Ricoh will allegedly announce a Pentax K-70 DSLR in the coming months, possibly at Photokina 2016, as the company has just registered the camera at South Korea’s Radio Research Agency.
We suspect that it will be a quiet summer as far as official announcements go. Only a few products will become official and that’s because the world’s largest digital imaging event is coming.
Nevertheless, there will be lots of rumors regarding the cameras and lenses that are coming before or at Photokina 2016. Gossip talks started at the beginning of the year and now you can add one more product to your list of expectations: Pentax K-70.
Pentax K-70’s name registered at South Korean agency
Ricoh now owns Pentax, albeit it is not killing this iconic brand. The next Pentax-branded DSLR to become official will likely be called K-70, which will replace the K-50, as the shooter has has its name registered at the Radio Research Agency in South Korea.
When a product shows up on the websites of regulatory agencies, regardless of the country, it is a given that they are on their way. As a result, we, at Camyx, have no doubt that Ricoh will launch the K-70 by the end of this year.
The K-50 is not a low-end device, it is more of a mid-level camera, therefore it kind of needs more exposure. The world’s biggest digital imaging trade fair is a great place to get it, therefore it is likely that the DSLR will show up at this event or a few days before.
K-50 will be replaced by K-70 around the Photokina 2016 event
Pentax K-70 was registered on South Korea’s RRA on May 19, 2016, so it is too early to speak about specifications. However, we do not think that it will be a major improvement over the current generation.
It is worth noting that the K-50 is a weathersealed DSLR with a 16.3-megapixel APS-C-sized image sensor with built-in sensor-shift image stabilization technology. The sensor also offers a maximum ISO of 51200.
The camera is compatible with Eye-Fi memory cards, allowing photographers to transfer files to a compatible device wirelessly. The shutter speed ranges between 1/6000s and 30 seconds with support for a bulb mode.
Simply because it showed up on the website of the RRA makes us speculate that the K-70 will employ built-in WiFi, meaning that users will be able to send photos and videos to a smartphone without an Eye-Fi card.
Stay tuned to Camyx for the latest Photokina 2016 rumors!