Ricoh Announces Development of Long-Awaited Full-Frame Pentax DSLR



/ 4 years ago

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Pentax fans have long been wanting a full-frame DSLR camera and they’ve been close before. Back in 2001 Pentax announced one, but it never made it to the market. Now Ricoh has answered the wishes and announced that they are developing exactly that.

The company didn’t share a whole lot of detail, other than to say that it will be compatible with DA lenses via a crop function and that it will be available by the end of 2015. The concept model pictured above will also be shown next week at CP+ in Japan where a lot more information are expected to be released.

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The previous prototype that didn’t make it was developed at least to the point of being a semi-functional 6MP camera and it is a shame that it didn’t make it to the market as it looked pretty sweet for the time. Let’s hope the new one won’t suffer the same fate.

Thanks to DPreview for providing us with this information

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