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Pentax’s New KP DSLR Camera With Weather-Sealed Magnesium Alloy Body

Pentax KP

Featuring a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body, the all new Pentax KP DSLR camera boasts a 24.3MP APS-C AA-Filterless CMOS Sensor, an optical viewfinder w/ 0.95x magnification and 100% coverage, a 3.0″ 921k-dot tilting LCD monitor, an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot and built-in WiFi connectivity.

Other notable features include 5-Axis In-Body Shake Reduction II, Smart Function Exchangeable Grip, Integrated GPS, SAFOX 11 27-Point AF Sensor, ISO 819200, 7fps Continuous Shooting, Pixel Shift Resolution and 4K Interval Movie.

Powered by Pentax’s PRIME IV Engine w/ Accelerator Unit, the Pentax KP has the ability to record 1080p Full HD video @ 30fps. The Pentax KP is currently available for pre-order for $1,099 (Body Only). [Product Page]

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Pentax K-3 II DSLR Camera Introduced


Ricoh is proud to introduce the new Pentax K-3 II DSLR camera. Featuring a newly developed Pixel Shift Resolution System and enhanced shake reduction mechanism to optimize image quality, this compact camera is configured with a 24.35MP APS-C CMOS image sensor, a large 0.95x optical pentaprism viewfinder, a 3.2-inch 1.03m-dot LCD monitor, Pentax’s PRIME II image processor, dual SD memory card slots for greater storage flexibility and built-in GPS module.

Other highlights include an AA-filter-free design for high-resolution image reproduction, a high-performance 27-point AF system and high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 8.3 images per second. Coming with a dependable dustproof, weather-resistant construction, the Pentax K-3 II can capture 1080i/60fps Full HD video in H.264 format.

The Pentax K3-II will go on sale from May 22nd for 769.99 GBP / $1,156 (Body Only). [PhotographyBlog]

3D Pentax

Although they may be sight impaired, the blind have heightened intuitiveness and imagination. To help them ‘see’ the bountiful beauty around them, this concept camera helps print three-dimensional images of whatever it captures. With features like adjusting the depth of the shot and its range, it offers an engaging and virtual experience. An idea worth exploring, what do you think Pentax?

Designer: Prevoteau Mathieu

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Pentax intros K-50 and K-500 DSLRs, Q7 mirrorless camera

Pentax intros K50 and K500 entry DSLRs, Q7 mirrorless camera

When it rains, it pours -- we knew Pentax was due for new interchangeable lens cameras, but it just surprised us by unveiling three of them at once. The mid-range K-50 and entry K-500 DSLRs at the front of the pack represent slight upgrades to the 16-megapixel K-30 on the inside, with both gaining a higher ISO 51,200 sensitivity and Eye-Fi card support. They mostly differ on the outside. The K-50 keeps the K-30's weather sealing, lithium batteries and extreme color customization; the K-500 caters to the budget crowd by going without weatherproofing, running on AA batteries and shipping only in black. Both bodies are available in stores this July, starting at $600 for a K-500 with an 18-55m kit lens and $780 for a similarly equipped K-50.

The smallest camera of the bunch, the Q7, may be the most intriguing. While the mirrorless body still shoots at the 12.4 megapixels of the Q10, it upgrades to a larger 1/1.7-inch sensor that delivers a big performance boost -- sensitivity has jumped to ISO 12,800, and there's faster autofocusing to boot. Pentax also touts a faster shot-to-shot time, better image stabilization and Eye-Fi support. The Q7 will cost the same $500 in kit form as its ancestor does today, although photographers will have to be patient when the tiny camera doesn't hit retail until August.

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Pentax Q7 purportedly leaks with three color options, larger sensor than Q10

Pentax Q7 purportedly leaks with three color options, larger sensor than Q10

Pentax camera launches always seem to be colorful affairs, and if new images are to be believed, a multi-hued mirrorless model with a retro bent will soon arrive from the outfit. According to serial leaker Digicame-info, a new Q7 model will be unveiled with a larger 1/1.7-inch sized sensor than the 1/2.3-inch CMOS-packing Q10, and come with a kit zoom or optional standard prime lens on July 5th. Until we hear it from the source, though, it'd be wise to hold off on buying matching silver, black or yellow outfits.

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Pentax’s WG-3 ruggedized camera scores a white paint job

Pentax's WG-3 ruggedized camera scores a white paint job

If you'd like a ruggedized camera to match that white Nexus 4 of yours, Pentax has you covered. The outfit has just unveiled an alabaster WG-3 that boasts the same specs and price tag as its vibrantly colored siblings. Dropping $300 on the shooter nets risk-prone photographers a 4x, f/2-4.9 lens backed by a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 3-inch LCD screen, video capture at 1080/30p and 720/60p, and even GPS for an additional $50. A toughened exterior makes the hardware cold-proof, crush-proof, drop-proof, shock-proof and water-proof. Yearning to get your hands on the ivory cam? Pentax says it'll see a "limited distribution" at brick-and-mortar establishments and head to online shops this July.


Source: Pentax