Pentax 645D 40 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera

Pentax have launched their latest digital SLR camera called the Pentax 645D. The 645D is a medium format camera that has a 40 megapixel CCD sensor along with a 3.0 inch LCD that can display 921k dots.

The new 645D is also compatible with existing 645 system lenses. By utilising such a large CCD sensor the camera is aimed at those who want to capture landscape and other outdoor subjects. The sensor measures 44mm x 33mm and uses PENTAXoriginal image-processing technology to process the images when captured to produce extra sharp and super high resolution images.

The camera it’s self is lightweight but built out of a magnesium-steel-alloy frame making it also durable. The LCD panel is also built using reinforced glass to help protect from weather, dust and knocks.

The camera is capable of capturing images in RAW and JPEG formats on to either SD or SDHC memory cards. The camera actually has two memory card slots allowing for even more storage for it’s 40 megapixel images. However, the dual SD card slots are not just for expanding the storage capacity as they are completely customisable in that you can configure the camera to capture RAW on to one memory card and JPEG on to the other… or the secondary SD card can also be configured to run as a backup to the primary SD card slot.

It’s certainly an impressive digital SLR camera although the price tag also reflects that at $9,400 at todays exchange rat in Japan when it launches in May 2010. DPReview have the full press release here that details all the finer points such as AF settings etc…

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