Why Pentax Need a New Mount Now

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Alex Sarbu Veteran Member • Posts: 5,380
Wrong. Pentax does not "Need a New Mount Now"

6x9 wrote:

Currently Pentax have two mount types - K(AF3) for APS-C (and potentially for FF), and Q for a small size sensor.

3, as you know now.

There is now a clear trend towards mirrorless cameras with big sensors (APS-C, MFT), as they offer DSLR quality in compact package. Current APS-C sensor bodies are comparible in size with 1/1.7"-1/2.3" ones.

A trend? Where?

The faster Pentax takes this decision to move to a new mount, the better (but still preserving compatibility with older lenses via a special adaptor).

There is no urgency in releasing a 4th system (with the associated line of lenses), regardless of what mirrorless fans thinks. The ILC market as a whole is not migrating to MILCs, and the DSLRs have by far the largest share of it.

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