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Pentax to preview medium-format digital SLR at the PMA

Pentax will present its medium-format digital SLR camera at the upcoming PMA 2007 show. This Pentax 645 Digital has already been previewed at the PMA 2006 show, and the development from prototype to full production model has taken more than one year so far. The camera still features a Kodak-developed extra-large CCD image sensor with 31.6 total megapixels and its exterior has undergone some minor changes since 2006. The smc Pentax D FA 645 55mm F2.8 will be the new standard lens for use with the 645 Digital...

PRESS SUMMARY

Pentax to preview medium-format digital SLR at the PMA - digital camera and photography newsPENTAX Corporation is pleased to announce the exhibition of its soon-to-be-released digital SLR camera products, all currently under development, at two major trade shows in the United States and Japan:

  • PMA 2007 is America's largest annual photographic merchandise trade show, to be held from March 8 to 11, 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • The Photo Imaging Expo 2007, one of Asia's largest annual photo and imaging merchandise trade fairs, to be held from March 22 to 25 at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo


Overview of Upcoming Products

Lens-interchangeable medium-format digital SLR camera

Model name (tentative): PENTAX 645 Digital

- Kodak-developed extra-large CCD image sensor with 31.6 total megapixels (tentative
- Compatibility with existing smc PENTAX 645 interchangeable lenses
- A pair of storage-media slots for the loading of an SD memory card and a CompactFlash card
- Market launch schedule to be announced at a later date


Interchangeable standard lens for exclusive use with PENTAX medium-format digital SLR camera

Model name (tentative): smc PENTAX-D FA645 55mm F2.8

- A standard lens designed for exclusive use with the PENTAX 645 Digital (tentative name)
- Advanced optical design with all properties of lens element groups, including curvature and lens coating, optimized for digital photography
- Can be used with existing PENTAX 645-series medium-format SLR film cameras
- Market launch schedule to be announced at a later date (Will be marketed simultaneously with the PENTAX 645 Digital camera body)
February 22, 2007
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