There are some rumors floating around the web (finally! – albeit in Chinese) that Pentax will announced the much sought after follow-up to the K10D at a press conference on January 24, 2008 – just in time for PMA.
The new camera is rumored to be called the Pentax K20D and will include the following features:
- Pentax Proprietary 14MP CMOS Sensor
- 14 bit RAW A/D Processor
- 3″ Live View LCD
- Improved In-Body Shake Reduction
- Body Design Similar to K10D
- Significant Custom Functions (including AF trimming/programming for different lenses)
- PC Sync
The K100D is also scheduled for replacement by the new Pentax K200D, which is rumored to include the following features:
- 10MP Sensor from Sony
- PRIME 12-bit Image Processor
- 3 FPS (10 Max RAW; Infinite JPEGs)
- Larger LCD (3 inch?)
- 11 AF Points
Rumors for now – time will tell. When there’s more, I’ll keep you posted. If you gotta sift through every whisper now, check out 1001 Noisy Cameras’ recent post. I’ve also updated the PMA Preview as promised.
1/15/08: Rumored sample images from the beta version of a K20D.
1/9/07: Samsung GX-20 revealed and is likely the 14MP twin of the K20D. (Read more)
1/6/07: Press conference from Pentax on January 10 in Dubai. (Read more)
12/29/07: Purported photos of the Pentax K200D surface. (Read more)
[tags]pentax, k20d, k200d, rumor, release, announcement, pma[/tags]