Monday, January 5, 2015

New Ricoh / PENTAX DSLR replacement of the K-50 announced.Availability in the spring. Three new lenses also announced.


 Hi Photographer friends,

RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is showcasing their full line up of cameras, lenses, and accessories at the Internationally renowned Consumer Electronics Show (CES), January 6-9, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit Ricoh Imaging, located at booth #13244 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center for an interactive exhibit and demonstration of all that Ricoh Imaging has to offer. 

As part of this year’s display, RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce that it will exhibit four digital SLR camera products, as reference models during the show. 

Overview of Upcoming Products

1. Product type: Lens-interchangeable K mount digital SLR camera 

   Model name: to be announced later

 ・APS-C-size CMOS image sensor (23.5mm×15.6mm)
 ・Market launch: Spring 2015 (tentative)

2. Interchangeable lens for K mount digital cameras

 Model name: to be announced later

 ・This standard zoom lens covers focal lengths from 18mm to 50mm
 ・Retracted structure adopted
 ・Market launch: Spring 2015 (tentative) 

3. Interchangeable lens for K mount digital cameras 

   Model name: to be announced later

  ・High magnification super-telephoto zoom lens
  ・Market launch: Not decided 

4. Interchangeable lens for K mount digital cameras 

   Model name: to be announced later

  ・Large diameter telephoto zoom lens
  ・Market launch: Not decided

P.S. I know that 2015 will be the year Pentax introduces a Full Frame DSLR. It always feels like Pentax is late in the game, but in reality, it always take them a little while to go full speed with designs already marketed by other companies. They essentially let other companies develop their system and then takes these systems to new levels, with lower prices. The Full Frame Pentax will be something special, take my word. Look at what they did with the 645Z. It is similar to Hasselblads, Mamiyas, Leaf, and other makes, but much cheaper.

Thank you for Reading,

Yvon Bourque

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