UPDATE: Pentax K20D and K200D officially announced!
The Pentax K20D is officially announced with a 14.6mp CMOS APS-C sensor. And so is the Pentax K200D, with a 10mp sensor and weatherproofness. Also announced are five brand new lenses!
These were the Rumors before the announcement
According to this thread in the Pentax dpreview forum, two new Pentax DSLRs will be announced on January 24, 2008, the new Pentax K20D and Pentax K200D. The thread has now reached 151 messages and it is closed for further comments. But more discussions on it will spring up in the dpreview Pentax SLR Talk forum.
Check the bottom of the post for the latest updates!!!
That thread says that the Pentax K200D will be using the 10mp sensor found in the Pentax K10D/Samsung GX10. This makes sense, since the K100D Super was just recently released and it was using the 6mp sensor. If they were not planning a K200D, then they would have perhaps put the 10mp sensor in the K100D Super instead!
The Pentax K20D meanwhile will likely generate a lot of buzz, as it is rumored to be using a 14mp (Cypress?? Samsung??) 35mm-FullFrame sensor, 14-bit RAW, Pentax involvement in the sensor development, and sequential improvements, among other things. Update: It is not clear what type of a sensor it is. Newer interpretations and iterations seem to suggest that it might be an APS-C sensor, but there are also rumors of a 35mm full-frame sensor. I guess that's why they are rumors :) Is it January 24 yet?
All the details in this dpreview thread that started it all (in the english-speaking websites)!
As always, until an official announcement (or quasi-official leak) is made, please treat these as rumors.
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Existing Pentax DSLRs
For those not familiar with the Pentax DSLRs, they currently have the Pentax K10D (10mp, LiIon, mid-range features), and the (6mp, AA, affordable price range) Pentax K100D Super, K100D, and K110D. Also, the K10D is available in a Samsung flavor, as the GX10.
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