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Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 02-07-2019, 11:36 PM  
An Enthusiast Mirrorless
Posted By tokyoscape
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From reading many of Pentax interview, I guess, It is very slim to non. Pentax reps seem to believe the company is serving what their users want. (I guess, they are only listen to ďsomeď group of user they want to listen and the groups that left the brand are not the group they want to listen.) They were doing / saying almost the same when people asked for FF DSLR years before the release of K1. As for mirrorless trend right now, they has been saying it time and time again, they donít want to follow the (market) trend. I am not sure who make this decision. (Pentax or Ricoh?) To me, I am more interesting in the survival of the brand. So I think, relying on existing but also srinking existing users alone is not the way to survive todayís market. I think the brand should try to get more new user. Because the more new people buying their product = the more they make money = the more they can to throw $$$ at R&D = the more the brand grow and so no. And because of that, sometime they have to follow market trend. If follow market trend was a wrong way to go, we wonít see Sony and Fuji at where they are now. The same go to Canon / Nikon and everyone in Japan back when they followed the Asahi Opticalís lead on a SLR body design with an instant-return mirror. Imagin if Canon said; we donít follow Asahi Optic lead and the market trend back then!
But what do I really know?
Pentax might want to do a mirrorless body now (so they can get the same start as the other bigger guy in the market) but Ricoh wonít let them do. or... etc. I really donít know.

I would be more interesting in FF mirrorless because I can see KP is really a good, comfortably small and light weight body for APSC. if they did FF mirrorless and upgrade FA limited to DFA limited (keep the same side and weight) they could make the old fan really happy and a lot more new user who wants a real light weight mirrorless without having to use the over size lenses like what Sony is offering might come here too.
But again, what do I know? I know nothing. I am sure they have a lot of technical difficalty. well.. I donít expect any thing new coming at CP+ this year either.
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