New Pentax Products Announced

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Pentax K-500

Pentax K-500

PENTAX RICOH IMAGING CANADA INC. has announced the following new products: the PENTAX K-50 and PENTAX K-500 Digital SLR cameras, the PENTAX Q7 digital interchangeable lens camera, and the PENTAX-07 Mount Shield Lens.

PENTAX K-50

The PENTAX K-50 combines a uniquely advanced feature set, including weather-resistant, dustproof construction, with a consumer-friendly price tag and 120 colour combinations to meet an important additional demand of the creative consumer: personal style.

The PENTAX K-50 boasts outstanding basic specifications that rival many upper-class models, including high-speed continuous shooting at approximately six images per second, super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 51200, high-precision SAFOX IXi+ autofocus with accurate subject tracking, innovative in-body shake reduction, full HD video capture and a 100% field of view. Its weather-resistant, dustproof construction assures solid performance under demanding outdoor conditions.  The K-50 is perfect for families and everyday photography, complete with a wide selection of creative tools and filters for limitless personalized expressions. Plus, eye-fi card compatibility makes image sharing fast and easy.  The K-50 is compatible with both rechargeable Li-Ion and AA batteries (via optional AA battery holder)* for the ultimate flexibility and accessibility to a power source when travelling or in remote locations.

The K-50 will be available in a choice of three standard body colours:  black, white and red or select from a choice of 117 custom colour combinations (available by special order) to create your K-50 to match your personal style.

Two new lenses featuring simplified weather-resistant construction to enhance the reliability and dependability of the K-50 imaging system are also being introduced — the smc PENTAX-DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6AL WR, and the smc PENTAX-DA L 50-200 F4-5.6ED WR.

The K-50 will be available in Canada July 2013 at a suggested retail price of $799.99 for the K-50 Kit including the smc PENTAX-DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6AL WR Lens.

PENTAX K-500

The PENTAX K-500 includes advanced features uncommon to the entry-level class. Ideal for families and casual photographers with rigorous demands, the K-500 features a 16.28 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor, fast continuous shooting, high sensitivity shooting up to ISO 51200, 100% field of view, in-body shake reduction, and an advanced auto focus module. The K-500 is compatible with both rechargeable Li-Ion and AA batteries (via optional AA battery holder) for the ultimate flexibility and accessibility to a power source when travelling or in remote locations. In addition, the K-500’s wide selection of simple user-modes and creative tools enable limitless personalized expressions while its intuitive ergonomics and menu layout make the K-500 approachable and comfortable to use.

The K-500 will be available in Canada September 2013  at a suggested retail price of $629.99 for  the K-500 Kit, including the smc PENTAX-DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL Lens, D-LI109 lithium battery & charger.

PENTAX Q7

PENTAX RICOH IMAGING CANADA INC. has announced the introduction of the PENTAX Q7 digital interchangeable lens camera, joining the already successful Q10 in the PENTAX Q Series. Available in 120 eye-catching colour combinations, the Q7 gives creative control to the user with a complete system of interchangeable lenses and fun smart effects and digital filters for truly limitless creativity.

The PENTAX Q7 features an upgraded 1/1.7 inch, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, high sensitivity shooting up to ISO 12800 and enhanced Q ENGINE with faster response time during start-up and shooting time. The Q7’s ultra-compact, lightweight body enables easily pocket-able portability while the fun filters and assorted lens variety inspire the casual photographer to elevate their creativity. With 19 smart effects and filters and a choice of seven interchangeable lenses, a retro look and feel can easily be applied in-camera with the ability to layer different effects for more personalized images. Additionally, with the Q7’s enhanced Eye-Fi SD card compatibility and built-in menus, users can now edit, re-size and share photos instantly.

The PENTAX Q7 will be available in a choice of three standard body colours:  black, silver and yellow or select from a choice of 117 custom colour combinations (available by special order) to create your Q7 to be a unique as you are.

The PENTAX Q7 Kit, including the PENTAX-02 Standard Zoom Lens, will be available in Canada September 2013 at a suggested retail price of $499.99.

PENTAX-07 Mount Shield Lens

The PENTAX-07 Mount Shield Lens produces a truly unique and timeless visual effect, comparable to the original pin-hole camera—with a fixed aperture of F9 and a focal length of 11.5 mm (53mm in 35mm format when mounted on the PENTAX Q7 camera body or 63.5mm on the PENTAX Q or Q10 camera body), for an extra-ordinary image with distinctively velvety edges. Featuring a focusing range of approximately 0.3-2m, still life shots and macro photography are given a beautiful dream-like look and feel. Measuring a mere 6.9mm in length, it is extremely thin and compact for carry-anywhere convenience. It mounts onto the camera body just like a lens cap, making it the perfect choice for casual, everyday photography.

The PENTAX-07 Mount Shield Lens will be available in Canada July 2013 at a suggested retail price of $79.99.

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