Some interesting points form a recent interview with Pentax representatives in China:
- A full frame Pentax DSLR is currently not needed since the medium format 645D camera can satisfy the need for better image quality. Pentax is not completely eliminating the full frame option and can reconsider their position if there is a significant need for such camera on the market. There are currently no plans to develop full frame lenses.
- A new zoom lens for the Pentax 645D camera is currently in development (see the latest Pentax 645 lens roadmap).
- The previously leaked images of the Pentax NC-1 mirrorless camera were real but were only prototypes and not the final version.
Other Pentax news: the Silver K-5 limited edition is now discontinued.