There were rumors and even reports that Pentax’s K-3 would be a full frame camera. And today, the company is going official. Ricoh is officially announcing the Pentax K-3 DSLR: which at the moment of publishing this piece, we’re not sure if this replaces the K-5 II or not. Either way, the K-3 is a 24MP APS-C DSLR that can shoot 8.3 fps, a selectable anti-aliasing filter (which is quite interesting technology), an 86,000 pixel metering sensor, H.264 video capabilities, weather sealing with a magnesium alloy body, a 100% viewfinder, and boasts an ISO range from 100-51,200.
From what it looks like on paper, it seems like a very big contender to our Editor’s Choice award winner the Nikon D7100.
Ricoh is also announcing today a brand new lens in the form of their 55-300mm f4-5.8 ED WR. The lens sports Pentax’s new HD coatings recently announced, weather resistance and ED elements.