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Friday, April 1, 2011

Digitial Camera Market to Experience Shake-up with New Entry into the Full-Frame Category by Pentax

Photo of old MZsD 6mp ff that never was produced
A new entry into the professional level full-frame DSLR category by the camera manufacturer that as of yet does offer a product in the category, is about to shake up the market with their new rumored offering.

The rumored Pentax "K-1" is to be accompanied by a new line of lenses created expressly for a full-frame digital format, many will be digitally-optimized version of the famous FA* lenses.
Brief specs are to be a 18MP FF sensor, Optimized SAFOX IX af an over-sized "uni-body" similar to the D3 or 1D series but smaller/lighter, Lenses rumored to be released with it are (all SDM and weather sealed) a 28-70mm F2.8, 80-200mm F2.8, 300mm F2.8 and 600mm F4to be the first lenses to be introduced with others like the 24 F2, 50 F1.4 and a new 400mm F2.8 to be released over the following 12 months. Lenses will work on the current bodies but with a "crop factor" New Flash, GPS and Wi-Fi adapters to be announced too.
Line up to be a FF "Pro" the K-5 "semi-pro" the K-x "entry level" and the soon to be announced Pentax Mirror-less system for hobbyists.

The expected release date, full specs and more after the Jump...

(we couldn't resist)
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