John Miles: Kind of expected an M4/3" option.
APS-C covers m43 , so it is both.
Just crop it
fakuryu: Too bad, Tamron is snubbing the Pentax-K mount again. Given that this lens is splash proof, it makes perfect sense for Pentax users who wants one travel zoom lens because of the affordable weather sealed bodies.
The 18-270 is available in K-mount the Pentax version is a rebranded Tamron.
The update being a new brandname and different colours.
Rod McD: Interesting that there's no 'reference' product for an FF camera - DSLR or mirror-less. Pentax execs have stated since the Ricoh takeover that the company is considering FF development and there has been endless speculation about the concept since. I'm not sure what we can deduce from this........ A lot of people have been hoping that 2014 would be the year.......
Brigcam: PENTAX Film Duplicator-
Anyone else make this?
They're working on it in China. On ebay in two weeks.
MrLuffy: FA 31,43 and 77 lenses are not supported?
they are not warned against either, so it will just have to be tested.
645D (II) coming as expected. Same sony cmos sensor as Hasselblad and Phase One.
WayneHuangPhoto: Tamrac spelled backward is "Car mat"?
Take your pick:Cam TarCam RatCam ArtMac TarMac RatMac ArtCram AtArc TamArc MatCar TamCar MatCart AmCart MaAct ArmAct RamAct MarCat ArmCat RamCat Mar
I am glad that the value of Pentax is finally recognized. Now let's review it.
Ok, now put it back together again (in working order).
Pretty usefull actually
Under water selfies. I'd love to see a Great White in the background....
D1N0: It bores me..
You are not a nice person.
It bores me..
carlgt1: I don't quite see the point in lugging around such a beast and it's not full-frame?
It's aps-c ofcourse. And just as big as a em-1 which is m43
Mirror less vs DSLR is not a fair fight. The A7 is unparalleled in the mirror less full frame segment and deserves gold. Sadly it comprises the entire segment.
Old Pentax and Takumar Glass is king!
Zvonimir Tosic: Oh goodness, how wonderful: one more mirrorless system camera manufacturer embarks on the DSLR-style of design! Very, very original.And yes, the m4/3 and Fujifilm crowd will crow that DSLRs are matter of past and should be superseded by hordes of mirrorless cameras ... that look like DSLRs.God, isn't today's camera market a perfect recipe for a nut cake! :)
Dedicated dials are not necessary. A top LCD and two control dials will do the same and the set-up will be more adaptable to specific shooting situations. The learning curve will be a bit longer, but serious photographers don't mind because it gives them more control.