Ricoh says medium-format DSLR in works

Ricoh says it has a medium-format DSLR in the works. The tentatively-named Pentax 645D 2014 has a “super high resolution” CMOS image sensor, a tilt-type LCD monitor, and “high-speed response in a variety of photographic applications.

Ricoh, which owns Pentax, says the camera will probably be launched this spring.

The company also says there will be an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for use with the 645D, but hasn’t said when it will be available.

Also in the pipeline is a high performance tele macro lens for Q mount cameras, but again no release date has been announced.

A film duplicator, bearing the Pentax name and compatible with both 35 mm and medium-format films, is under development too. It will connect, somehow, to a DSLR and a dedicated flash unit.


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