What Ho! A New Pentax DSLR Looms, Coming May 21

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Pentax's "K7D"—the supposed name of an upcoming DSLR that hopefully includes HD video capture—is on the way, and it looks like on May 21 we'll know more. Because right now, we know very little.

If you're interested in the rumored K7D specs floating around dank Pentax forums, here they are:

* 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


There is very little, if any, confirmation in these, or even any confirmation that it will be called the K7D. But with everyone jumping on the HD video capture tip, it would be a surprise bordering on embarrassment for a new Pentax to ship without it. [Photography Bay via Crunchgear]