In addition to their three new waterproof cameras, Pentax announces two reference products at the CP+ 2013 trade show in Japan: a bounce flash and a body cap lens. The flash is tentatively named the AF360FGZ II and has a guide number of 36; it also includes through-the-lens exposure control, vertical and horizontal bounce capability, and is expected to ship this Summer. The 'Mount Cap Lens' is limited to the Q-mount camera line, and includes what appears to be a small hyper-focal lens which Pentax says will produce a 'toy-camera-like visual effect,' and is also expected this Summer 2013.

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PENTAX RICOH IMAGING to Exhibit Two Reference Products at CP+ 2013

Company to showcase flash and interchangeable lens currently under development

Denver, CO (January 29, 2013) — PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION (PENTAX) is pleased to announce the exhibition of two reference products in the PENTAX RICOH IMAGING booth at CP+, one of the largest and most comprehensive camera and imaging shows in Asia,  taking place January 31st -February 3rd, 2013 at the Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center in Japan.
Reference products on display:

  • Model Name (tentative): AF360FGZ II
    • Product information:
      • Clip-on-type external flash unit with maximum guide number 36 (at ISO 100 / m).
      • P-TTL, automatic flash discharge level adjustment functionality.
      • Bounce flash function adjustable both vertically and horizontally.
      • Market launch scheduled for summer 2013
  • Model Name (tentative):  Mount Cap Lens
    • Product information:
      • Unit-focal lens (unique-lens series) for use with Q mount interchangeable-lens digital camera
      • Uniquely designed exterior with a toy-camera-like visual effect
      • Market launch scheduled for summer 2013

Notes:Model names, designs, specifications and market launch schedules of these products are all tentative and subject to change without notice. Prices of these products will be announced at a later date.

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Pentax Mount Cap Lens  for use with Q mount interchangeable-lens digital camera