Pentax, the company that has been bought by Ricoh last year, is rumored to released next month its second mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera: the K-01 APS-C.
According to the report by Japanese site Digicame-info.com, which was loosely translated by the guys at Photorumors.com, the Pentax K-01 APS-C specs are:
- will come with a new lens: DA 40mm f/2.8XS
- there will be three new lenses
- three different colors: Black & white body color, white and black, black and yellow
- optical viewfinder
- there will be also an EVF, not clear if it will be built-in or optional
- same sensor as in the K-5 (16.3MP)
- same LCD screen as in the K-5 (3.0 in, 921k pixels)
- full HD video
- shutter speed: from 30 to 1/4000 seconds
- contrast AF, AF 81, Split
- built-in pop-up flash
- 121mm width, 79mm height, 59mm depth
- weight: 560g with battery
If the rumor is true, we could expect the Pentax K-01 APS-C to be officially unveiled in the upcoming CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2012 in Japan on Feb. 9, 2012.
On the same note, Olympus is also going to release its rumored Micro Four Thirds camera, the Olympus OM-D, this coming March.