Originally posted by mikesbike Well, we really have little to no information regarding the new KF model. The name does not indicate an updated K-70. That would be a K-80. I mean, we had a K-30 and a K-50. For a change, counting forward. The K-S2 was somewhat different in that it was meant to replace the K-S1 as a very compact body, which it did do so, remaining very compact while introducing the articling screen and with 2-wheel operation, etc.

So the K-70 became the K-50's successor but incorporating the K-S2 in the process, while not being quite as compact.

What gets me rather suspicious is the naming of the new model- just 2 capital letters.... like the KP was. Therefore, are we to find out, the KF is meant to be the KP's successor, a KP with a bulky right-hand grip? A compact metal body, with available battery grip? Mid-price, while continuing the K-70? In naming, Pentax has had as a regular practice, a tendency to go backwards. K-7 to K-5 to K-3. All similar in body style, all with the K and hyphenated single digit, and of course going backwards.

My understanding all along has been that the “K-S2” was {between the K-50 and the K-70} in that line ….. perhaps you can think of it as K-60 instead of “K-S2”, so the order is now K-30 …. K-50 …. K-S2 …. K-70 …. KF. There was a big change between the K-50 and K-S2 because that is when the articulated LED appeared, and there seems {regrettably} very little change between K-70 and KF. Since the solenoid was perfected {again} in the K-70, the new version of the solenoid will be one of the parts carried {unchanged} from the last K-70, with Pentax not having any reason for listing the unchanged parts, be they some knob, the piece that holds the one SD card, …., or the solenoid.