Pentax unveils special edition silver K-5 with ultra-thin DA 40mm f/2.8 XS lens 0

While Nikon and Canon are bashing each other by releasing DSLRs with jaw-dropping specs, Pentax, on the other hand, is very much content releasing limited edition SLR cameras.

Aside from the previously announced 645D Red Lacquer shooter, Pentax adds yet another camera to their limited edition list: the K-5 silver edition.

The limited edition K-5 camera, of which only 1,500 units will be available worldwide, features a DA 40mm F2.8 XS ultra-thin lens designed by Marc Newson.

And yes, Newson is the same person behind the design of the new Pentax K-01 mirrorless camera.

Pentax claims that the DA 40mm F2.8 XS is “the world’s thinnest unifocal lens.”

Aside from the lens, the silver K-5 comes with the latest firmware version (Ver. 1.13).

If you’re a Pentax fan, be ready to cash out $1599.95 USD when the special edition Pentax K-5 becomes available in April 2012.