Some images of the Pentax K-3, full frame DSLR expected for the Photokina 2012

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A Pentax Full Frame DSLR, that is something Pentax fans have been waiting for ages. Here and there, we often hearthat they are about to launch it. Now, the rumor gets insistent and pentaxforum comes with images of what should be the Pentax K-3, a full frame DSLR that could be unveiled at the Photokina 2012 tradeshow.  There is not such a big choice among 24×36 sensors on the market and Pentax would go for Sony’s 24MP sensor, a redevelopped version of the one used by the Nikon D3x and the anxiously expected D600, a cheaper Full Frame DSLR than the D800. The Pentax K-3 would offer a 29-points hybrid autofocus using both phase detection (regular digital SLR AF) and a light wavelength measurement sensor. The K-3 is expected to have 1080p video recording and 720p for higher frame rates up to 60 fps. Continuous shooting should reach 6 fps and its max ISO setting ISO 25,600, a value expandable to ISO 102,400. The K-3 price tage could be around $2,500-2900.

Great. Now, what lens do you use with your K-3 ?! Pentax only have APS-C small circle lenses among its modern lenses. What if the K-3 will exist, but wouldn’t it be a 24MP APS-C DSLR, successor to the K-5 ?…. with Sony’s 24MP sensor (Sony NEX-7, SLT-A77, Nikon D3200 and other cameras coming out within the next months).

Pentax K-3 full frame digital SLR
Here is a stollen image of what is expected to be the Pentax K-3 (source : pentaxforum.com), a full frame DSLR.

 


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