Pentax introduces entry-level K100D Super digital SLR

Press release, June 28; Rodney Chan, DIGITIMES Asia 0

Pentax Imaging has announced the entry-level Pentax K100D Super digital single-lens-reflex (SLR) camera with features usually found on more advanced, higher-priced cameras, according to the company. The newest member of the K series of digital SLRs combines the Pentax Shake Reduction (SR) system, a Dust Removal (DR) system, and full compatibility with Pentax SDM lenses.

The K100D Super builds on the Pentax K100D digital SLR camera that first shipped in July 2006. The DR system, previously available only in more advanced models, helps keep the CCD surface dust-free.

Compatible with any Pentax SLR lens ever produced, K100D Super offers a large 2.5-inch LCD display with 210,000 pixel resolution and a friendly Mode Dial featuring Auto Picture and Picture modes as well as new Scene modes for even simpler photography.

The 6.1-megapixel APS-C size CCD, 11-point autofocus mechanism, and sophisticated 16-segment multi-pattern metering delivers outstanding image reproduction, while the bright, high-precision Penta mirror viewfinder features a 96% field of view and 0.85x magnification.

Priced at US$599.95, the K100D Super with 18-55mm lens will ship in August 2007. Body alone is US$519.95.