Pentax Updates Raw Codec for Windows, Adds Support for K-7 DSLR

Pentax K-7 Digital SLR Camera

Pentax has updated its Raw codec software for Windows Vista to enable preview of photos captured as Raw files using the operating system’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]

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.