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04-25-2009, 09:02 AM   #1
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An(other) announcement????

Counting down on the Spanish site.....
PENTAX ESPAA
hmm 55 days, way beyond may 21'st
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isn't that the top of something K20D like???

Options are:.
- they made a mistake in spain with dates and model
- the spaniards made a mistake with the model and the K7D won't be announced until well after the rest of the world
- ooh another announcement for yet another model, the true K20D replacement
- the 21st of may announcement si not the annoucement of a new camera but of a pending announcement , 55 days from now

Let the (new) rumors begin!!!!!

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It could just be the date of general availability for the new K7. The "official" announcement will be May 21st and then the camera will be generally available by the end of June. That pretty much falls in line with all the previous statements that came from different Pentax sources earlier in the year.
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I doubt this is another camera. It's likely either the availability date (as opposed to the May 21st announcement date) or Japan is announcing it locally with a later worldwide announcement.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MrApollinax Quote
It could just be the date of general availability for the new K7. The "official" announcement will be May 21st and then the camera will be generally available by the end of June. That pretty much falls in line with all the previous statements that came from different Pentax sources earlier in the year.
For me thats correct, maybe the new camera (model and features) will be announced on May 21st and street date will be a month later, or perhaps Japan will have it available for sale on May 21st but not the rest of the world...

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That's when it'll be available to buy and have in your hands, all that's coming on may 21st is an announcement I believe.
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QuoteOriginally posted by janneman Quote
isn't that the top of something K20D like???
Indeed. Does not look the same as the "boxier" one on the teaser ad.
Perhaps we will see both K3D and K30D?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ivan Glisin Quote
Indeed. Does not look the same as the "boxier" one on the teaser ad.
Perhaps we will see both K3D and K30D?
Yes I can say that is not the new K-7, either there is a new K30D too or they just used a photo of a K20D.

Either way I haven't heard anything about a k20d replacement yet only the K-7 which is a step above and seeing as how they're releasing a silver k20d soon that may explain it?
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Wait a second,
it might be a possibility for 2nd camera.

Didn't somebody from Pentax mentioned that they will have 2 new cameras in 2009?
Unless 645D is considered as one too.

Ok, if it's true and after seeing Pentax everywhere in Fry's store (yes, Pentax now back into brick & mortar store),
Pentax might be into something big here.
Looks like there's a big change in Pentax.

04-25-2009, 10:09 AM   #9
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Is it the long awaited and much anticipated 645D?

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Isn't it too soon to announce a second camera in the same "mysterious" way?

It would definately steal K-7s thunder.
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QuoteOriginally posted by HermanLee Quote
Wait a second,
it might be a possibility for 2nd camera.

Didn't somebody from Pentax mentioned that they will have 2 new cameras in 2009?
Unless 645D is considered as one too.

Ok, if it's true and after seeing Pentax everywhere in Fry's store (yes, Pentax now back into brick & mortar store),
Pentax might be into something big here.
Looks like there's a big change in Pentax.
I believe the understanding was that the second new camera wouldn't show up until the end of the year.

Besides, I don't see the point in separating the announcement dates by a month. If they are already teasing the second new camera to be announced in June, I would imagine they could just as easily announce both cameras at the same time in May, so why the artificial delay?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Philippos Quote
Isn't it too soon to announce a second camera in the same "mysterious" way?

It would definately steal K-7s thunder.
+1

I wonder if the image on the Spanish site is just a mock up so as to keep the actual camera under raps.

Also, I remember a link to a report from a Pentax Rep. after either Photokina or PMA that there was new 'developments' that had caused a change in direction (?design) with the next camera release and that it would not be a specific upgrade but different. I think this led to many of the now popular rumors that a new possibly square sensor was in works or perhaps a new EVF overlay,etc.

I doubt Pentax could/would have the resources to release two top tier cameras (K7 and K30D). Perhaps a K300 but I would still expect a longer delay between releases.
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People, that's just a stock photo of a K10D's top plate.
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Truly exciting times...

Anyways since Im a coder and quite curious I checked the countdown code and found this:
var fecha_limite = new Date(2009, 5, 19, 23, 59, 59);

Which ofcourse translates to: deadline on ~ May 20th ...which is also confusing, I thought the big date was 21st?

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The counter displays the days part wrong... the code seems all ok so it must be a glitch in the flash player.
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