Fuji XT-1- Pentax Take Notice!

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Rod McD Veteran Member • Posts: 4,085
Re: Fuji XT-1- Pentax Take Notice!

Hi mc,

Yes, I noticed that interview and those comments too.  He was asked whether they were going to compete, not whether they would make a FF camera, so he's answered exactly in the terms of the language of the question, and it's left the more concrete question about an FF camera open.....  We can debate as much as we like whether he means they'll compete with an APSC sensor or whether he literally means that in the future they will produce an FF camera.

Fuji's lens range is ostensibly APSC, but as we see in the Pentax range, some lenses cover FF and others don't. It's still early days for the FF mirror-less market. I'm guessing that they'll be observing how Sony's mirror-less FF venture works and they'll compete if there's good business in it.

I don't know whether we can infer anything about whether Pentax is more or less likely to compete with an FF DSLR model from these comments.  They're already competing with a leading 24mpx APSC DSLR, but that simply doesn't cover all needs and preferences.  The FF DSLR market is already well established.  The crucial question for Pentax is whether it's viable for a fourth player.

Rod

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