Pentax has a small but fiercely loyal customer base, and with the industry gradually transitioning to the mirrorless era, those photographers might be wondering if the company plans to eventually join the rest. Unfortunately, it seems the company has no plans to make a new mirrorless camera, at least for the time being.
I have always been fond of Pentax cameras; they have a lot of unique features that enable unique creative opportunities and that excite the geeky side in me. I was quite impressed by the K-1 when I reviewed it. Honestly, if I did not have an affinity for more esoteric lenses, I would probably gladly own a full Pentax kit.
Strangely, last year, the company said that they expected mirrorless users to return to DSLRs within a few years, seemingly indicating that they did not intend to push into the mirrorless space. Photo Rumors recently reported that indeed, the company has no plans for a full frame or medium format mirrorless camera, despite the seeming trend of the overall industry, which is gradually leaving DSLRs behind and embracing mirrorless bodies. It is not clear if the company intends to continue developing new DSLR models at this time.