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Ricoh Announces the Pentax K-3
by Laura Hicks -  10/7/2013

Ricoh announces the debut of the Pentax K-3, a prosumer DSLR with some pretty outstanding specs. The K-3 becomes the flagship DSLR in Ricoh's lineup. The Pentax K-3 boasts a 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, 8.3 fps continuous shooting, selectable (on/off) anti-aliasing (AA) filter, and dual card slots.

"Ricoh Imaging has made an investment to ensure that our product lineup features the most complete and capable APS-C offering in our history," said Jim Malcolm, Executive Vice President, Ricoh Imaging.  "This goal was realized with the introduction of the K-3. Its unmatched feature set and revolutionary technology set a benchmark of excellence that raises the bar for the entire APS-C category."

The K-3's selectable AA filter allows photographers to toggle the functionality on or off by using the Pentax Shake Reduction mechanism. Also new to the Pentax K-3 is the FLU SDHC memory card that delivers wireless connectivity to a compatible PC or connected device. Photographers will be able to release the shutter, shift the AF sensor point, and check images recorded on the card using any connected device with a web browser. And, thanks to its SD card-based, internal placement the Pentax K-3 retains its weather-resistant, moisture-tight capabilities with no protruding devices preventing door closure.

The K-3 also features an enhanced video recording including the ability to change from still image to video recording with the flip of a switch to capture full HD movie recording in H.264 format. The K-3 comes equipped with a headphone terminal and stereo mic terminal for external microphone connection. The user can also adjust the audio recording level manually and monitor sound levels during recording. In addition to a variety of creative special-effect modes, the K-3 also provides an upgraded interval movie mode, which captures a series of 4K-resolution movie clips (3840 x 2160 pixels) at a fixed interval.