RICOH IMAGING Announces The PENTAX K-3 Prestige Edition

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July 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm  •  Posted in Gear & Reviews, New Products, Press Release by  •  0 Comments

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This limited-edition model features a sleek, gunmetal gray body with a BG-5 battery grip designed exclusively for the K-3.

The K-3 Prestige is a special-edition model of the original PENTAX K-3, the flagship of the K-mount digital SLR camera series. It comes in a stylish, high-grade, gunmetal gray shade and commemorates the many awards bestowed upon the K-3 by revered photography publications and organizations such as the Technical Image Press Associations (TIPA) award for “Best Digital SLR Expert” in 2014.

As the Premiere DSLR in Ricoh Imaging’s robust and full-featured APS-C lineup, the PENTAX K-3 brings unparalleled technology and advanced specifications presenting photographers with a solution that raises the bar while removing limitations. The K-3 provides an array of outstanding features, including high-resolution image reproduction with approximately 24 effective megapixels, a 27-point AF system, high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 8.3 images per second, high-precision exposure control with a newly designed 86,000 pixel RGB light-metering sensor, a new, large, high-resolution LCD monitor, and an optical viewfinder with the largest, brightness subject image in its class. The AA simulator, a highly innovative function developed specifically for the K-3, allows the user to effectively minimize moiré without actually installing an optical AA filter in the camera. This provides a choice of filtered or filter-free shooting for a given scene or subject. The K-3 also offers greatly-enhanced movie recording features and smartphone-accessible functions. The time-proven dustproof, weather-resistant body construction ensures dependable, flawless performance in the field.

The PENTAX K-3 Prestige Gunmetal Edition will be made available in a limited quantity with only 2,000 units being offered worldwide. This special package includes a BG-5 battery grip designed exclusively for the K-3 as well as an exclusive, black leather strap and two dedicated batteries for use in both the camera body and the battery grip. The XG-1 will be available at retailers nationwide in September 2014 for a suggested retail price of $1549.99. For more details, visit ricoh-imaging.ca

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