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    Senior Member danic's Avatar
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    Pentax steps out of MP war

    http://www.geek.com/articles/gadgets...-war-20090323/

    Seems like a good idea, but I think it was inevitable for Pentax.
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    Re: Pentax steps out of MP war

    It seems to me at the moment technical innovations in most companies has up to now been coupled with an increase in pixel count. Probably just because of the "mine's bigger then yours" marketing aspect of the megapixel race.

    I think I would be happy with better pixels instead of more of them.
    The problem would be how to market and sell that.

    I suspect that's what's behind the improved software features in cameras at PMA.
    Intelligent this, smart that, face memory recognition -not just detection, multi-image stacking and averaging, automatic panoramas (just pan the camera), in-camera editing and multi-image composition ... it gives lots of marketing bullet points.

    And if at the same time the pixels get better, I'm all for it.
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    Re: Pentax steps out of MP war

    I agree Paul, no complaints from me. I'm still using a K100DS, and it suits me just fine!

    There are plenty of areas in which Pentax could improve with their camera's, increased FPS and better AF, esp in low light!
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    Re: Pentax steps out of MP war

    danic,

    I agree with you about the FPS and sensor. Pentax has a year with me to introduced a comparable body to the D3.
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    Re: Pentax steps out of MP war

    What I read on other forums, some right from the horses mouth. Pentax will be coming out with a medium format camera in the future. They have a picture of what the outside of the camera will look like. actually a mock up. They already have a film medium format camera and they are only going to make only so many more and then discontinue it. The new digital medium format camera will be able to use previous lenses.

    The new sensor will be 30 or 50 meg a pixal ? However grab you pocket book. The cameras they will be competing against run between $30 and $50 thousand. It is not yet determined what Pentax price will be. One article,manufactures price for just the sensor about $3500

    I won't be running out and buying one.
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    Re: Pentax steps out of MP war

    From what I have read, they are looking at keeping the price to below $10,000 USD for just the body. They are also releasing a new lenses to go with it.

    I think the model is 645D?

    Pentax have manufactured the mount so older MF lenses will be able to be fitted to the new body, as per the K mount with DSLR/SLR's.

    Great news for Pentax though. It's about time they did something like this.
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