Category Archives: Pentax K-3

Pentax Shake Reduction II: in-body five-axis shake reduction mechanism video demo (Pentax KP vs. Pentax K-3 II)

Ricoh published a video that demonstrates the new Pentax Shake Reduction II system (Pentax K-3 II on the left, Pentax KP on the right):

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Pentax K-3 II camera bundle on sale at Adorama

Adorama is currently selling the Pentax K-3 II DSLR camera with the AF-200FG flash and D-BG5 battery grip for $899 (33% off) with free expedited shipping.

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The Pentax KP is not the replacement of the K-3 II, new high-end Pentax DSLR coming in 6 months

The just announced Pentax KP camera is not the replacement for the K-3 II model. A new high-end DSLR from Pentax will be announced later this year to replace the K-3 II. According to the French website Les Numérique, the K-3II replacement will be announced in 6 months:

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Pentax K-3 II DSLR camera listed as discontinued in Japan

The Pentax K-3 II DSLR camera is reportedly being discontinued in Japan according to Digicame-info: “On January 10th, I noticed that the K-3 II had disappeared from display at a Yodobashi store, so I asked the shop staff to check with the manufacturer. They were told it had been discontinued (even though it is still […]

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Pentax K-3 and K-50 firmware updates released

    Ricoh Imaging announced new firmware updates for the Pentax K-3 (version 1.30) and K-50 DSLR cameras (version 1.10) that add the possibility to use K-AF4 lenses with these two cameras (K-AF4 corresponds to lenses, the aperture of which is electromagnetically controlled instead of being controlled by the traditional coupling lever; this is the […]

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Ricoh released firmware updates for the Pentax K-S1, K-S2, K-3 II and K-1 cameras

Last week Ricoh released firmware updates for the Pentax K-S1, K-S2, K-3 II and K-1 cameras that bring compatibility with thew new KAF4 lens mount (electromagnetic diaphragm control system): Corresponded to [KAF4 lens mount] that is equipped with an electromagnetic diaphragm control system. Enable new lens HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mmF4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE to shoot stable […]

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New Pentax K-3 II Silver Limited Edition camera announced

To commemorate Ricoh’s 80th anniversary, the company released a new Pentax K-3 II Silver edition camera. Only 500 pieces will be produced worldwide. The K-3 II Silver edition has a special silver-color coating on top of the magnesium-alloy camera body: “In order to give a more elegant, high-grade appearance to this exclusive model, its surface features is not […]

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