HD video to become std on DSLRS?

Started Apr 15, 2009 | Discussions thread
Joe Ogiba
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Pentax K7D with HD video coming May 21st
In reply to MrRoger, Apr 25, 2009
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The k7d will land on earth May 21th!!!

There are many forum discussions around so it is quiet difficoult to have a good overview over the specs.

But for sure the price will be something between 1.200-1.500 Euro. The camera will have video recording. You can use the new DA* lenses. There is a new Auftofocussytem. 100% viewfinder, kind-of-metal-housing, hd-videomode, better, faster and more accurate af, 5-6fps, many little changes in order to improve ergonomy…”

French magazine “Réponses Photo” confirms new Pentax DSLR release for may.

A poster in a pentax forum writes “pentax is late comapring to canikon so this new item would be a DSLR that will “jump” a generation and will bring something new”

Then DA* 60-250 launch date is 24th of April!!!

There seems to be a Microphone hole opening on the head of the camera in front of the Hotshoe, which implies it is a video capable DSLR!

UPDATE: This are the probable specs:

  • Same sensor as the K20D

  • Up to 6400 ISO with better noise treatment

  • 5 images/sec

  • 100 % viewfinder

  • Better weatherproofing

  • Mirror lockup

  • Liveview and HD Video

  • Better stabilizer .

  • Better DRE mode

  • 77 zones light metering

  • Much better AF system even with non-SDM lenses

  • 3 inches/ 920 000 pixels screen with in-body editing (crop…)

  • 1/8000 shutter with 1/250 sync

http://43rumors.com/ok-k7d-the-may-21th/

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