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Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs officially announced

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Pentax K-5 II DSLR camera is now officially announced. The price is $1199 for body only, $1399 for 18-55mm kit and $1599 for 18-135mm kit. The specs at a glance: 16.3 MP CMOS Sensor 11 Point SAFOX X Autofocus System 3.0″ Air-Gap-Free LCD w/ 921k Dots 1080p HD Video w/ External Mic Jack High Sensitivity 80-51200 ISO Range Body-based […]

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Pentax K-5 now also discontinued in the US

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After the first report from Japan back in January, the Pentax K-5 DSLR is now also discontinued in the US according to this B&H listing (the body only version is still available). Expect the replacement to be announced at Photokina next month. Via Pentaxforums

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Pentax K-5 silver special edition with a Marc Newson designed DA 40mm f/2.8 XS ultra-thin lens announced

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As previously reported, Pentax Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation announced the Pentax K-5 silver special edition camera kit with a Marc Newson designed DA 40mm f/2.8 XS ultra-thin lens (the same lens from the K-01 kit). The kit will be available in April 2012 for $1599.95.

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Pentax 645D red limited edition camera now shipping in the US, the Silver K-5 coming soon

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  The limited edition Pentax 645D red lacquer camera is now shipping in the US. A limited number of the Silver K-5 cameras will also soon be available on the US market. Here is the unboxing video of the red Pentax 645D camera from Photogizmos:

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Pentax K-5 also discontinued?

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According to a post on kakaku.com, the Pentax K-5 DSLR camera is discontinued and will be available for sale until the stock runs out. The K-r model was already listed as discontinued back in November of 2011. I have not heard any rumors of Pentax releasing a new DSLR for the PMA show next week. Maybe they will […]

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Firmware v1.12 for Pentax K-5 coming soon

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There is a new firmware version 1.12 for Pentax K-5 listed on Pentax UK website but the files are not available for download yet. Expect the firmware to be released in the next few days. Via PentaxForums

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Pentax K-5 price drop + new rebate (total savings: $400)

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Pentax just announced a new rebate and a price drop for their K-5 model valid till November 30, 2011. Maybe there is a new model coming out? This is Adorama’s version of the rebate (with $100 worth of free goods: 8GB SD memory card, spare DL-I90 battery, slinger camera bag, digital memory case):

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Firmware update 1.03 to fix Pentax K-5 front-focusing issues

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PentaxForum reports that Pentax is currently working on a firmware update 1.03 for the Pentax K-5 DSLR camera that will fix the front-focusing issues recently reported on several websites.

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Pentax announces the K-5 Silver and Optio WG-1 cameras, D FA 645 25mm f/4 lens

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The previously rumored Pentax K-5 Silver, 645 25mm f/4 lens and Optio WG-1 got released today. The only still missing camera is the Pentax RZ-18 Optio. Full press releases after the break:

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Pentax acknowledges K-5 sensor issues, offers a fix and an apology

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Pentax issued this statement about the stains on the Pentax K-5 sensor: “To PENTAX K-5 Digital SLR Camera Users We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for your patronage of PENTAX products. We deeply regret that the first shipment of our PENTAX K-5 digital SLR camera included some products with a stained image sensor […]

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