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Pentax K-7 DSLR launches: 14.6MP & HD video for $1.3k [Video]

Pentax K-7 DSLR launches: 14.6MP & HD video for $1.3k [Video]

As promised, Pentax have unleashed their latest DSLR, the 14.6-megapixel K-7.  Pairing the new CMOS with the PRIME II imaging engine, the K-7 is also the first of the company's DSLRs to support high-definition video recording.  Where many rivals top out at 720p, the Pentax can climb all the way to 1,536 x 1,024 at 30fps (3:2 aspect; 16:9 720p is also supported), and has an HDMI output for easy viewing.

 

Video demo after the cut

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Pentax K-7 shows up in wild, hours before official launch

Pentax K-7 shows up in wild, hours before official launch

After the official press shots yesterday, now come the images of the Pentax K-7 DSLR in the wild.  Over at Pentax-Fans.com they've somehow scored a K-7 ahead of the launch tipped to take place in around two hours time.  Their hands-on confirms the 14.6-megapixel sensor and PRIME II imaging engine, together with HD video recording at up to 1080i/720p resolution.

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Pentax K-7 DSLR specs & images leak

Pentax K-7 DSLR specs & images leak

Photos and a specifications list for the Pentax K-7 have turned up at one enthusiast's site, and while unconfirmed by Pentax themselves they do seem believable.  The leak follows an advert for the camera that showed up yesterday, seemingly scooping Pentax's own teaser campaign.

More photos and specifications after the cut

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Pentax K7D DSLR coming May 20th?

Pentax K7D DSLR coming May 20th?

According to the Pentax Forums, this is the new K-series DSLR that will be officially announced on May 20th.  If authentic, the image - which names the camera the Pentax K7D - suggests the DSLR has a 14.6-megapixel sensor, as with the Pentax K20D, but paired with the PRIME II imaging engine.

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Sony Alpha 230, 330 and 380 DSLRs announced

Sony Alpha 230, 330 and 380 DSLRs announced

After no small amount of waiting, Sony have officially announced their trio of new DSLRs.  The Sony Alpha 230 and 330 are both 10.2-megapixels, while the Alpha 380 climbs to 14.2-megapixels, and all have SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization that's independent of lens.  Interestingly for Sony cameras, the DSLRs can use SD/SDHC memory cards as well as the company's own Memory Stick format.

 

Full gallery of the new DSLRs after the cut

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Pentax shows “the new K” on website, fuels rumors

Pentax shows “the new K” on website, fuels rumors

It looks like Pentax is having a little bit of fun with the public at large. Even though rumors have already been circulating about a possible new camera from the company in the U.S., they're now just offering a teaser on their website, stating that "the new K" will arrive on May 20th.

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Nikon 12.3MP D5000 Digital SLR gets official

Nikon 12.3MP D5000 Digital SLR gets official

First the spy shots, now the official announcement. Nikon has unveiled the much-speculated D5000 12.3MP DSLR. It is essentially the D90 in a compact chassis at cheap price -- aims to compete with the newly announced Canon Rebel T1i. The entry-level Nikon packs 12.21 million image pixel CMOS sensor, capable of 4fps continues shooting speed and 720P HD capture, which also features Nikon’s first DSLR with articulated 2.7-inch LCD display.

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Panasonic DMC-GH1 1080p Hybrid hits Japan April 24th

Pricing and release information for the Panasonic DMC-GH1 Hybrid has been revealed, as part of the camera’s launch in Japan this week.  The 12-megapixel Micro Four Thirds System camera will go on sale in Japan on April 24th, priced at around  150,000 yen ($1,530).

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Canon Rebel T1i leak? 15MP DSLR with 1080p video

Canon Rebel T1i leak? 15MP DSLR with 1080p video

It appears CNET has jumped the gun on Canon’s Rebel T1i. A long speculated Canon entry-level DSLR to be released tomorrow was leaked early today by CNET video podcasting. It was later pulled, reported from Chang’s Blog, with content revealed a 15MP crop sensor image sensor DSLR with ability to shoot 1080p video at 20fps (oddly), or 720p video at 30fps.

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Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM –- Sony Alpha Mount — gets date

Here’s some love for Alpha shooters without breaking the bank likes the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*. Sigma Japan has revealed shipping date for A Mount version of 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM large fixed aperture zoom lens by end of this Month.

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PMA 2009 : Sigma talks new zoom lenses

PMA 2009 : Sigma talks new zoom lenses

Last year, Sigma unveiled a line of telephoto zoom lenses at PMA 2008 with HSM and OS (mechanical Optical Stabilizer). This year at PMA 2009, Sigma is adding wider angles to its new series of zoom lenses, ranging from 10mm to 250mm.

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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.

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