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05-04-2009, 05:15 AM   #1
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K-7: the specs are known already

K-7 's specs are known, but a BIG SECRET.

My friend - Pentax dealer - got the specs.
He said that it's revolution for PENTAX.
For digital time. The competitors has some similiar features too, but K-7 is
ALL-IN-ONE, and it's first Pentax real semi-pro camera for the last 10 year.

With such machine we can wait for Pentax FF for 1-2 year. Easy.

He also said that K-7 is good fast photographic tool. Real semi-pro APS-C camera.
He said that camera has a lot of small and necessary features which any cameraman needs. A lot of new abbreviations in press release.

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I love my Pentax, but I hope that the product matches the hype in this case.. I recall similar platitudes about the K20D just prior to release and there was some disappointment initially even though it was a very nice camera.
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Great! But do you mean "cameraman" as in "videographer" or "photographer"?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
Great! But do you mean "cameraman" as in "videographer" or "photographer"?
Cut him some slack! He speaks much better English than I speak Russian, that's for sure!

Although, if the specs are published and already known, how is Pentax able to keep this one under wraps? They must have a fairly nice incentive program focused around pushing this camera, I would think.

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The dealers have received official press release on May, 4.
But OPEN DAY will be close to PENTAX ESPAA 's time.

But there will be some disappointments...
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Anyone hear any concrete news?

I think we've covered every rumor possible.
05-04-2009, 05:46 AM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by kathyk Quote
I love my Pentax, but I hope that the product matches the hype in this case..
I think that with all the hype during these last few weeks, even if the new camera would lay golden eggs, we'd be dissappointed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
But there will be some disappointments...
Revolution, first semi-pro camera and... dissapiontment? I don't get it.

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50 % dissappointed 50 % happy, as allways
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QuoteOriginally posted by emr Quote
I think that with all the hype during these last few weeks, even if the new camera would lay golden eggs, we'd be dissappointed.
You mean to tell me this camera DOESN'T lay golden eggs?
Oh man. My dreams are shattered!

hahaha
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I remembered this post from December 18, 2007. I'm wondering if this was all about the K-7? The K20D was already in production by then, so they must have been working on the K-7 at that time.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/16635-not-rumour-new-p...h-like-d3.html
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Disappointmens are common with pentax. Like waiting for K20D which was only small evolution. I predict:

- slow & no accurate AF again
- 3 FPS again, maybe 4, but no more
- same high iso noise

Hope this predictions will not be true. I love pentax, but DON'T SLEEP PENTAX again ..
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QuoteOriginally posted by emr Quote
I think that with all the hype during these last few weeks, even if the new camera would lay golden eggs, we'd be dissappointed.
Agreed.

It's much like the build-up pre-K20D. When it finally came, it was a major disappointment (next to all the hype). I did eventually buy the camera, and it's a really good camera, but I'm sure we would've all been much happier with the official announcement had we not set our expectations too high up.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kolouch Quote
Disappointmens are common with pentax. Like waiting for K20D which was only small evolution. I predict:

- slow & no accurate AF again
- 3 FPS again, maybe 4, but no more
- same high iso noise

Hope this predictions will not be true. I love pentax, but DON'T SLEEP PENTAX again ..
hmmmm
it's so pessimistic
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QuoteOriginally posted by Edvinas Quote
Revolution, first semi-pro camera and... dissapiontment? I don't get it.
disappointment for those who have just bought 5d mkII and d3x muhaha
and for "I_wanna_FF_Pentax_now" people
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