The Pentax XG-1 is a new superzoom camera with a 52x optical zoom lens (24-1248mm equivalent) and a 16MP sensor. It has built-in Sensor Shake Reduction in order to handle the telephoto reach of the lens. [Read more…]
Ricoh Imaging has officially unveiled the Pentax 645Z medium format camera featuring a 51.4MP CMOS sensor. The camera gets a boost in speed with up to 3 fps still image capture and a very high sensitivity up to ISO 204,800. Additionally, the Pentax 645Z captures 1080p HD video at 30p/24p, becoming the first medium format camera to do so. [Read more…]
Ricoh has posted a teaser countdown for what appears to be an upcoming Pentax medium format camera release. Ricoh previously released some info and product shots of a new Pentax 645D model that would feature a CMOS sensor (something that is a trend in medium format cameras so far this year). [Read more…]
Ricoh has announced that it is launching a new Pentax 645D model this spring. The new 645D will feature a medium format CMOS sensor, which seems to be a new trend. Additionally, the camera is said to “high-speed response” and feature a tilt-type LCD. [Read more…]
Pentax posted a new K-mount lens line up that shows a roadmap for upcoming lenses with a spot for a new 70-200mm zoom lens. Presumably, this would be a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, which is currently not covered in Pentax’s digital lens lineup. Of course, the DA 50-135mm f/2.8 ED lens covers this gap because all of Pentax’s DSLRs are APS-C camera.
Stretching the logic a bit further forces us to wonder whether or not a 70-200mm lens in the roadmap means that a Pentax full frame camera might finally make its way to market.
[via Photo Rumors]
Alongside the new Pentax K-3, Ricoh also announced the new Pentax HD DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR lens. The new telephoto zoom features Pentax’s multi-layer High Definition (HD) coating and a weather sealed construction.