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09-10-2008, 06:06 AM   #121
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gio645 Quote
Pentax will release some interesting stuff
-Entry level 10mpixel camera (KM?). Improved SR, small size (the smallest APS-C body?)
-1 or 2 more cameras (not finished products though)
- DA 55 & DA 60-250
I'm 99% sure about the above products. That's rather news than rumors
This is 99% in tune with the more firm rumors, so why not?....

09-10-2008, 07:22 AM   #122
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Pentax confirms new camera model to be shown at PK

Pentax confirms new camera model to be shown at Photokina.

This confirmation comes from the following Web Ad Pentax is running in Germany.

I'll try to post it here as otherwise, Google syndication won't bring up the ad if I only provide a link.

It is a flash movie in the attached zip. Open ZIP and click onto SWF to see it.

P.S.
It looks like they announce a new P&S, an update to K20D and a new body. But this isn't exactly clear from the ad.

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nic catch, thanks
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QuoteOriginally posted by Busiko Quote
Man, Pentax still knows how to design cameras!
the Sony A900 looks like a conehead

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The "shadow camera" seems to not have the mode dial on the left.. D40 look-alike, with no top panel and mode dial near the shutter?
09-10-2008, 08:00 AM   #126
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Like Mark III

To say seriously...
I think it's entry-level camera. And it's all what we see at Photokina.

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09-10-2008, 08:07 AM   #127
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QuoteOriginally posted by zntgrg Quote
The "shadow camera" seems to not have the mode dial on the left.. D40 look-alike, with no top panel and mode dial near the shutter?


The silhouette doesn't show any Mode dial on either side! What now?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Busiko Quote
The silhouette doesn't show any Mode dial on either side! What now?
The mode dial is on the opposite side that used to be on previous Pentax DSLRs

09-10-2008, 08:38 AM   #129
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gio645 Quote
The mode dial is on the opposite side that used to be on previous Pentax DSLRs
Yes I know where a Mode Dial can be placed. The question is: Can you see it on that silhouette? I can't.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Busiko Quote
Yes I know where a Mode Dial can be placed. The question is: Can you see it on that silhouette? I can't.
Have a look at...
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QuoteOriginally posted by benjikan Quote
What if Pentax had not upgraded to the K20D when it did and offered a K10D Mkll when the K20D was launched and the K20D was launched at the up and coming Photokina in a few days, would our perception of Pentax have changed. "Wow, a 14.6 MP camera with a new sensor. Better AF and SR. Wow better noise floor, etc, etc. Geez, the K20D has not even been out for a year yet and we expect a radical change in 9 months.

Just my 2 cents worth.

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You're not wrong Ben. I'm amazed at how many people just can't find enough in the K20D. Many are the folks who won't even get the most from it, yet "need" other things in a "better" camera.

For photokina I see:

1) an entry level DSLR, smaller and lighter for the traveller/one-lens, a night out on the town type thing. K20D Super? Could be, could be called something else.

2) A pre-production of a model above a K20D, near production model early 09.

3) A "still in development" 645D.

4) The DA*60-250, DA*30/1.4 and DA*55/1.4.


So that's this Ben's 2 cents Let's see how many i get right.

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QuoteOriginally posted by LuzArt Quote

For photokina I see:

3) A "still in development" 645D.

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Wow, exciting!!!!
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K20D less than a year old..

No new things on that front....
Lower specced triple digit K thing???
I am not sure if that would make people happy....
There are plenty of people who say they will gladly buy a lower specced camera but invariably they all want to retain at least one higher specced feature. And nobody has the same preferences so I dare say a lower specced camera will make more people unhappy than happy...

K30D? another show in about six months will reveal that one.
KxD???? No solid rumours on that one..... (But neither did anybody expect something like for instance the DA18-250).
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As for Pentax - we will see the end version of DA*60-250/4 and DA*55/1.4 and we can buy it
at the end of this year, K2000D and new roadmap for lenses.
And future plans...

Samsung - I don't know anything...
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I did an overlay as well

Not that it is worth much, we all know cabbies but...

As point of reference I took the mode dial and the lens
Conclusion.

What is shown on the cab is much smaller than the K20D
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