The Pentax K-3 was announced today, a new APS-C DSLR it uses the same 24 megapixel sensor featured in the Sony Alpha A77 and A65, and includes the latest Prime III image processing engine, without the optical low pass filter for sharper results, and to remove moire that can sometimes be added to images when a low pass filter is not used, Pentax has added a feature called “advanced anti-moire” it is a feature that vibrates the sensor in small amounts so that the light will not fall into different sensor nodes.
THe K-3’s body is also new, featuring a slightly different footprint to the K-5 and K-5 II, which has been designed for a greater magnification optical viewfinder that can deliver a 100% field of view, with 0.9x magnification.
There’s also a 86,000 pixel RGB exposure metering system,and a 27-point autofocus system that is composed of 25 cross-type points and has two side-positioned line points.
Alongside which the K-3 also features a 3.2 inch 1037k-dot LCD monitor, dual SD card slot with an 8.3 second burst mode, in-body image stabilisation and a stainless steel chassis with weather-sealing.
For which the K-3 costs £1,100 for the body only, or £1,200 for the body with an 18-55mm weather-sealed lens, or even one with a 18-55mm & 50-200mm dual kit lens for £1350, and finally the 18-135mm package for £1450.