Pentax turned a lot of heads towards the end of last year when they announced that they would be developing and releasing their first full frame DSLR by the end of 2015. Details on the new camera have been scarce, but a new rumor has shed some light on the possible sensor to be used in this new camera.


According to a report over on Sony Alpha Rumors, the Pentax full frame DSLR will feature none other than a Sony sensor. To be more specific, the camera is expected to feature the same 36MP sensor found in the current Nikon D810 and Sony A7R. It is a sensor that we know is capable of good things as results from the D810 and A7R prove that.

It is an interesting choice, as both the A7R and D810 have been around for a while now, by the time the Pentax is released, it could be almost two years behind the D810, and 1.5 years behind the A7R. So the question becomes, how many years of use can this Pentax camera get before it is surpassed by the next version of these cameras. Just a thought that crossed my mind after reading this.


The more important aspects to this new Pentax camera will be what they choose to put around the camera, as in the processor and other key internal features. They will be what make or breaks this camera, and which has the potential to possibly usher in a new era for Pentax – if they get it right.

What are your thoughts on this rumor regarding the Pentax full frame? Do you think that the 36MP Sony manufactured sensor is a good choice? What other features would you like to see make it into this camera? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think. 

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]