New Pentax DSLR to be released in May

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by SLC Flyfishing, Apr 24, 2009.

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    SLC Flyfishing

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    Information regarding a May 21st release date for Pentax's newest flagship DSLR has been leaked.

    http://i.gizmodo.com/5224457/what-ho-a-new-pentax-dslr-looms-coming-may-21

    Rumors abound as to the new features but it is almost certain to be another APS-C model. The coolest rumors I've read so far include better high ISO performance, a much improved AF system, Video mode, and some shooting information such as histogram which will be projected into the viewfinder much like a HUD. And also an improved Shake Reduction system.

    It's also rumored to have a 100% coverage optical glass pentaprism viewfinder, and magnesium alloy construction.

    Anyway, I'm moving to Nikon for the FF D700. But this camera looks to be a great upgrade from the K10 or K20D camera bodies.

    At the very least, it's nice to see Pentax taking a step forward during the recession, this hopefully serves to quiet some of the folks who've been speculating that Pentax may be close to going out of business.

    SLC
     
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    What I wonder is how much the 645D will cost.
     
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    CrackedButter

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    I'd be more impressed if it was full frame as well.
     
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    westernmass

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    I held off on the K20 and am very excited about the next model.
     
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    Phrasikleia

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    Supposedly this one isn't a successor to the K20D. The true successor is planned, but won't be released until later in the year. The new camera is the first in a new line. So say the rumors.
     

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