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05-18-2009, 09:11 PM   #31
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Frak! They did not put in the red light that cycles back and forth like the Cylon eye in Battlestar Galactica! What were they thinking about!!!!!!!
I was hoping for the blinking light bar similar to the stereo control on my Mazda 3 or that car on the original Knight Rider...


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I'm glad 90% did not take me seriously and played jest with the topic, the other 10% geez come on now people.
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no symbian OS and touch screen.

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Bash what? Give it a second to breath before passing judgment...Geeeezzzz.

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it's not here yet. thats the real problem.
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It costs too much for me to afford right away!
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Wait, most cameras do.
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I'm not bashing the camera based on it's specs. I'm just a bit disappointed that most of the hype was, well, over hyped.
1/180 sync
That is sad. Why is this camera $1500? Is the grip included?
It can do 5.2 fps on RAW/DNG too, but only up to 15/14 frames.

the RMB 8000 quoted in the other thread = U$1200.

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Good thread.
There is no way I will buy it...

...yet, as I can't afford it
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he rear LCD is too big for the cameras size....

It is so big, in relation to the size of the body it almost seems P&S like.. Gee, we'd be mistaken for P&S shooters, if it weren't for the lack of an articulating rear lcd, a feature most P&S do have.
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It is so big, in relation to the size of the body it almost seems P&S like.. Gee, we'd be mistaken for P&S shooters, if it weren't for the lack of an articulating rear lcd, a feature most P&S do have.
When I mount my DA70 on my K10D, I occasionally have to answer questions from Nikonians and Canonites whether it's a really a DSLR. I can't buy the K-7, I'll get that question all the time, then!

Besides, I don't think you can tap draught beer with it yet.
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the k-7 better come in Hello Kitty colour scheme. .otherwise.. pentax will lose another customer.
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Viewfinder only has 100% coverage? Lame!!! I want 110% !

Seriously, some poster actually said that.
Sure!! That way you can see what's going to enter the frame (ala Leica M...)!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Edvinas Quote
I have two things to complain.

  1. I am really really pissed off by the absence of bracketing button!
  2. Batteries are not compatible with K10D/K20D batteries.

This is not a complaint yet, but I am afraid that price will be very steep, some knowledgable people suggest that it will cost more than Nikon D300.
Pentax redesigned the camera so all the buttons can be operated one-handed. You're seriously going to complain about a bracketing button? Many photographers have never touched their bracketing button. (I had to check to see if my K10D actually has one...)

I sort of thought bracketing went away with our film spools when we went to digital? I spot-meter and inspect the histogram and rarely have exposure problems. And it's so easy to change shutter speed or aperture with the e-dials, I just assumed people who did bracket would just do that.

And the batteries? Were you mad that the K10D used batteries that weren't compatible with the K100D? You *do* realize the K-7 is *not* a replacement for the K20D, right? That'd be like expecting a Canon 1D battery to fit in a 40D -- a camera in a different class. The K-7 has higher-density batteries that are slightly larger -- it seems justifiable in changing the design to accommodate that.

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I wonder if users of other brands start bashing threads BEFORE knowing the official specs of a new camera.

What a ridiculous waste of time.

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