Pentax K-3 Announced FULL FRAME dSLR

udt71

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It has been over a year and a half since we've seen a new DSLR from Pentax- the K-5 and K-r both came out in the fall of 2010, and the K-r ended up being discontinued in late 2011, prior to the announcement of its successor.

While we all expected the next DSLR announcement from Pentax to be about the K-z (the K-r's successor), today Pentax Japan surprised us all by giving us an early look the Pentax K-3, a new full-frame addition to their DSLR lineup. Together with this camera, which will likely not start shipping until this fall, Pentax will also be re-releasing many of their FA-series full-frame lenses as D-FA lenses.

The key specifications of the Pentax K-3 are outlined below:

* Sensor: 24.0 Megapixel CMOS (36x24mm)
* ISO Range: 100-25,600 (50-102,400 expanded)
* Autofocus: 29-point SAFOX X w/light wavelength sensor
* Shutter: stepless, 30s-1/8000s rated for 200,000 actuations
* Framerate: 6FPS at maximum resolution
* Video: 1080p/720p recording at 60/30/25/24 FPS, VGA recording at 120/30FPS
* Image processor: Dual PRIME M
* Media: Single SDXC/SDHC/SD card
* Body Color: Graphite black

Note that these are tentative and based on initial reports; the official specifications have not yet been publicly published by Pentax.

The K-3 uses the same "crippled" KAF2 mount that's found on other Pentax DSLRs, meaning it's fully backwards-compatible with manual lenses, but needs to stop-down meter when one is mounted. Whenever DA (APS-C format) lenses are mounted, the camera will automatically switch to a 12-megapixel cropped sensor mode which only utilizes the APS-C image circle.

Professional photographers using the K-3 will be eligible for the PENTAX Professional Services program (PPS).

The K-3 features an iconic graphite finish, and borrows the thickened grip from the original K-5 limited silver. The price of this camera has yet to be announced, although the fact that it has components in common with the K-5 will likely put its price in the mid-$2000 range. We will post more details about this camera as they become available, and are very happy to see that Pentax Ricoh have finally stepped up their game!


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steliost

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Καλό μήνα κι από μένα, όλα τα αστειάκια έχουν και μια δόση αλήθειας όμως, θα δείξει μέχρι τη photokina...-bye-
 

ΒΛΑΣΙΔΗΣ

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Re: Απάντηση: Pentax K-3 Announced FULL FRAME dSLR

Καλά δεν είναι γελοίο να θεωρούμε ότι είναι πρωταπριλιάτικο και μόνο αστείο η κατασκευή ενός FF με 30 τόσα από την PENTAX ενώ η ΝΙΚΟΝ και η CANON το έχουν ήδη υλοποιήσει;
 

tio4711

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Και ποιος θα πληρώσει το κόστος r&d, εμείς που μας καλύπτει απόλυτα η Κ5..καλύτερα όπως είναι η Pentax η οποία δεν θεωρεί ότι στοχεύει το target group των full frame επαγγελματιών
 

staurosly

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Απάντηση: Re: Pentax K-3 Announced FULL FRAME dSLR

γιατι ολοι μας συμπαθουμε τοσο πολυ την Πενταξ;
 

yiannakas

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28 September 2006
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μάλλον γιατί για αυτά που ζητάει δίνει περισσότερα απο τις άλλες μεγάλες εταιρίες....
 

steliost

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Re: Απάντηση: Pentax K-3 Announced FULL FRAME dSLR

γιατι ολοι μας συμπαθουμε τοσο πολυ την Πενταξ;

Τα έχει όλα και συμφέρει...

μάλλον γιατί για αυτά που ζητάει δίνει περισσότερα απο τις άλλες μεγάλες εταιρίες....

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