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09-19-2019, 06:24 PM - 22 Likes   #1
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New K-series DSLR under development to be exhibited

The K series digital SLR camera currently under development will be exhibited at the "PENTAX Meeting 100th Anniversary Special" scheduled to be held in Japan on September 21st.

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  • Model name: to be announced later.
  • Flagship model of our K-mount digital SLR camera equipped with an APS-C size image sensor.
  • Currently under development for market launch in 2020.
  • Price: Not decided.

The third (and forth) dial from the K-1 (II) makes a return and there appears to be a sensor under the viewfinder.
Also noteworthy: An AF-joystick.

Nice.


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THis will be a very very long thread
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Yay!

Now where’s my 70-200 f4?

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Heh, just wait for them to showcase the 100/150mp MF and 60mp FF along with this as a 26mp APSC.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Class A Quote
The K series digital SLR camera currently under development will be exhibited at the "PENTAX Meeting 100th Anniversary Special" scheduled to be held Japan on September 21st.

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  • Model name: to be announced later.
  • Flagship model of our K-mount digital SLR camera equipped with an APS-C size image sensor.
  • Currently under development for market launch in 2020.
  • Price: Not decided.

Nice.
Despite this being great news, let's see how long it takes for someone to complain.
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As long as this has the viewfinder LCD of the K-1, its an instant preorder for me. Shame about the lack of tilt screen though.
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Shape, dial placement looks much like the K-1 and K-1II.

Built in GPS and no pop-up flash.

And, above and to the right of the green button is something which can only be a joystick.

I'm going to guess touch-screen too, based on what looks like a proximity sensor for touch-screen auto on/off directly below the viewfinder.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Class A Quote
market launch in 2020.
My favourite part, I couldn't afford this camera this year, anyway. No sign of a conventional flippy rear screen, but there is a definite line around it, so perhaps the lunar lander gear introduced for the K-1?
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there appears to be a sensor under the viewfinder.
Doesn't the K-1 have something to turn off the rear screen if your eye is pressed to the viewfinder? There also appears to be a light or sensor of some sort near the bottom of the right thumb rest.

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Looks very promising, though I'd much rather have a tilting screen than a touchscreen. But I like the form factor and the joystick.
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There also appears to be a light or sensor of some sort near the bottom of the right thumb rest.
That's the card access lamp. Same location as on K-1.
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Despite this being great news, let's see how long it takes for someone to complain.
Anyone taking bets?
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THis will be a very very long thread
It may be a very short thread.
We often produce the most words when Pentax produces none.
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Almost to the end of the first page. Someone needs to start a "Why I'm not buying the unnamed Pentax APS-C camera" thread.
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Something else I have just noticed: Note the button to the left of the AE Metering button. On the K-1, that button on the very left is the LV (Live View) button. Why would they blank out the LV script on the button?
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Anyone else surprised that Ricoh beat all the leakers by posting non-obscured photos on their official website? This doesn't follow past behaviour from the Ricoh Imaging people at all, something has definitely changed internally since the K-1 was brought to market.
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