Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera Announced, Price Specs

Ricoh has announced the Pentax K-3 enthusiast APS-C DSLR camera. Pentax K-3 digital SLR camera price information, features & specifications and product images can be seen below.

The Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera is an advanced DSLR features continuous shooting at 8.3FPS, 24 megapixels in an APS-C sized CMOS sensor, and fully weather-sealed pentaprism optical viewfinder for 100% FOV and .95 magnification.

The Pentax K-3 has PRIME III image processor to produce high-resolution still imagery and full HD 1080i/p video with high low-light sensitivity to ISO 51200. Full-resolution continuous shooting is supported up to 8.3 fps for 22 consecutive RAW frames, with a top shutter speed of 1/8000 sec, and the SAFOX11 autofocus system utilizes 27 focus points, with 25 cross-type points, to maintain sharp focus in a quick and accurate manner.

Pentax K-3 also has an anti-aliasing simulator, rather than an optical anti-aliasing filter, providing a choice of filtered or filter-free shooting for a given scene or subject, plus Dual SD card slots and a USB 3.0 port.

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Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera Price

Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera Body Only price is $1,299.00. Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera Body with DA 18-135mm lens price is $1,649.00. The new Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera is available to buy from the camera stores below. The Pentax K-3 starts shipping from November 15, 2013. Where to buy Pentax K-3 DSLR camera.

Pre-order & Buy Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera
Pentax K-3 Body Only $1,299.00 Amazon | Adorama | ebay
Pentax K-3 with 18-135mm DA lens $1,649.00 Amazon | Adorama | ebay

Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera Specs

Camera Type Digital SLR
Sensor Type CMOS w primary color filter and integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system
Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.6mm
Color Depth 8 bits/channel JPG, 14 bits/channel RAW
Pixels Effective pixels: 23.35 MP
Total pixels: 24.71 MP
Recorded Resolutions Still: Jpeg – L (24M?6016×4000), M (14M: 4608×3072), S (6M: 3072×2048),
XS (2M: 1920×1280) RAW – L (24M?6016×4000)
Movie (resolution/FPS): Full HD (1920×1080, 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p)
HD (1280×720, 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
Quality levels: Best, Better, Good, RAW (14-bit)
Dust Removal DR II (ultrasonic vibration to low pass filter) with Dust Alert function
Lens Mount Type/construction: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount
Usable lenses: PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF, and KA (K mount, 35mm screwmount, 645/67 med format lenses useable w adapter and/or restrictions)
SDM function: Yes
Power zoom function: Yes (power zoom only)
Focus Type: SAFOX 11 TTL phase-matching – 27 point (25 cross type focus points in the center)
Focus modes: AF Single (w focus lock, focus/shutter priority selectable), AF Continuous (w focus/FPS priority selectable), Manual
Focus point adjustment: Spot, Select, Expanded Area (S, M, L), Zone select, Auto (27 AF points)
Viewfinder Type: Pentaprism
Coverage (field of view): 100%
Magnification: 0.95X (w 50mm F1.4 at infinity)
Standard focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III (interchangeable)
Diopter adjustment: -2.5m to 1.5m
Depth of field preview: Optical (diaphragm stop-down), Digital
LCD Monitor Type: 3.2″ TFT color LCD with brightness/saturation/color adjustment AR coating and air-gapless glass.
Resolution: 1037K dots
Wide angle viewable: Yes
Live View Type: TTL by CMOS image sensor
Field Of View: 100%
Display Modes: Magnification (2-6X AF, 2-10X MF), Grid Overlay (4×4, Golden Ratio, Scale), Bright/Dark Indication, Histogram
Autofocus: Yes, Contrast + Face Detection, Contrast Detection, Phase Difference
Built-in Flash Type: Retractable P-TTL popup flash
Guide number: 13m (ISO 100)
Coverage: 28mm wide angle (equiv 35mm)
Flash modes: On, Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Wireless
Flash exposure compensation: -2 to 1 EV (1/2 steps)
External Flash Type: Hotshoe (P-TTL), high speed sync and wireless w PENTAX dedicated flash, X-Sync Socket
Synchronization speed: 1/180 sec
Storage Media Internal memory: n/a
Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC, EyeFi, FLU
Interfaces Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI out, DC in, cable switch, 3.5mm stereo microphone, X-sync socket
Video out: HD (via HDMI), NTSC, PAL
Printer interfaces: n/a
Image Stabilization Type: Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction with rotational compensation (4 stops max)
Electronic level function: Yes, verification via viewfinder and LCD panel
Metering System Type: TTL open aperture metering using 86K pixel RGB sensor
Sensitivity range: EV -3 to 20 (ISO 100, 50mm F1.4)
Multi-Segment: Yes
Center weighted: Yes
Spot: Yes
Exposure compensation: +/- 5 EV (1/3 and 1/2 steps)
Exposure lock: Yes
Exposure bracketing: Yes (2, 3, or 5 frames, up to +/- 2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps)
ISO Sensitivity Auto: ISO 100-51200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), Auto ISO range selectable,
Bulb mode: Auto ISO n/a
Manual: 100-51200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps),
White Balance AUTO WB, Multi Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White), Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE,
Manual mode(s): Yes, Manual WB (up to 3 settings), Color Temperature Configuration (up to 3 settings), Copying the white balance setting of a captured image* WB fine
Shutter Type: Electronically controlled, vertical-run, focal plane shutter
Shutter speed: 1/8000 to 30 sec (1/3 or 1/2 steps), Bulb
Mode Selection Green, Hyper Program (P), Sensitivity Priority (Sv), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter & Aperture Priority (TAv), Metered Manual, Bulb, X-Speed, USER (3 presets).
Custom Image Modes Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Capture Modes, HDR Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Exposure Bracket Value adjustable, Automatic composition correction function
Fine Tuning Gamut radar and fine adjustment of saturation, hue, high/low key, contrast, and sharpness (regular and fine adjustment scales). Monochrome mode includes adjustments for filter effects (green, yellow, orange, red, magenta, blue, cyan,infrared), toning (sepia, warm/cool), high/low key, contrast, and sharpness (regular, fine, and extra sharp adjustment scales).
Othre Capture Modes Green simplified mode available: Yes
P/A/S/M/B: P, A, S, M, B (extended modes Sv, TAv)
Date stamp: n/a
Digital filters (capture): Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome
Data record: Folder name (standard, date), file name (standard, customizable), embed copyright.
Drive Mode Selection Single, Continuous (H,M,L), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s, continuous), Exp. Bracketing (standard, timer, remote), Mirror up (standard, remote), HDR Capture (3 shots at 1EV, 2EV, or 3EV, 3 blend settings plus Auto, pixel alignment)
Multi-exposure Composite Mode (Additive/Average/Bright) Number of Shots (2 to 2000 images), Interval 2000 shots, 2 sec to 24 hrs, time delay available)
Continuous FPS Continuous H: Approx 8.3 FPS (60 JPG, 23 RAW)
Continuous M: Approx 4.5 FPS (100 JPG, 32 RAW)
Continuous L: Approx 3.0 FPS (200 JPG, 52 RAW)
Self-timer Yes (12s, 2s)
Remote Control Yes, infrared (0s, 3s, continuous), cable switch
Mode Selection Playback Single frame, multi-image display (6,12, 20, 35, 80 segmentation), display magnification (up to 16, 100% display and quick magnification available), rotating, histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), bright area warning, Auto Image Rotation, detailed info, Copyright Information (Photographer, Copyright holder), Folder Display, Calendar Filmstrip Display, Slide Show
Mode Pallet Playback Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Resize, Cropping, Slideshow, Save as Manual WB, RAW Development, Index Print, Protect, Movie Edit, Extract JPG from Movie, Magnification: up to 16X, scrollable, quick magnification.
Digital Filters Playback Base Parameter Adj, Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome, Tone Expansion, Sketch, Water Color, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim
File Formats Still: RAW (PEF, DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.30), DCF 2.0 compliant
Movie: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 MOV) – JPEG(AVI) for internal movie record
Custom Functions Functions available: 27
Computer System Requirements Windows: Windows 8 (32 bit/64 bit) / Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) /
Windows Vista (32 bit/64 bit), Windows XP SP3 (32 bit)
Mac: Mac OS X 10.8 / 10.7 / 10.6
Power Source Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI90, D-BG5 Battery Grip (optional) for 2nd D-LI90 battery or 6X AA batteries
Battery Recordable Images Approx 720 (approx 560 w 50% flash, CIPA)
Battery Playback Time Approx 370 min
Battery Movie Recording Time Approx 25 min (automatic overheat shutdown protection)
AC Adapter Available Yes (optional) K-AC132
Construction Magnesium alloy shell over stainless steel chassis
Weather Resistant Yes (92 weather protection seals)
Operating Temperature 14-104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Body Dimensions WxHxD 5.1.7 x 3.94 x 3.05″
Weight 25.2 oz without battery or removable memory
28.2 oz Loaded and ready
Language Support English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Chinese (Simplified/Traditional), Japanese

Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera Features

  • Dual SD card slots for memory card flexibility (compatible with SDXC UHS-1 speed class in SDR104 bus speed mode)
  • DRII (Dust Removal II) mechanism for effective elimination of dust on the image sensor using ultrasonic vibration
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) shooting mode with RAW-format data filing
  • PENTAX-invented hyper control system for quick, accurate response to the photographer’s creative intentions
  • Mode dial with a choice of lock mechanism engagement (ON or OFF)
  • Redesigned, resized grip for steady, comfortable hold of the camera
  • Compensation of various parameters: lens distortion, lateral chromatic aberration, brightness level at image-field edges, and fringe effect (available in RAW-format processing only)
  • Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless LAN memory cards
  • Compatibility with USB3.0-standard interface accessories, with HDMI (type D) terminal
  • Newly designed Digital Camera Utility 5 software included, to provide upgraded programs and enhanced overall performance

Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera Product Images

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