Pentax 645D for $3,999

Pentax 645D

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.


Pentax K-3 II Unveiled

Pentax K-3 II

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…]