Kenko developing a C-mount interchangeable lens camera for Summer 2011 (30K yen, no RAW)
With the popularity of small/compact and mirrorless cameras in Japan, Kenko is jumping on the bandwagon with something a little different - an interchangeable lens camera using the C-mount. (a quick primer on C-mount at Wackopedia).
The camera will have a fixed LCD screen and a hot shoe but not an on-board flash. It will have a 14mp sensor and take SD memory cards. Sensor size is not mentioned but the standard lens will be a 6mm f1.4, which if you do the math seems to indicate a rather small sensor. And here's the/another Debbie Downer - it can only record JPEG. No RAW :( The body is made of magnesium.
The price is reasonable, 30,000 yen with a planned summer 2011 release. DC Watch has three pictures of the whole system. In addition to C-mount lenses, it can use adapters to take SLR lenses, telescopes and "fieldscopes".
We do not know if Kenko plans to release this outside of Japan...