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PENTAX 645Z Medium Format Digital SLR Camera Wins Special Mention in German Design Award 2016

Oct. 27, 2015
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Tokyo, October 27, 2015 – Ricoh today announced that the PENTAX 645Z interchangeable lens medium format digital SLR camera, released in June 2014 and marketed by Ricoh Imaging Company Ltd., won a Special Mention in the German Design Award 2016.


About the German Design Award

The German Design Award is a prestigious international design award by the German Design Council, which was established in 1953 with the support of the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag). From among products with outstanding designs around the world, those recommended by the German Design Council alone are nominated for the award, which is structured in four tiers: firstly, Gold; secondly, Winner; thirdly, Special Mention and fourthly, Nominee. A Special Mention is a prize awarded to superior designs among the nominees. This time, "PENTAX 645Z" is in honor of the award in the Entertainment category.


image: Special Metion in the German Design Award 2016

image:PENTAX 645Z


About the PENTAX 645Z

The PENTAX 645Z is an interchangeable lens medium format digital SLR camera that CMOS image sensor nearly 1.7 times larger than the 35 mm full-frame format to produce super-high-resolution images with approximately 51.4 million effective pixels. With a weather-resistant construction and equipped with comfortable operability and enhanced reliability suitable for professional use, this model substantially expands the possibilities and freedom of new image expressions.

About Ricoh

Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2015, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,231 billion yen (approx. 18.5 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.
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