Samsung gets E.V.I.L.!

From the “where did that come from” files – Apparently Samsung just announced the development of a new hybrid/EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens) camera at PMA scheduled for the 2nd half of ’09. *with a full size APS-C sensor*

Seems like the success of the G1 is driving the industry, which is fantastic! There have been a lot of folks clamoring for something like this for a long time.

Of particular interest is the fact that samsung uses the Pentax K-mount for their SLRs, meaning that this camera could potentially work with the full range of K-mount lenses.   A EVIL hybrid camera with the ability to use some amazing Pentax glass would basically be my dream camera.

The real question is, is Pentax going to have one of their own?  (cue the “me kicking myself for selling my incredible Pentax primes”)

EDIT: more images HERE: (Drool!)

3 thoughts on “Samsung gets E.V.I.L.!”

    1. Yeah, I heard about that, but didn’t want to mention anything as it is still in the rumors stage. Based on today’s announcement it is possible that image was just the new X70 superzoom they just nnounced. I’ve still got my fingers crossed that they do release a true EVIL unit, with the full K-mount. A compact EVIL camera that can use the pentax DA primes is pretty much my dream machine… 🙂

  1. I really looking forward to retire my K10D with something like this, put in some of the Limited Prime, and off I go. The DA 15mm limited is sweet too.

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