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Rumors: full frame Pentax DSLR, K-3 specs and a new DA 18-70mm f/2.8 lens

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The above picture comes form the Chinese forum xitek and it looks like a Pentax DSLR camera with a full frame mirror box (I changed the brightness of the second image for a better view). For comparison, this is the APC-S sized mirror box of the Pentax K-5: What do you think – real or fake? […]

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Pentax have not given up on a full frame camera

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In a recent interview, Pentax/Ricoh executive Mr. Kawauchi confirmed that the company is still working on a full frame camera: Q: Now, what’s going on for the Pentax Full Frame thing? A: Our development team is still working on it and the project is not aborted.

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Pentax working on a new professional APS-C based camera

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In a recent interview, the Managing Director and General Manager of Pentax Ricoh China made some interesting statement, including the development of a new professional APS-C based Pentax camera. Mr. Tomoyoshi Shibata also confirmed that Pentax is working on a full frame DSLR camera that will be different than anything else available today. Via PCPop

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Pentax full frame DSLR camera is coming, but not tomorrow

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Ok, it seems that the rumors I reported in my last Pentax post were bogus, but this doesn’t change the fact that a full frame Pentax DSLR camera is coming soon – see yesterday’s tweet from Pentax Australia. Last year Pentax Australia also tried to convince their Twitter audience that “good things are coming”.

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Pentax K-3 24MP full frame camera announcement on March 27th?

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Few weeks ago I reported that Pentax is going to soon introduce several new DSLR cameras as early as this month. RiceHigh received some information that the 24MP Pentax K-3 full frame camera will be announced next week on March 27. In another post, RiceHigh reports about photographer Mike Svitek who has posted this on hig g+ […]

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Pentax confirms their full frame DSLR camera plans (again) *UPDATED*

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Tokina employees confirmed that a new Pentax full frame DSLR camera is under development and prototypes already exist. It seems that Pentax also confirmed their full frame DSLR camera plans in an interview with PentaxForums. Rumors about a full frame Pentax DSLR camera has been circulating since 2009. Update: here is the video clip from the interview with […]

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Pentax full frame camera in the news again

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The Japanese online magazine Impress interviewed the head of Pentax Ricoh Product Development who said that “a new set of 35mm full frame specifications is being formulated and that new moire removal algorithms are being developed as new in-camera function (which the K-5IIs doesn’t have). Besides, a Ricoh brand new camera will come.”

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Pentax talks full frame again

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DC.Watch published an interview with Pentax Japan development chief Toshiyuki Kitazawa. The direct Google translation is difficult to understand, but p1racephotography.com published several quotes from the interview confirming that the company is working on a full frame DSLR camera that will probably be released after 2013:

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The megapixels war is over, sensor size war is just starting up

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The Verge published a nice video recap from Photokina: the megapixels war is over, sensor size war is just starting up. Some of the new cameras announced at Photokina 2012, like the Nikon D600, Canon 6D, Leica M-E, Sony RX1 show a new trend: many manufacturers are producing smaller and “more affordable” full frame cameras. Several companies […]

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Pentax “found some issues and challenges” but “continuing to develop full frame technologies”

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In a recent Photokina interview, IR asked Pentax representatives about their position on a potential full frame DSLR camera: Q: Where do you see the role for full-frame generally and then in particular with respect to Pentax? A: It’s a very difficult question. Everybody is asking us about how Pentax is approaching full frame products. As always, […]

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