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05-22-2009, 04:13 AM   #1
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K-7 replace K20d? or not?

but the new K-7 will replace K20d?

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What kind of a question is that, man?!?
Didn't the K20D replace the K10D?
K-7's a league of improvement in every facet from the K20D, which is also an awesome camera. So yeah!
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What kind of a question is that, man?!?
Didn't the K20D replace the K10D?
K-7's a league of improvement in every facet from the K20D, which is also an awesome camera. So yeah!

i see K-7 dimensions: it is similar to k200d!

so i thought: maybe k20d will be replaced by the future k30d?
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Perhaps.
Though the K-7 is replacing the K20D as Pentax's flagship model.
Who knows what's in store later on....

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K-7 is a new range by Pentax
K20D is still in production
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Actually, I think it was a good question that came in my mind as well when I first read about the K-7. Pentax aims to send the K-7 in the battle with Nikon D300, Canon 50D and the rest of the crew from this category but then I think K-m, K200D & K20D is too much for the lower segment, but who knows...
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Perhaps The K-20d size bodies will be reused when/if Pentax decides to launch a FF camera.
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Well, Mike from The Online Photographer speculates with that question too:

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I've also been told several times that the K-7 is *not* "a direct replacement" for the K20D. There has also been a rumor that Pentax would be introducing *two* new DSLRs this year. This might portend a coming K30D that will be above the K-7 in the lineup. Note that the fact that I am saying this means that I don't have any real information either way. If I knew anything, I wouldn't be able to speculate.


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QuoteOriginally posted by shuie Quote
Perhaps The K-20d size bodies will be reused when/if Pentax decides to launch a FF camera.
I hope after going all the way on crop sensors Pentax also go to develop FF
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As I understand it the K-7 will replace the K20D as the high end body.
The K20D will be discontinued (as has the K200D) and a trimmed down K-7 will replace them in December. This leaves:

K-m (K2000)
K-5 (or whatever it will be called .. K20D replacement)
K-7
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based on size it looks like the k7 is a k200 level of camera and that has been discontinued. so we can probably expect a k20 level camera soon

its also not unusual for the mid level camera of a new line to match the top end from the last line

which it seems to to the k7 is very close performance wise to the k20d

id say around xmas you can expect a k30d though i dont think they will call it that... also i dont think they will do a full frame but you never know - they do have medium format soon anyway.
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Pentax said the K7 was not a replacement to the K20d. It is a new line of camera. A new camera will be out by the end of the year to replace the K20d without the Movie junk. But should have much improved stats. They also said they have no intensions on building a FF camera in the near future. I thought everyone read that interview months ago.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gawan Quote
Well, Mike from The Online Photographer speculates with that question too:
It doesn't make sense to me that a k30d would be above the K-7. The K-7 is the Pentax APS-C flagship. What more could you possibly add to an APS-C camera to place it above the K-7? Titanium body?

Pentax now has a brand new entry-level APS-C, and the brand new flagship K-7. They differ in price by almost a factor of 3. It would seem logical to me that the next camera will fill the gap between the km and the k-7.

Pentax is going small, durable and lightweight, without compromises. A 3-DSLR lineup of the k-m, K-7, and a camera in-between would seem to be logical given the direction they have indicated in interviews.

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It doesn't make sense to me that a k30d would be above the K-7. The K-7 is the Pentax APS-C flagship. What more could you possibly add to an APS-C camera to place it above the K-7?
K20D was the flagship. And you know what - they made a new model supposedly above it. So why not again?
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QuoteOriginally posted by emr Quote
K20D was the flagship. And you know what - they made a new model supposedly above it. So why not again?
So replace the flagship with another flagship, 3 months after the flagship is available in stores, while there is a gap in your lineup between the k-m and the k-7? Not likely IMO.

My guess is that the next DSLR will be a camera in between the two with km-type build, with k-7-similar features. That would be a nice, well-rounded 3-camera APS-C lineup.

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