We were told by our sources that Pentax will announce their "Pentax NC" mirrorless system in May/June. We got our hands on the first picture of the camera and lenses. As you can see from the image it really looks like the digital version of the popular and very tiny Pentax Auto 110. Pentax goal was to create the smallest mirrorless system of the world. That's why the sensors has a 1/2,33″ size (that's the size of the sensor in most compacts). It's a 14 Megapixel 5.6x crop sensor. It can also record HD h.264 movies. Two lenses will be released along the NC-1. There will be a prime 8.5mm f/1.9 (almost 47mm equivalent) and a zoom 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5 (28-80mm equivalent)! As you see from the pictures above those are very small lenses. We don't have the exact size measures yet. The new Kenko mirrorless system also uses a 14 Megapixel 1/2,33″ (crop factor 5,6). And we were told that Kenko worked very close with Pentax to create the system.
But here comes the even bigger news. Pentax will create two different mirrorless systems! The second system will feature a much larger APS-C sensor (Sony?) and be compatible with current K-mount lenses. That system should be introduced this summer. So if you want an incredible small mirrorles ssystem you can get the NC-1, if you want a mirrorless system with high image quality you can get the large sensor camera. Easy or not?
P.S: Check out images and lenses of the Pentax Auto 110 on eBay (Click here)
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