Pentax announces and teases development of a full-frame, K-mount DSLR

by Gannon Burgett

posted Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 12:49 AM EST


Pentax is finally answering the dreams of K-mount consumers who have been anxiously awaiting a larger sensor than their current offerings. The company has officially released a broad overview of an upcoming full-frame, K-mount camera, which comes shortly after announcing two high-end lenses with full-frame image circles earlier in the day.

Details are scarce on the impending camera, specs as well as model name, but Pentax states the camera-in-progress will be available by the end of 2015. Additionally, Pentax notes that the full-frame camera will be compatible with DA-series lenses using a built-in crop function.


While Pentax teased the world with the above image of the camera, it explains that it’s merely a prototype version of the camera and subject to change, both internally and externally. The camera prototype is set to be shown off at CP+ 2015, where it will be a reference point for consumers to peek at.

As more details are released, we’ll be sure to update you. In the meantime, get your wallets ready Pentax users. 2015 might prove to be one of the most interesting years yet.