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06-04-2009, 09:05 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by jake14mw Quote
Two quick updates that would help for a K-m Super: Focus detection points, and an orientation sensor.
The new K-m super should have a video mode too, of course.

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QuoteOriginally posted by sorksoft Quote
The new K-m super should have a video mode too, of course.
That's impossible with the K-m's 10MP Sony CCD sensor. If an eventual "K-m Super" shows up, it will need a new sensor to offer a video mode.
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What sensor could Pentax put into new K-m?
Sony has no new CMOS sensor.
A bit speed-up Samsung sensor from K20D?
06-04-2009, 09:31 AM   #19
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What sensor could Pentax put into new K-m?
Sony has no new CMOS sensor.
They could use the same sensor that resides in the D90 and D5000.

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They could use the same sensor that resides in the D90 and D5000.
That seems to be a Nikon-exclusive sensor. Even Sony has no product using it, and they are rumoured to be building it for Nikon !
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maybe they will put the same k7 sensor since its the only one with video, I bet all the entry level slrs will get video soon. it also has a decent live view which is also getting commonplace. it might be nescesary to compete. i guess it would make it simple to use the same sensor in all the cams. maybe they get a decent price on it since they are working with smasung as opposed to buying from sony and maybe the price goes down if the volume goes up
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Wasn't the official statement that there would be 3 new or updated models released this year?
K-m Super, K-7 and a K-[midrange] are possible I suppose
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The price of K2000 is going down.
USD450 body
USD470 kit
USD550 double kit

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I would be surprised if the K-m is going out of production so soon, as (in DSLR terms) a recent model. The K200D, however, is probably due as now been out 17months (18months is normal), but with the K-7 just announced maybe a delay. K20D however, obviously the K-7 is the replacement, but no mention of production end.

I would say, that the K-m extinction is premature, and Pentax, will have something to announce in Sept about a replacement to the K200D and possibly the K-m. In the meantime buy the camera you want, you can still get the K-m, K200D and K20D easily in the UK.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
The price of K2000 is going down.
USD450 body
USD470 kit
USD550 double kit

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Today:
$410 body-only
$440 lens kit
$495 lens+flash kit
$530 two-lens kit

Which is finally in the range of attractive pricing for the body only. I'd still say to get the $440 kit, sell that lens on eBay, and put the money towards the DA 40mm Limited ($300, minus $60 from the in-box rebate, if that's still valid).

And yeah, they really should fit in the orientation sensor. Better yet, they should add the auto-leveling feature.
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The K200D hasn't been made for months, so yes it is no longer produced. This isn't news, I thought everyone knew that it was discontinued.

The official word for Pentax is that the K20D will still be made for quite some time, to fill up space below the K-7. A new model with many features and fuctions borrowed from the K-7, but in a lower cost and simpler package, will be available later this year.
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The K200 is gone off the shelves here and has been for a while.
Good camera at a tempting price if you can find one.

K-m and K-20 are still being promoted here and I guess they will be around for a while yet.
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I don't see the KM as going out so fast either. The KM is an intro camera, a camera for those who want a second body to their K10D, K20D or K7...it fit's the niche of the old, beloved K1000 back in the film days.

I think there might be different additions coming out in the future with changes...sort of like a KM Super or a KM 11.

But I'm just guessing...unlike some others who state their opinions as if they are proven facts.
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