Mar 15, 2005

Pentax 645 Digital To Be Unveiled

Pentax today announced that it will be preparing a medium format digital camera that will be shown at the Photo Imaging Expo in Tokyo.

The Pentax 645 Digital medium format camera will feature a resolution of 18.6 megapixels from a Kodak CCD image sensor, along with a Pentax 645 AF mount compatible with existing smc Pentax 645 lenses. Pricing and availability have not been announced at this time. The Photo Imaging Expo will run from March 17th to 20th.

Press Release-
GOLDEN, CO (March 15, 2005)…PENTAX Imaging Company has announced that PENTAX Corporation will unveil the first PENTAX 645 Digital medium-format camera at the Photo Imaging Expo (PIE) from March 17–20, 2005 in Tokyo. This latest PENTAX digital advancement will be showcased under glass at PIE 2005.

The PENTAX 645 Digital camera will offer professional quality digital image reproduction. The camera will also feature:

* A reliable PENTAX 645 AF mount
* Compatibility with existing smc PENTAX 645 interchangeable lenses
* A Kodak developed extra-large CCD image sensor with 18.6 total megapixels.*
*Design, specifications and product name are subject to change without notice. Official launch date and pricing to be announced.

In addition to a legendary array of film and digital SLR camera products, PENTAX boasts a proud heritage of delivering professional quality photographic equipment. PENTAX introduced the world’s first multi-mode medium-format film camera in 1984-the PENTAX 645. In 1997, the manufacturer unveiled the PENTAX 645N, which was the world’s first medium-format camera with a high-precision autofocus system at that time. The PENTAX 645 Digital medium-format camera will offer a new digital dimension for medium-format photographers.

PENTAX Imaging Company is an innovative leader in the production of professional and consumer digital and film cameras, scopes, eyepieces, binoculars, lenses, mobile printers, scanners and internet cameras. For more than 80 years, PENTAX technology has developed durable, reliable products that meet the needs of consumers and businesses. With corporate headquarters located in Golden, Colorado, PENTAX Imaging Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of PENTAX of America, Inc.