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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:56 pm 
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Hi folks,

There are rumours that Pentax may be launching the K20D with a press conference on January 24th. Specifications may be:
  • Pentax Proprietary 14MP CMOS Sensor
  • 14 bit RAW A/D Processor
  • 3″ Live View LCD
  • Improved In-Body Shake Reduction
  • Body Design Similar to K10D
  • Significant Custom Functions (including AF trimming/programming for different lenses)
  • PC Sync
There are also some rumoured specifications for a K200D:
  • 10MP Sensor from Sony
  • PRIME 12-bit Image Processor
  • 3 FPS (10 Max RAW; Infinite JPEGs)
  • Larger LCD (3 inch?)
  • 11 AF Points
Personally, I would take the above with an even larger pinch of salt than usual as the original source (Chinese) is no longer available. Does anybody have any further information?

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Bonjour,

The good news will be for potential K10D purchasers. With K20D coming up, K10D prices will go down.

So more photographers will discover how good is the K10D :) .

Only possible surprises: the price-tag of the K200D compared with the K10D's one; the handling of SDM lenses and a short list of other technicalities.

Personally, I don't plan to switch from my current K10D: I'm very happy with it and the learning curve is worth taking more pictures with it.

I rather prefer to purchase improved lenses, as I did with the DA* 50-135mm, worth the price :!:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:16 pm 
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Bonsoir,

End of rumours :)

See Pentax USA new pages for

K20D => http://www.pentaximaging.com/products/product_details/digital_camera--K20D/reqID--10505894/subsection--digital_slr

K200D => http://www.pentaximaging.com/products/product_details/digital_camera--K200D/reqID--10506029/subsection--digital_slr

Enjoy :)

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Thanks rei_vilo,

This would be a good moment to lock this thread so that discussion of the actual cameras can continue without the erroneous rumoured specifications getting in the way.

Bob.

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