K-7 awarded Good Design Award


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creampuff

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The Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO) announced the results of the Good Design Awards 2009 and the Pentax K-7 was one of several cameras under the "digital camera with interchangeable lenses" category to be recognized for good design.

Submitted for consideration was the K-7, smc PENTAX-DA18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR, smc PENTAX-DA50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR and the D-BG4 battery grip.

http://www.g-mark.org/award/detail.html?id=35800&sheet=outline&lang=en

Translation from Japanese press release
http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pentax.jp%2Fjapan%2Fnews%2F2009%2F200920.html&sl=ja&tl=en&history_state0=
 

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YEAHHHHHH! :sweatsm::thumbsup::lovegrin:
 

hjbyeo

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aiyo ... I like my k20d too, but have to admit that k-7 is obviously a notch better (as a tool).
 

Zenten

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They probably haven't looked through the VF yet .................:rolleyes:
 

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They probably haven't looked through the VF yet .................:rolleyes:
But I, and many others, don't have a problem with that.

It's possible yours is a (very) minority opinion? (ie. that the VF LED read-outs are not good enough). :)
 

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Good design doesn't mean good engineering. :bsmilie:

(Have yet to see through the K-7 VF to comment further)
Mmm. I think good design here means user-friendly and pleasing to the senses (visual, tactile), which may or may not necessarily involve good engineering.
 

Zenten

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Mmm. I think good design here means user-friendly and pleasing to the senses (visual, tactile), which may or may not necessarily involve good engineering.
If that is the case, I concur that the award is justly awarded ............ but still the VF dim LED readout suckszzzzz ................... :rolleyes:
 

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