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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:18 pm 
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This am I read the specs for the new Pentax products.

http://pentaxlife.com/pentax-k20d-specs

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2704,2252198,00.asp

http://www.engadget.com/tag/pentax/

I dont know what the final price will be but on paper both the new K20d and k200 look very good ..

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:59 pm 
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In another thread rei_vilo wrote:

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 Post subject: First Look
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:28 pm 
Check this first look

http://www.popphoto.com/cameras/5049/first-look-pentax-k20d.html


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 Post subject: K20D Hands-On Preview
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:37 am 
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Hi folks,

There is another preview of the K20D over here at Trusted Reviews.

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So now the K20D owns the crown of highest pixel-density of all APS-C and FF/FX cameras.
Why does this matter? Well it gives you the highest detail for a lens of given focal length. That is something that wildlife- and some sports-shooters are looking for.
But Olympus' 10MP four-thirds bodies still have an even higher pixel-density, not to speak of any compact you can buy...

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doesnt that mean more pixels + same size sensor = more noise?

I mean, the 4/3 system has a problem with noise at 1600 ISO.... I personally have a problem with high MP sensors that do not increase in size... I dont know, maybe its just me

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Oh, I was not talking about noise.
There's always a compromise to be found...

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Bonsoir,

The problem is, I'm not going to write a User Review on the K20D since I don't plan to change my one-year old K10D :!:

I'm very happy with my present camera, I just start to know it well after a learning curve and one new camera a year is a lot of money :?

So I hope someone else would write such a user review, if not a video tour by not Gordon and the CameraLabs team with a K20D supplied by Pentax :)

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Hi Rei, if Pentax supply a K20D I will of course review it! But I was also looking forward to your user review of it!

Aren't you tempted to upgrade?!


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Gordon,

No, not for the moment :!:

Actually, I'm fully happy with 10M pixels, so I don't see the use of a 14+ M pixels camera. And remember, I'm just an amateur, not a professionnal. In case I switch, I'd have to spend another year on learning curve :( , just to be ready for the K30D in 2010 :!: By the way, the K200D seems as much or even more interesting than the K20D on a bang per buck basis.

The fact is, this year, I'd rather want to spend my euros in the future DA* 60-250mm lens, which was announced last year but not confirmed last week :?

After learning to use my K10D and revising the basics of photography (like DOF), I hope to spend this year in improving composition and taking pictures, lots of pictures :)

Now, if Pentax France is looking for a user review, why not to supply me with a K20D :?: And it'll be a pleasure to share this user review with CameraLabs ;)

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Hi Rei, sadly I don't know anyone at Pentax France, but if I come across someone from there in the future, I'll definitely point them in your direction!

In the meantime, I agree about the K200D - nice to see some degree of sealing on a budget body...


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Gordon,

Since the audience of CameraLabs is worldwide and Pentax also a global company, it doesn't require to be managed specifically in France :)

Back to the K20D and the K200D, the level of professional labelled gear is up every year and today, a budget camera outperforms last year prosumer dSLR. That's good news for would-be photographers :!:

But let's keep in mind the pleasure of playing with light and colours, taking pictures and sharing them :wink:

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rei_vilo wrote:
The fact is, this year, I'd rather want to spend my euros in the future DA* 60-250mm lens, which was announced last year but not confirmed last week :?

That's no longer correct :!: The DA* 60-250mm is confirmed :arrow: here
Pentax wrote:
Product name (tentative): smc PENTAX-DA*60-250mm F4ED [IF]SDM
  • A telephoto zoom lens covering moderate- to super-telephoto ranges, with focal lengths equivalent to 92mm to 383mm in the 35mm format
  • SDM system to assure super-quiet, extra-smooth autofocus operation
  • Launch Date Scheduled For Summer 2008

and the :arrow: lens roadmap has been updated. But what could be a rear converter for SDM :?:

So expect a review if and when I get it :)

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rear converter for SDM?
I s'pose a tele-converter which works with SDM-lenses :?: :!:

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