Pentax launches new flagship SLR – the K10D


Pentax has unveiled what its latest flagship SLR – the K10D – a lens-interchangeable digital SLR with 10.2 effective megapixels and a host of features, including Pentax’s Shake Reduction (SR) system.

Along with the Shake Reduction (SR) system, which should minimise the adverse effects of camera shake for blur-free images, the K10D also features a newly developed A/D converter designed to convert a large volume of data more accurately and swiftly and a new high-performance imaging engine designed exclusively for the K10D. There’s also a new Dust Removal (DR) system to keep dust off the CCD surface, a Pentax-original exposure system for accurate reproduction of your creative intentions, and a dust-proof, water-resistant body construction – which means you don’t have to stop taking pictures when the rain starts.

In addition, there’s an auto sensitivity control up to ISO 1600, continuous shooting at approximately three images per second and powerful rechargeable batteries for extended shooting. The K10D will be available from November 2006, with pricing to be confirmed nearer that date.

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Dave Walker
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