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Pentax digital medium format camera to be unveiled - Pentax 645 camera with 18 megapixel Kodak sensor
Three proto-types are being displayed under glass and will be a medium-format digital SLR camera with the current working name Pentax 645 Digital. Each has a different design
theme in order to maximise customer and client feedback, before a decision is made on the final design.
Major features include a professional-quality digital image reproduction with 18 effective megapixels
PENTAX 645 AF mount that's compatibility with existing smc PENTAX 645 interchangeable lenses
Kodak-developed extra-large CCD image sensor with 18.6 total megapixels (tentative)
Pentax introduced the worlds first multi-mode medium-format film camera in 1984−the Pentax 645. In 1997, the manufacturer unveiled the Pentax 645N, which was the worlds first medium-format camera with a high-precision autofocus system at that time. The Pentax 645 Digital medium-format camera will offer a new digital dimension for medium-format photographers.