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Camera    Firmware Update

Below you will find this week’s firmware updates.  Hit the manufacturer website links for more details and download instructions for the firmware. [click to continue…]

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Pentax O-GPS1

by on June 2, 2011

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Pentax has announced the O-GPS1, which is an add-on GPS unit for the K-5, K-r and 645D.  The O-GPS1 makes it possible to embed location info into image files. [click to continue…]

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Camera      Firmware Update

Below you will find this week’s firmware updates.  Hit the manufacturer website links for more details and download instructions for the firmware. [click to continue…]

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Pentax K-r and K-5 In Stock

by on October 18, 2010

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A couple of new stock updates for Pentax’s new cameras.

The Pentax K-r can be found in stock at Adorama.

Amazon.com is listing single Pentax K-5 in stock at the time of this update, which means:  (1) it will likely be gone soon, and (2) the K-5 should be available at B&H Photo and Adorama soon too.

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Pentax K-r Announced

by on September 9, 2010

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The Pentax K-r is an entry-level 12.4MP DSLR with a ton of features.  In addition to a CMOS image sensor, the Pentax K-r features a 3-inch LCD 921k-dot resolution screen, a 6 fps frame rate, built-in Shake Reduction and low light sensitivity up to ISO 25600. In addition to the still image features, the K-r can capture 720p video at 25fps.  The K-r is powered by either a rechargeable lithium-ion battery or by 4 AA batteries.

The Pentax K-r should be available in October 2010 starting at an initial retail price of $799.95.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

In addition to the K-r, Pentax also announced a new 35mm f/2.4 lens, which will be available in October 2010 at an initial retail price of $219.95.  Check availability at Amazon.com.

More details in the press release below.

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New Pentax DSLR(s) This Week?

by on September 5, 2010

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Pentax K-x

An interesting tidbit from RiceHigh’s Pentax Blog points to a new Pentax DSLR coming on September 9th.  His news is based on the Japanese Business Live Calendar, which apparently points to a new DSLR product from Hoya (Pentax’s parent company) on that date.

Additionally, other recent rumors suggest a new Pentax K-5 and K-r DSLR model.  The K-5 is rumored to be Pentax’s flagship model and the K-r is more of an entry-level model like the Pentax K-x (above).  Rumored specs are listed below. [click to continue…]

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