Pentax K-3 II Unveiled

Pentax K-3 II

Ricoh has announced the new Pentax K-3 II DSLR with the same 24MP sensor, 27-point AF and 8.3fps shooting found in the original K-3. The K-3 II, however, steps up in a number of areas with improved 4.5EV stops of shake reduction, faster AF algorithm, built-in GPS, gyro sensor panning and auto horizon correction.

Additionally, the Pentax K-3 II features a new Pixel Shift Resolution capability that shifts the image sensor by one pixel over 4 frames to allow it to capture all colors at each individual pixel. While the overall resolution doesn’t change (like it does on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II), the color rendition and overall sharpness of the image should be improved. [Read more…]

Nikon D7100 with 18-55mm and 55-300mm VR Lenses for $699 – Deal Alert

Nikon D7100

ebay (via RobertsDigital) has the Nikon D7100 with the 18-55 VR and 55-300mm VR lenses refurbished for $699.99 (compare to $1399 new). Check it out while it lasts here on ebay.

ebay seller RobertsDigital has a 99.5% positive feedback rating at the time of this post and is the D7100 kit is labeled as refurbished by Nikon USA.

Sony A7S for $1879 – Deal Alert

Sony A7S

ebay (via Deals-All-Year) has the Sony A7S for $1879.99 (reg. $2499.99) with free shipping. Check it out here on ebay.

Note: This is labeled as a gray market item and, therefore, won’t include a US warranty card. At the time of this post, ebay seller Deals-All-Year has a positive feedback rating of 100% and offers its own 1-year parts/90-day labor warranty with the camera.