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March 2010: HOYA CORPORATION PENTAX Imaging Systems Division is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX 645D lens-interchangeable, medium-format digital SLR camera. Thanks to the incorporation of a large image sensor, equal in performance to professional-standard digital camera backs, this high-performance model delivers super-high-resolution images with approximately 40 effective megapixels. It also offers outstanding dependability and superb operability and maneuverability to make outdoor shooting effortless and comfortable for demanding photographers.
The camera will initially be available only in the Japanese market.
Pentax spokesperson: “We intend to sell the 645D outside Japan at a certain point in time but I cannot give you a firm date today. We believe that such a high end body has to be sold on top of a suitable support infrastructure. Japan as our historical base was the market with the best readiness for such a launch, which is why we decided to control the availability in this first step.”
The PENTAX 645D has been developed to provide super-high-resolution images produced by large image sensors — something previously available only on professional models — to serious landscape and outdoor photographers. It combines exceptional image quality with excellent maneuverability and outstanding reliability to simplify professional-level outdoor shooting. Thanks to the incorporation of a large, high-performance image sensor (measuring 44mm by 33mm) and PENTAX original image-processing technology, it produces extra-sharp, super-high-resolution images with approximately 40 effective megapixels. It features remarkable durability and dependability, thanks to its lightweight but solidly built body featuring a magnesium-steel-alloy frame, reinforced glass LCD panel protectors and a reliable dustproof, weather-resistant construction. In addition, it is designed to be compatible with the majority of the existing PENTAX 645 system, so that current PENTAX 645-series camera users can take advantage of their valuable assets, including high-performance smc PENTAX 645 interchangeable lenses.
The Pentax 645D features:
-TTL autofocus, auto-exposure medium-format digital SLR camera
-Kodak CCD image sensor size: 44 x 33mm (1.7 x 1.3″)
-Pixels: 40 megapixels
-Shutter speed: 1/4000 sec
-Screen: 3-inch, 921,000 dot LCD
-File format: JPEG, TIFF, RAW
-Image customization: 8 types
-Charging: 800 photos on one full charge
-Power: D-L190 lithium-ion rechargeable battery, AC adapter (not included)
-Includes: software CDROM, lens cap, AC cord, USB cable, strap, lithium battery, battery charger
-Cold-resistance for up to -10C (14F)
-Finder: 98% field of view (trapezoid prism type)
-Size: 156 x 117 x 119mm (6.1 x 4.6 x 4.7″)
-Lens not included
-Add lens for extra: SMC Pentax-D FA645 55mmF2.8 AL[IF]SDM AW
-Suitable lens: 645AF2, 645AF, 645A
-Memory card: SD, SDHC dual slots
-Weight: 1480g (inc. battery and SD card x2); 1400g (camera only)
This camera is available by order only. Lead time is currently just 1 business day, then we can ship it by Express Mail Service (EMS) (3-5 days with tracking and insurance). We don’t have the camera and lens in our hands, so we can’t provide a precise shipping quote, but we estimate that shipping will be $60-90 for the camera plus lens.
“I bought the new Pentax 645D through White Rabbit Express in September of 2010. Max and his team were great to deal with, always quick to respond, and got me the camera at a very competitive price. I would highly recommend them.”
–Nick Devlin, Canada
About Warranty Service for this Item
If you need warranty work for this camera, White Rabbit Express can act as a conduit to the manufacturer. Basically you cover the shipping costs to and from Japan, and we will negotiate with Pentax on your behalf as a no-cost service. The manufacturer will act at their own discretion in these matters and White Rabbit Press is not responsible for their decisions. The manufacturer is the final arbiter of all disputes and will charge for all repairs if they deem that any event that voided the warranty had occurred. That said, these manufacturers are among the world’s largest companies and are highly dedicated to providing great service.