View Full Version : New Pentax K5 & KR

24-08-2010, 7:05pm

New models replacing K7 & K-X believed to be released around October 2010 for those interested.

24-08-2010, 7:11pm
A Pentax Ken Rockwell ?? I really hope they change the name ;)

24-08-2010, 7:31pm
How dare they. :action:

I still haven't used all the features on my K20D yet.


25-08-2010, 1:25pm
wow, if they manage to improve on the K7 at that price, I"ll need to save up

26-08-2010, 8:44am
I am ready to upgrade - K10D is still only at about 70,000 images and has at least another 30,000 in her.. I guess I need to get out and about and clock up the to 100,000 - My aim prior to replacement.


26-08-2010, 8:45am
The Spec's on the K5 do look impressive Higher ISO and 7 FPS will be handy for some of what I do for fun.. (Only if the focus has been improved.)

26-08-2010, 8:52am
I really don't think I will be upgrading from my K20D - it does everything I need it to do at present.
Better glass is more of a priority, and IMO makes more of a difference rather that a couple more MP, and a few more frames per second.

26-08-2010, 9:59am
bloody hell, haven't had the K7 for a year yet and it's already obsolete.
looks good though. is that price au dollar, or us dollar?

26-08-2010, 10:22am
Its a bit of keeping up with the Joneses.
With new Canikons due real soon now

26-08-2010, 7:56pm
It's probably not a major jump from the K7 but if you would have to be tempted if you were still using an earlier model.

26-08-2010, 8:38pm
New models replacing K7 & K-X believed to be released around October 2010 for those interested.
Oh, terrific! 5 minutes after I get a "new" K-x it's going to be given away so the KR can fit on the shelves! :Doh:

03-09-2010, 7:30am
hey dont feel that bad... its not like your camera wil stop working because a new model has come out.
Its just like a car, just when you finally save up enough and buy a new car, they bring out the next model....
Dont worry...keep shooting !
Cheers Neil

03-09-2010, 7:27pm
Well I've got my tax return burning a hole in the account so I might have to grab myself a K5. Hope the silly starburst filter is there.
So what you doing here Neil?

07-09-2010, 5:34pm

Yvon is usually on the money...

As you may or may not know, this site is a reliable source as far as Pentax announcements. We don't speculate nor do we start any rumors. Pentax is going to announce some new equipment very soon. You probably searched through the internet forums and read all kind of rumors and speculations. In due time, we will announce whatever Pentax is introducing, along with images, photographs, specifications and full description of the capabilities. To all my Pentaxian friends, this has been a very good year for Pentax, The K-7 was a moderate success, The K-x changed the entry-level game and the 645D is the most economical Medium Format DSLR and will probably spread globally. A good year for Pentax is a good year for all of us.

08-09-2010, 10:23am
Yvonne has a beard and spells her name Yvon. :lol:

08-09-2010, 8:11pm
How dare they. :action:

I still haven't used all the features on my K20D yet.


I'm still learning about the K10D. It never leaves me but I've still only used 8100 actuations. If I use fossil's formula I'll still be using it in 40 years time. :Doh:

Ozzi Paul
08-09-2010, 8:21pm
Everything so far is just more or less rumours so it will be good to see the real specs once the new bodies are announced. I'm pretty happy with my K20D but there is a few things that I need upgraded to suit the types of images I capture so I am looking forward to see what they are like. Really want a K20D sized body though.

15-09-2010, 1:24pm
Pentax k-5 announcement date is now rumoured at the 20th

Current rumoured spec:

• $1699 US Body Only
• $1999 AU Body Only
(which seem high)

• Magnesium body with plastic and rubber exterior, 80 weather seals.
• Tempered glass top and rear LCD
• 16.2mp Sony EXEMOR Sensor • 23.6 x 15.8 mm CMOS sensor

• Dimensions 131 x 97 x 73mm
• Weight 770g

• Complete new AF system superior algorithms.
• 18-point wide autofocus system (SAFOX IX+)
• AF-Single
• AF-Continuous
• 4 Custom AF-C modes, auto, action, portrait, night
• Manual focus

• ISO standard : 200-12800
• Expanded ISO : 50 - 25,600

Movie mode • AVi (Motion JPEG)
• 1920 x 1080 25p, 30p
• 1280x720 25p, 30p
• 640 x 480, 25p, 30p
• Av, Sv, Tv and M modes for video.
• External stereo mic jack.
• Movie processing including Custom Image, Cross Process and selected Digital Filters

• penta-prism
• Hybrid VF utilizing translucent LCD to display focus points and framing grid.

• Angle of view coverage: 28mm wide-angle (35mm equivalent)
• Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 EV - +1EV (1/2EV steps)
• P-TTL (Is same P-TTL as in 645D)
• Hot shoe, sync-speed: 1/180 sec. (will have 1/250 available with new flashes to be released First half 2011)
• Wireless-sync with PENTAX dedicated flash and IrSimple.

Continuous shooting
• Hi speed: 8fps

• USB/Video
• USB 2.0

• Dual SD or SDHC card

Ozzi Paul
17-09-2010, 10:47pm
I was reading a bit somewhere on the net about the supposed 18 point AF and how it is unlikely. It would be impossible to have it symmetrical with 18 points, so if Pentax want symmetrical it would have to have an odd number of points including the center spot focus point. Seems it may be the same as the 645D and still use 11 points but with a good upgrade. Time will tell I suppose, not long now hopefully.

19-09-2010, 9:50pm

Monday morning, Sept 20th, 7:00 A.M California time, the new Pentax K-........ will be announced right on this blog. Be there.

00:00am AEST (Tue) 11.30pm ACST

20-09-2010, 9:10am
I've only had my K-7 for about 8 months but if the ISO and IQ are improved, I may be tempted to buy.

Though I rarely shoot in AF as all my lenses are manual.

21-09-2010, 8:14am
The real deal here http://www.ausphotography.net.au/forum/showthread.php?p=683774#post683774