22-Megapixel, Medium-Format D-SLR
Shoot very high-resolution images with Mamiya's ZD medium-format D-SLR. In the hands of a serious photographer, the camera's 22-megapixel imager will produce sharp prints of 16x20 and larger at full resolution. The image sensor's large 36x48mm area and 12-bit A/D converter offer freedom from noise and superior tonality. A part of the respected Mamiya medium-format system, the ZD accepts Mamiya 645 AF lenses. Price: TBA. Contact: Mamiya, (914) 347-3300, www.mamiya.com.
D-SLR And Zoom
Pentax's new D-SLR, the *ist DS, offers 6-megapixel resolution in a lightweight, compact body. According to Pentax, the new camera boasts a high-magnification viewfinder rivaling those in 35mm cameras, making both composition and focus confirmation easier. Pentax's DA Zoom 18-55mm lens is designed to operate with Pentax D-SLRs, providing a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of about 28-85mm with the D-SLRs' 1.5x magnification factor. Aspheric lens elements control distortion and aberrations while contributing to a more compact design. Estimated Street Price: $899 (body only); $999 (body and lens). Contact: Pentax, (800) 877-0155, www.pentaxusa.com.