Alleged Photos of an Upcoming Pentax K-3 Pop Up

Pentax K-3 Alleged Leaked Image

Recently, we shared some stated leaks about a possibly upcoming full-frame Pentax. Some of our readers pointed out to us that the picture we showed was probably a photoshop job. However, the name and specs of another allegedly upcoming camera, the K-3 APS-C DSLR that we also shared, now gained a bit more credibility thanks to that newly leaked picture above. If you look closely, there are some slight differences to the Pentax K-5 II, which is why we believe this might be an actual picture of the K-3, and not a photoshopped K-5 II. Also, consider how little Pentax changed from the K-7 to the K-5 to the K-5 II …

But there’s more: Photo Rumors also reports that the K-3 will have all-crosstype AF sensors, tracking AF as well as a new flash system. Naturally though, until the K-3 gets officially announced, we can’t be certain about anything of this.

The Phoblographer Weekly Recap: May 27th 2013

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm vs Zeiss comparison product shots (1 of 3)ISO 4001-60 sec at f - 2.8

“The Phoblographer Weekly Recap” is a new feature where we recap the week’s most popular posts. Each weekend, we will present you the top ten posts of the week for your perusal. If you’ve missed any of our popular stories that week, you’ll find them here. Among this week’s top posts: Zeiss 32mm f1.8 vs Fujifilm 35mm f1.4, Tips for Photographing Strangers and Cat Bearding Is the Newest Photo Meme. Find the complete breakdown after the jump.

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Review: Pentax K-5 II & K-5 IIs

Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs

The Pentax K-5 was a big hit when it was released back in 2010, as it was a follow-up to the popular K-7 with many improvements in overall image quality and hi-ISO as well. Pentax saw fit to improve upon the K-5 and have brought about the new K-5 II; however they didn’t just stop there, they have also delivered the K-5 IIs (S for Sharpness?) which lacks an Optical  Low Pass Filter (aka: Anti-Aliasing Filter) for preserving critical sharpness and overall image detail right in the camera. I have spent time with both cameras simultaneously and have prepared my thoughts and findings for you all. Head on past the break for the full review.

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