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  • PENTAX announces a medium format DSLR, the 40MP 645D

    PENTAX announces a medium format DSLR, the 40MP 645D - PentaxForums.com

    PENTAX Japan today announced the 645D medium format camera. The press release can be found here:

    PENTAX 645D. PENTAX's First Medium-Format Digital SLR Camera: Designed to be the Top of Medium-Format Digital SLR Camera s, Thanks to Super-High-Resolution Images

    We understand that it is priced just below US $10,000.

    It is based on a Kodak CCD sensor, 44mm x 33mm in size, and with a pixel size of 6.0 μm x 6.0 μm.

    The electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter has speeds up to 1/4000 sec:

    Auto:1/4000 - 30 sec
    Manual:1/4000 - 30 sec (1/3 EV steps or 1/2 EV steps)
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    The drive Modes are:
    Single-frame, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-timer (12s, 2s), Remote control (0s, 3s ), Remote Continuous Shooting, Interval, Multiple Exposure, Exposure Bracketing, Extended Bracketing
    Continuous shooting at approx. 1.1 fps.

    Continous shooting buffer capacity:
    RAW(PEF)+JPEG(40M):, RAW(PEF) and RAW(DNG): approx. 13 frames,
    JPEG only (40M): approx. 15 frames

    ISO range: 200 - 1000, expandable to 100 - 1600.

    Although the camera has no shake reduction, it does have a dust removal system.

    The new 645D is compatible with PENTAX 645 FA and A lenses, and with the new SDM-only aoutofocus D FA series:

    smc PENTAX-D FA 645 55mmF2.8 AL[IF] SDM AW. A Unifocal Standard Lens for use with Medium-Format Digital SLR Cameras; The First Model of the smc PENTAX-D FA 645 Series

    The new D FA lenses can be used in manual focus mode on the 645N and NII film cameras.


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  • #2
    This was announced weeks ago. And you skipped the worst part: it's only going to be available in Japan.
    I shoot with a Canon 5DmkII, 50D, and S90, and Pansonic GX-7. flickr stream and equipment list

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    • #3
      Originally posted by inkista View Post
      This was announced weeks ago. And you skipped the worst part: it's only going to be available in Japan.
      believe me, I am well aware of when the news "broke". But there was nothing about it here, so I thought I would post it.
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      K-5, Q, K20D, Pentax DA 15mm f/4, Sigma 85mm f/1.4, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, DA 55-300mm, DA 18-55mm WR, Vivitar Auto-Extension Tubes, Metz 50 af-1, Yongnuo YN-560ii, Cactus v5

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      • #4
        DPR posted some sample images, in .DNG too. Go have a blast! This camera has me excited.

        Just Posted: Pentax 645D sample images: Digital Photography Review

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