High probability predictions from Rice High

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High probability predictions from Rice High
Sep 6, 2012

Hi guys,

FWIW The latest Rice High prediction announcements for photokina,with % probabilties,articulated screen for the K3!,still claiming that the 560mm 5.6 is collapsible,three new APS-Cs. Sorry I didn't give the link address last time so
http://ricehigh.blogspot.com/

The New Item
Characteristics
RH's Certainty Percentage
1. K-300

16MP old CMOS sensor used in K-01 and K-30, re-using the K-r body, i.e., penta-mirror at 0.85X and 96% coverage.
Close to 100%!
2. K-5N

16MP new CMOS sensor technology, new image processor, APS-C of course, 100% penta-prism finder at 0.92X, articulated screen, new 21-point SAFOX X AF system (central 9-crossed, surrounding 12 points linear), improved continuous tracking and zone focusing, 8 fps, improved video functions (with manual control and continuous AF option during video recording, very possibly).
Close to 100%!
3. K-3/K-3S*
Name Tentative

24MP APS-C flagship, Sony IMX096 CMOS sensor, new image processor, newly designed 100% coverage 1X magnification penta-prism (equivalent to 0.65X at 50mm for 135), articulated screen, 21-point SAFOX X AF system, 6 fps, enhanced white balance detection, enhanced video functions, stereo microphone built-in. Version without AA filter to be marketed later in early 2013, targeted/suggested price set at 1,400 Euros. The K-3 Super will be the highest resolution APS-C camera body ever on Earth and would put almost all the existing Pentax lenses to death! ;-p
Close to 100%!
4. 645DII* 645DN*
Name Tentative

New 50MP CCD sensor, SAFOX X, overall improved/updated specs, no video function, of course! :->
Close to 100%!
5. DA 18-200/3.5-5.6 WR DC
Product is self-explanatory for its name, kit lens option with the K-3.
90%+
6. DA560/5.6

3 sections dividable, simplified weather resistant, new-type in-lens motor with quick-shift manual focus overriding capability, built-in astro-tracking, set price at US$3,800, manufactured only upon special ordering.
90%+
7. DFA645 90/2.8 Macro
Its name is self-explanatory.
90%+
8. O-GPS2
Updated/improved version of the O-GPS1
75%
9. AF1x0/2x0FGZ New Flashgun

FWIW Dave's clich├ęs

 DAVID MANZE's gear list:DAVID MANZE's gear list
Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Pentax K20D Pentax K-5 Pentax K-01 Pentax K-3 +14 more
Pentax 645D Pentax K-01 Pentax K-30 Pentax K-5 Pentax K-r
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