Hoya Corporation Pentax Imaging System Division is pleased to announce the launch of the Pentax AF160FC dedicated auto macro flash. This new accessory flash unit is particularly designed for advanced close-up applications using the automatic exposure-control system of Pentax digital SLR cameras. The P-TTL auto flash system of the Pentax AF160FC macro flash constantly assures the proper exposure level, by measuring the flash’s pre-discharge with the camera’s image sensors and assessing the subject’s lighting condition with the camera’s multi-pattern metering system. Due to the user-friendly operation with a single control dial on the back panel users can easily change flash-modes and discharge-level adjustments.
Hoya Corporation Pentax Imaging Systems Division is pleased to announce the launch of two high-performance interchangeable lenses for the acclaimed smc Pentax-DA* (DA Star) series. These lenses are designed exclusively for use with Pentax digital SLR cameras to deliver top-quality digital images. The smc Pentax-DA* 60-250mm F4ED [IF] SDM is a versatile telephoto zoom lens offering a high zoom ratio, while the smc Pentax-DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM is a compact medium-telephoto lens offering a large maximum aperture.
The brand name changed, but the camera brand’s logo is the same as before. HOYA Corporation Pentax Imaging Systems Division is pleased to announce the launch of the new Pentax Optio E60 compact digital camera, an entry-class camera that is easy to use and has an increased effective pixel count of approximately 10.1 megapixels, allowing even beginners to enjoy high-definition images. In addition to using easily-obtainable AA batteries as the power source, the Pentax E60 is newly equipped with an optical 3x zoom lens that enables for a wide angle of view. This makes it easy to photograph group shots indoors as well as landscapes in a range that is wider than conventional models.
Pentax is pleased to announce the launch of the new Pentax Optio M60, a standard-class compact digital camera that is also lightweight and equipped with advanced basic functions. The Pentax M60 can be used widely by many different kinds of people in a variety of scenes, and is equipped with the latest scene mode recognition function that allows for even more easy and convenient photography of high-quality images. The Pentax Optio M60 is the latest model in the Pentax Optio M series of compact digital cameras highly acclaimed for their small, lightweight bodies and enhanced basic functions. The Pentax M60 camera will be available in August.
At the Pentax booth the new Pentax K10D draw quit a lot of attention which is honestly not surprising. We believe Pentax has an interesting digital SLR that is able to conquer an impressive market share in the segment of 10 Megapixel digital SLR cameras. Although the Pentax K10 is their latest introduction, other products drew our attention. Pentax showcased some digital camera concepts which were quite interesting.
Pentax Corporation is pleased to announce the exhibition of three interchangeable digital SLR camera lenses and a medium-format digital SLR camera, all currently under development, at Photokina 2006. This is one of the world’s largest photo and imaging merchandise fairs, and will be held this year from September 26 to October 1 in Cologne, Germany. The digital SLR camera market is reaching out to an even larger audience than before by breaking the price barrier of high resolution DSLR cameras. Model names, designs, specifications and market launch schedules of these products are all tentative and subject to change without notice. Marketing prices of these products will be announced later.
Pentax Corporation introduced the Pentax K10D lens-inter-changeable digital SLR camera. This new digital SLR camera combines 10.2 effective megapixels with a host of advanced technologies - including the Pentax-original Shake Reduction (SR) system - to deliver high-quality digital SLR photography and responsive operations to advanced amateurs and experienced hobbyists. Pentax believes that, while some of these technologies and improvements may not be actually reflected in the product’s specifications, they do make a significant difference in the final images. The Pentax K10D digital SLR camera will start shipping at mid October, 2006.
An Interchangeable Medium-Telephoto Lens for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras, Featuring Ultra-Thin Pancake Design and High-Quality Visual Description Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the smc Pentax-DA 70mm F2.4 Limited lens, designed for exclusive use with its digital SLR cameras and featuring an ultra-thin design and uni-focal, medium-telephoto optics. With its medium-telephoto perspective, this new lens is ideal for portrait and landscape photography. Its high-performance optics not only assures outstanding image quality, but also provides distinctive visual expression. The materials used for this lens have been carefully selected for optimum holding comfort and operability.