Pentax is said to announce a full frame camera, called K-3, during a special event on March 27th.
Pentax has been rumored to release a full-frame DSLR camera for a very long time. It seems like the company will finally meet the demands of its fans with this kind of a shooter on March 27.
Alleged Pentax K-3 announcement date is March 27
The organization has failed to announce an official event, but a source is fairly confident that the big day will occur sooner rather than later.
A lot of information about the camera comes from photographer Mike Svitek, who leaked plenty of details on his Google+ account.
Svitek said that he got the chance to test the new “Pentax K-# HDSLR”. Although he did not reveal a proper name, other sources have confirmed that it will be called Pentax K-3 and that it will feature a 24-megapixel full frame image sensor.
Photographer posted a photo taken with the full frame DSLR
The photographer has also posted a photo, allegedly taken with the new camera and a limited 77mm prime lens from Pentax. He says that the photo was taken with a shutter speed of 1/500 seconds, f/11 aperture, custom white balance, and an ISO sensitivity of 25,600.
Additionally, Svitek claims that the Pentax K-3 DSLR features an entirely new sensor and image processor. This combination will allow the shooter to capture noise-free photos. According to the lensman, noise only gets visible at ISO 6,400, while at 25,600 it gets pretty annoying, though it can be corrected.
However, the camera will pack an impressive software which will allow users to extend ISO sensitivity up to 102,400, while its minimum shutter speed will stand at 1/8000 seconds.
Pentax will aim high with its new camera
The Pentax K-3 will take on popular cameras from the big guys, Nikon and Canon. The new DSLR will be placed somewhere between the D800 and D4 and 5D Mark III and 1D X, respectively.
The camera will most likely pack a single SD card slot and will be capable of recording full HD videos. The full details should be released in less than two days, so do not hold your breath yet.