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Any New Pentax DSLRs due this year?

Kako 11 159
5 Jun 2010 5:03PM
Has anybody heard anything on the grapevine to suggest that Pentax might extend its range more towards the D700 / EOS 5DII? Given that the K-7 appears to be price dropping to fit as a K20 replacement, they are looking a bit under exposed at the semi-pro/ entry pro level. Can't help feeling that confidence in the brand would be boosted by a 1500 model, which seemed likely after the K7 appeared, to reasonably good acclaim.

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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2010 6:33PM
Not heard of anything new other than the release of the medium format digital slr in Japan. ( 40 megabites!)The release has been delayed due to a higher demand than expected.

They are also considering a micro 4/3rds type camera for release this year. It was mentioned that it will not follow the other types as they want to do something different? It could be something like the new Samsung one?

It was also nice to hear that Pentax made a profit in their last financial year due mostly for an increased demand for their digital SLR's.

Kako 11 159
6 Jun 2010 11:41AM

thanks for your reply. Given that no-one else has replied, maybe it means that there isn't much happening on the Pentax DSLR front.
It would be a shame if they faded from this market as they have been quite innovative and their products quite good value. If as you say they made money last year mainly from their DSLRs, then you would have thought this might encourage them to continue. Even a K7 Plus would be welcome in the absence of anything else, and probably quite cheap to do.
kenp 12 96 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2010 11:50PM
They should never have stopped production of the K20!......a magic camera!

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