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Old Sep 21, 2006, 7:42 PM   #1
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The samsung seems to be coming first (October) & might take a chunk of people waiting for the k10D?



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Old Sep 21, 2006, 9:51 PM   #2
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That indeed is a possibility, as both cameras have essential the same features. Perhaps Samsung is the big $$ person in that partnership??

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Old Sep 22, 2006, 11:47 AM   #3
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I had thought that Pentax wears the pants since they got to do the press release a week or so earlier. Something about their collaboration annoys me; why would pentax let samsung essentially just clone their cameras? I think it hurts pentax's image: they produce a camera with all these wonderful intelligent features (K10D) and a week later, oh, samsung's got one too. I would think samsung is really helping them out in some unseen way for pentax to allow this.
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Old Sep 22, 2006, 12:02 PM   #4
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In many parts of the world, Samsung has better brand recognition. This way they can get K-mount cameras into more parts of the world.

I'm sure much of the electronics inside were supplied by Samsung, and I wouldn't be surprised in the future to see a Samsung sourced Sensor.

What is really interesting, is that Samsung and Sony are bitter rivals, yet Samsung is selling cameras with Sony silicon inside
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Old Sep 22, 2006, 12:02 PM   #5
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I think that your assumption that Samsung is underwriting Pentax financially is most probably a correct one. As I noted above as well, it may also be a way for Pentax to get away from that Sony 10mp CMOS imager by using a Samsung 10mp imager. So perhaps they are both benefiting. After all they do market is somewhat different geographical areas of the world.

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I think that your assumption that Samsung is underwriting Pentax financially is most probably a correct one. As I noted above as well, it may also be a way for Pentax to get away from that Sony 10mp CMOS imager by using a Samsung 10mp imager. So perhaps they are both benefiting. After all they do market is somewhat different geographical areas of the world.

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i agree, i dont see how they could offer such a nice camera in the gx-10 or k10d without getting together on all fronts - tech/sensor/optics and overall cost. especially with features like weather proofing that doesn't come on dSLR until a Much Higher price-point.
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Has anyone seen info on the GX-10 if it also has the 22bit DA converter. Perhaps this and the processing engine along with the body casing may be the only differences.*
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The other Samsung DSLR's have been the same as the Pentax models, but the buttons are different for some reason.

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I believe the correct response is "Six of one and a half dozen of the other."

I would prefer the Pentax name on the front (it would match my other cameras BTW) but would be just as happy with either. I have no prejudice against Samsung, their products are usually of decent quality, so I have no problem with their name on the camera.
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Old Sep 22, 2006, 8:18 PM   #10
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the brand recognition thing is absolutely a point i can relate to. Samsung is very big here in china as oposed to pentax. I like their little jointventure, two seroius companies giving the rest of the marketsome competition.As a nikon owner , i´m a bit disappointed to see that almost all the innovation seems to be coming from other players in the market.

And here i am stuck with the F-mount.
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