Ricoh/Pentax rumored to be buying 26MP APS-C sensors for a new DSLR camera

I received a tip that Ricoh/Pentax is buying 26MP APS-C sensors for a new DSLR camera. Early prototypes already exist, but we are not close to an official announcement yet.

Sony has a new 26MP IMX571CQJ sensor:

  • 26MP APS-C sensor
  • Low power dual gain ISO100/640
  • Vertical low-pass filter
  • On-chip PDAF
  • 16/14bit stills
  • 30fps black-out free live view + AE/AF
  • 4-lane SLVS-EC
  • Video mode with vertical binning/line-skipping
    • 6240×1170/3:1/120fps/10Bit
    • 6240×1755/2:1/60fps/11Bit
    • 6240×3510/1:1/30fps/11Bit
  • X-OCN Still Picture Format:
    • 16Bit Compressed RAW
    • XT Profile: 15MB
    • ST Profile: 10MB
    • LT Profile: 5MB
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