Sunday, January 19, 2020

Rumour: DFA 70-200 F4 to be Announced on 23rd

"From two German sources (dealers): the HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/4 should be announced next week on Thursday the 23rd and available quickly thereafter."

Thursday, January 02, 2020

What's Inside the Pentaprism Housing of the New APS-C Flagship?

Quick check of a few Facts:

1. Top of K-3 II, separate plastic top cover on pentaprism, with GPS button (at the left side) and function:

2. Top of K-1, integral top plastic cover, with GPS button (at the right side) and function:

3. Top of the New Flagship, looks like an integral metal top cover but without any GPS button (on any part of the body) and possibly no such function built-in:

So, what's the conclusion and my somehow wild but yet sensible guess? Something new is incorporated inside the Pentaprism housing of this new camera! :-D

And, it does quite make sense to accommodate this new facility with the large space made available:

Patent link:

I believe more so it is a hybrid OVF/EVF finder with the existence of a new unmarked secret button at the rear top left (where used to be the playback button on the K-3 and K-3 II) plus a new infrared proximity sensor under the viewfinder, which is a standard design for automatic EVF/LCD on/off toggle switching for mirrorless bodies equipped with EVFs:

I hope it will happen. ;-) With this, it will be a meaningful breakthrough in truly combining a DSLR with a Mirrorless, so as to get the best of both worlds. And more importantly, old Pentax users will NOT need a new mount and the K-mount will continue! After all, we shall know before this Summer!

Last Related:

The New Sony APS-C Sensor

Monday, September 30, 2019

Ricoh Imaging @ the Japanese Twitter
(in Japanese)

May worth a look for the latest Pentax news and teasers.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The New Sony APS-C Sensor


26.11MP BSI CMOS @ 6.84 fps for still pictures, 12-bit 4K movie, rumoured to be used in the new next generation K-3.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

DC Watch Took Photos of the New K Exhibit (In Japanese)

Body looks a bit chunky.  And,  the top LCD seems to be not yet ready.

Friday, September 20, 2019

New K-mount APS-C DSLR Flagship is to be Announced

(English Google Translation Here)

Exhibit is to be put on show starting Sept 21, i.e. tomorrow. Nice. :-) But the real product is to be marketed in 2020 - not ideal but still better than none!

Highlight on (possible) new features:

- new proximity sensor under finder, hinting at least automatic switching of the rear LCD or even an optical/electronic hybrid finder?

- new joystick for AF navigation, hinting a new and improved AF system with more AF points?

- an updated and better APS-C sensor?

- re-designed new GUI

Well, I have thought that Pentax has been dead these months but today it's good to see there is yet something new and meaningful, although it is actually rather late already.

Monday, April 01, 2019

K-1 Mark III Beta Samples Leaked?

Someone emailed me the link of this post in a Chinese Pentax forum, the samples look legitimate (it seems to be). Is the Mark III going to launch in 2019?

Limited Lens Production Video (Official)

Saturday, March 02, 2019

KP Factory Custom Colour

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

KP Pentax 100th Anniversary Special Edition and DFA*85mm F1.4 be marketed soon (and will be on displayed at the CP+). (Source: Japanese DC Watch)

Update: The official announcement can be found here.

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