Pentax's new film camera prototype is now complete, after a year of development

Pentax film camera project
Riko taking a selfie with the new Pentax film camera (Image credit: Pentax / Barfout)

For over a year engineers at Pentax have been working on the Film Camera Project, which hopes to see the release of a brand-new film camera with modern mechanisms to the mass market. Engineers have poured their hearts into its development and have just completed the final stage of the prototype. 

The prototype camera was showcased at an exclusive unveiling party, where actor and model Riko, a passionate film camera user, joined Ricoh executives Makoto Iikawa (manager at Pentax Division) and Takeo Suzuki (Product Planner and Designer) to discuss the allure of film cameras.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.