What PENTAX Values Most in Future Cameras - more info on new APS-C flagship

P. J. Alling webstertwentysix at gmail.com
Sat Aug 1 13:18:46 EDT 2020

It depends on your vision of state of the art, as I've said, while I 
don't have anything against an adjustable rear screen, either the one on 
the back of the K-1 or the fully articulating screen on, K-70 and K-P, 
but, it is more fragile and therefor something else you can break, and I 
seem to be able to break nearly anything.

It would be more convenient, but given the the cost of a K70 these days, 
(or it's upcoming successor), I think I'd get a one of them for whenever 
I really needed to use the flip out screen and use the solid body camera 
most of the time to lessen my chances of breaking the screen completely 
off, (I'm surprised I've never broken the pop up flash off a camera, but 
heck, I have several with that device and the day is still young).

On 8/1/2020 2:53 AM, Henk Terhell wrote:
> All Pentax FF and APS-C DSLR cameras (and those of competitors) have a 
> movable screen in 2020 and there is no reason not to have it for new 
> models.
> I bet therefore that the final version of the new flagship will have 
> it too.
> The two videos demonstrate that Ricoh/Pentax put so much focus on the 
> new non-mirrorless APS-C flagship for their fate in the coming years.
> To compete with other top APS-C cameras such as of Fujifilm all 
> features should therefore be state of the art.
> Henk
> Op 2020-08-01 om 02:18 schreef Rick Womer:
>> Having watched the video, I very much doubt that the back pane moves.
>> Unfortunately.
>> Rick
>> On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 04:35 Henk Terhell <hterhell at chello.nl> wrote:
>>> Not that this provides any new information, but there is now a
>>> dedicated  webpage of the Ricoh/Pentax product planning guy on progress
>>> of the new APS-C flagship.
>>> https://pentaxofficial.com/en/5848/ 
>>> <https://pentaxofficial.com/en/5848/>
>>> Henk
>>> Op 2020-07-22 om 12:50 schreef Henk Terhell:
>>>> There is a follow-up video from Ricoh/Pentax.
>>>> The new APS-C is claimed to have a new penta-prism, improved grip, new
>>>> shutter, better image quality and also a silver model (also for star
>>>> lenses and K-1 mark II)
>>>> No details on date of introduction.
>>>> I still have no clue on whether the back LCD panel is fixed or not.
>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4k0yKDJPg0
>>>> Henk
>>>> Op 2020-07-16 om 19:54 schreef Henk Terhell:
>>>>> Today on YouTube:
>>>>> https://youtu.be/-tOfTmF7ahs
>>>>> Henk
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