Pentax Full Frame Official Teaser

Launch date posted on Pentax.com

By PF Staff in Pentax Announcements on Sep 18, 2015

A teaser along with the launch date for the Pentax full frame DSLR has just been posted by Ricoh Imaging on Pentax.com.  The simple site features an outline of the camera along with an indication that the camera will make its debut in the Spring of 2016.


Teaser site screenshot - click to enlarge

While no press release has (yet) accompanied this teaser, the suggested release date is later than what was anticipated by many fans, and represents a delay beyond the original launch estimate.

Four background teaser images were found on the site.  Click on any thumbnail to enlarge:

At CP+ 2015, a 3D-printed prototype of the whole camera was on display:

Pentax Full Frame Prototype (2015)Pentax Full-Frame Prototype (design subject to change)

The prior press release indicated "market launch by the end of 2015".

Press Release

February 5, 2015

RICOH IMAGING to exhibit a reference product at CP+2015 camera and imaging show

RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the exhibition of a reference product — a digital SLR camera currently under development — at CP+ 2015, one of the largest and most comprehensive camera and imaging shows in Asia. This annual event will be held from February 12 to 15 at the PACIFICO Yokohama convention center in Japan.

Reference Product

Digital SLR camera
Product name: to be decided

  • K-mount digital SLR camera with a large, 35mm full-frame image sensor
  • Compatible with DA-series interchangeable lenses, using an image-cropping function
  • Currently under development for market launch by the end of 2015

Note: The specifications and exterior design of this product are yet to be finalized.

Still, we are getting closer and closer to the launch of this game-changing camera, at least for current Pentax K-mount system owners.  Have your say— are you happy that we now have a clearer idea of when the camera will be out, or more disappointed due to the delay?  Will the Pentax FF become a core part of your kit when it is released?  Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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