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Pentax K-7 DSLR launches: 14.6MP & HD video for $1.3k [Video]

Pentax K-7 DSLR launches: 14.6MP & HD video for $1.3k [Video]

As promised, Pentax have unleashed their latest DSLR, the 14.6-megapixel K-7.  Pairing the new CMOS with the PRIME II imaging engine, the K-7 is also the first of the company's DSLRs to support high-definition video recording.  Where many rivals top out at 720p, the Pentax can climb all the way to 1,536 x 1,024 at 30fps (3:2 aspect; 16:9 720p is also supported), and has an HDMI output for easy viewing.

 

Video demo after the cut

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Pentax shows off 645 Digital; updates K20D, K2000

Pentax shows off 645 Digital; updates K20D, K2000

Pentax released more details on several of their products today. First up is the Pentax 645 Digital. It was first previewed in 2007, but now we're finally getting closer to a release, it seems. This camera is a monster with 30-megapixels! It is also expected to handle film-based 645 lenses, have a full-view eyepiece and more.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 10 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 10 2009

As busy weeks go, this one has certainly been something to write home about (or at least a Week in Review about), with CeBIT, PMA and an Apple mega-announcement all taking place. ASUS arguably stole the former show in Germany, with the Eee PC 1008HA "Shell" once again proving that netbooks needn't be the ugly cousins to expensive ultraportable notebooks. For our full CeBIT 2009 coverage, hit the tag.

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A “Sneak Peek” at Pentax’s X70

A “Sneak Peek” at Pentax’s X70

My first stop at PMA 2009 Sneak Peek Luncheon was Pentax booth, I knew something was up when a small group Japanese reporters gathered at the rather disappointing pre show event. I was told to return couple hours later, and there it was. Empty spots now filled two new bodies, not the new hybrid standard I was hoping for, but a 12Mp ultra zoom with 24x optics dubbed X70. It drew crowd nevertheless, and the show actually peaked for a minute there.

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Pentax White K2000 DSLR kits gets price and out for pre-order

Pentax White K2000 DSLR kits gets price and out for pre-order

A white finish DSLR is not my favorite cup of tea, though I do own a few white optics from Canon, but I can’t say the same for millions other Pentax photographers, or it’s only thousands left these days? Back in December, Pentax surprised the photography communities with the announcement of a white-alternate K2000 bundled with two zoom lenses kit, but left the guessing works on pricing information; today, they have made it available.

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