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03-01-2009, 01:40 PM   #31
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I very much doubt that

03-01-2009, 02:11 PM   #32
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QuoteOriginally posted by denisv Quote

I'm not excited. Bridge cameras like this are even dorkier than DSLRs.
haha so true
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If it was interchangeable lens (4/3) it wouldn't have the dedicated "macro" button, as the first post notes. It's a fixed lens superzoom, which is fair enough if they do it right. They'll have a hard time distinguishing it market- and pricewise from the K-m though.
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has anyone else noticed that for a super-zoom bridge camera, there isn't any way to actually zoom using buttons on the back of that mock-up?

hmmmmmmmmm....maybe it'll be more dslr-like that we think.

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has anyone else noticed that for a super-zoom bridge camera, there isn't any way to actually zoom using buttons on the back of that mock-up?

hmmmmmmmmm....maybe it'll be more dslr-like that we think.
Wishful thinking. Neither of Nikon's rebadged Olympus super zooms have direct zoom buttons on the back either (I assume they use the dial or something)
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This is all ridiculous. Stop wasting internet bandwidth and SQL database space on discussing this image that popped up on Colorfoto.

Someone took a Nikon P80 and superimposed a K-m back on it. The body is exactly the same shape and orientation as the Nikon (with the viewfinder in the same spot). They didn't even bother changing the Nikon-style square-ribbed control dial on top with the pentax-style one. You can also see blending lines between the two images.

If Pentax comes out with an high-end P&S, it'll be more akin to the Panasonic LX3 / Leica D-LUX 4-style compact.

Pentax introducing a super-zoom would be as likely as Leica introducing an autofocus D-SLR.
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Thank you jay, obviously I wasn't clear enough that this is just a fake K-m shot.

PS: Olympus UZ zooms by wire and the controls are on the lens or on the front button (similar to Pentax's ON/OFF switch). Depends on which UZ from Oly you're looking at.
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QuoteOriginally posted by fejker Quote
Thank you jay, obviously I wasn't clear enough that this is just a fake K-m shot.

PS: Olympus UZ zooms by wire and the controls are on the lens or on the front button (similar to Pentax's ON/OFF switch). Depends on which UZ from Oly you're looking at.
I believe Minolta once made a superzoom that relies on a zoom ring on the lens barrel itself to, well, zoom. I think it was the A2. That could be another possibility.

Of course, that all hinges if the picture was even legit or not. We'll see. Only a couple more hours, anyway.

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...Of course, that all hinges if the picture was even legit or not. We'll see. Only a couple more hours, anyway.
A couple more hours? That's cool.
I thought they would not annouce this new baby until tomorrow morning Tokyo time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jay Quote
Someone took a Nikon P80 and superimposed a K-m back on it.
This is clearly not a faked image.

For added convinience, I superimposed both images. Both cameras (Nikon P90 and Pentax bridge) are very similier -- but different. Their shapes don't match.

The Pentax bridge seems to be narrower and taller, too.

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I hope that this camera becomes for real. If Pentax can lure more entry level customers into the fold that's only a good thing. When they later upgrade to a DSLR they may be more likely to chose Pentax again. More marketshare means more revnenue and more money for development of new toys for all of us!
My thoughts exactly.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jay Quote
They didn't even bother changing the Nikon-style square-ribbed control dial on top with the pentax-style one.
Um, isn't this the style used on the K20D?


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Pentax introducing a super-zoom would be as likely as Leica introducing an autofocus D-SLR.
Why? Any particular reasoning for this? Playing the all-knowing skeptic is fun, but...

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It seems more likely it was some sort of a mistake at the website with image placement than someone planting a fake. There are lots of better ways of calling attention to a fake image, though I do wonder who noticed this in the first place.

As my interest in a bridge camera, from any manufacturer, hovers around zero, I can't care too much one way or another. But, should Pentax get into this market it will be in accord with their previous (vague) announcements. I do recall one about a brand new product line. And I do recall a mention of targeting a bigger market.

That this is a fixed lens EVIL design is obvious from the controls. Note the dedicated macro button.

On the up-side, but purely hypothetically, maybe this technology could be later leveraged into a k-mount camera?
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Pentax introducing a super-zoom would be as likely as Leica introducing an autofocus D-SLR.
Um, like the Leica S2?

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See my post in the sneek peek thread you might beable to make some connections here Wink Wink
I'll let you know more tomorrow after sneak peek
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