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Pentax K-3 Camera Body - BRAND NEW!

The Pentax K-3 provides an array of outstanding features: 24 megapixels, 27-point AF system, 8 FPS, 86,000 pixel RGB metering sensor and an optical viewfinder with the largest, brightness subject image in its class.

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Designed for top performance, the Pentax 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 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 anti-aliasing simulator a highly innovative function developed specifically for the Pentax K-3 that allows the user to effectively minimise moiré without the installation of an optical anti-aliasing filter in the camera, providing a choice of filtered or filter-free shooting for a given scene or subject.

The Pentax 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.

High-resolution images with the 24 megapixels

The Pentax K-3 is equipped with a APS-C-size CMOS image sensor with 24 effective megapixels. By coupling this sensor with the PRIME III imaging engine with high-efficiency noise and image processing capacities and an anti-aliasing filter-free design, the K-3 delivers high-resolution, fine-gradation images.

In-body SR mechanism

The K-3 features a PENTAX-developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism that can be used with any compatible PENTAX interchangeable lens. Thanks to the addition of an SR-dedicated servo controller and an increase in the magnetic force driving the SR unit, this mechanism assures more stable, effective camera-shake compensation than ever before.

Innovative anti-aliasing simulator function

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. Unlike an optical anti-aliasing filter that always creates the identical result, this innovative simulator allows the user not only to switch the anti-aliasing filter effect on and off, but also to adjust the level of the effect.

SAFOX 11 AF module with 27 auto focus points

The Pentax K-3 features the SAFOX 11 AF module with an expanded image-area coverage using 27 AF sensors (25 cross-type sensors positioned in the middle). The center sensor and two sensors just above and below it are designed to detect the light flux of an F2.8 lens, making it easy to obtain pinpoint focus on the subject when using a large-aperture lens. This AF module is highly light-sensitive and covers a wide AF working range of –3EV to +18EV.

High-speed continuous shooting

The K-3 continuously records as many as 22 images in the RAW format or 60 images in the JPEG format in a single sequence, at a maximum speed of approximately 8.3 images per second.

Compact, solid body with dustproof, weather-resistant construction

The Pentax K-3’s exterior casing is made of sturdy yet lightweight magnesium alloy. Thanks to the inclusion of 92 special sealing parts in the body, it boasts a dustproof, weather-resistant and cold-resistant construction, assuring solid operation at temperatures as low as -10°C. It also features a dependable, durable shutter unit that can handle some 200,000 shutter releases.

Other 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 USB3.0-standard interface accessories, with HDMI (type D) terminal.
Dimensions:
131.5 x 100 x 77.5mm (excluding operation parts and protrusion).
Weight:
715g (with battery and SD card).
Included Accessories:
D-LI90 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery, D-BC90 Battery Charger, O-ST132 Strap, ME Viewfinder Cap, S-SW140 Software (CD-ROM), Eyecup FS, Hot shoe cover FK, Body mount cover, Battery Grip terminal cover, Sync socket cap.

Features

Model K-3
Megapixels 24.3 MP : 6016x4000
Sensor Size 23.6 x 15.7mm (APS-C - 1.5x Crop Factor)
Autofocus Points 27
Frames Per Second 8
Max ISO 51,200
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000
Video Resolution Full HD
Memory Card Type Secure Digital (SD)
File Format JPEG, RAW, DNG
Screen Size 3.2"
Tiltable Screen No
Wi-Fi Connection No
Weather Sealed Yes
Warranty Period 2 Years
Price TBC No
Finance Option Standard Finance

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