Amateur Photographer are reporting that Samsung is working on developing a full frame professional digital SLR camera. Canon and Nikon already have full frame imaging sensors in their DSLR line-up and Sony has also announced a full frame prototype in January at the PMA show. If Samsung is to become a serous player in the DSLR market is makes sense follow the big players with a full frame sensor. Samsung has made it clear they have an ongoing relationship with Pentax, which may mean we could see two very similar Samsung and Pentax cameras featuring full frame sensors released around the same time, like we have with the current Pentax K20D and Samsung GX-20 (pictured) cameras.
“The news emerged during an informal discussion with a high-ranking Samsung official at an industry event in Seoul, Korea, attended by Amateur Photographer (AP) technical writer Barney Britton. Kyong-Kook Shin, assistant manager for Samsung’s digital camera marketing planning group, suggested that the firm is actively pursuing development of a full-frame CMOS sensor intended for use in a professional camera. Reporting on the 2 April meeting, Barney writes: ‘Although there is no indication yet as to when it might arrive, it seems now that photographers can look forward to a professional full-frame DSLR with a Pentax lens mount at some point in the future.’”