How do you Pentax users feel about them bringing out the first Fullframe ILC to market?
I can't help but feel although there are Pentax supporters, that the user base is shrinking and Pentax will no doubt struggle if they don't innovate and pioneer as a company. I know avid supporters may hate on thread, or what I may be trying to say. However, I feel a gap that Pentax might be able to fill, and I don't really think as a company they bring cameras to the right tune of many photographers.
However, I do feel the history of Pentax, they have held their own with Canon and Nikon, and they offer the best of pancake lenses in 35mm. Certainly something which will be invaluable if they decided on a full frame ILC.
On personal level I would love to see a come back from Pentax, I know others might not even feel they need to do anything and why on earth even a comeback, this thread isn't to insult Pentax, as agitate a discussion. I felt Fuji was in a similar position until they released their X100, and now their place in market has been completely changed.
Right now I feel Nikon, canon and Sony are playing a conservative and protective stance to protect their DSLR market, and while it understandable, I think a company that is flexible and takes certain calculated risks ultimately flourish. I don't want to discuss business practices here, so I hint it here just a little.
Sony is taking more risks, since their market share probably isn't so large (something i may need to clarify to sony users/fans later, but read between the lines for now) but they are invested but they have always been a pioneering company as well. So far Fuji and Sony are certainly the main companies exploring Full frame ILCs.
So where is Pentax? They can keep doing what they do, and keep things at that level or wow us all in like Fuji did in their come back to market with a fan base and certainly a lot innovation that makes us wonder about their next release.
Anyways, I'm just writing it as the idea came to mind, while certainly not a wise thing to do....so while certainly not thoroughly thought out I'll let others contribute to this discussion.
PS. Pentax can certainly do no worse than the Hasselblad Lunar.
PPS. I have a small hunch Olympus and Panasonic might explore larger sensors too.