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  1. #1
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    Pana DMC FX8 and Pentax OptioS = same camera?

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/article.aspx?art=1632
    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0505/05...asonic_fx8.asp

    there is more than a passing resemblance.

    do DC makers share development and platforms for similar models?

    regards

    REMF

    p.s just got my FX8 yesterday, love it already!

  2. #2
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    It is a fairly passing resemblance. The back of the Pentax looks closer to the Nikon S1 than the Panasonic you linked. I think button layout will always sort of fall into similar patterns, because the layouts should be ergonomically sound, so you can sometimes took at a number of cameras and go "wow, those look close to each other". As far as I know, Leica is the only strategic alliance that Panasonic has with a more traditional camera company.

  3. #3
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    cheers. [/bypassing the 10 character post restriction]

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