The new Pentax ‘flagship’ DSLR should still arrive in 2020. Here’s what we know so far…

Pentax flagship APS-C DSLR
(Image credit: Pentax/Ricoh)

The 2020 CP+ exhibition was cancelled, so Pentax has released a video showing off three new Pentax lenses, but also revealing more about the new ‘flagship’ Pentax APS-C DSLR we first reported in September 2019.

In the video, its referred to only as the new Pentax APS-C ‘flagship’, so we don’t even know what it’s going to be called yet. Other things not yet revealed are the resolution of the sensor, the continuous shooting speed or the video capabilities.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at