Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
08-29-2008, 09:08 AM   #1
Busiko
Guest




Entry level camera wish list

As OGL insists, there will be a new entry level camera from Pentax. New name, new philosophy? If they are changing the model name, no K any more, there will be a new mount (fully compatible via adapter) and a very high spec one. IF that happens imagine what specs would the new Hi-End Pentax bring following that. Remember the LiveView through the viewfinder? That opens the way to video! Where have I seen this before? And with 756.~ cm3 that's an entry level.
I will not eat any hat OGL, I'd rather have Cruesli.
Rui

08-29-2008, 09:13 AM   #2
ogl
Pentaxian
ogl's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Siberia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 7,218
No new philosophy. It's on the level of K200D.
Model name will have K. And I think that only 3 digits (I don't know the name exactly).
Maybe K250D? )) Or K300D? I'm not sure...
08-29-2008, 09:27 AM   #3
Senior Member
hrishi's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Pune, India
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 149
How many MPs? new sensor? weatherseals? SR? batteries?
08-29-2008, 09:49 AM   #4
Veteran Member
Nesster's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NJ USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 13,047
The new mount is a Nikon mount. The camera will be built by Cosina - Hoya have decided that henceforth Pentax will be a marketing only brand, like Vivitar. The entry level model name is K40X, and will have a crippled mount. The up-market model name is K90D and includes a video mode. These cameras will not have any megapixels: in a Samsung-Fuji joint venture, the frame size will be the largest of any consumer level camera. They are calling this system the 126 Digi-Cart, and includes Fuji processing / digitizing to 40MP, out of camera. These cameras feature film-based SR: the entire cartridge is mounted on servo bushings. The live-view image can be recorded via bluetooth connectivity to an external portable drive. Samsung-Fuji also announced a new software package: Virtual Re-Photographer, which extracts frames from the stored stream, albeit at a 6 MP resolution. Pentax explains the replacement of weather seals by real baby arctic seal skin as a part of their corporate commitment to green technologies. A portion of the sales price will go towards the support of the arctic seal conservation.

In an unrelated development, Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company, recently embroiled in an 'unfit for human consumption' meat sales scandal, announced the formation of Hallmark Seal Farming Co. The new corporation will develop seal based renewable products for the fur, leather and sushi markets.

08-29-2008, 10:12 AM   #5
Forum Member




Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Rotterdam
Posts: 62
QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
The new mount is a Nikon mount. The camera will be built by Cosina - Hoya have decided that henceforth Pentax will be a marketing only brand, like Vivitar. The entry level model name is K40X, and will have a crippled mount. The up-market model name is K90D and includes a video mode. These cameras will not have any megapixels: in a Samsung-Fuji joint venture, the frame size will be the largest of any consumer level camera. They are calling this system the 126 Digi-Cart, and includes Fuji processing / digitizing to 40MP, out of camera. These cameras feature film-based SR: the entire cartridge is mounted on servo bushings. The live-view image can be recorded via bluetooth connectivity to an external portable drive. Samsung-Fuji also announced a new software package: Virtual Re-Photographer, which extracts frames from the stored stream, albeit at a 6 MP resolution. Pentax explains the replacement of weather seals by real baby arctic seal skin as a part of their corporate commitment to green technologies. A portion of the sales price will go towards the support of the arctic seal conservation.

In an unrelated development, Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company, recently embroiled in an 'unfit for human consumption' meat sales scandal, announced the formation of Hallmark Seal Farming Co. The new corporation will develop seal based renewable products for the fur, leather and sushi markets.
WAKE UP, WAKE UP! You have an bad dream!
08-29-2008, 01:19 PM   #6
Ash
Community Manager
Loyal Site Supporter
Ash's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 22,692
Nesster, you sure have time on your hands!
IMO, Pentax needs an advance on the K20D more than it needs another entry model...
08-29-2008, 01:56 PM   #7
Veteran Member
Jasvox's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 3,110
Honestly, what will a new, "entry level" body have that will appeal to so many around here?
08-29-2008, 02:07 PM   #8
Senior Member




Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Paris
Posts: 222
QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
The new mount is a Nikon mount. The camera will be built by Cosina - Hoya have decided that henceforth Pentax will be a marketing only brand, like Vivitar. The entry level model name is K40X, and will have a crippled mount. The up-market model name is K90D and includes a video mode. These cameras will not have any megapixels: in a Samsung-Fuji joint venture, the frame size will be the largest of any consumer level camera. They are calling this system the 126 Digi-Cart, and includes Fuji processing / digitizing to 40MP, out of camera. These cameras feature film-based SR: the entire cartridge is mounted on servo bushings. The live-view image can be recorded via bluetooth connectivity to an external portable drive. Samsung-Fuji also announced a new software package: Virtual Re-Photographer, which extracts frames from the stored stream, albeit at a 6 MP resolution. Pentax explains the replacement of weather seals by real baby arctic seal skin as a part of their corporate commitment to green technologies. A portion of the sales price will go towards the support of the arctic seal conservation.
This is what I heard as well! And it will cost less than $300 body only.

08-29-2008, 02:14 PM   #9
RaduA
Guest




QuoteOriginally posted by Jasvox Quote
Honestly, what will a new, "entry level" body have that will appeal to so many around here?
I don't know about others but I need an inexpesive, smaller, lighter second body for more casual situations.

Radu
08-29-2008, 02:16 PM   #10
Veteran Member
ftpaddict's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Yurp
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,669
This is becoming ridiculous.


Or are we beyond that already?
08-29-2008, 03:48 PM   #11
ogl
Pentaxian
ogl's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Siberia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 7,218
It will be classical camera. No revolution. But it's "tasty" to use pancakes.
And it's hard to say it's on lower level than K200D.
08-29-2008, 04:00 PM   #12
Busiko
Guest




QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
This is becoming ridiculous.


Or are we beyond that already?
No it isn't. We are all ridiculous.
Also my friend Jose was showing me his interest on a Nik D60 and I talked about the Pentax handling was better, among other things. He argued back "yes I remember when I played with your K10D. I liked it, it feels good, fits nicely on my hands, but ... IT'S HEAVY"
Then I said to him. No worry, as a matter of fact, even ftpaddict thinks it is ridiculous to talk about an entry level, low weight, high quality Pentax body, which everybody will love at first sight, but it is never coming. So go and buy your D60, and remember, you never heard of Pentax.
Rui
08-29-2008, 04:10 PM   #13
Veteran Member
Shashinki's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Norway
Posts: 357
126 digi-cart! bwahaha! will it run on car batteries or have its own diesel powered generator i wonder.
08-29-2008, 04:51 PM   #14
RaduA
Guest




It's fascinanting how ogl is starting threads like "why no Pentax leaks.." and the next day he spills the beans on the net about what he find out ... Man, if you're already there don't stay in limbo. Either tell those people all or shut up (which you should of done in the first place IMHO) if you cannot run the whole mile. It's not like you're gonna see or heard anything fromn Pentax in a while, anyway ...

Radu
08-29-2008, 04:57 PM   #15
Veteran Member
clawhammer's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Logan, Utah
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 976
QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
Or are we beyond that already?
The K20 fiasco was proof that we've been there for nearly a year now...

I think pentax has realized that trying to do a viral marketing campaign with a lot of leaks, etc can cause over-realistic expectations and hurt their image, so they're now playing it very close to the chest.
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!
camera, entry, level, name, pentax, pentax news, pentax rumors
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TIPA NAMES PENTAX K-x CAMERA BEST ENTRY LEVEL DSLR Adam Homepage & Official Pentax News 3 05-16-2010 06:31 PM
KX entry level? Racing Widow Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 8 11-18-2009 01:22 PM
new entry level body will be.. miriya Pentax News and Rumors 25 09-06-2008 09:34 PM
Entry level Pentax 67? germar Pentax Medium Format 13 06-30-2008 08:17 AM
Entry level pricing better than ever regken Pentax News and Rumors 5 10-21-2007 08:28 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:23 PM. | 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