Ricoh Imaging has a released a special edition of its Pentax K-3 Digital SLR camera. The Prestige Edition of the K-3 comes in a unique gun metal grey finish. There will be only 2000 units of this package shipped worldwide. The package also contains a matching gun metal D-BG5 battery grip, a black strap, and a pair of batteries. It all comes in a specially designed package. Beyond that, the Prestige Edition retains the features of the regular K-3, including the 24MP APS-C sensor, weather and dust resistant casing with magnesium allow body and stainless steel body. The Prestige, however has been updated to the newest Ver.1.10 firmware out of the box. For full specs, you can see the release below.
The Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition package will sell for $1399 and be available in August.
RICOH IMAGING releases special-edition Prestige model of the award winning PENTAX K-3
Denver, Colorado July 23, 2014 In keeping with its tradition of excellence and the new standard of performance, RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is proud to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-3 Prestige Edition.
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; DPreview, PC Magazine, Imaging Resource, as well as the Technical Image Press Associations (TIPA) award for “Best Digital SLR Expert” in 2014. This illustrious version of the award winning K-3 will be available in a limited quantity making this special edition highly sought after.
The PENTAX K-3 Prestige Gunmetal Edition* will be made available in a limited quantity with only 2,000 units being offered worldwide. This limited-edition model features a sleek, gunmetal gray body with a BG-5 battery grip designed exclusively for the K-3. This makes it a perfect match for the HD PENTAX DA Limited lens series, which is designed for unrivaled image rendering. This special package also includes an exclusive, black leather strap, a gunmetal D-BG5 battery grip, and two dedicated batteries for use in both the camera body and the battery grip.
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.
Pricing and Availability
The K-3 Prestige Edition will be available at retailers nationwide and at www.us.ricoh-imaging.com in August, 2014 for a suggested retail price of $1399.95. To learn more about the comprehensive lineup of PENTAX products as well as other Ricoh Imaging products, please visit www.us.ricoh-imaging.com.
- The camera body and the battery grip are finished in a high-grade gunmetal gray coating to match both the black and silver colors of interchangeable lenses.
- The specially designed camera strap, included as a standard accessory, is made of artificial leather, and embossed with the lettering 2014 TIPA BEST DIGITAL SLR EXPERT and the PENTAX K-3 logo.
- Two dedicated batteries are included in the package for use in both the camera body and the battery grip.
- All components are packaged in a box designed exclusively for this product.
- The firmware installed in the camera body has been updated to the latest version (Ver.1.10)
- 24 effective mega-pixels in an APS-C sized CMOS sensor
- Fastest continuous shooting at 8.3FPS
- Selectable Anti-Aliasing Filter
- SAFOX11 Autofocus Module
- Real Time Scene Analysis with 86,000 pixel sensor
- FLU, Eye-fi Wireless, and SDX Memory card compatibility
- Professional H.264 video
- PENTAX body-based Shake Reduction (SR)
- Dual SD card slots
- Pentaprism Optical Viewfinder for 100% FOV and .95 magnification
- Fully weather sealed
- Multi-pattern white balance
- 100-51200 ISO
- HDMI port
- HDR Image Capture
- Magnesium alloy body w stainless steel chassis
Note: The camera body’s features and specifications are identical with those of the standard model, except for the firmware
About Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation|
Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions.
The company now known as Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation, was originally founded in 1919, under the name Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co. and launched its first SLR camera in the 1950s under the PENTAX name. Today, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation continues to produce the heritage-rich, award-winning line of PENTAX DSLR cameras, lenses and sport optics equipment as well as Ricoh’s offering of stylish and compact digital cameras, known for their wide-ranging, rich set of features.
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