03-31-2010, 03:07 PM #1
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)
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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