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04-23-2009, 07:52 PM   #901
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QuoteOriginally posted by sezme Quote
Indeed. I remember my (Canadian) Nikon F70 which was the same as the (American)Nikon N70 for reasons completely beyond my comprehension. Perhaps this sort of thing made a degree of sense 15 years ago, but in the modern era of instantaneous global information sharing (of which this forum is a pretty good example), it makes no sense at all.
They do this to discourage grey market import (bypassing the official distribution channel), or at least make it instantly identifiable. There still exists a significant price difference between different markets (e.g. US vs Europe).

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here is K7 !!!
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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.
My best semi-guess looking at highly modified pics of the leaked out pics, is that there is a lip grip on the left, its faded out but the whole left side front is curved. I think Pentax is making it appear more boxy than it really is. Thats just IMO, it does have a larger deeper right hand grip to house the battery that will be installed the other way, to allow them to shrink the width. All this is pure guessing, but I do see a lip on the left when playing with the pic in PP.

My IMO for fun bets; the battery will be installed vertical to the bodies length to allow the decreased width, and there is a grip on both sides. The view finder is larger/brighter (100%). The sensor is the same as the K20s but much improved, Samsung has already stated that they can now read faster from thier CMOS chips so this allows faster FPS, lets say over 5 fps. I bet it will do iso 12,800. Have much better high iso NR. Of course mega-pixels, I say 16-21megs; with no low iso penalties. Samsung is going to help make that dream come true. If all this holds and the other spoke of improvements like better weather-sealing (did it need better?) it will be a near unbeatable APS sensor dSLR. And others will have to go FF to beat it. I can dream, can't I?

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1. AF assist (we can see)
2. new system of exposure (confirmed!)
3. video (we can see)
4. ISO button (we can see)
5. new system of control (he-he...)
6. new body (we can see)
7. "screw-driver" (we can see)


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here is K7 !!!
Pls don't play, folk! It is just for fun! :-)))

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04-23-2009, 08:27 PM   #906
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
here is K7 !!!
Ogl: Nice find. Now I have been away for a few hours, is this an actual product shot or one that someone has put edited of others/ PS ect. ? If real, it looks nice.

edit: I guess RH has answered my question.

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it's real photo and it's RiceHigh's work.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
it's real photo and it's RiceHigh's work.
Nope, its by the Plastic Tank, you know.

And, I hate to use PS and I just like taking photographs - directly out of my cameras. :=)

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it looks like a fake.

where to start, so many issues...
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it's real camera with Photoshoped elements.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
it's real camera.

ogl,

are you joking? that photoshop job looks like crap. There are more problems with it then I feel like listing.

Here are three:

wrong strap lug locations
wrong dial
wrong top plate detail between the left and the right side
wrong AF light (asuming it is an auto focus light we see in the ad)

Ok thats four.

The phototo should be removed from this thread.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
it's real camera with Photoshoped elements.

Nice last minute edit...

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The main concept of K7 is close to this Photoshoped photo.
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I came across this on ausphotography.net.au. Sorry if someone has already posted this info/photo, but there are so many dang replies in this thread to read them all!

New Pentax K7D!!!!! - www.ausphotography.net.au

Rumoured specs for rumoured K7D:

-Square sensor? 1.3 crop factor.
- A new, overhauled, excellent AF system
- At least 5fps
- 1.0x viewfinder
- 720p video with audio
- 1/8000 shutter
- 2.7 or 3.0 inch VGA res screen
-1.300-1.500Euro

To be announced 21st May 2009 apparently

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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
The main concept of K7 is close to this Photoshoped photo.
I'd love it if the new camera looked like an LX with digital-era controls. Without the shoddy Photoshop look of course
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