Life in a glass case... we peer at new Pentax full-frame DSLR
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Life in a glass case... we peer at new Pentax full-frame DSLR

From behind, the most interesting element of the camera's design is its articulating LCD screen. Although it's hard to see in this picture (and I can only apologize that this was the best picture I could get) it seems that the rear screen is capable of folding out, up, down and also tilting from side to side on four struts. Without using it we're unsure of exactly how much more versatile this approach is compared to a conventional side-hinged articulation but it's a neat design.

Otherwise, the rear of the new camera is pretty unremarkable, but a '1-2' button suggests dual card slots, which is nice. The fact that this camera is still under glass in late October strongly suggests that Ricoh's initial estimations of a late 2015 shipping date have slipped, but we're still waiting for an official comment from the company.

And that's it! Shortly after we asked for a closer look Ricoh representatives removed this camera permanently from view and locked in a cupboard. Oh well. In the meantime, let us know what you think in the comments.