Pentax has added a new wide angle lens to its 645 medium format line. The new Pentax DA645 28-45mm f/4.5ED AW SR lens is the first ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for the Pentax digital medium format line. [Read more…]
The new Pentax Q-S1 is the latest Q-series mirrorless camera. It retains the tiny compact-camera sensor and the interchangeable lens mirrorless format. As such, it holds the title as the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera in the world.
The Pentax Q-S1 features a 12.4MP CMOS sensor with sensitivity ranging up to ISO 12,800 and sensor-based image stabilization. It also captures 1080/30p video and offers in-camera RAW processing and HDR. [Read more…]
Ricoh has announced a new Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition, which features a gunmetal gray finish with a matching BG-5 battery grip. There will be a limited run of only 2,000 units made. The kit also includes a exclusive black leather camera strap and 2 batteries.
The Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition retails for $1399.95 and ships in August 2014. Check it out here at Adorama.
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]