Some mirrorless options for Pentax

Started Aug 25, 2018 | Discussions thread
bob5050 Senior Member • Posts: 1,089
Re: Ricoh GRIII - has phase-detect AF on sensor

Alex Sarbu wrote:

TacticDesigns wrote:

But isn't this a first for Pentax?

Nope: see the k-70.


Right. See detail text from K-70 body listing on Amazon: " Image plane phase-matching elements are embedded on the [chip] surface which allows Hybrid AF in Live View mode."

Like the OP, however, I still see this as encouraging--an indication that Pentax already has in-house the chip, supply, support circuitry, and software to produce an APS-C MILC with PDAF. An L-mount alliance announcement would indeed be interesting.


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