Today Pentax announced it’s newest dSLR. The 10.2 megapixel K10D, designed for “advanced photo enthusiasts.” It has a number of very interesting features that are dSLR firsts. It has a 22bit analog to digital converter which Pentax claims improves colour graduations. Most importantly for underwater photographers, it has a TAv mode where you choose the shutter speed and aperature, and the camera picks the ISO automatically for proper exposure. In other modes, when in auto ISO, you can input upper and lower limits for the ISO. (Why has it taken so long for camera makers to realize how useful these two very easy to implement features would be?) The K10D body will ship by November 2006 for US $899.95, and as a kit with the DA 18-55mm lens for US $999.95. Continue reading for the full press release from Pentax.