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More Details About Pentax Flagship APS-C DSLR Camera

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Here are more details about the upcoming Pentax APS-c DSLR camera. In a video published on Youtube, Ricoh has announced details of its upcoming flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR. The camera is currently ‘under development for market launch in 2020’. Ricoh says that despite the coronavirus delaying the introduction of the camera, the company hopes that it will still ship on schedule by the end of the year.

The most notable feature on this as-yet-unnamed camera is its entirely new optical viewfinder, which uses a special glass that ‘excels in refraction’. The company is targeting a magnification of 1.05x (0.7x 35mm-equivalent), which is the same as on the full-frame K-1. An eye sensor below the viewfinder automatically dims the LCD panel, and the eye cup protrudes further away from the back of the camera than previous models. The shape of the pentaprism is a bit different, as well.

Ricoh claims that autofocus subject tracking has been improved, without providing further detail. A battery grip will be available for the camera, which will share the same dials and AF joystick as the body.

  • Large 1.05x magnification optical viewfinder
  • The camera design is said to follow the K-1 design style
  • Improved AF performance, with improved AF tracking
  • Improved drive control
  • New battery grip shown
  • Release date schedule by the end of 2020

See the video below:


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