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Ricoh reveals 24MP Pentax K-3 IS DSLR

Ricoh announced the 24MP Pentax K-3 with innovative specifications that could shake up the APS-C DSLR market.
The new K-3 is equipped with Sensor-shift image stabilization with rotational compensation to reduce shaking with any lens. Its in-camera image stabilizer can also be used to move the sensor during the exposure. This simulates a low-pass, anti-aliasing filter by slightly blurring the image.

Priced at $1,296.95, the K-3 has a 27-point autofocus system, weather sealed Magnesium alloy body, twin SD card slots, an advanced 86,000 pixel metering sensor and shoots at 8.3fps!

Pentax K-3 Main features:
  • 24.4 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Sensor-shift image stabilization with rotational compensation
  • IS Anti-aliasing simulator -- camera has no optical low-pass filter
  • SAFOX 11 TTL autofocus system (27-point, 25 of which are cross-type)
  • 3.2-inch LCD with 3:2 aspect ratio and 1.037k dots
  • Pentaprism optical viewfinder with 0.95x magnification, 100% coverage
  • 8.3 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video recording (60i, 30p, 24p)
  • Dual SD card slots
  • Headphone, microphone ports
  • USB 3.0 support
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Oct 08, 2013 at 11:00 PM
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p.1 #2 · Ricoh reveals 24MP Pentax K-3 IS DSLR


Most of you probably don't care but I do.

http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com/dslr/K-3_#!product-specs



Oct 07, 2013 at 12:05 PM
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p.1 #3 · Ricoh reveals 24MP Pentax K-3 IS DSLR


Interesting, on the Pentax website it says the K3 has Selectable Anti-Aliasing Filter On/Off: http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com/dslr/K-3_Limited_Edition_Silver_#!product-specs


Oct 07, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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Yes, I noticed that as well. I just don't understand the illogical 1/180th flash sync. I am looking forward to seeing how it performs.


Oct 07, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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From the Pentax K3 website:

http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com/dslr/K-3_Limited_Edition_Silver

Selectable Anti-Aliasing Filter:

Enjoy the world’s first selectable anti-aliasing filter, giving the user the ability to easily toggle anti-aliasing functionality on or off, for supreme resolution and zero limitations. This breakthrough technology eliminates the need to commit to either supreme resolution or superior moiré control, by providing both options in a single camera body. Newly developed for the K-3, the anti-aliasing simulator* applies microscopic vibrations to the image sensor unit at the subpixel level during image exposure, generating the same level of moiré-reduction effect as an optical anti-aliasing filter. * This function is most effective with a shutter speed of 1/1000 second or slower. This function is not available during HDR shooting.





Oct 07, 2013 at 12:25 PM
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treebeard wrote:
Yes, I noticed that as well. I just don't understand the illogical 1/180th flash sync. I am looking forward to seeing how it performs.


I'm guessing a higher sync speed might make that near silent focal plane shutter louder. The quiet shutter is one of my favorite features of the K5.



Oct 07, 2013 at 12:38 PM
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p.1 #7 · Ricoh reveals 24MP Pentax K-3 IS DSLR


Does the numeral "3" in the name indicate how many they expect to sell?


Oct 07, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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"Multi-pattern white balance

When shooting scenes that include multiple light sources, such as sunlight and shade or flash, light sources are recognized automatically and the image is separated into different areas. White balance is adjusted separately in each area according to the different light sources to achieve optimal color reproduction."

That is AMAZING! and quite useful.



Oct 07, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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p.1 #9 · Ricoh reveals 24MP Pentax K-3 IS DSLR


Same as the WB system in the Ricoh GR. It's not really much better than other AWB I've used, but it's nice to see Ricoh and Pentax sharing tech finally.


Oct 07, 2013 at 01:03 PM
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Anyway, I think this is a great design. We'll have to see about how well SAFOX 11 performs, but if it's anywhere near on par with the D7100's system it should be a strong competitor (especially given the advantage in buffer). Regardless of how fast the K-3 might be, Pentax really needs to do something about its lack of quality teles, though.

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"Optional FLU, Eye-fi Wireless, and SDX Memory card compatibility

With installation of the optional, dedicated 16 GB FLU CARD for PENTAX in the K-3, the photographer can remotely change settings such as aperture, shutter speed and ISO, shift the AF focus point, release the camera shutter, check Liveview image, and browse and download images to mobile devices and PC. Eye-fi Wireless and standard SDX Memory cards also compatible."

So, one can use a smartphone, tablet, etc. to frame/ compose/ adjust/ shoot this camera remotely? That's real innovation!



Oct 07, 2013 at 01:04 PM
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molson wrote:
Does the numeral "3" in the name indicate how many they expect to sell?


I think they will sell far more than 3. However, the sale of the K-3 will never approach that of Nikon/Canon sales due to unfamiliarity of the Pentax brand and the sheer marketing onslaught employed by Nikon/Canon. It's hard to keep up with companies who put out a new dslr every 3 months!



Oct 07, 2013 at 01:06 PM
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Tariq Gibran wrote:
"Multi-pattern white balance

When shooting scenes that include multiple light sources, such as sunlight and shade or flash, light sources are recognized automatically and the image is separated into different areas. White balance is adjusted separately in each area according to the different light sources to achieve optimal color reproduction."

That is AMAZING! and quite useful.


That indeed is interesting. I can do something similar now in SilkyPix, but this should be even better. In theory.

Otherwise..

..hm, yet another Pentax APS-C. So, no FF again. Tho its not like I expected it to be. I just really really wished for it.



Oct 07, 2013 at 01:14 PM
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p.1 #14 · Ricoh reveals 24MP Pentax K-3 IS DSLR


I wouldn't give up just yet. Strong hints at a FF announcement early next year. CES, maybe?


Oct 07, 2013 at 01:19 PM
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p.1 #15 · Ricoh reveals 24MP Pentax K-3 IS DSLR


It would have been nice to see a FF camera but I can't afford one anyways so that's fine by me.


Oct 07, 2013 at 01:22 PM
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p.1 #16 · Ricoh reveals 24MP Pentax K-3 IS DSLR


Yeah, I guess the K1 FF will show up next year.

If the price is right on this K-3, I will be picking one up. Hopefully, Ricoh is able to do with this 24MP APS sensor what they did with the 16MP sensor - that is, get more out of it than anyone else. I'm curious if it's the Sony or the Toshiba that is used.



Oct 07, 2013 at 01:24 PM
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p.1 #17 · Ricoh reveals 24MP Pentax K-3 IS DSLR


ERROR: 404 Page Not Found! I guess it was a hoax!



Oct 07, 2013 at 01:32 PM
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p.1 #18 · Ricoh reveals 24MP Pentax K-3 IS DSLR


treebeard wrote:
ERROR: 404 Page Not Found! I guess it was a hoax!


Yeah, it's funny that someone posted the page a day early accidentally! Seems like after that, they would have just left it up.



Oct 07, 2013 at 01:34 PM
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p.1 #19 · Ricoh reveals 24MP Pentax K-3 IS DSLR


Looking forward to seeing the price of the K-3.


Oct 07, 2013 at 02:17 PM
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p.1 #20 · Ricoh reveals 24MP Pentax K-3 IS DSLR


treebeard wrote:
Looking forward to seeing the price of the K-3.


It seems it will be around $1300 for body and $1650 with DA18-135mm.

http://thenewcamera.com/pentax-k-3-more-images-and-price/



Oct 07, 2013 at 02:22 PM
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