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Pentax Bows Entry-Level Digital SLR

6/29/2007 08:46:00 AM Eastern

Golden, Colo. — Pentax added a new entry-level K-series digital SLR to its lineup today.

The K100D Super is a follow-up to last year’s K100D and adds a dust-removal system that combines a coating on the unit’s low pass filter and CCD vibration to combat dust.

The 6-megapixel K100D Super also features a CCD-shifting anti-shake technology, a 2.5-inch LCD screen, an 11-point autofocus, and light sensitivities to ISO 3200 (available both automatically and manually).

The camera offers 19 custom settings, eight scene modes and is compatible with SDHC memory cards. It can burst at 2.8fps up to five JPEG images or up to three RAW images.

The K100D Super will ship in August for a suggested $599 with an 18-55mm lens. A body-only kit will retail for $519.

Complimenting the new SLR is the new AF200FG hot shoe mount flash, also shipping in August for a suggested $149.