After its 645D 40MP medium format camera received the “Camera of the Year” award in the 2011 Camera Grand Prix Japan, Pentax has announced that the company is to produce a special edition of the camera. The limited edition 645D is offered as a celebration for the award, just like the company has done previously in 2007 when the K10D DSLR received the equivalent award.
The special edition of the camera will come as a built-to-order offering, presenting the 645D camera with a stunning red lacquer finish and special strap, all arranged in a classic elegant paulownia-wood box. Included in the unique kit is a body mount cap 645D Japan and a Center-Spot-Matte Focusing Screen DS-80.
Being built-to-order, Pentax plans to produce the model once after the order has been placed, while the delivery will take at least four months from the order date. The Pentax 645D camera itself was first introduced in June 2010, and has been awarded “Camera of the Year” for its array of original outstanding features, which includes a large CCD sensor and dust-proof, weather-resistant body.
Pentax has not informed how many of the model will be produced, but it is already available for pre-order in Pentax’s webstore. dpreview.com