Pentax filed a patent in Japan for a compact camera flash:
The flash drawings look very similar to the pop-up flash of the Panasonic GF2:
Could this flash patent be for the rumored Pentax mirrorless camera? Based on the complexity of the design, I think Pentax is planning at least a high-end point-and-shoot camera (see their current P&S line-up here).
Some more drawing from the patent application after the break:
- Patent publication: 2010-266770
- Patent release date: 11/25/2010
- Patent filing date: 05/18/2009