Pentax Austria confirms the release of the new Pentax K7D. It will be announced the third week in May.
There are a lot of speculations, 1.3 cropfactor, square sensor, video recording, new autofocus system… :)
What is certain the K7D is not a K20 successor but a completely new line of Pentax digital cameras.
UPDATE: The pentax K7D should have a pirce of 1.500 Euro and be able to use the new DA* lenses.
UPDTAE2: Probably with video recording? We will give you more information soon….
UPDTAE 3 ! Probale specs: 100% viewfinder, kind-of-metal-housing, hd-videomode, better, faster and more accurate af, 5-6fps, many little changes in order to improve ergonomy…”
UPDATE 4: French magazine “RÃ©ponses Photo” confirms new Pentax DSLR release for may.
A poster in a pentax forum writes “pentax is late comapring to canikon so this new item would be a DSLR that will “jump” a generation and will bring something new”
UPDATE 5: There seems to be a Microphone hole opening on the head of the camera in front of the Hotshoe, which implies it is a video capable DSLR!
UPDATE 6: It is the May 21th!!! This is the day the camera wil be launched!
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The picture has been sent to us 3 weeks ago. The anonymus sender believes this could be a REAL! Olympus E-5 picture. To bad it is to small to judge if this could be true.
Some funny joking 43rumors visitor was claiming this will be the E-5 specs! So, take it easy, relax, this is probaly a fake rumor ok?
The Olympus E-5 will be the first camera to breake the 12Megapixel barrier!
-15 Megapixel on a slightly larger sensor (similar to the GH1 sensor which is bigger then the G1)
-3.0 AMOLED display (this would be a BIG surprise). Panasonic has the tecnology to build AMOLED screens. They have the advantage to be bright and clearly visible even in outdoor shootings.
– NO Video recording
-Usual stuff like Body IS, Art Filter,….
P.S: The only 100% real rumor is that the camera will be released in 2009 ;)
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I bet with you the micro four thirds specs given by us are for 95% real. I expect Olympus to make some minor changes that’s why I say 95% and not 100%. And I can’t wait until summer to see your reation when the camera will be shown to the world ;)
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Photography Blog made a Olympus mju 8000 review. And they recommend this camera!
Then we have a new M-mount Zeiss lens! The Tele-Tessar T* 4/85 ZM
Finally we found a Canonâ€™s PowerShot G10, Nikonâ€™s COOLPIX P6000, And Panasonicâ€™s Lumix DMC-LX3 comparison at shutterbug.
Photozone is a very professional website and normally known for their lens reviews. But they made an exception and made a Panasonic G1 review. I think it is worth to read te review because it is good explained and detailled.
Sorry if we publish some news from other brands. But it seems something interesting is coming from Pentax. May you want to know more.
From what we know three Pentax cameras are expected for 2009. This could be the right time for the K20D successor. It will probably have video and we hope they will make it better than Nikon and Canon! Again we hope they will not follow the Canon (EOS 50D) Megapixel race.
P.S.: You have to wait for 2010 to have a mirrorless camera from Pentax :(
http://tekade.de/ lists the camera
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