After a fitful start, Pentax's medium-format digital camera is now on sale. Here's a look at it.
Pentax announced the smc D FA 645 25mm f4 AL SDM AW ultra-wide-angle lens for the 645D digital medium-format SLR camera.
The Hoya subsidiary announces at Photokina that it's bringing its medium-format 645D camera to Europe. Coming along is a more aggressive marketing stance.
The Pentax 645D is the first digital entry to Pentax's medium-format 645 series, packing a whopping 40 megapixels. Check out the official pictures
Aperture and iPhoto now can handle raw images from Canon's new midrange SLR as well as some higher-end compact cameras from Sony, Olympus, Nikon, and Fujifilm.
The transition to CMOS image sensors in professional medium-format cameras takes its second big step after Phase One's IQ250 arrived in January.
Among several other enhancements, this successor to the 645D is the first in the category to capture video as well as 51-megapixel stills.
Pricing not available
Don't expect Canon and Nikon to flinch, but Pentax's forthcoming 645D medium-format digital camera could change Pentax's fortunes.
Saying it improved manufacturing, the Japanese camera and lens maker will start selling a lower-priced SLR in March. Also: perks for those who paid the high price.
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