stayed with Pentax if they had released a 24 MP camera?
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I would say the K-5 II is what people were asking for though... Wasn't it that a while after the K-5 was released people were saying they loved the K-5, and that it was best in class, but the AF was crap...

2 years down the track, you have a K-5 with faster AF...

What more do you want?

If you stick a 24MP sensor into a K-5, then it's no longer a K-5!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
You would've stayed with Pentax if they had released a 24 MP camera?
I was thinking of using one with my FA*300 and DA*200 instead of buying an expensive Nikon Telephoto for my D800E and maybe hanging on to my LTD lenses for a future FF. Probably not great ideas.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vylen Quote
I would say the K-5 II is what people were asking for though... Wasn't it that a while after the K-5 was released people were saying they loved the K-5, and that it was best in class, but the AF was crap...

2 years down the track, you have a K-5 with faster AF...

What more do you want?

If you stick a 24MP sensor into a K-5, then it's no longer a K-5!
Most of us were expecting a K-3. That's not to say that one won't appear this year though.
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Highly disappointed that 1080p video is still at 25fps.
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