Rumors about a new Pentax full frame DSLR camera have been circulating for a while. Here are some new updates:
- Pentax will make the world's most compact full frame body which is to be marketed by March 2013.
- Two body colors: black and silver.
- Using the new Sony 24MP full frame sensor, possibly the same as in the rumored Nikon D600 and the upcoming Sony a99. Pentax can start using this new sensor 6 months after the a99 is announced.
- Pentax will also announce a new full frame kit zoom lens (starting from 28mm on the wide angle side).
- There will be also a new battery grip and flash unit.
- The price of the new Pentax full frame camera is rumored to be HK$22,000 for the body only (around US$2800).
- The official announcement is expected in September at Photokina.