Survival of the K-mount in the mirrorless world.

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Mistral75
Mistral75 Contributing Member • Posts: 857
Re: Survival of the K-mount in the mirrorless world.
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ozdean wrote:

Don't forget Pentax was the first to produce a ILMC in the K01 and it never took off and was ridiculed 10 years ago.

(...)

Err... no.

The first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera was the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1, announced in September 2008.

The Pentax K-01 was announced in February 2012, almost three and a half years later.

Between these two dates 32 mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras were announced, namely:

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 (March 2009)
  • Olympus Pen E-P1 (June 2009)
  • Panasonic DMC-GF1 (September 2009)
  • Olympus Pen E-P2 (November 2009)
  • Ricoh GXR (does it count as MILC?) (November 2009)
  • Samsung NX10 (January 2010)
  • Olympus Pen E-PL1 (January 2010)
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 and DMC-G2 (March 2010)
  • Sony NEX-3 and NEX-5 (May 2010)
  • Samsung NX5 (June 2010)
  • Samsung NX100 (September 2010)
  • Panasonic DMC-GH2 (September 2010)
  • Panasonic DMC-GF2 (November 2010)
  • Olympus Pen E-PL1s (November 2010)
  • Samsung NX11 (December 2010)
  • Olympus Pen E-PL2 (January 2011)
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 (May 2011)
  • Sony NEX-C3 (June 2011)
  • Panasonic DMC-GF3 (June 2011)
  • Pentax Q (June 2011) (the first Pentax MILC actually)
  • Olympus Pen E-PM1 and Pen E-PL3 (June 2011)
  • Sony NEX-5N and NEX-7 (August 2011)
  • Samsung NX200 (September 2011)
  • Nikon 1 J1 and 1 V1 (September 2011)
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 (November 2011)
  • Fujifilm X-Pro1 (January 2012)
  • Kodak Pixpro S-1 (January 2012)
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