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Pentax Digital SLR - 6 megapixel

By dpreview staff on Sep 25, 2000 at 04:00 GMT

At Photokina next week Pentax will announce a new 6 megapixel (3072 x 2048) Digital SLR, it will use Philip's 6 megapixel 35mm size CCD (12-bit progressive, 12 µm pixel pitch).


Pentax Digital SLR Specifications
(so far)

Body Pentax design magnesium alloy case
Type SLR (body only)
Imager Philips 6 megapixel CCD
35mm full frame
12-bit progressive scan
12 µm pixel pitch
Image resolution 3072 x 2048
Image types JPEG, TIFF, RAW
Shutter speed Up to 1/6000 sec
Lens mount Pentax KAF2 mount (645N & 67II lenses can be used)
Focus 6-point AF
Viewfinder TTL optical (true TTL)
LCD 2 inch TFT
Flash Built-in retractable flash unit (TTL)
Storage Dual slots:
Compact Flash Type II
PCMCIA Type II
Connectivity IEEE1394 (Firewire)
Sale date Undecided
Sale price Expected ~$7,000

Pentax Lenses

Philips 6 megapixel sensor specs / PDF data sheet

News thanks to Yamada Kumio (digitalcamera.gr.jp)

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