Pentax 26mp APSC in the works

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Oiche Senior Member • Posts: 1,321
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Massao wrote:

ZilverHaylide wrote:

Massao wrote:

miles green wrote:

Finally!

So what's this 26mpx sensor?

Sony, I assume?

Most possibly; probably tweaking the sensor in XT-3 to the conventional pattern instead of X-trans pattern.

Kind regards,

Massao

Pentax is buying a shipping container full of X-T30, a tanker truck full of navy-color paint, and some hardwood for grips.

That's how we know it'll be 26MP

Good one I don’t trust Pentax with a truck full of paint though 😊

Looks like a Lego camera, just what the typical Pentax pensioner wants to buy with retirement money.

The white K-30 was good but it must have been magic mushroom season.

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Oiche Senior Member • Posts: 1,321
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5r82 wrote:

miles green wrote:

50/2.2=23 megapixels

26*2.2 = 57 mpx on FF, quite a lot more than my 36. Good for birding.

Not ready to buy a K1iii yet, still loving my K1ii.

But if the the flagship APS-C shoots video, and i mean 4K, slow motion, focusing during video, using touchscreen, and using IBIS, etc, I just might get one.

It's a BSI sensor i read.

I wonder what they can do with the on-sensor AF features on a dslr.

You're right about the maths! Thanks.

Wrong, it is 1.5^2 = 2.25, if you think a jump from 24 to 26MP is significant then so is this.

58.5 MP FF with crap video and AF... I don't care but this is what the forums will be like in the future.

The on-sensor phase detection autofocus mode for video on the K-70 is useless, again I don't care and I own one πŸ˜‰ It does everything else and more.

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Mistral75 Contributing Member • Posts: 505
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The 26MP sensor in question is Sony IMX571, an off-the-shelf sensor:

https://www.sony-semicon.co.jp/products_en/IS/sensor2/img/products/IMX571BQR_Flyer.pdf

mgm2 Contributing Member • Posts: 504
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We are still waiting to hear the source of your information.

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Mistral75 Contributing Member • Posts: 505
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mgm2 wrote:

We are still waiting to hear the source of your information.

'I received a tip that Ricoh/Pentax is buying 26MP APS-C sensors for a new DSLR camera. Early prototypes already exist, but we are not close to an official announcement yet.'

https://pentaxrumors.com/2019/06/14/ricoh-pentax-rumored-to-be-buying-26mp-aps-c-sensors-for-a-new-dslr-camera/

Doug Larvey Regular Member • Posts: 383
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Gorgeous. Can't wait. When it hits the stores I'm bustin out the plastic and I'm gonna drop it like it's hot.

ZilverHaylide Contributing Member • Posts: 509
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Oiche wrote:

Massao wrote:

ZilverHaylide wrote:

Massao wrote:

miles green wrote:

Finally!

So what's this 26mpx sensor?

Sony, I assume?

Most possibly; probably tweaking the sensor in XT-3 to the conventional pattern instead of X-trans pattern.

Kind regards,

Massao

Pentax is buying a shipping container full of X-T30, a tanker truck full of navy-color paint, and some hardwood for grips.

That's how we know it'll be 26MP

Good one I don’t trust Pentax with a truck full of paint though 😊

Looks like a Lego camera, just what the typical Pentax pensioner wants to buy with retirement money.

While these crazy colors have no appeal to most Pentax users who are getting on in years, I bet they would sell well to U.S. teenagers. Look at Fuji Instax sales -- and their variety of colors. But most U.S. teenagers couldn't see such a multicolor Pentax because Pentax here has no presence in the "big-box" stores such as Target, Walmart, BestBuy, where crazy-colored cameras would most likely be seen, handled, and bought by them.

The white K-30 was good but it must have been magic mushroom season.

MrB1 Regular Member • Posts: 126
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Mistral75 wrote:

mgm2 wrote:

We are still waiting to hear the source of your information.

'I received a tip that Ricoh/Pentax is buying 26MP APS-C sensors for a new DSLR camera. Early prototypes already exist, but we are not close to an official announcement yet.'

https://pentaxrumors.com/2019/06/14/ricoh-pentax-rumored-to-be-buying-26mp-aps-c-sensors-for-a-new-dslr-camera/

OK so Pentax is buying some new sensors - that should not be unexpected.

But what is the source of:  "A new APSC with 26mp in 2020 not a K3 replacement that camera is history this will be NEW flagship" in the opening post?  Those bold declarations are what many Pentaxians might like to hear, but they are not stated in the Pentax Rumors link.

Philip

Massao Senior Member • Posts: 1,439
Re: Pentax 26mp APSC in the works

ZilverHaylide wrote:

Oiche wrote:

Massao wrote:

ZilverHaylide wrote:

Massao wrote:

miles green wrote:

Finally!

So what's this 26mpx sensor?

Sony, I assume?

Most possibly; probably tweaking the sensor in XT-3 to the conventional pattern instead of X-trans pattern.

Kind regards,

Massao

Pentax is buying a shipping container full of X-T30, a tanker truck full of navy-color paint, and some hardwood for grips.

That's how we know it'll be 26MP

Good one I don’t trust Pentax with a truck full of paint though 😊

Looks like a Lego camera, just what the typical Pentax pensioner wants to buy with retirement money.

While these crazy colors have no appeal to most Pentax users who are getting on in years, I bet they would sell well to U.S. teenagers. Look at Fuji Instax sales -- and their variety of colors. But most U.S. teenagers couldn't see such a multicolor Pentax because Pentax here has no presence in the "big-box" stores such as Target, Walmart, BestBuy, where crazy-colored cameras would most likely be seen, handled, and bought by them.

That maybe true.

I only like black colour on a DSLR; not sure how to explain but it seems “proper” and “appropriate”. I wouldn’t change my K-30 for any other colour. Just like in the old days when everything was mechanical, I liked silver colour on the cameras. It seemed appropriate with all the metallic sounds of all other knobs and functions of the camera. For MILC, I’m more flexible though 😊 I have NX300 in three colours (black, white and brown), and I like the brown version most. The leathery feel is nice 😊

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Alex Sarbu Forum Pro • Posts: 10,163
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Massao wrote:

That maybe true.

I only like black colour on a DSLR; not sure how to explain but it seems “proper” and “appropriate”.

Not long ago, black meant cheap and "proper" were only the silver-black cameras.

All my DSLRs are black (I have two old compacts that aren't), but I won't complain about color variations - why should I? They're made because some people want them; and there's no real development effort, nothing to delay future cameras or something.

Oh, and some fashion styles are quite colorful (to the point of making my eyes bleed, so I won't put any examples). Do you think a black camera would be a good match for those people?

Alex

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MrB1 wrote:

Mistral75 wrote:

mgm2 wrote:

We are still waiting to hear the source of your information.

'I received a tip that Ricoh/Pentax is buying 26MP APS-C sensors for a new DSLR camera. Early prototypes already exist, but we are not close to an official announcement yet.'

https://pentaxrumors.com/2019/06/14/ricoh-pentax-rumored-to-be-buying-26mp-aps-c-sensors-for-a-new-dslr-camera/

OK so Pentax is buying some new sensors - that should not be unexpected.

But what is the source of: "A new APSC with 26mp in 2020 not a K3 replacement that camera is history this will be NEW flagship" in the opening post? Those bold declarations are what many Pentaxians might like to hear, but they are not stated in the Pentax Rumors link.

Philip

Without any inside info, a 26MP sensor is likely - as that's a readily available, not too new (read: expensive) sensor. I don't know if I should trust Pentax Rumors' rumor, without a clue about who the source is (or how trustworthy).

As for the camera itself, Ricoh Imaging said they're working on one.

Alex

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OP Plakanina Senior Member • Posts: 1,019
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mgm2 wrote:

We are still waiting to hear the source of your information.

thenewcamera.com

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MrB1 wrote:

Mistral75 wrote:

mgm2 wrote:

We are still waiting to hear the source of your information.

'I received a tip that Ricoh/Pentax is buying 26MP APS-C sensors for a new DSLR camera. Early prototypes already exist, but we are not close to an official announcement yet.'

https://pentaxrumors.com/2019/06/14/ricoh-pentax-rumored-to-be-buying-26mp-aps-c-sensors-for-a-new-dslr-camera/

OK so Pentax is buying some new sensors - that should not be unexpected.

But what is the source of: "A new APSC with 26mp in 2020 not a K3 replacement that camera is history this will be NEW flagship" in the opening post? Those bold declarations are what many Pentaxians might like to hear, but they are not stated in the Pentax Rumors link.

Philip

The opening post is MY statement and opinion not a quote after reading the newcamera.com rumor.

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Historicity Senior Member • Posts: 1,917
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Plakanina wrote:

mgm2 wrote:

We are still waiting to hear the source of your information.

thenewcamera.com

And more specifically at http://thenewcamera.com/pentax-k-3-iii-successor-with-26mp-sensor-rumor/

Interesting thread, Plakanina.  Thanks.

Lawrence

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MrB1 Regular Member • Posts: 126
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Historicity wrote:

Plakanina wrote:

mgm2 wrote:

We are still waiting to hear the source of your information.

thenewcamera.com

And more specifically at http://thenewcamera.com/pentax-k-3-iii-successor-with-26mp-sensor-rumor/

Interesting thread, Plakanina. Thanks.

Lawrence

Wouldn't it have been helpful if the OP had included that link in the first post, or at least after first being asked for the source?

So folks, it is still all rumour, so it seems that we should continue to be patient and Pentax will probably produce another very capable APS-C DSLR..........sometime!Β 

Philip

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MrB1 wrote:

(...) Pentax will probably produce another very capable APS-C DSLR..........sometime!

...or later.

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Mistral75 wrote:

MrB1 wrote:

(...) Pentax will probably produce another very capable APS-C DSLR..........sometime!

...or later.

"keep the faith, baby"

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K70 successor is also over due-date and this might be right sensor to keep in line with competitors. I can imagine them introducing such camera during fall. Just K70 with new IMX571CQ sensor and minor tweaks to keep attractive horse in the low-end market.

K3 replacement should use something like IMX510

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bob5050 Contributing Member • Posts: 973
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DougOB wrote:

5r82 wrote:

They better come with K-1 III with 50 Mpx in 2020. In crop mode this camera would give 33 Mpx and that is already more than 26 Mpx. So, Pentaxian having both full frame and APS-C lenses would be happy...

Except that I do want a camera that big and heavy...

But 5r82 still has a point. No one with a reasonable number of DA lenses and on the fence about 'moving up' is going to buy a FF camera that then gives them less resolution than they already have. A crop mode of > 24-26mpx might encourage more current APS-C owners to upsize.

Me, I'm still holding out for the K3.next.

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bob5050 wrote:

DougOB wrote:

5r82 wrote:

They better come with K-1 III with 50 Mpx in 2020. In crop mode this camera would give 33 Mpx and that is already more than 26 Mpx. So, Pentaxian having both full frame and APS-C lenses would be happy...

Except that I do want a camera that big and heavy...

But 5r82 still has a point. No one with a reasonable number of DA lenses and on the fence about 'moving up' is going to buy a FF camera that then gives them less resolution than they already have. A crop mode of > 24-26mpx might encourage more current APS-C owners to upsize.

Me, I'm still holding out for the K3.next.

I would say "might" is the operative word here.  Have we every done a survey on why APS users have not moved to FF?  cost?  size?  Or conversely what would make them move.

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