Wednesday, 13 May 2009
First full picture of Pentax K-7
It has been posted today at Pentaxforums by Creampuff, and in fact is a screen capture from tv news from German Tagesschau news agency.
Here you have it: it is still small, but it is the first full picture of the new beast.
After digging a bit in Pentaxforums, it seems that the screencapture was a fake (with the K-7 pictures pasted on top of the Tagesschau screecap), although the image of the K-7 seems real to me: it fits perfectly with the previous parts of the camera whose images were leaked. Anyway, it seems somebody is playing ugly games with this image. We will see when official pictures are posted. In the mean time, please take a few grains of salt regarding the authenticity of this picture, as maybe someone is doing photoshopping to make noise in the net.
Someone who claims to be the author of the pictures says they are faked ones. Whether it is the case or not, I don't know, as I decided to stop this game. I leave the pictures since I think they must be close to the real thing, but am writing this update to avoid confusing anybody. In short: huge doses of grains of salt are required with this stuff.
After looking carefully at the pictures, it seems they are for real (or else done by a real master of photoshop). Comparing with other Pentax models, the overall distribution of buttons is different and there are a number of specific features not found in any other model. So my personal opinion is that these pictures are authentic.