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10-31-2008, 07:55 AM   #1
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News from Watch Impress Japan, Help with Translation

Google translation as usual leaves me scratching my head!

Any forum members that can help with the gist of the translation regarding the next version of the k20/200.

New models look to be coming before summer (?)

Maybe specific news on 645D?

translated version: Translated version of http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/cda/other/2008/09/26/9317.html


Original: 「K20D」と「K200D」の後継機を2009年夏前に投入


Thanks to Roland for mention of this over at DPR


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all I was really able to get from it was that Pentax is saying it will possibly release in 2009? an camera with an APS-C sensor with quality on par with a full-frame sensor. I didn't get anything that suggested a yes or no to the 645D. Pentax also seems to be 'keeping the door open' so to speak on a true video function with the next model. sorry I couldn't be of more help, it was difficult enough with 'aircraft' in place of camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by solar1 Quote
Google translation as usual leaves me scratching my head!

Any forum members that can help with the gist of the translation regarding the next version of the k20/200.

New models look to be coming before summer (?)
Interviewee says there is an expectation on them to have the next versions out in time for the Christmas season overseas and the winter bonus season in Japan.

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Maybe specific news on 645D?
Nope. Other than to intimate that they are working on it he wasn't particularly specific.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote
Interviewee says there is an expectation on them to have the next versions out in time for the Christmas season overseas and the winter bonus season in Japan.
You mean a new K30 camera already december 2008 or not before december 2009!?

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You mean a new K30 camera already december 2008 or not before december 2009!?
It was debated in September when this interview first came out and the general consensus was that K-m (K-2000) is the camera that will appear before xmas 2008 and for the future the next models are still subject of consideration. IMO the next models will need to embed all the lessons from the K20D, K200D and K-m.

So Pentax will either run a 3 model range with K-m, K300D and K30D further apart in features, performance and price or a 4 model range with an ubber KxD camera. It all boils down to the economic situation and what market will prove feasable in recession times. Again IMO Pentax will cease exotic developments and focus on 2 solid replacements for K200 and K20 for a resonable amount of money each.

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The current program for K20D expires Nov 15th 2008! That is when the special price stops and the spiffs end. Unless, like the old rebates they start it all up again. Did a double take when I saw the date. There may be a K30D this Christmas! Sure is a strange time to end the promo if the new camera isn't out soon. Put my new CD player purchase on hold untill we know for sure.
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I think I will just take advantage of all the K20D dumps, when the new camera is announced, to finally upgrade.
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Very Old News! :)

Full human translation by me here more than one month ago:-

RiceHigh's Pentax Blog: Interview with Senior Pentax Official at Photokina

QuoteOriginally posted by solar1 Quote
Google translation as usual leaves me scratching my head!

Any forum members that can help with the gist of the translation regarding the next version of the k20/200.

New models look to be coming before summer (?)

Maybe specific news on 645D?

translated version: Translated version of http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/cda/other/2008/09/26/9317.html


Original: 「K20D」と「K200D」の後継機を2009年夏前に投入


Thanks to Roland for mention of this over at DPR


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QuoteOriginally posted by RiceHigh Quote
Full human translation by me here more than one month ago:-
Haven't you said before that you do not speak Japanese?
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Haven't you said before that you do not speak Japanese?
Mike,

You also have to remember that RH doesn't know much about Pentax yet talks a lot about it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RaduA Quote
Mike,

You also have to remember that RH doesn't know much about Pentax yet talks a lot about it.

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