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04-28-2009, 05:40 AM   #1291
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Yes, but the mode dial looks like it has Auto Picture mode on it... Maybe it's a K200D succesor

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QuoteOriginally posted by keltia666 Quote
Look at the trigger, you have two buttons before like on the other leaked/blurred pictures.
Yep, that's what the K200D looks like!
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I have a feeling people don't really know what the K200D looks like, hence the confusion.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dopeytree Quote
Some K-7 Specs
Here's the latest specs flying around:
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15 MP NEW APS-C CMOS SENSOR
Logical.

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ISO 50-6400
This is someone taking the K20D's specs and stretching them a stop on each side (custom setting excluded) to be more exciting.

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5 fps (till 10 fps in 6 MP mode)
Because everyone hopes for it, it must be true. I nominate this one as the top likely point of screaming disappointment. Still, it's a modest enough guess that it might be true. One possibility is a 3.6Mpix burst mode, which takes 22 pixel groups in addition to the 33 pixel groups of the 1.6Mpix mode on the K20D.

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100 % viewfinder, 1.1 x
This sounds like the 100%-viewfinder rumor grown larger in the repeating.

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Liveview and HD Video 1920*1080 with mic input
Possible. Don't be too surprised if it's 720p.

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77 AF points in LV,
Makes no sense. In LV, it could just use contrast detection and have many more points than that.

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11-point TTL double-cross sensor.
Continues the formula of "take what we've got and add one". It's a hopeful guess, but I don't think it's got any basis.

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77 zones light metering
Confused signals with the LV metering spec above. *shrug*

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1/8000 shutter with 1/250 sync
And again: Continues the formula of "take what we've got and add one".

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QuoteOriginally posted by mattdm Quote
This sounds like the 100%-viewfinder rumor grown larger in the repeating.
1.1x would be great, though - that would bring the VF into the same magnification range as the current FF cameras. If they manage that, plus manage to make improve high ISO by one step, the only significant remaining reason for buying FF would be better DOF control.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
1.1x would be great, though - that would bring the VF into the same magnification range as the current FF cameras.
Just to correct you: current FF cameras (digital ones) do not have 1.1x magnification.
The biggest magnification (0.76x) has Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III (+ 100% coverage). Which gives us viewfinder size equal to 27.36x18.24mm. (Note: sensor size of 1Ds Mk III = 36x24mm)

And what about current (let's take K20D) or future (K-7) Pentax cameras?

K20D - 95% coverage + 0.95x magnification on 23.4x15.6 mm sensor.
That gives us 21.12x14.08 mm viewfinder,

K-7 - 100% coverage + 1.1x magnification on same 23.4x15.6 mm sensor.
That would give us 25.74x17.16 mm viewfinder.

Still not that big as biggest on DSLRs but big enough to make us happy

However, for now I have seen 100% coverage + 1.00x magnification for the new K-7. And that does not make a lot difference from K20D.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ions Quote
Just to correct you: current FF cameras (digital ones) do not have 1.1x magnification.
Why do you think you correct me? I didn't claim that! (EDIT: Well, strictly speaking I see that I did. I was thinking "magnification range" when I meant viewfinder size range)

But that's the magnification it will need to get into the range of 5dMkII and D700, just as you show with your calculation, or with the simpler (assuming K-7 has a crop of 1.538 just like the K20D):

1.1 * 1/1.538 = 0.7152

IF the K-7 has a 100% 1.1x VF, it will then be slightly better than the 5DMkII (98% 0.71x) and D700 (95% 0.72x) and just a little bit smaller than the A900 (100% 0.74x). If the K-7 has a 1.15x VF, it will also beat the A900...

(with "current FF" I was thinking of the less expensive models, not 1DMk III and D3, which are in a different price league than the K-7 is expected to be)

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the silence is deafening :ugh:
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howbout price?
anyone got any ideas about that?
im hoping not more than a grand for the body.
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The price that seem to float around is 1500 US$...
04-28-2009, 12:18 PM   #1302
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QuoteOriginally posted by PNTXFTW12 Quote
howbout price?
anyone got any ideas about that?
im hoping not more than a grand for the body.
It probably will be. When the K20d came out it was $1,200 I think.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mattdm Quote

>>New 15MP CMOS sensor

Logical.


Wouldn't we have seen a Samsung-owned patent application for a new sensor, though? I don't remember hearing about that, but I'm not too sure what the rules are for patent disclosure for multinationals any more.


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It probably will be. When the K20d came out it was $1,200 I think.
How quickly did that price drop off?

Specifically, if it hits shelves in June, how much do I have to save up by Christmas....
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Wouldn't we have seen a Samsung-owned patent application for a new sensor, though? I don't remember hearing about that, but I'm not too sure what the rules are for patent disclosure for multinationals any more.
I don't think it'll be radically new. I think it'll be mark II of the same sensor.
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