With mirrorless camera systems all the rage at the moment, it was only a matter of time until Pentax got into the game and if reports are to be believed, it will be bringing out not one but two different mirrorless camera systems this summer.
The first, which can be seen in the blurry image below, is apparently going to be the worldâ€™s smallest mirrorless system. According to reports Pentax will be announcing this system in May or June and the camera will include a 14 megapixel sensor, similar to those found in most digital compact cameras. Called the NC-1, the system will come with two lenses â€“ prime 8.5mm f/1.9 (almost 47mm equivalent) and a zoom 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5 (28-80mm equivalent).
In more exciting news, it is reported that Pentax will be launching a second, larger type of mirrorless camera system which will be more akin to the types of system we have seen already from Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung and others. The larger system will be coming along later in the summer with an APS-C sized sensor and will be compatible with K-mount lenses.
Going down the small route could be a winner for Pentax in the CSC market but as weâ€™ve said this is all speculation for the moment and weâ€™ll await more concrete information from Pentax before making our minds up.