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Pentax full-frame camera to feature Sony sensor and high-res mode

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Pentax full-frame camera to feature Sony sensor and high-res mode

The upcoming Pentax full-frame DSLR camera is rumored to feature a Sony-made image sensor and built-in image stabilization that supports pixel shift high-resolution technology.

Pentax has officially announced the development of a K-mount DSLR camera with a full-frame image sensor at the beginning of the year. In the meantime, the company has displayed the device at various events, while the rumor mill has revealed some information about it.

Sources are back with more details about the shooter, some of them confirming things that we have heard in the past. It seems like the unnamed Pentax full-frame camera will offer a high-resolution mode, like the one available in the recently-announced Pentax K-3 II, while the image sensor will be developed by Sony.

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The Pentax full-frame camera will be released later this year with Sony-made sensor and high-resolution photo mode.

Pentax full-frame camera rumored to feature high-resolution mode

An interesting trend was kickstarted by Olympus earlier in 2015. It consists of a high-resolution mode that allows photographers to capture photos at more megapixels than the ones available in a camera’s sensor. The OM-D E-M5 Mark II comes with a 16-megapixel sensor, but it shoots 40-megapixel photos of static objects from a tripod.

The technology uses on-sensor image stabilization to shift the pixels and capture higher-res images. For now, it works only from a tripod, but the system will evolve and it will allow handheld shooting in future cameras.

Meanwhile, the rumor mill has said that the Pentax full-frame DSLR camera will feature a similar technology. Additionally, the company has introduced the K-3 II APS-C DSLR that features such technology.

A trusted source is confirming that the upcoming K-mount FF shooter will employ the K-3 II technology when it becomes available on the market later this year.

Sony A7RII will most likely employ a similar technology

The Pentax full-frame camera will feature a sensor made by Sony. It will offer 36.4 megapixels and it will most likely be the same sensor available in the Nikon D810 and Sony A7R.

Sony A7RII is also rumored to come packed with the same sensor as its predecessor, but with on-sensor image stabilization. These gossips are confirming recent speculation saying that the A7RII will have a high-resolution sensor of its own. This way, the story of the Zeiss-uploaded big-megapixel photos will be explained.

Finally, it is worth noting that the Sony A7II has on-sensor image stabilization, so it is possible that this mirrorless camera will get high-res mode support via a firmware update, as previous rumored. Stay close to Camyx for more details!

via: SonyAlphaRumors.

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