No tilting screen for upcoming Pentax APS-C flagship DSLR

New Pentax is "the most advanced APS-C flagship model available today"
(Image credit: Ricoh)

UPDATE 08/09: Anyone wondering whether Pentax's upcoming flagship APS-C DSLR would have a tilting or vari-angle screen will be left sorely disappointed by Ricoh's latest blog post 'Product Stories of New APS-C Vol.3' from Shigeru Wakashiro, who's in charge of the planning and development of new Pentax DSLR products. 

Wakashiro said: "Today, a large number of both mirrorless and SLR cameras feature an angle-adjustable LCD monitor with a vari-angle or tilt-type screen. For our new APS-C format flagship model… we decided to instead use a fixed-type LCD panel… We decided to prioritize the development of a compact, sturdy body because it was one fo the new camera's most important design themes.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.