We are all anxiously awaiting the unveiling of the upcoming Pentax full frame DSLR. While we pretty much know what it will look like, unless Pentax decides to change course from what they have released, we have little idea what the internals will be.


Today, an interesting rumor popped up over on PhotoRumors indicating that the upcoming Pentax FF DSLR would, in fact, feature the same 42MP sensor that will be coming in the soon to be available Sony A7R II. If this is the case, that would be a huge bonus for Pentax, as previous rumors stated that they may use the 36.4MP sensor from the A7R.

If the new body does use the newer 42MP sensor, it will be interesting to see what sort of image quality Pentax could get out of it and how that stacks up against the Sony (and by then, likely Nikon, too) offering using the sensor. But wait! There is more.

The rumor also states that in preparation for the FF launch, Ricoh (who owns Pentax) will be opening a U.S. Factory service center. This is HUGE news for Pentax shooters, not just those who pick up the FF DSLR. One of the big complaints that I have heard about Pentax over the last several years is how the repair and customer service was lacking compared to other camera makers here in the U.S. Having a U.S. based factory service center and no longer using third-party outfits would be a huge plus for all Pentax shooters.

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Finally, the last bit of noteworthy news from the rumor was that Tamron will be adding Pentax to their lens mount options. This supposedly comes directly from a Tamron rep, so we will see what comes of it.

What are your thoughts on this ladies and gentleman? Does this make the upcoming Pentax FF sound more interesting to you? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

[via Photo Rumors]