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09-10-2010, 01:02 AM   #16
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Look at the difference in sharpness of the brand name an the type name (K-5), the background texture is equally sharp. And look at the contours of the focusing mode selection lever, there is a very fine line between the round part and the long vertical part. The mode selection knob, that's well done, I think that the lower part is cloned, a row is adad in the lower part so the shadows are the same.
These are my observations.
But, these can all be coincidences, the IQ of a picture on the net is difficult to be judged...

09-10-2010, 01:06 AM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by séamuis Quote
no it doesn’t. not from that photo anyway. it look exactly like a k-7 one set to AF-C.
I think it does.

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Since it just like K7 I doubt it will have AA support (without additional grip that is). Seems like I'll be with K20D for better or worse till death do us part.
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QuoteOriginally posted by coelacanth Quote
I think it does.
Right you are!
Another subtle but great catch!

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Based on the prediction on the K-r pricing being quite accurate, I guess K-5 will be around $1600 for body (or w/ a kit lens). K-7 body is $870. I guess the price comes down over time, but I'm still debating if I should keep the K-7 or go for K-5 (I can still return K-7). I'd rather pend $ on lens... Hmmm.
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Folks, According to the website, the image was supplied by Hoya Corporation. Look at the photo's attribution on the site.

"Pentax K-5 photo leaked
The new Pentax K-5 is suppose to be reveal just before Photokina, but LensTip.com has a first photo of this DSLR from Hoya Corporation. Enjoy!"
The question that I have is, did Hoya use a K5 or a 645D to take the image in the studio?

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I think they mean the DSLR is provided from Hoya Corp.

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philippe - believe me, I'm not so good in PS :-)

68deluxe - you are right


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It's real.

Apparently is fully compatible with K-7 grip.
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QuoteOriginally posted by coelacanth Quote
I think it does.
Yes, the knob is slightly different. It's a bit like K10D vs K20D, they kept the body but changed the shape of some buttons and knobs. It should be for the better as the K-7 AF knob was annoying compared to K10D/K20D.

It's good news if the body is the same for the only reason is that grip and batteries should be the same (and the grip is not cheap).
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QuoteOriginally posted by ManuH Quote
Yes, the knob is slightly different. It's a bit like K10D vs K20D, they kept the body but changed the shape of some buttons and knobs. It should be for the better as the K-7 AF knob was annoying compared to K10D/K20D.

It's good news if the body is the same for the only reason is that grip and batteries should be the same (and the grip is not cheap).
Yeah I must admit in terms of physical design I found the mode knob on the K-7 to be a tad fiddly.

And yes I am happy with been able to use my K-7 grip, it isn't cheap! but luckily I got a genuine Pentax one through ebay very cheap
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QuoteOriginally posted by ManuH Quote
Yes, the knob is slightly different. It's a bit like K10D vs K20D, they kept the body but changed the shape of some buttons and knobs. It should be for the better as the K-7 AF knob was annoying compared to K10D/K20D.

It's good news if the body is the same for the only reason is that grip and batteries should be the same (and the grip is not cheap).
Yeah I must admit in terms of physical design I found the mode knob on the K-7 to be a tad fiddly.

And yes I am happy with been able to use my K-7 grip, it isn't cheap! but luckily I got a genuine Pentax one through ebay very cheap
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Today I went to Bic Camera in Nagoya, the K-r wasn't there yet (mid-October even in Japan), but the K-7 was already gone...
- I think the K-5 is coming before the K-r, phasing out the K-7, maybe simply because they still have more K-x on stock and hardly any K-7 stock.
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I don't know if this was already posted, but in addition to the mode wheel and the AF switch, also the front wheel is different. I believe this is a genuine picture and the K-5 being so similar to the K-7 fits the rumored dimensions which are the same as K-7's.
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The "purported" K5 pic is also here:

Pentax K-5 DSLR leaks out, leaves us guessing at the specs -- Engadget
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