Could this be the start of a trend? Pentax offers up this exquisite titanium edition of its highly regarded K20D digital SLR camera, reminding us of the old days of silvery film cameras slung over the hunched shoulders of battle-weary war photographers.
If this is the start of a trend, someone's going to have to figure out how to make titanium less expensive, because this $1199 camera with its 14.6 megapixel CMOS image sensor and 2.7-inch live-view LCD costs almost twice as much as the regular $700 K20D with the same specs. The titanium model's collector's-item status is further enhanced by its limited-editing status — there will be 1000 of them in the world.
Let's hope those pricing issues can be settled, and that other camera manufacturers follow suit, because this is one swank-looking shooter. Perhaps cheaper brushed chrome or aluminum could create a similarly enchanting effect. Jump to the next page for more camera porn.