It’s been over a year since we shared the first rumors that Pentax was hard at work creating a full frame DSLR. Finally though, it appears as the though Pentax K–1 is ready to be unveiled, as new promotional images, specs and availability information have come to light.
According to a report from Japanese site digicame-info, the Pentax K–1 will feature a full frame 36.4 megapixel sensor that’s capable of shooting up to 6.5 frames per second at ISOs between 100 and 204,800.
The images also show the autofocus system will very likely consist of 33-points, a slight increase of Pentax’s K–3 camera (27 points), which the K–1 is said to be very much modeled off of, both in specs and form factor.
These new specs add to the already-known features teased by Pentax in promotional images shared online, which include dual SD card slots, a top LED screen for quickly seeing settings, built in WiFi and GPS, sensor-based image stabilization and a fully articulate LCD display on the rear.
Ricoh might not be one of the biggest names in the business, but they certainly have their spot in the photography world and if anyone can make a splash in the DSLR market, it’s them.
It’ll be interesting to see how this all pans out. According to the rumor, the camera will be released ‘very soon.’ We’ll be sure to report on it when we get an official word