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02-17-2010, 01:56 AM   #1
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Pics 645D

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In digitalcamera some polish pentax users from pentax.org.pl found some pics 645D (prototype 2008-03).
Change last numbers from 01 to 02... to 40



http://www.digitalcamera.jp/html/HotNews/image/2008-03/07/p645d/P645D-01.jpg


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Perhaps part of this thread?

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PENTAX 645 DIGITAL()

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I think so you are right.
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How do you think it will compare to the new MF "entry level" H4D-40?



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QuoteOriginally posted by MCR Quote
Hi,
In digitalcamera some polish pentax users from pentax.org.pl found some pics 645D (prototype 2008-03).
Change last numbers from 01 to 02... to 40

http://www.digitalcamera.jp/html/HotNews/image/2008-03/07/p645d/P645D-01.jpg
Those are from old prototype.
Newer prototype pictures have been vailable (not sensor hinges for cleaning, iso a,d EV comp buttons near shutter release, green button on the back, different MLU button etc.)
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How do you think it will compare to the new MF "entry level" H4D-40?
I'm pretty sure it will be significantly smaller, weigh just a little more than half as much, and look smaller and much more similar to a FF/APS-C DSLR.
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Theres a teaser of new SLR on Pentax Japan home page .Lets hope it is 645D Pentax has been showing for all those years.
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It can be seen clearly it is the 645D.

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Older Version of 645D?

We'll have to see if the actual newest version looks to be the same... maybe this is an older version.
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The H4D-40 retails at $20K
I bet the 645D will be a whole lot cheaper


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How do you think it will compare to the new MF "entry level" H4D-40?
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We'll have to see if the actual newest version looks to be the same... maybe this is an older version.
I told you so...
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The Japanese Pentax web site teaser is much clearer today and it is starting to look like the 645D. Looks more polished than the above photo.
Hurray, it is the 645D after all

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A quote from Yvon Bourque on what a medium format can do for Pentax and to us users

The following was from Yvon Bourque's Pentax blog dated 4/1/2009:

"... The Medium Format is dominated by just a few companies: Hasselblad, Mamiya, the new upcoming Leica S2, all at prices ranging from $20,000 to $50,000. If Pentax actually produce the 645D and sells it in the $10,000 range, they will once again be the innovators and leaders they once were. Forget the full frame DSLRs, they will by-pass that format all together and go the the top of the line, medium format with 30MP plus. They already have a full line of medium format autofocus lenses. The sensor ratio will be more usable and prints in the 8" x 10", 11" x 14", and 16" x 20" will be easily made without much cropping at all. For us, that use the English measurement system, these sizes are standard and frames already made are found everywhere.

The benefits for all of us will be that Pentax will produce a Professional DSLR, and a Medium Format size at that. They will be up there with the Hasselblads, Mamiyas and a few other brands. The word will get around that Pentax has a Medium Format Pro-Level DSLR and that many of the top Pros are using it. The entry-level photographers will buy entry-level Pentax DSLRs, emulating the Pros. They have done that with the Nikon and Canon brands for a while now.

In the real world, Pentax will have better image quality than the full-frame DSLRs, just like it was during the film era. Photographers all over the world will live happily thereafter! Pentax will sell more cameras, they will make more money with the APS-C and Medium Format cameras, they will have more R & D money, they will come up with better cameras, and the circle will be unbroken again.

Hey...don't laugh, it might just happen that way!"


To Yvon Bourque, I hope you do not mind me quoting the above from your blog.

The site is :
PENTAX DSLRs: The new Pentax 645D will help all of us, even if you don't buy one. How? Read on...
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This pic from PMA 2007 indicated that at that time they were planning on a 31.6MP sensor:



That would have been the KAF-31600, with 6496 x 4872 px images, 6.8 m pixel size, 55.2 diagonal mm, and 1fps.

I guess this is old news, though.
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Great 645D info from 10&1/2 months ago, Thanks

Great 645D info from 10&1/2 months ago, Thanks


QuoteOriginally posted by rizal70 Quote
The following was from Yvon Bourque's Pentax blog dated 4/1/2009:

"... The Medium Format is dominated by just a few companies: Hasselblad, Mamiya, the new upcoming Leica S2, all at prices ranging from $20,000 to $50,000. If Pentax actually produce the 645D and sells it in the $10,000 range, they will once again be the innovators and leaders they once were. Forget the full frame DSLRs, they will by-pass that format all together and go the the top of the line, medium format with 30MP plus. They already have a full line of medium format autofocus lenses. The sensor ratio will be more usable and prints in the 8" x 10", 11" x 14", and 16" x 20" will be easily made without much cropping at all. For us, that use the English measurement system, these sizes are standard and frames already made are found everywhere.

The benefits for all of us will be that Pentax will produce a Professional DSLR, and a Medium Format size at that. They will be up there with the Hasselblads, Mamiyas and a few other brands. The word will get around that Pentax has a Medium Format Pro-Level DSLR and that many of the top Pros are using it. The entry-level photographers will buy entry-level Pentax DSLRs, emulating the Pros. They have done that with the Nikon and Canon brands for a while now.

In the real world, Pentax will have better image quality than the full-frame DSLRs, just like it was during the film era. Photographers all over the world will live happily thereafter! Pentax will sell more cameras, they will make more money with the APS-C and Medium Format cameras, they will have more R & D money, they will come up with better cameras, and the circle will be unbroken again.

Hey...don't laugh, it might just happen that way!"


To Yvon Bourque, I hope you do not mind me quoting the above from your blog.

The site is :
PENTAX DSLRs: The new Pentax 645D will help all of us, even if you don't buy one. How? Read on...
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