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04-21-2011, 06:30 AM   #1
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PENTAX 645D DEEMED Best DSLR Professional BY TIPA 2011

News update from the official Pentax website:

PENTAX 645D Medium-format Digital SLR Camera Named “Best DSLR Professional” at 2011
TIPA European Photo & Imaging Awards

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GOLDEN, CO. PENTAX Imaging Company announced today that the PENTAX 645D medium-format digital SLR camera, first launched in June 2010, was selected the Best DSLR Professional in Europe 2011 by the prestigious Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). The award recognizes the camera’s exceptional image quality, excellent reliability and outstanding operability.

TIPA is an independent, non-profit organization of chief editors and technical editors of 29 leading photo and imaging magazines in 14 countries (mostly European). Current winners in various categories were chosen from new photo and imaging products introduced to the market from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011.

TIPA noted that members “appreciated the design, build and feature specs,” in addition to the super-fine image quality delivered by 40 effective megapixels. The camera’s magnesium alloy body is fully dust-proof and weather-resistant, “making it a great choice for outdoor and location photographers.” TIPA noted “the all-glass trapezoid pentaprism finder makes for a dazzling capture experience.”

Finally, TIPA made special mention of the lens system. “Perhaps most impressive is lens compatibility, which encompasses both the new D FA autofocus lenses as well as older 645 lenses.”

PENTAX Imaging Company offers award winning weather-resistant digital SLRs and stylish, compact, waterproof cameras, as well as lenses, flash units, binoculars, scopes, and eyepieces. For more than 90 years, PENTAX has developed durable, reliable products that meet the needs of consumers and businesses. With headquarters in Golden, Colorado, PENTAX Imaging Company is a division of PENTAX of America, Inc.



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04-21-2011, 06:35 AM   #2
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Good to see Pentax getting recognition, especially in the professional domain. Thanks for posting this!
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A well deserved award for an excellent and more affordable piece of engineering in the digital medium format market.
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Very cool. Well done Pentax.


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