Pentax Announced New Cameras and a New Lens


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Here you go, long waited new K-r:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1009/10090910pentaxkr.asp

And a DPR Preview:
http://www.dpreview.com/previews/pentaxkr/

New DA 35mm f/2.4 AL:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/1009/10090908pentax35mm.asp

A couple of new P&S DC:

Optio RS1000
http://www.dpreview.com/news/1009/10090906pentaxrs1000.asp

Optio RZ10
http://www.dpreview.com/news/1009/10090903pentaxrz10.asp


Looks like Pentax (or Hoya) is turning cameras into some fashion accessories :cool:







 

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Supersimon27

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The white red K-R like Singapore flag like that . lol
 

snapnut

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The K-R is not worth an upgrade from K-X.
But it is definitely a plus for the new buyer.

These really cuts the cake for me...
1. AF confirmation
2. 3" 921k LCD
3. 6 fps (OMG :what:... beginner !?)
4. Lithium battery (finally :))

But den 720p video with mono sound again ? Not that it matters to most.

EVIL ? Where's EVIL ?
 

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pewpewpew

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damn!! i just bought the k-x !!!

:confused::confused::cry:
 

detritus

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The K-R is not worth an upgrade from K-X.
But it is definitely a plus for the new buyer.

These really cuts the cake for me...
1. AF confirmation
2. 3" 921k LCD
3. 6 fps (OMG :what:... beginner !?)
4. Lithium battery (finally :))

But den 720p video with mono sound again ? Not that it matters to most.
i actually like AA batteries and i'm sure there are others who feel the same way so its fortunate that they have given consumers the option to get the AA battery adapter.

i've never used the video function on my k-x before :bsmilie:

but i agree with u... its not worth upgrading from a k-x to a k-r... better to upgrade to a k-5! :thumbsup:
 

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The K-R is not worth an upgrade from K-X.
But it is definitely a plus for the new buyer.

These really cuts the cake for me...
1. AF confirmation
2. 3" 921k LCD
3. 6 fps (OMG :what:... beginner !?)
4. Lithium battery (finally :))

But den 720p video with mono sound again ? Not that it matters to most.
What's wrong with 6 fps for beginner?:dunno:

Not only rechargeable but still can use the normal AA battery with adapter. This is a plus point.
 

poppyer

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You are ignoring the most important part, the AF system, which is to be frank the big gap between P and C/N even S.

Now K-r has the new SAFOX IV AF system, which is basically the one in 645D (SAFOX IV+),
and THE AF assistant beam which I am longing for years!

The K-R is not worth an upgrade from K-X.
But it is definitely a plus for the new buyer.

These really cuts the cake for me...
1. AF confirmation
2. 3" 921k LCD
3. 6 fps (OMG :what:... beginner !?)
4. Lithium battery (finally :))

But den 720p video with mono sound again ? Not that it matters to most.
 

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fengwei

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The K-R is not worth an upgrade from K-X.
But it is definitely a plus for the new buyer.

These really cuts the cake for me...
1. AF confirmation
2. 3" 921k LCD
3. 6 fps (OMG :what:... beginner !?)
4. Lithium battery (finally :))

But den 720p video with mono sound again ? Not that it matters to most.

EVIL ? Where's EVIL ?

Don't make the judgment so soon, that thing isn't out yet ;)

To me the plus part:
1. AF points shown in viewfinder
2. 3" 920k LCD
3. Dual power souce (AA/Lithium batteries)
4. AF adjustment
5. AF assistant light
6. Improved AF system (SAFOX IX vs VIII)
7. Infrared data transmission (come in handy if you wanna show photo instantly on projector after taken)
8. Better looking (to me at least)
...
 

snapnut

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i actually like AA batteries
Not only rechargeable but still can use the normal AA battery with adapter. This is a plus point.
I like AA as well... but the option for rechargeable is definitely a nice touch.

What's wrong with 6 fps for beginner?:dunno:
Nothing wrong at all .... very generous feature if you ask me ;)

... better to upgrade to a k-5! :thumbsup:
I wan to downgrade to EVIL :)

You are ignoring the most important part, the AF system, which is to be frank the big gap between P and C/N even S.
No lah... I'm not ignoring... I just dun know. Now that I know.. it is definitely a big plus
 

oceanpriest

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so the AF assist won't use the built in flash anymore?

adapter = $$$ again :(
 

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Don't make the judgment so soon, that thing isn't out yet ;)

To me the plus part:
1. AF points shown in viewfinder
2. 3" 920k LCD
3. Dual power souce (AA/Lithium batteries)
4. AF adjustment
5. AF assistant light
6. Improved AF system (SAFOX IX vs VIII)
7. Infrared data transmission (come in handy if you wanna show photo instantly on projector after taken)
8. Better looking (to me at least)
...
Wah! I think you already had the 1st paged typed out days ago and just click the 'post' button :D
So much links and photos, when everyone else were looking everywhere for info. :)


Have to agree with all your points, and it does look better with the rubberized grips. Its really a Kx 'extra' 'extra', and Kx was a very good performing camera to begin with. Looks like most of the issues on Kx are fixed (ie. mainly on user interface).
Too bad no top LCD.


I don't know about the DA35/2.4 though....
The colors are nice and its good to be small and cheap, but is f2.4 really enough to pull in potential buyers when they would just look at specs and declare that others have 35/1.8 or 30/14, 30/2, etc?
Maybe image quality would be good and it even focuses up to 30cm, but most potential buyers would just look at numbers rather than sample shots which are typically harder to find.
 

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eow

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You are ignoring the most important part, the AF system, which is to be frank the big gap between P and C/N even S.

Now K-r has the new SAFOX IV AF system, which is basically the one in 645D (SAFOX IV+),
and THE AF assistant beam which I am longing for years!
Don't make the judgment so soon, that thing isn't out yet ;)

To me the plus part:
1. AF points shown in viewfinder
2. 3" 920k LCD
3. Dual power souce (AA/Lithium batteries)
4. AF adjustment
5. AF assistant light
6. Improved AF system (SAFOX IX vs VIII)
7. Infrared data transmission (come in handy if you wanna show photo instantly on projector after taken)
8. Better looking (to me at least)
...
Master Zen will be very happy...finally SAFOX IX!
 

Supersimon27

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If only singapore can also chose yr own colour .....
 

Yamakasi

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haha...too bad..i already got the FA 35mm..or else the new red 35 mm will match my red k-x :cool:
 

star07

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ah....i'm thinking to buy k-x, dunno should i wait for k-r?
anyone know k-r will be in how $$??
 

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digress a bit to the RS1000... can't they design a better way to change the face-plates than with nuts and allen key :confused: i.e. snap on panels?
 

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I already have the flextogon 35 f2.4. :bsmilie:

Where is K5 man?

Looks like we have to digest all info on Kr first before they release K5.


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