Pentax K-7 goes limited

Only 1000 pieces will be produced. Expected release date: March 13, 2010.

Full press release after the break:

PENTAX K-7 Limited Silver

A silver-colored, limited-edition model of the high-performance digital SLR camera

HOYA CORPORATION PENTAX Imaging Systems Division is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-7 Limited Silver digital SLR camera. To be marketed in a limited quantity of 1,000 sets, this special-edition model comes with several features that distinguish it from the original black-colored PENTAX K-7 (launched in summer 2009), including a silver-colored body and a “golden section ratio” focusing screen.

Major Features of PENTAX K-7 Limited Silver

  • In response to the enthusiastic requests from many devoted PENTAX lovers, the camera body is finished in silver. It is identical with the color of the high-performance FA Limited interchangeable lens series, a family of lenses designed for the highest level of image description. Because of this, the K-7 Limited Silver is the perfect stylistic match for any FA Limited-series lens. Set in lower area of the camera body, the SR (Shake Reduction) lettering is in a special gold color that stands out proudly against the subdued black-colored, leather-like finish.
  • The K-7 Limited Silver comes equipped with an exclusive “golden section ratio” focusing screen. Since the guiding lines and points are curved on the screen, the photographer can swiftly and effortlessly compose a perfectly balanced image in keeping with this classic design concept.
  • The LCD monitor on the camera’s back panel is protected with a reinforced glass plate, which is highly shock- and scratch-resistant. This protective plate makes the K-7 Limited Silver even more durable and dependable than the original K-7, especially under demanding shooting conditions. Thanks to this extra protection, the photographer can concentrate on picture-taking in challenging outdoor assignments.
  • The camera firmware has been upgraded to the latest version (Ver. 1.03) to make the camera’s lens compensation function operable with the FA Limited-series lenses.
  • The latest version (Ver. 4.10) of the PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4 image processing software is included in the camera package.

Note: The specifications of the camera body are identical with the original K-7, except for the focusing screen and firmware.

PENTAX, K-7, and PENTAX Digital Camera Utility are trademarks of HOYA CORPORATION.
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All other brands or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Design and Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Pentax Japan via RiceHigh

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  • poop

    looks good

    what lens is that?

  • http://narai@hotmail.com samlee

    cool! but only 1000 units will be sold in Japan and the price could be more expensive than the original K7
    ………………………..

  • Aaron

    That does look nice. Lens in the first instance looks like the 43/1.9 limited. On the bottom pic, I’d guess 77/1.8 limited. Both are reputed to be fantastic.

  • http://www.bogdansandulescu.ro fotograf profesionist nunta Iasi

    Wow, nicely done Pentax. That silver lens with silver body looks realy nice.

  • K. Artur

    I don’t get this: (from the release notes)

    The K-7 Limited Silver comes equipped with an exclusive “golden section ratio” focusing screen. Since the guiding lines and points are curved on the screen, the photographer can swiftly and effortlessly compose a perfectly balanced image in keeping with this classic design concept.

    Why curved? The lens is THAT distorting?

  • Mistral75
  • Mistral75

    …and how to use it

    [img]http://www.pentax.jp/japan/imaging/digital/slr/k-7/limited/images/image4.jpg[/img]

  • Mistral75
  • K. Artur

    Yeah, I see. Pretty cool. But calling it CURVED is a bit misleading.

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