Ricoh has finally started it teaser campaign for the upcoming full frame Pentax DSLR. Teaser images now appear on the Ricoh website, revealing bits of the Pentax full frame camera in shafts of light.
The text accompanying the teaser images reads: “Full Frame by Pentax, 2016 Spring Debut.” [Read more…]
B&H has the Pentax 645D for $3,999 now. Five years ago, the 645D debuted at $9,995 and has been a very well-reviewed medium format camera. It features a 40MP CCD sensor and a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body. It was replaced last year by the Pentax 645Z, which features a 51.4MP CMOS sensor and now retails for $8,095.
You can find the Pentax 645D here at B&H Photo.
Ricoh has announced the new Pentax K-3 II DSLR with the same 24MP sensor, 27-point AF and 8.3fps shooting found in the original K-3. The K-3 II, however, steps up in a number of areas with improved 4.5EV stops of shake reduction, faster AF algorithm, built-in GPS, gyro sensor panning and auto horizon correction.
Additionally, the Pentax K-3 II features a new Pixel Shift Resolution capability that shifts the image sensor by one pixel over 4 frames to allow it to capture all colors at each individual pixel. While the overall resolution doesn’t change (like it does on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II), the color rendition and overall sharpness of the image should be improved. [Read more…]