Pentax has announced tethering software to allow the 645D to be triggered from a computer and its images transferred across to a designated location. The Pentax Image Transmitter software, available for both Mac and Windows, doesn't allow any other camera control over the camera but is still likely to broaden the camera's appeal for studio work. It will be available from March 2012 at a recommended price of $199.99.


Press Release

PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION ANNOUNCES PENTAX 645D IMAGE TRANSMITTER SOFTWARE

DENVER, CO. (February 7, 2012)…PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION announced the PENTAX IMAGE Transmitter exclusive software for the transfer and saving of images taken with the PENTAX 645D medium-format digital SLR

camera to a personal computer. The transmitter software is equipped to automatically transfer 645D images from camera to PC via USB cable.

Overview of the software:

  • Available in CD-ROM format
  • Transfer recorded images to a designated file on a personal computer
  • Records the images simultaneously on an SD memory card installed in the camera
  • The camera’s shutter may be remotely released using the personal computer
  • Available in Japanese and English
  • Operating manual included on the CD-ROM

The transmitter software will be available in March 2012 for $199.95 USD on www.pentaxwebstore.com.

NOTE: The camera’s firmware must be updated to the latest version in order to use this software. The latest firmware is contained in the CD-ROM. With the Windows version, Microsoft’s .NET Framework 4 software must be installed on a personal computer in advance.

System requirements

Windows version

OS   Microsoft Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit)
With a 64-bit system, the software operates as a 32-bit application.
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo processor or later (Intel Core i5 processor or later recommended)
Memory 2GB or greater (3GB or greater recommended)
HDD More than 1GB of available disk space (additional space required for image storage)
Others   USB 2.0 port
.NET Framework 4 software

Macintosh version

OS Mac OS X 10.6 / 10.7
CPU   Intel Core 2 Duo processor or later (Intel Core i5 processor or later recommended)
Not compatible with PowerPC processors
Memory 2GB or greater
HDD More than 1GB of available disk space (additional space required for image storage)
Others USB 2.0 port