Ricoh/Pentax full frame camera rumors

Pentax Russia gave some new information on their upcoming full frame DSLR camera in a recent interview with (via Pentaxforums):

  • FF will be next year. Not later than Photokina 2014. Maybe, on spring or summer, 2014.
  • New DFA lenses will be offered. New 2.8 zooms will be made.
  • New Limited Zoom will be real.
  • New WR lenses will be launched.
  • K-01 failed because of design. Mirrorless cameras - Ricoh will offer something new.
  • New 645D will be later. It will be different from 645D. It was plans to launch 645DII this year, but the situation has changed.
  • SMC DA LIMITED are discontinued.

There are also rumors that Ricoh will announce a new LX full frame retro-styled camera (something similar to the Nikon DF).

Update: here is a better translation by a native speaker (thanks YuryFil):

  • FF is under development, the launch date/year is a secret. But the personal unofficial expectation of Pentax Russia - it would be announced on Photokina.
  • New DFA lenses and 2.8 zooms are planned for future.
  • Actually, nothing new from the roadmap.
  • New Limited Zoom is planned. Again, as in the roadmap 😉
  • K-01 sold well (in Russia) only after price drop, because of the design. Mirrorless camera - Ricoh Imaging plans to develop new products there.
  • 645D was planned, but Pentax postponed the plans due to the market situation. The only statement - no 645D would be released this year.
  • SMC DA Lim are discontinued, new HD DA Lens are available.
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