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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 10 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 10 2009

As busy weeks go, this one has certainly been something to write home about (or at least a Week in Review about), with CeBIT, PMA and an Apple mega-announcement all taking place. ASUS arguably stole the former show in Germany, with the Eee PC 1008HA "Shell" once again proving that netbooks needn't be the ugly cousins to expensive ultraportable notebooks. For our full CeBIT 2009 coverage, hit the tag.

A “Sneak Peek” at Pentax’s X70

A “Sneak Peek” at Pentax’s X70

My first stop at PMA 2009 Sneak Peek Luncheon was Pentax booth, I knew something was up when a small group Japanese reporters gathered at the rather disappointing pre show event. I was told to return couple hours later, and there it was. Empty spots now filled two new bodies, not the new hybrid standard I was hoping for, but a 12Mp ultra zoom with 24x optics dubbed X70. It drew crowd nevertheless, and the show actually peaked for a minute there.

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Pentax White K2000 DSLR kits gets price and out for pre-order

Pentax White K2000 DSLR kits gets price and out for pre-order

A white finish DSLR is not my favorite cup of tea, though I do own a few white optics from Canon, but I can’t say the same for millions other Pentax photographers, or it’s only thousands left these days? Back in December, Pentax surprised the photography communities with the announcement of a white-alternate K2000 bundled with two zoom lenses kit, but left the guessing works on pricing information; today, they have made it available.

Pentax announces Special Edition K2000 in White finish

Pentax announces Special Edition K2000 in White finish

Creative or when Marketing goes wrong? Pentax shows the holiday spirit, announces a limited-release of a White Christmas version Pentax K2000. Wrapped in a brilliant white body with black trims, the K2000 kit is available in a bundle kit with two-zoom lens (Pentax DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL and Pentax DA L 50-200mm F4-5.6 AL). Camera specification remains the same except for the body finish.

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