The Pentax full frame DSLR and mAPS-C mirrorless camera rumors are back. I received several new tips on those products.
After it got acquired by Ricoh, Pentax is reportedly determined to provide a full range of cameras, including a new full frame DSLR and the upcoming K-01 APS-C mirrorless camera. A Ricoh representative recently said that they “will plug a gap in the market” in 2012. The full frame Pentax camera is rumored to be announced later in 2012 (either in May or for Photokina in September).
The new Pentax K-01 mirrorless camera is supposed to be build like a brick, literally - you should be able to place on a table in landscape or portrait position without a tripod. Pentax has said in the past that they like to do things differently:
"if we decide to do something in this respect has to be different, and it is not easy in the current context, to do something that is different and good…”
All Pentax FA lenses will work on the new K-01 with the exception of few models.