K7D announced in US?


petercf

Link Posted 13/05/2009 - 19:40
Pentax teases new K series camera in US
Pentax today supported rumors by posting a teaser on its home page for a new digital SLR. Calling it only "the new K," the company shows a top portion of the camera and is running a countdown that ends on May 20th, when the announcement takes place. No clues are given as to what features the camera would have other than familiar DSLR features like a flash hot shoe.

The news follows weeks after a similar effort in Japan and supports rumors that the new camera is the K7D, the company's first true high-end DSLR rather than a simple replacement for the K20D. These claims have maintained that the K7D would have a new autofocusing system, burst shooting up to 5 frames per second, a viewfinder with 100 percent coverage and a fast 1/8000 shutter speed. Some have also suggested it may be the first Pentax pro camera to offer video shooting, at 720p.

http://www.electronista.com/articles/09/05/13/pentax.k.teaser.in.us/
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Mannesty

Link Posted 13/05/2009 - 20:40
Speculation, speculation, speculation. What is the point?

Let's just wait until the 20th May.

Chances are it'll be beyond the budget of most of us here anyway or it'll be a catalyst for several divorces.
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Last Edited by Mannesty on 13/05/2009 - 20:41

CraigF1969

Link Posted 13/05/2009 - 20:48
Yeh..6 days to go an still nothing concrete, no pre orders, prices etc..
This could yet prove to be an elaborate hoax.

ttk

Link Posted 13/05/2009 - 20:56
CraigF1969 wrote:
Yeh..6 days to go an still nothing concrete, no pre orders, prices etc..
This could yet prove to be an elaborate hoax.

As I said the other day it might be announced on the 20/21st of May, but it could be months before it's on sale, might not be made yet.
Tel,

Greytop

Link Posted 13/05/2009 - 21:00
Yes plenty of speculation about and a good few pictures released, some which look like genuine front and rear pictures of the whole body today.

Never-the-less best wait a few days and find out the whole truth
Does look interesting though, quite different to the K20D & K10D.
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Greytop

Link Posted 13/05/2009 - 21:02
ttk wrote:
CraigF1969 wrote:
Yeh..6 days to go an still nothing concrete, no pre orders, prices etc..
This could yet prove to be an elaborate hoax.

As I said the other day it might be announced on the 20/21st of May, but it could be months before it's on sale, might not be made yet.

You could be right although I know of one certain person who has had his hands on one already
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Mike-P

Link Posted 13/05/2009 - 21:05
Mannesty wrote:
or it'll be a catalyst for several divorces.

Wife ...new camera,.... wife ...new camera.
Hmmm, nothings ever simple is it
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Mike-P

Link Posted 13/05/2009 - 21:07
Greytop wrote:


You could be right although I know of one certain person who has had his hands on one already

He wouldn't tell me anything about it ...
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Greytop

Link Posted 13/05/2009 - 23:11
Mike-P wrote:
Greytop wrote:


You could be right although I know of one certain person who has had his hands on one already

He wouldn't tell me anything about it ...

I guess he can't say much, if anything at this point but by all accounts it's very nice
Regards Huw

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Unlocker

Link Posted 13/05/2009 - 23:24












Apparently in some countries Pentax are looking for product testers, if that's true, I will put my hat in the ring now!

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Mike-P

Link Posted 13/05/2009 - 23:25
More blurry pictures

Unlocker wrote:



Apparently in some countries Pentax are looking for product testers, if that's true, I will put my hat in the ring now!

Pentax UK still don't even mention it on the website, most of the others have something at least.
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 13/05/2009 - 23:28

Unlocker

Link Posted 13/05/2009 - 23:31
Well, it's worth a try, they may be keeping an eye on us you know!

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Don

Link Posted 14/05/2009 - 00:50



maybe the rear lcd has touch screen...lol...
for spot focus, af selector and spot metering...
one can dream right?
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.
Last Edited by Don on 14/05/2009 - 00:50

hefty1

Link Posted 14/05/2009 - 01:01
Don wrote:
maybe the rear lcd has touch screen...lol...
for spot focus, af selector and spot metering...
one can dream right?

Why not? Samsung have the know-how for that sort of thing. I've heard a lot more unlikely ideas...
Joining the Q

ttk

Link Posted 14/05/2009 - 06:30
Mike-P wrote:
Mannesty wrote:
or it'll be a catalyst for several divorces.

Wife ...new camera,.... wife ...new camera.
Hmmm, nothings ever simple is it

Don't tell her
Mike-P wrote:
More blurry pictures

Unlocker wrote:

Pentax UK still don't even mention it on the website, most of the others have something at least.

They don't even have the latest firmware on there site yet, talk about slow
Tel,
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