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04-22-2009, 08:39 AM   #751
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falconeye,

Great work on all the enhancements you've done on all of these images. Thanks for that!

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Taking my own image (i.e., the guessed position of lower border (**)), I end up with the following measures:

............. K-m ..K7D K200D .K20D
Width [mm]: 122.5 120.0 133.5 142.0
Height [mm]: 91.5 _95.5 _95.0 101.0
I know it's a mixture of extrapolation and guessing, but if you're right that's crazy. Narrower than a K-m? I'd have to see it to believe it. Pentax said it'd be a smaller size than K20D but I never expected it to rival the K-m in size. Pending full specs, this could be exactly why I'm looking at Pentax--small size but durable build. We might finally be seeing a spiritual successor to the more compact SLRs of old that were built like tanks instead of the plastic toys we have today with small DSLRs.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Yohan Pamudji Quote
Narrower than a K-m?
I don't think the precision of extrapolation is high enough to say so. Let's say:

About as wide as a K-m.
And about as high as a K200D.
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They suddenly know about marketing....
Gee, any suggestions for something else?
uhm, according to who? Us, the few hundred people on this forum? They still suck at it. Besides us and a few others, no one even knows/cares about this "ad campaign"...

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Okay, I raised shadows to the max - without much result, but here it is. Well, at least the pop-up flash is pretty much visible.
where?
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QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
I don't think the precision of extrapolation is high enough to say so. Let's say:

About as wide as a K-m.
And about as high as a K200D.
Ah, I see. Still, that's really impressive. If this camera is built as well as its style seems to indicate, it'll be a truly unique camera in today's market. Sorry for all those wanting a K20D size or bigger, but this is right up my alley and could really set Pentax apart from the crowd. I'm really anxious to see the specs on this thing. Here's hoping for better high ISO performance and no increase in megapixels. Hoping for MPs to stand still is an almost impossible dream these days, but I really hope so. 14 MP is plenty in a 1.5x sensor.

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The translation from Japanese -
very difficult to translate into English

THE THING WHICH INHERITS THE PRIDE OF FAMOUS MACHINES

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Looks like the DA 35mm Ltd.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
The translation from Japanese -
very difficult to translate into English

THE THING WHICH YOU COULD BE PROUD LIKE OF ANTIQUES (RARE THING)

or THE THING WHICH INHERITS THE PRIDE OF ANTIQUES (RARE THING)
^sounds like a google translation

QuoteOriginally posted by kimpira Quote
Hi there,

The sentence written in Japanese on the image means "the camera is an offspring of the honorable ones."
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^sounds like a google translation


If you want -
Proud inheritor of famous cameras


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what if this new K is actually sucessor of K200D, lower-specc'd model?
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what if this new K is actually sucessor of K200D, lower-specc'd model?
No way.
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Pentax already said that it is no successor of anything, but a new one.
I hesitate to say "new line" because Pentax never really had a "line".
Whenever they had a good one they stopped it (like K10 - K20).

So, what we get is probably not a square sensor, but a square camera.

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QuoteOriginally posted by elkarrde Quote
what if this new K is actually sucessor of K200D, lower-specc'd model?
From what we've seen of the mode dial, it does not feature "scene" modes, so it is unlikely to be at the K200D level.
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Wrong dimension!

QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
I don't think the precision of extrapolation is high enough to say so. Let's say:

About as wide as a K-m.
And about as high as a K200D.
hate to bring it up but...anybody concerned about the grip being TOO small?

the K10/20D was almost universally lauded for its ergonomics despite its compactness at that tier. much of that had to do with the excellent left hand "lip grip" which now won't fit and the meaty right hand grip which we've already seen has become much narrower. making the body taller makes sense, many people's little finger went under the camera, but making it so much narrower may have compromised its ergonomics.

what i'm really afraid of, and truthfully getting prepared for because i already see it happening, is the deepening the grip like the K200 and K2000 did for the same level of security. not only does this seem harsher to my hand (which magnifies over time), but ultimately this also makes the whole camera deeper and more obtrusive - something that i find counter to the "Limited" philosophy. i could actually have the K20D and the 40DA under some of my jackets.

with mirror-less designs being all the digital photography rage this past year, the G1 and their own partner's NX, i hope Pentax doesn't gloss over people being excited over SHALLOWER cameras. like the Olympus 4XX series, this "Limited" camera would have been the perfect camera to push the absolute depth limit of its (K) mount.
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1.jpg - Windows Live

Appears we have another new picture, from what I can tell it is the prism.

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QuoteOriginally posted by joerg Quote


Appears we have another new picture, from what I can tell it is the prism.
That's an old one.
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