Pentax K DSLR In Development

Pentax has announced that they are making a new flagship K-Mount APS-C DSLR camera.

20/09/2019 - 08:20

Pentax K 2019

Pentax has announced development plans for the new flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR, and have shared these pictures of the camera, which show a top LCD screen, and rear joystick control. Due for release in 2020, there are no further details available, so we don't know how much the camera will cost, what it will be called, or any of the specifications. The camera is due to replace the Pentax K-3 Mark II, which we reviewed in 2015.

From Pentax: TOKYO, September 20, 2019 - RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce a preview showing of the PENTAX K mount digital SLR camera at the "PENTAX Meeting 100th Anniversary Special" scheduled to be held Japan from September 21st.

Overview of reference product

PENTAX K mount digital SLR cameras

  • Model name: to be announced later
  • Flagship model of our K-mount digital SLR camera equipped with an APS-C size image sensor
  • Currently under development for market launch in 2020
  • Price: Not decided


Note: The designs and specifications are identical to those first announced publicly about the camera's development, and subject to change without notice.

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Link Posted 20/09/2019 - 10:36
Hopefully, having had 4 years to think about it, the AF tracking and acquisition will be on a par with industry leaders. With all the third party lens makers ditching Pentax and seemingly everybody concentrating on mirrorless, Ricoh really is in a niche market more than ever now. May not be a bad thing though if they keep bringing out decent lenses they could end up cornering the enthusiast APS-C DSLR market. To do that, from my wildlife perspective, it would have to beat the Canon 7D mkii and the Nikon D500. Having got the latter it really wouldn't have to do much over the K3 ii other than the above mentioned focusing issue. It would also need to bring out a budget but good quality super telephoto zoom to cover the opposition's ability to use now decent budget lenses in the 150-600mm range. (Tamron, Sigma, Nikon 200-500mm) .
Last Edited by dcweather on 20/09/2019 - 10:53


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