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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