Pentax is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year by launching what it calls a â€œdesign study modelâ€ of a digital SLR with the tentative name of â€˜Asahi Pentax.â€™
The prototype camera is based on the K10D, but its viewfinder harks back to 1957 when the very first Asahi Pentax camera appeared. That was the first Japanese SLR with a fixed pentaprism viewfinder, thus the name Pentax.
The built-in flash was removed from this design study model, and in its place is the characteristic delta roof for Asahi Pentax AP.
You canâ€™t have this camera. Itâ€™s just a design study model in celebration of Pentaxâ€™s contribution to SLR photography.