Monday, January 30, 2017

More KP Samples, ISO 800 to 51200, Official

Saturday, January 28, 2017

KP ISO Samples, 6400 to 819200

Beta body, full size samples are available.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Selected KP Videos

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Size Comparisons of KP (against K-1, D500 and 80D)

Source: Xitek Forum

Official KP Examples

Full size samples are available.

KP is Now Official

1st hands-on:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

KP Specifications


新世代の2430万画素 APS-C CMOSセンサー
画像処理エンジン「PRIME IV」とアクセラレーターユニット
ボディ内5軸手ぶれ補正「SR II」(手振れ補正効果:5段分)
SAFOX 11(測距点27点。うちクロスタイプ中央25点)
サイズ:131.5 x101 x 76.0mm

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Photos of the KP All Leaked
(Pictures are now removed in the source link)

1st Leaked Picture of the KP

Pentax KP to be Announced This Week

The Japanese blogger told that the source is from Ricoh. There will be two colours of the KP and the battery grip will be in three sizes. The grip seems to be modular in design and interchangeable for the holding part.

Price of the KP is not cheap, though. It sells for 1099 British Pounds.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

BCN Japanese Market Results in 2016

(in Japanese, or Google-translated English page here)

Congrats Ricoh! You've got a 2nd-runner up among 3 players in the DSLR battlefield! Well done! :-P

Btw, it is interesting to note that Nikon has been beaten by Sigma in lens sales. Sigma is really strong nowadays. They had really brilliant marketing, IMHO! Besides, Canon has taken over the 2nd place from Sony for the mirrorless market share, well..

Debug Mode Access to All Pentax Bodies (including K-1)

In Simplified Chinese, clear instructions are given, debug mode files are available for download .

Sunday, January 15, 2017

New Fast Primes for K-1


Since K-1 was marketed last April, we wanted newly designed original fast Pentax prime lenses. But there is not even one Pentax fast prime ever announced nor marketed (of course). Does it sound like that Pentax (actually Ricoh) is no longer be able to design and produce new prime lenses by herself these days? :-(

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Japanese CAPA Magazine Jan 2017 Prediction on New Pentax Body

Via: (in Japanese)

- APS-C or FF Sensor
- K-mount Adaptor
- Flipped LCD Monitor
- Retro and compact design

The predicted name of the body is not KP, though.

Old but Related: My Idea of a K1000D

New Pentax "KP" Body?

Via: Digicame Info (Translated into English)

It's a DSLR btw.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

D-FA Lens Roadmap 2017 Uploaded

Friday, January 06, 2017

Pentax Q System is Aborted?

According to this Pentax Rumors article, the Pentax Q family of products have been removed from the Ricoh Imaging US website completely. So, does it mean that the development and marketing of the Q line has come to an end? Possibly it does, I'm afraid. :-(

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