Ricoh will allegedly release the Pentax full frame DSLR camera, whose development has been confirmed at CP+ 2015, in October 2015 for a price around €2,000 in European markets.
In anticipation of the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015, Ricoh has announced the development of a Pentax DSLR with a full frame image sensor. Such device has been expected by the fans of the Pentax brand for a very long time, so this announcement has been welcomed at the event.
Although the camera is definitely coming this year, Ricoh has failed to confirm any exact details about its availability. This is why we will have to retort to the rumor mill, which has revealed some information about the Pentax full frame DSLR release date and price.
Pentax full frame DSLR release date and price are October 2015 and €2,000
It is said that the Pentax full frame DSLR release date has been scheduled to occur sometime in October 2015. The official announcement event of the camera will take place in spring or summer 2015, the latter being more likely to become true.
When it becomes available this fall, the Pentax DSLR with a full frame sensor will be priced at €2,000 for the body-only version in Europe. This amounts to about $2,230 in the US, but prices are usually higher in Europe, so it would not be a surprise if the device costs about $2,000 in the US.
This amount is not too big for a full frame camera. If the price details are accurate, then the shooter will compete against the Nikon D750 and the Canon 5D Mark III successor.
For the time being, it is worth noting that this availability information is not official. Although these details are coming from a reliable source, a store called LaTiendaPentaxeros, you should not treat them as facts and you should stay tune for more!
Leaked specs list suggests that the camera will feature a 36-megapixel sensor
There are not so many known things about the Pentax-brand full frame DSLR. However, we do know that the shooter will employ the same K-mount as its counterparts with APS-C sensors.
Photographers will be able to mount K-mount lenses designed for APS-C sensors, albeit the camera will work only in crop mode this way. Thankfully, the K-mount lens line-up already includes the FA-series lenses created for bigger sensors, so potential buyers will already have a few optics at their disposal before the Pentax full frame DSLR release date.
According to the recently leaked specs list, the camera will feature a 36-megapixel sensor without an optical low-pass filter, tilting 3.2-inch LCD screen, dual SD memory card slot, maximum ISO of 102,400, and a 27-point autofocus system.
Until this October, take this info with a grain of salt!