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Press Release - Special Edition

March 2, 2012

PENTAX K-5 Silver Special Edition
An exclusive, silver-color, limited-edition camera package
featuring a Marc Newson-designed ultra-thin lens

PENTAX K-5 Silver Special Edition

PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-5 Silver Special Edition. Available only as a limited edition of 1,500 sets worldwide, the package consists of the PENTAX K-5 digital SLR camera body matched with the smc PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 XS uniforcal lens.

The exclusive package combines the PENTAX K-5 — the flagship model of the PENTAX K series of digital SLR cameras — with the smc PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 XS lens — the world’s thinnest unifocal lens*, which is masterly designed by Marc Newson, one of the world’s most renowned industrial designers. Both the camera body and the lens barrel feature the same elegant silver-color finish, assuring that this package is a high-performance imaging tool that also boasts maximum visual harmony. Meticulous attention has been paid to every detail of the package, including a specially designed packaging box, while the camera’s firmware has been updated to the latest version (Ver.1.13).

* The world’s thinnest interchangeable lens for lens-interchangeable digital SLR cameras, as of February 25, 2012 (based on PENTAX research).

Note: The specifications of the camera body (except for the firmware) and the lens are same as those for standard models.

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