Ricoh Announces Details of the New Pentax K-3 Mark III Flagship APS-C Camera

Ricoh has announced the name and specifications of its forthcoming APS-C flagship camera: the Pentax K-3 Mark III, due to be available in February next year.

In a video that looks back at the role of Pentax in developing the pentaprism, Ricoh restates its commitment to “the future of SLR photography,” announcing a camera that is inspired by the five principles of Pentax: devotion, “the power to capture images that allow for direct communication with the subject,” enjoyment of all of the process of image-making, quality and performance that cannot be captured simply through numbers, and the photographic experience of its users.

The camera features a 26-megapixel CMOS sensor, an ISO range of 100 to 1,600,000, 5-axis stabilization, a burst speed of 12 frames per second, and dual card slots.

Ricoh states that the new camera will see dramatic improvements to image quality thanks to the completely redesigned image sensor, imaging engine, and accelerator.

No price has yet been announced but the update video states that it is expected to go on sale at the “upper 200,000 yen range.” 200,000 Japanese Yen is around $1,910. More details can be found on the Ricoh Imaging website.

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