Ricoh Imaging Unveils Special-Edition Prestige Pentax K-3 DSLR

Ricoh Imaging Unveils Special-Edition Prestige Pentax K-3 DSLR


Denver, CO—Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation announced the launch of the Pentax K-3 Prestige digital SLR. The K-3 Prestige is a special-edition model of the original Pentax K-3, the flagship of the K-mount DSLR camera series.

The Prestige, in a high-grade, gunmetal gray, is designed to commemorate the many awards bestowed upon the K-3 by various photography publications and organizations. This special edition K-3 will be available in a limited quantity with only 2,000 units being offered worldwide. This model features a sleek body with a BG-5 battery grip designed exclusively for the K-3, which makes it a perfect match for the HD Pentax DA Limited lens series. The special package also includes a black leather strap, a gunmetal D-BG5 battery grip and two dedicated batteries for use in both the camera body and the battery grip.

The APS-C-format DSLR also features: high-resolution image reproduction with approximately 24 effective megapixels; a 27-point autofocus system; high-speed continuous shooting at 8.3 images per second; high-precision exposure control with a newly designed 86,000-pixel RGB light-metering sensor; a new, large, high-res LCD monitor; a bright optical viewfinder; and dustproof, weather-resistant body construction.

The AA simulator, 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 Pentax K-3 Prestige edition is available for a suggested retail price of $1,399.95.