Mr. Eguchi Kazumichi, Head of Marketing at the Pentax Imaging Systems Division, has made an interesting statement: “Pentax are no longer in bed with Samsung, and they will not use Samsung NX technology.”
This is one of the clearest and most public statements reflecting the divorce between Hoya/Pentax and Samsung. It seems that the Korean firm now feels sufficiently at ease to design their own photo cameras (e.g. the NX family of EVIL cameras with interchangeable lenses on a compact with electronic viewfinder). And it’s now certain that Pentax will not try to collect technology from their old partner.