Some mirrorless options for Pentax

Started Aug 25, 2018 | Discussions thread
johnami Senior Member • Posts: 1,108
Re: Some mirrorless options for Pentax

flektogon wrote:

I don't think that it would be wise for Pentax to come with a new mount. If an average Pentax user like myself (who likes the Pentax brand, but is not crazy in love with Pentax) wants to switch to a MILC, well, there are dozens of options already available from Sony, Fuji, Olympus, Panasonic, Canon and now even from Nikon. But Pentax in my opinion could improve their DSLR cameras to be smaller (if not lighter as well), closer to how the MILC look like. Especially the FF DSLR cameras should be smaller. Here I do not understand why for example the K-1 has to be such a monster. Why such a FF DSLR can't be like the K-3 for example? The K-3 "chamber" should be already large enough to accommodate the FF-sized sensor and mirror (if not, here Pentax should concentrate their effort), so I really I do not see any reason why the Pentax FF DSLR cameras can't be smaller. They don't need to have articulated LCD panels, I wouldn't mind if they didn't have any back LCD at all, as I do not use the LV mode. I think this is the way most suitable for Pentax.

I have to agree with you. Small is beautiful. Pentax had the technical skills to produce the smallest SLRs on the market (along with Olympus) when film was king.

Today's DSLRs are very different boxes, Electronic and complex. The new K 1 2 has a more complex mother board than the K1. All this stuff takes space.

Perhaps the next generation FF will be lighter, smaller and simpler. I would certainly welcome that.

To take the mirrorless road with a new mount just to have a smaller body would be

an error IMO.

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