Last week, Ricoh revealed that it would be releasing a new flagship Pentax APS-C DLSR in 2020, but they shared very few details and only one low-resolution photo of the upcoming camera. Fortunately, photographer Niels Kemp was at the Pentax 100 Years of History event in The Netherlands, and sent us a few first-look photos.
Pentax fans haven’t had much to celebrate lately. First, Sigma announced that it would no longer be making Pentax K-Mount lenses in order to focus more resources on Mirrorless cameras; then, Ricoh confirmed it would not be launching any new cameras in the Fall of 2019. But just as all hope seemed lost and we all began to wonder if Pentax was, indeed, going to fade quietly into history, never to be seen or heard from again, Ricoh revealed that there is a new flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR “currently under development for market launch in 2020.”
The name and specs of the camera are yet to be announced, but it’s nice to get a closer look at the camera beyond the tiny image Ricoh shared alongside the development announcement:
To see more images of the upcoming camera, head over to Kemp’s YouTube channel where he’s promised to upload more info and footage from his trip to the Pentax 100 Years of History event.
Credits: All photos by Neils Kemp and used with permission.