Pentax Booth in Pictures: Part 2
Displays of everything from Pentax and Ricoh
The 2017 CP+ camera show has now closed its doors, and we've reported on the new items on display at the Pentax booth and conducted our annual CP+ interview. But what about the rest of the exciting products on display?
Let's take a look at pictures of everything from Pentax and Ricoh at this year's CP+.
This doesn't come as a surprise— virtual reality and 360-degree imaging go hand-in-hand, and both have been gaining quite a bit of traction in the past years. Stay tuned for a hands-on review of the Theta SC traveling across Europe!
Although Ricoh Imaging representatives have revealed that the Pentax Q system is currently on hold from a development standpoint, the Pentax Q-S1 and the 8-lens Q system are still in production and were thus on display.
Note that while the Q system continues to be available for purchase, its presence will be very limited outside of Japan until a new direction for the system is established.
The Q line struggled to gain popularity mainly because its small form factor faced stark competition from smartphones, which are even more portable and aren't far removed in terms of image quality.
Pentax K-3, K-70 and APS-C Lenses
Per our interview with Ricoh Imaging, a new APS-C flagship will succeed the K-3 II, but not in the immediate future.
While we expect an update to the Ricoh GR II later this year, there were no hits about this at the show. The current compact lineup consisting of the Ricoh WG-M2 action cam, Ricoh WG-40w, and Ricoh G800 industrial camera were available for visitors to play with.
Binoculars and Scopes
Each show brings with it some oddball displays, and CP+ 2017 was no exception. Pentax set up a high-magnification telescope, presumably based on the DA 560mm lens.