Pentax has updated its Raw codec software for Windows Vista to enable preview of photos captured as Raw files using the operating systemâ€™s Windows Explorer, without the need to process the files first.
The update now also includes support for the new Pentax K-7 digital SLR camera, in addition to the previously supported Pentax *ist D, *ist DS,*ist DS2, *ist DL, *istDL2 , K100D, K10D, K100D Super, K20D, K200D , and K-m (aka K2000) DSLRs.
The Pentax K-7 debuted on May 20, 2009 and features a compact water/dust/cold-proof magnesium alloy body, 14.6-megapixel CMOS image sensor, 5fps continuous shooting, piezo-ceramic dust reduction, and sensor-shift stabilization which corrects not just horizontal and vertical motion, but also rotation around the lens barrel’s axis. It also touts a high-res 3″ LCD display, 100% coverage glass prism viewfinder, SDHC card storage, 77-segment metering, 11-point autofocusing and 1/8000 maximum shutter speed, among many other features.
The new codec software may be downloaded from the Pentax website.
[Site: Pentax Japan]