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01-25-2010, 07:58 AM   #46
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Naming Convention developing

QuoteOriginally posted by frank Quote
Yeah, you might be right.

But I still think it'd be an I 'cause it sounds cooler and it's in line w/ the trend (many cool gadgets start w/ an I in their names, thanks to Apple)
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Let's say that the So*ny looks like an Auto 110

I like the black one! even features SR and the wide angle (w60 like?)
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You should tell Apple that they won't sell any iPods or iPhones! And Hyundai won't sell any cars at all any more, all their new models are follow the pattern i<some number>.

EDIT: But now that I've seen the black version, I'm convinced that it's I-10!
Pentax Naming Convention developing here:

Analog KM -> Digital K-m
Analog K2 -> Digital K-10, K-20, K-7 (wondering where the numeric series wiill go from here)
Analog KX -> Digital K-x
Analog Auto110 -> I-10 (relates to 110)


The shape is obviously suggested of a camera with a penta-prism and VF - rather retro looking, more like a real camera than a credit card. The flash is thus cenetered as well. Wonder if there could be a EVF inside the hump?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Art Vandelay II Quote
1/2.33 = pretty much the smallest and most worthless sensor size currently being used in cameras. It's fine for cell phones, but if I'm going to buy an actual camera then 1/1.7 is the absolute smallest I will consider...
Here's are two nice image sensor size diagrams:
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That's certainly very descriptive and helpful. Much thanx.
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Hang on, it says "wide" so the sensor can only be so small at 5.1mm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alfisti Quote
Hang on, it says "wide" so the sensor can only be so small at 5.1mm.
Yep, Indeed it does, .
So 28mm 27mm 26mm 25mm or 24mm equivalents minimum.
But if its 28 mm then its a 2.3" sensor.

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If it's 24?
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So a quick google search for 5.1-25.5*mm lens yielded the Fuji J-series low range compacts with 1/2.33" sensors as having the same focal length. Not that this necessarily means the lenses are identical. This would be a 28mm equivalent which I guess still merits the "wide" label.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote

The shape is obviously suggested of a camera with a penta-prism and VF - rather retro looking, more like a real camera than a credit card. The flash is thus cenetered as well. Wonder if there could be a EVF inside the hump?
I'm guessing it'd have a quite big LCD screen on the back, don't think there'd be an EVF for such a small camera.
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Swedish press release here, about E-10, H-10 and I-10.
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Nothing existing. E-10 and H-10 being 3x zoom 10Mp entry level/popular p&s designed for ease of use and robust styling.

I-10 has 12.1Mp, 5x wide zoom, HD movie recording and built-in SR function. So it seems like a replacement for the aging A-serie.

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I don't think we should expect much here. I strongly doubt anything larger than a 1/2.3 sensor and it's fairly clear looking at the lens that this won't be waterproof. Weather resistance would be nice, however, but I strongly doubt even that. The I-10 looks great (especially in black). But it's clear this is simply a well-styled consumer compact P&S. Again, I would LOVE to be completely wrong.
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Official images at swedish Pentax site:
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QuoteOriginally posted by RMabo Quote

I-10 has 12.1Mp, 5x wide zoom, HD movie recording and built-in SR function. So it seems like a replacement for the aging A-serie.
Looks very good, but it's a pity that I-10 could have 1/2.33" sensors
A-serie had 1/1.8" sensor.
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IIRC the A30/A40 were the last compact Pentax models with CCD-shake SR and 1/1.8 sensors; I believe they also both had "smc"-labed lenses. Decent & compact (I own an A30) but not exactly outstanding. I don't think that Pentax has used the "SR" badge for cameras that don't have this type of stabilization, have they? If they can wring a truly usable ISO 400 or even better, ISO 800 out of these, all will be good.

That I-10 or L10 *looks* interesting, let's hope it's not just skin-deep. H90 looks nice too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by AndrewG NY Quote
IIRC the A30/A40 were the last compact Pentax models with CCD-shake SR and 1/1.8 sensors; I believe they also both had "smc"-labed lenses. Decent & compact (I own an A30) but not exactly outstanding. I don't think that Pentax has used the "SR" badge for cameras that don't have this type of stabilization, have they? If they can wring a truly usable ISO 400 or even better, ISO 800 out of these, all will be good.

That I-10 or L10 *looks* interesting, let's hope it's not just skin-deep. H90 looks nice too.
I used A10 for a short time and I can say that A10 had very good IQ for P&S camera. A20 was a bit worse. A-serie had not very good AF, to say honest.
And rather low battery life and rather mediocre video. I think that A-serie was not outstanding. Rather average P&S.

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Are they going back to the 70's with that vintage Pentax font on the I-10?
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If they put 12@1/1.7" sensor from A40 with new NR algorithm and new battery, I-10 will be cool with HD, SR and retro style.
But I think that 5x zoom means 1/2.33" sensor.
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