Pentax has announced a follow-up to their K100D digital SLR that was announced last year. The Pentax K100D Super incorporates just a few new features (Dust Removal and support for Supersonic Drive Motor lenses), but it's essentially the same camera as the K100D.
You will still find a 6.1 megapixel APS-C sized CCD, 2.5 inch LCD with 210K pixels of resolution, 11-point AF system, 16 segment metering system and all of the same shooting features. While the K100D just had the CCD-shift Shake Reduction, the "Super" model adds the Dust Reduction feature.
The Pentax K100D Super also adds in support for SDM (Supersonic Drive Motor) lenses that Pentax has been introducing lately. When you attach an SDM-equipped lens, the camera automatically switches to SDM-assisted focusing.
The Pentax K100D Super will be available in August 2007 with a price of $599 (with 18-55mm lens) or $519 for the body by itself.
Pentax AF200FG Auto Flash
Pentax also announced a new compact flash unit, the AF200FG Auto Flash. It's compact, lightweight and has a guide number of 20 at ISO 100. The P-TTL system uses a flash pre-discharge to provide exposure data to the camera's metering system to determine exposure. The AF200FG can cover 28mm (35mm equivalent) and an included flip-down diffuser can help out when you need to take wider angle shots (to 24mm). The flash is powered by 4 AA batteries and it's dimensions are 2.7" x 3.3" x 3.7". The AF200FG Auto Flash unit will ship in August 2007 for US $150.
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