Golden, Colo. - Pentax unveiled Wednesday a special-edition 645D camera kit, developed to honor the 645D winning the Camera of the Year honor in the Camera Grand Prix Japan 2011.
The limited-edition bundle, pricing for which will be announced later, features a lacquer-finished body plus a leather strap, body mount cap, center-spot-matte focusing screen and paulownia wood packaging.
Pentax is planning build-to-order production of the model with a minimum four-month delivery period from the date each order is placed.
First announced in June 2010, the Pentax 645D is a high-performance medium-format digital-SLR camera combining super-high-resolution digital images with approximately 40 effective megapixels.
Pentax said the camera was selected Camera GP Japan 2011 "Camera of the Year" for its array of original features including a large CCD sensor, and a dependable, dust-proof, weather-resistant body that operates in temperatures as low as -10 degrees C.
The new model kit will be available for pre-order on