You know Canon’s cheapest ever DSLR? Well it’s decided there’s a gap in the market below that for an even cheaper one…
DSLRs (digital SLRs) explained
In this classic camera design, you view the scene through the camera's lens. A mirror inside the body reflects this image up into the optical viewfinder, and when you press the shutter release the mirror pops up out of the way so that the sensor can be exposed. DSLRs are considered by many to be a bit complicated and 'old-school' compared to mirrorless cameras, but don't write them off just yet – they have some advantages too.
Canon has seized an opportunity to dominate the entry-level DSLR market, and not with one camera but two!
Pentax may not be a big player any more, but the K-1 II is too good to ignore.