Pentax has officially released the K10D!

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by Pete D, Sep 14, 2006.

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    kosh Guest

    they had better pull something interesting out of their hat..... they
    are in danger of marginalising themselves from the big-boys!

    kosh, Sep 14, 2006
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    ngap Guest

    It seems most people think they have.
    Has most of the features of all the main 10MP cameras at a cheaper price.

    Lacks 5 fps shooting and a metal body.
    New SSM long fast lenses not due to Christmas or next year.

    Those seem to be the main weaknesses
    ngap, Sep 14, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    Which ones have 5fps? Continuous streaming 3fps till you fill your card is
    pretty reasonable, excellent SR (IS/VR) in body, weather sealed. If you
    seriously must have big fast lenses then you will not be well served though,
    most amateurs will not be too bothered by that though as the sticker shock
    from any of the manufacturers will see to that.
    Pete D, Sep 14, 2006
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    ngap Guest

    Nikon D200 has 5fps. But then it isn't trying to compete below the price
    point of the Sony, which is where I hear they are planning to aim if for
    $1600 with Sigma kit lens
    ngap, Sep 14, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    Bloody Kennedys, I will be getting mine with no stinking Sigma lenses,
    already have 16-45mm F4.0 ED AL to put on it or a 18-55mm Pentax, might try
    one of the supperzooms for when I don't want to carry and change lenses,
    perhaps one of the 18-125mm's, I hear they are not too bad.
    Pete D, Sep 14, 2006
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    Ron Guest

    It will be interesting to watch price drops of the various company cameras.
    With sony entering the market and now with pentax's new release the cat is
    among the pigeons. Nothing like some good healthy competition. Never looked
    better for prospective buyers.

    Ron, Sep 14, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    Several months ago I would have expected that the K10D could be in the
    AU$2,500 range, AU$1,500 or less is just awesome.
    Pete D, Sep 14, 2006
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    Sam Guest

    The new Nikon D80 looks at being about that as well. (If Maxwells have
    enough money to buy stock so they can be sold in Australia.
    Sam, Sep 15, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    Are Maxwells in trouble?
    Pete D, Sep 15, 2006
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    Sam Guest

    Industry rumor (very strong) has it that they will shortly have there
    product range taken over by other Australian companies.
    Sam, Sep 15, 2006
  13. Figures I've seen for the D80 indicate it will be about $2k for body
    only and about $2.2 with either an 18-125 or 18-200. Not sure yet what
    the exact focal length will be, and if that will be a tamron or nikon
    lens - maxwells can't seem to be able to confirm.
    There are some very strong rumours that maxwells won't be supplying at
    all and that it will be another distributor who brings them in.
    Apparently kennedy's have been approached, but declined because their
    loyalties lay in pentax. Very interesting times we live in!
    Graham Fountain, Sep 15, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    Not so good for Nikon then unless the company that takes over Nikon Aust
    does the import and support bit well.
    Pete D, Sep 15, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    If that is the case they may find it hard to compete with the
    K10D/A100/350D/400D, these are very attractive packages for many consumers
    with better pricing and if the Pentax lives up to the hype it is a killer..
    Pete D, Sep 15, 2006
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    Sam Guest

    Think of a company that's associated with Casio.
    Sam, Sep 16, 2006
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    Ron Guest

    On Ted's Cameras web site in Australia the nikon D80 is listed for $1650
    (body only), $1999.95 for D80 body with 18-135mm lens. I believe that when
    the new pentax K10D (barring any faults in their camera) that this will
    force the nikon D80 prices down. I have recently read on several overseas
    sites that later this year pentax is also releasing a 12MP DSLR to take on
    the higher end of the market. Great to see the giants getting some
    competition and stop the exorbitant prices. I have taken many slides and for
    this purpose have a nikon F5 and a much less priced pentax MZ6. For quality
    of exposure and accuracy my pentax MZ6 (which cost me much less than my F5)
    blows the nikon F5 out of the water. Currently I shoot with the nikon D70
    (mostly landscape and night photography) and have already had it sent away
    twice for the blinking green light of death and was without a digital camera
    for some months. So I really hope that pentax is going to kicks some arse. I
    for one, will hold of purchasing until the new pentax arrives.

    Ron, Sep 16, 2006
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    Sam Guest

    That sounds about right as the US price for the D200 (BH etc) is
    $1600USD compared to (rrp $2900 AUD) here which sells street $2600AUD.
    And the US are advertising the D80 at $1000USD.

    I have taken many slides and for
    If the F5 ain't good then the F100 is a lot worse -having both - my F5
    is accurate under all lighting situations.

    Currently I shoot with the nikon D70
    There have been a few problems with the D70 - noted this is another
    which I hadn't heard of.

    So I really hope that pentax is going to kicks some arse. I
    Sam, Sep 16, 2006
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    Ron Guest

    Ron, Sep 16, 2006
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    Ron Guest

    The below quote was from a poster at from and aussie:

    "I just had a chat to the staff at my local Camera House and they tell me
    the RRP of the K10D here in OZ is $1499 with the Sigma kit lens. Sounds good
    as this aligns pretty well with international prices. Apparently the K10D
    will be in their October catalogue with "call for price" on it due to
    printing deadlines. The bad news - I was told that the camera isn't expected
    here until 10th November... although anything could happen between now and
    then. I'm guessing they will take quite a few orders in October... "


    Ron, Sep 16, 2006
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