Pentax 645 Digital

Pentax announced today that they will be unveiling the 645 Digital medium format camera at the Photo Imaging Expo in Tokyo.

From the release:

The PENTAX 645 Digital camera will offer professional quality digital image reproduction. The camera will also feature:

* A reliable PENTAX 645 AF mount
* Compatibility with existing smc PENTAX 645 interchangeable lenses
* A Kodak developed extra-large CCD image sensor with 18.6 total megapixels.

At the same time, Kodak have issued a press release [PDF] with a little more information on the 18 megapixel KAF-18000CE sensor in this camera.