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10-26-2008, 10:19 AM   #1
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Pentax K-m is really the fastest Pentax DSLR

Some of Russian Pentaxians tried Pentax K-m with firmware 1.0
at St.Petersburgh Photo Fair at October, 23-26.


The camera is faster than K10D with DA*16-50, DA21 and FA77.
The low-light speed is improved too. Not much, but there is.

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Nice make me even looking forward to the K20D replacement in summer 2009
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Hope - K30D will have new AF system.
10-26-2008, 08:42 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
Some of Russian Pentaxians tried Pentax K-m with firmware 1.0
at St.Petersburgh Photo Fair at October, 23-26.


The camera is faster than K10D with DA*16-50, DA21 and FA77.
The low-light speed is improved too. Not much, but there is.
That's really a good news. Thanks for sharing.
Although the low-light speed is not improved much, at least Pentax listens to customer's complaints about low-light AF speed and is working on it.
Hopefully there would be greater improvement on K30D ^_^.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sleepy Quote
That's really a good news. Thanks for sharing.
Although the low-light speed is not improved much, at least Pentax listens to customer's complaints about low-light AF speed and is working on it.
Hopefully there would be greater improvement on K30D ^_^.
K20D is no better than K10D?
10-26-2008, 11:31 PM   #6
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K20D is almost the same as K10D.
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firmware update for k20d?

The k-m press release stated that these (low light) focus improvements are mainly due to software refinements.

Does anybody with close contact to pentax know if they are planning firmware updates for the k20d? It would be great if they could incorporate some of km's focussing improvements. I would probably buy such a k20d 2.0.
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Can only be good news.

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all though it doesn't have the K20Ds 20 small frames a second, it shoots 3.2 JPEGs a second. Which is a HUGE step up from 2.8. lol. and it is only for 4 frames. Does it really cost that much more to increase the buffer?
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QuoteOriginally posted by pareto Quote
The k-m press release stated that these (low light) focus improvements are mainly due to software refinements.

Does anybody with close contact to pentax know if they are planning firmware updates for the k20d? It would be great if they could incorporate some of km's focussing improvements. I would probably buy such a k20d 2.0.
they will need people to buy K30D - why should they make something better in K20D ? forget about it.
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