Pentax engineers are continuing to pursue the possibility of launching a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, as the firm points to an ?exciting? few months ahead.

In a recent interview with Amateur Photographer, Pentax UK product co-ordinator Stephen Sanderson said Pentax?s Japanese HQ has not ruled out the launch of such a camera at a future date.

He added: ?It?s quite clear that we don?t want to be seen as the same as everyone else. We would go down a different route.?

Sanderson said 2010 promises to be a big year for Pentax. He told us: ?We are looking to grow. We want to grow. It?s going to be an exciting year. I think everybody will see a change in Pentax.?

However, Sanderson did not reveal details of what types of camera we can expect in the run up to the Photokina show in Germany in September.

Meanwhile, he said Pentax has yet to decide whether it will launch its 645D medium-format digital camera in the UK.

Picture: Pentax K-x digital SLR