Pentax — a Japanese Leica? Not really ...

Started May 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Flex M Regular Member • Posts: 165
Re: Pentax — a Japanese Leica? Not really ...

Interesting comparison. I'm actually seeing the Q as the only really innovative product Pentax has put out in the last 2 or 3 years already. Think it about it, the K5 was excellent when released, since then, all their APS-C offerings have been re-hashes of basically the same core plus/minus a few extras. The K30 was a budget version of it, the K-01 an easy to do experiment (since they just eliminated some things + unique styling), the K5 II/s well .. the final stop-gap (but still a great performer).

So only the Q has been an actual "new" product (very versatile too!).

Consequently, IMHO this is the best time for Pentax/Ricoh to release a whole new range, most likely with a new mount looking towards the future! They've got nowhere else to go .. except down, which Ricoh certainly did not invest for!

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