Rumours that Pentax will be introducing a 24 million pixel full-frame CSC have started to do the rounds.
Thought to be making its debut by March 2013, the camera would likely be a more affordable competitor to the Leica M9, a premium camera costing around £5000/$7000.
For the moment, very little is known about the camera, other than it is expected to feature a 24 million pixel Sony sensor which is thought to also be found in upcoming full-frame cameras from Nikon and Sony.
Pentax is known for introducing "different" cameras, unveiling the world's smallest interchangeable lens camera in the shape of the Pentax Q last year. This year marked the announcement of the Pentax K-01, a camera designed by Marc Newson and featuring a large mount compatible with K-mount lenses.
The influence of Ricoh has yet to be really felt on any of the cameras in Pentax's line-up, so perhaps a new full-frame mirrorless could finally see some true collaboration between the two.
Keep following for more information as it becomes available.