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Pentax to Re-Enter Mirrorless Camera Segment With M-E
« on: January 17, 2017, 12:07:37 PM »
According to a Japanese photographic magazine CAPA, Pentax is going to re-enter the mirrorless market, with an APS-C camera called the M-E.

Translations from Pentax Rumors:

  • Name: Pentax M-E
  • Mirrorless camera
  • Unclear whether the sensor size is APS-C or full frame (We’re told it’s APS-C)
  • Adapter to use K-mount lenses
  • Tiltable rear LCD, similar to that of the K-1
  • Retro design like the Pentax MX-1, with a reference to the Pentax KM

If such a camera is coming, we’d expect to see some announcements ahead of CP+ next month in Japan.

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Pentax to Re-Enter Mirrorless Camera Segment With M-E
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Re: Pentax to Re-Enter Mirrorless Camera Segment With M-E
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 01:31:05 PM »
I actually loved the design aesthetics of the K-01.

Yes it was pointless, taking the compromises of the SLR form and the compromises of the mirrorless form and delivering a camera with the benefits of neither (i.e. not compact, no phase detect af)

But as something to look at, as something to be seen using, especially with the pancake lens.

I know the purists will shoot me down, but it was quirky and refreshing, and in it's bright colours stood out in a sea of anonymous black or mawkish nostalga (the Nikon D-f could be argued was as similarly pointless, especially the 50mm f1.8g lens that was bundled)

If I didn't already have three systems I would have probably bought one.
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Re: Pentax to Re-Enter Mirrorless Camera Segment With M-E
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 01:23:07 AM »
I will LOVE to see Pentax enter the MILC race.

Love the no-holds barred approach by Pentax when it comes to implementation of new technologies in their cameras. They can easily out-do Olympus and Sony in the area of still photography, just not so sure about their video stuff. Panasonic is great for video.

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Re: Pentax to Re-Enter Mirrorless Camera Segment With M-E
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 03:31:50 AM »
Any competition is good for the customer.
So bring it on!
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Re: Pentax to Re-Enter Mirrorless Camera Segment With M-E
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2017, 10:57:45 AM »
Any competition is good for the customer.
So bring it on!

BRING IT ON!!! :) Medium format please, to compete with the Fuji X50S.

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Re: Pentax to Re-Enter Mirrorless Camera Segment With M-E
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2017, 11:14:24 AM »
I actually loved the design aesthetics of the K-01.

Yes it was pointless, taking the compromises of the SLR form and the compromises of the mirrorless form and delivering a camera with the benefits of neither (i.e. not compact, no phase detect af)

But as something to look at, as something to be seen using, especially with the pancake lens.

I know the purists will shoot me down, but it was quirky and refreshing, and in it's bright colours stood out in a sea of anonymous black or mawkish nostalga (the Nikon D-f could be argued was as similarly pointless, especially the 50mm f1.8g lens that was bundled)

If I had already have three systems I would have probably bought one.

I actually own TWO K-01 cameras! They were so cheap at the end of their life cycle I couldn't resist. They are awesome cameras. I use them mostly with old Pentax manual focus lenses so don't care about AF or a view finder (focus peaking on screen). I use a LCDVF that I hang around my neck when I need to hold the camera up to my eye for stabilization or clearer focusing. I love the native K mount and the size is still very compact. The brick design is fun too! In the Pentax community those cameras are still loved and used by many.

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Re: Pentax to Re-Enter Mirrorless Camera Segment With M-E
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2017, 12:33:07 PM »
In the Pentax community those cameras are still loved and used by many.

Pleased to hear it.  Was a decent sensor at the heart of it all.
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Re: Pentax to Re-Enter Mirrorless Camera Segment With M-E
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2017, 12:33:07 PM »