Pentax is finally offering a way to tether its 40-megapixel 645D medium-format camera to a computer thanks to some just announced software that will let you transfer images from the camera to your PC via a USB cable.
Along with shuttling 645D photos to a computer, the new Pentax Image Transmitter software will let you simultaneously record images to the camera’s SD card. You can also remotely trigger the camera’s shutter from your computer with the software.
On the downside, the software will set you back an additional $200, whereas most medium-format models offer this feature for free. The Pentax 645D, however, is relatively reasonably priced for a medium-format camera , at $9,995.
More details on the software, which will be sold as a CD-ROM beginning in March 2012, are in the press release below.
PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION ANNOUNCES PENTAX 645D IMAGE TRANSMITTER SOFTWARE
DENVER, CO. (February 7, 2012)…PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION announced the PENTAX IMAGE Transmitter exclusive software for the transfer and saving of images taken with the PENTAX 645D medium-format digital SLR camera to a personal computer. The transmitter software is equipped to automatically transfer 645D images from camera to PC via USB cable.
Overview of the software:
• Available in CD-ROM format
• Transfer recorded images to a designated file on a personal computer
• Records the images simultaneously on an SD memory card installed in the camera
• The camera’s shutter may be remotely released using the personal computer
• Available in Japanese and English
• Operating manual included on the CD-ROM
The transmitter software will be available in March 2012 for $199.95 USD on www.pentaxwebstore.com.
NOTE: The camera’s firmware must be updated to the latest version in order to use this software. The latest firmware is contained in the CD-ROM. With the Windows version, Microsoft’s .NET Framework 4 software must be installed on a personal computer in advance
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