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03-11-2009, 09:51 AM   #1
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News from Pentax?

Interesting news from Pentax right there:

Why Hoya Pentax release press releases only in Japanese? - Pentax Forum

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That is actually news from here via Pentax that was translated by someone here and was floating the forum yesterday or the day before.

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Umm, the thread referenced by the OP in your link is based on THIS thread from...Pentax Forums:
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Thanks for the link! VERY interesting info here. He said they are updating the DA lens lineup to "fit" the new body, but its not FF and its not mirror-less like the Samsung NX. What could it be? Also the K20D class body will be smaller than the K20D, but isn't the direct successor of the K20D (does this mean all the features of the K20D crammed into a K200D body? ie. Wireless flash, dual control wheels, more dedicated buttons/switches, green button) Interesting.

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After reading everything Hoya/Pentax has been saying lately, it sounds like they're making a revised, smaller APS-C K20D in a metal limited-style body with a new mount mechanism to provide more weather sealing between the lens and the body. Pentax would then sell an accessory to allow existing lenses to mount to it, if such an accessory is even required. They would update existing APS-C DA lenses, and previously announced but unreleased DA lenses, to feature the new weather sealing in the mount mechanism.

While I personally would prefer a full-frame Pentax, I'd be happy to replace my K10D with a limited K20D if it was priced at $1k or less.

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