Pentax Unveils the K-3 Digital SLR Camera and the HD DA 55-300mm F4-5.8ED WR Telephoto Zoom Lens—Now Available for Pre-Order at B&H Photo Video

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Pentax announces the K-3 Digital Camera and the HD PENTAX DA 55-300mm F4-5.8ED WR, a versatile telephoto zoom lens for K-mount lens-interchangeable digital SLR cameras, featuring high-grade HD coating and dependable weather-resistant construction.

Pentax K-3 Silver Special Edition Digital SLR Camera

Pentax K-3 Silver Digital SLR Camera

Pentax Unveils the K-3 Digital SLR Camera and the HD DA 55-300mm F4-5.8ED WR Telephoto Zoom Lens—Now Available for Pre-Order at B&H Photo Video

The Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera is an advanced DSLR featuring a 23.35MP APS-C CMOS sensor and the PRIME III image processor, producing high-resolution still imagery and full HD 1080i/p video with high low-light sensitivity to ISO 51200. Full-resolution continuous shooting is supported up to 8.3 fps for 22 consecutive RAW frames, with a top shutter speed of 1/8000 sec., and the SAFOX11 autofocus system utilizes 27 focus points, with 25 cross-type points, to maintain sharp focus in a quick and accurate manner. Benefiting the image quality is a selectable anti-aliasing filter, which can be turned on or off to either garner the highest resolution and sharpness possible or provide enhanced protection against moiré. Additionally, in-camera Shake Reduction image stabilization renders any K-mount lens stabilized, and helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake when working with greater shutter speeds or longer focal lengths. See more about the Pentax K-3 digital SLR camera at

Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera Key Features

  •              24 effective mega-pixels in an APS-C sized CMOS sensor
  •              Fastest continuous shooting at 8.3FPS
  •              Selectable Anti-Aliasing Filter
  •              SAFOX11 Autofocus Module
  •              Real Time Scene Analysis with 86,00 pixel sensor
  •              FLU, Eye-fi Wireless, and SDX Memory card compatibility
  •              Professional H.264 video
  •              PENTAX body-based Shake Reduction (SR)
  •              Dual SD card slots
  •              Pentaprism Optical Viewfinder for 100% FOV and .95 magnification
  •              Fully weather sealed
  •              Multi-pattern white balance
  •              80-51200 ISO
  •              HDMI port
  •              HDR Image Capture
  •              Magnesium alloy body with stainless steel chassis

Additionally, Ricoh/Pentax also announced the launch of the HD PENTAX DA 55-300mm F4-5.8ED WR interchangeable lens, designed for use with K-mount lens-interchangeable digital SLR cameras.

In addition to its approximately 5.5 times zoom ratio, covering focal lengths from medium telephoto to super telephoto, the new lens features PENTAX-original HD coating, delivering sharp, clear images even under such demanding lighting conditions as backlight. Its weather-resistant construction also enhances reliability and durability during challenging outdoor shooting conditions, allowing the photographer to capture high-impact telephoto images without worries.

Pentax K3 DSLR Camera is also available in the Premium Silver Edition Digital SLR Camera. Read more at

B&H Photo Video is a qualified Pentax Authorized reseller with the most up-to-date Pentax product information, product pricing and individual promotional offers. B&H Photo is currently accepting pre-orders on the Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera body and Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens kit .

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