New Pentax DSLR(s) This Week?

Pentax K-x

An interesting tidbit from RiceHigh’s Pentax Blog points to a new Pentax DSLR coming on September 9th.  His news is based on the Japanese Business Live Calendar, which apparently points to a new DSLR product from Hoya (Pentax’s parent company) on that date.

Additionally, other recent rumors suggest a new Pentax K-5 and K-r DSLR model.  The K-5 is rumored to be Pentax’s flagship model and the K-r is more of an entry-level model like the Pentax K-x (above).  Rumored specs are listed below.

Pentax K-5 Rumored Specs

  • 16 Megapixel Sensor
  • Maximum expanded ISO of 25600
  • 7 frames per second
  • To be officially announced on September 20th
  • To be released in October, 2010
  • $1600 suggested retail price

Pentax K-r Rumored Specs

  • 12 Mexapixel Sensor
  • 6 frames per second
  • Up to 120 color combinations: 10 body colors, and 12 grip colors
  • To be officially announced in September
  • To be released in October, 2010
  • $875 suggested retail price

[via RiceHigh & Photo Rumors]

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