Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Closed Thread
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
6 Days Ago - 6 Likes   #1
Pentaxian
Mistral75's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Paris, France
Posts: 5,987
'Be patient and wait' (Kimio Tanaka)

From Kimio Tanaka:
QuoteOriginally posted by Kimio Tanaka:
PENTAXの、例の次期モデルは、ぼくの予想(期待)していた発売時期よりも「少し遅れる」らしい。
はやく手にして試したかったが、こればかりは仕方ない。我慢して待つか。他のメーカーも同じだが、いまのカメラを取り巻く状況を考えれば、より良いものを作ろうと格闘せざるを得ないでしょう。
Source: Twitter

Translation by yours truly:

'It seems that the next PENTAX model will be released "a little later" than I had predicted (expected).
I wanted to get my hands on it and try it out as soon as possible, but there is nothing I can do about it. We'll just have to be patient and wait. The same is true for other manufacturers; given the current state of the camera industry, they'll have to struggle to make better ones.
'

6 Days Ago - 1 Like   #2
maw
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
maw's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Sassari (Italy)
Posts: 965
QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
'Be patient and wait' (Kimio Tanaka)
I believe that waiting is also a 'determining' factor for the success of a camera, we must not underestimate the terrible period that we are going through, keep calm...
6 Days Ago - 22 Likes   #3
Forum Member




Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Laveno Mombello, Italy
Posts: 52
To kill time while we wait, why don't we just go out and shoot with our old Pentax bodies? I think I'll do that right away.
6 Days Ago - 7 Likes   #4
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 445
Don't mind waiting... but it would be nice to see another article with new bit of info.

6 Days Ago - 4 Likes   #5
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Gladys, Virginia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 22,367
I think people really underestimate the effect COVID has had on manufacturing new stuff. Whether it is getting parts, keeping factories going and workers healthy or just local shut downs, these are challenging times and it isn't surprising if the K-new is delayed.
6 Days Ago - 3 Likes   #6
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Pål Jensen's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Norway
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,649
QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
From Kimio Tanaka:


'It seems that the next PENTAX model will be released "a little later" than I had predicted (expected).
I wanted to get my hands on it and try it out as soon as possible, but there is nothing I can do about it. We'll just have to be patient and wait. The same is true for other manufacturers; given the current state of the camera industry, they'll have to struggle to make better ones.
'

This doesn't say much unless we know what he expected....
6 Days Ago - 2 Likes   #7
Seeker of Knowledge
Loyal Site Supporter
aslyfox's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Topeka, Kansas
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 19,493
QuoteOriginally posted by Gian Quote
To kill time while we wait, why don't we just go out and shoot with our old Pentax bodies? I think I'll do that right away.
sounds like a great idea to me
6 Days Ago   #8
Pentaxian
Mistral75's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Paris, France
Posts: 5,987
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
This doesn't say much unless we know what he expected....
We do:

New APS-C is - Page 60 - PentaxForums.com (23 August 2020)

...and it so happens that you posted just after this one, reacting to it.

6 Days Ago - 12 Likes   #9
Pentaxian
Paul the Sunman's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Melbourne
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,757
QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
I think people really underestimate the effect COVID has had on manufacturing new stuff. Whether it is getting parts, keeping factories going and workers healthy or just local shut downs, these are challenging times and it isn't surprising if the K-new is delayed.
Since the start of July 2020:
  • Canon EOS R6
  • Canon EOS R5
  • Leica M10-R
  • Nikon Z5
  • Sony a7S III
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-S5
  • Sony a7C
  • GoPro Hero9 Black
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-BGH1
  • Canon PowerShot Zoom
  • Canon EOS M50 Mark II
  • Nikon Z7 II
  • Nikon Z6 II
  • Fujifilm X-S10
6 Days Ago   #10
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Pål Jensen's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Norway
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,649
QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
We do:

New APS-C is - Page 60 - PentaxForums.com (23 August 2020)

...and it so happens that you posted just after this one, reacting to it.
Early fall is definitely out, but the last thing I heard was after October and delivery before christmas. I believe that's whats generally expected around here...
6 Days Ago - 1 Like   #11
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: May 2019
Photos: Albums
Posts: 2,841
QuoteOriginally posted by Paul the Sunman Quote
Since the start of July 2020:
  • Canon EOS R6
  • Canon EOS R5
  • Leica M10-R
  • Nikon Z5
  • Sony a7S III
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-S5
  • Sony a7C
  • GoPro Hero9 Black
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-BGH1
  • Canon PowerShot Zoom
  • Canon EOS M50 Mark II
  • Nikon Z7 II
  • Nikon Z6 II
  • Fujifilm X-S10
Yeah, but the R5 and R6 at least aren't getting into the hands of all their buyers. Is it because they are selling like hotcakes, or because production capability is severely impacted?

We also don't know what the "planned" release date of any of those cameras was, AFAIK. It's entirely possible that Ricoh Imaging has had a problem with a component they cannot source elsewhere, or that the local restrictions at their factories make it more complicated.
6 Days Ago - 1 Like   #12
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jul 2009
Photos: Albums
Posts: 621
QuoteOriginally posted by Serkevan Quote
Yeah, but the R5 and R6 at least aren't getting into the hands of all their buyers. Is it because they are selling like hotcakes, or because production capability is severely impacted?

We also don't know what the "planned" release date of any of those cameras was, AFAIK. It's entirely possible that Ricoh Imaging has had a problem with a component they cannot source elsewhere, or that the local restrictions at their factories make it more complicated.
And we don't know how leveraged or stressed these companies are in making all these releases.

I don't buy new camera bodies very frequently, so most of the new bling is lost on me.
6 Days Ago   #13
New Member




Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 4
I thought that this camera would be coming before Christmas 2020. But since the announcement in 'early fall' was reduduced to several bits of information, I switched my expectations to a presentation in the timeframe of CP+ 2021, regardless weather it'll physically take place or not. This would be end of february 2021.

It's easily possible that the presentation has to be delayed for Sony not beeing in Time with their new sensor. Pentax certainly is not to be first with it. Sony products have to be first.

Finally: Mr. Tanaka hast been the one, talking about "early autumn" in the First place. He also was the one, claiming a higher pricepoint for the upcoming camera. Now he was forced to go behind his first point. Hopefully he also has to withdraw the second. :-D

Last edited by Le spationaute; 6 Days Ago at 08:00 AM.
6 Days Ago - 1 Like   #14
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
luftfluss's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NJ
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 7,375
6 Days Ago - 4 Likes   #15
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
c.a.m's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,508
The official statement from Ricoh Imaging

I don't recall that Ricoh Imaging has indicated any firm date for an announcement. My understanding from their recent video statements is that they have been non-committal as to a specific date.

It may be recalled that in their first video published on 15 May 2020, the head of the new camera development, Wakashiro-san, indicated that "We have some concerns about factors such as delayed delivery from suppliers [owing to the pandemic]. But our factory managers have assured us that they will do everything possible to prevent any delay. Despite all the difficulties, I still believe we can make it happen [i.e., launch in 2020].

The head of Marketing, Kawauchi-san, summarized the status with "You can expect the arrival of the new APS-C format SLR flagship by the end of this year [2020]."

I don't think that Ricoh Imaging has provided any other indication of the timeline.

- Craig
Closed Thread

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
af, aps-c, camera, company, contax, flagship, flash, generator, history, iso, lens, lenses, market, mz-d, patient, pentax, pentax news, pentax rumors, product, ricoh, sensor, september, time, timeline, users, volume, water, world
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nature The Patient Dragonfly selfnoise Post Your Photos! 3 08-03-2019 05:08 AM
Wait, wait, wait PhotoPoet Monthly Photo Contests 5 08-02-2015 10:57 PM
ISO Fluent and Patient Arabic Speaker Heie General Talk 3 03-07-2015 11:24 AM
Wait wait wait...Pentax Q vs K-r? noaslplease Pentax DSLR Discussion 37 06-27-2011 07:22 AM
Macro Proof that Mantids are patient arpaagent Post Your Photos! 2 06-01-2010 08:08 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:18 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top