There were a lot of announcements this week leading into next week’s CP+ Expo in Japan. Pentax announced their new ‘in-development’ full frame DSLR, and according to a new rumor, they will announce their latest K-S model, the K-S2, next week.
The original K-S1 was only announced last August, and has not even been on shelves a year. Some think that the K-S2 may be a replacement/upgrade for the K-S1, but I am not sure I buy that. I think it is more likely that this could be some sort of camera that sits higher on the totem pole than the K-S1. But, who knows.
We don’t have any rumored specs for the camera yet, but we do have leaked images…
The first thing you will notice is the distinct difference in appearance vs the previous K-S1 models. Gone are the trippy LED lights, and futuristic styling, in their place is a more standard SLR. Maybe Pentax just realized no one liked the K-S1 design, and so the K-S2 is sort of wiping the slate clean, so to speak.
At any rate, we will know soon enough. Next week should be fun for us Gear Acquisition Addicts.