Pentax K-3 Firmware Update ver. 1.11

Pentax K-3

Ricoh has released a firmware update for the Pentax K-3. Firmware version 1.11 provides the following updates:

  • Corrected – When shooting image after using the Built-in flash, Exif data of shutter speed is not updated on Version 1.10.
  • Added automatic reset function when detecting rarely occur abnormal motion of the sequence.
    (When automatic reset function is operated, latest setting will be reset)

You can download the latest firmware here on Ricoh’s website.

Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition Unveiled

Pentax-K-3-Prestige-Edition

Ricoh has announced a new Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition, which features a gunmetal gray finish with a matching BG-5 battery grip. There will be a limited run of only 2,000 units made. The kit also includes a exclusive black leather camera strap and 2 batteries.

The Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition retails for $1399.95 and ships in August 2014. Check it out here at Adorama.

Pentax K-3 Leaks Out

Pentax K-3

As the first image of the new Pentax K-3 has leaked out, it looks like Pentaxians will continue to be disappointed with no full frame DSLR. If this image is legit, then the Pentax K-3 is, in fact, an APS-C camera. Previously rumored specs suggested as much; however, this image just about puts the nail in the coffin for a full frame Pentax camera this year. [Read more...]

Pentax K-3 Full Frame Camera Coming This Week?

Pentax K Side

Recent rumors suggest that Pentax’s full frame K-3 DSLR may arrive this week on March 27. This comes after a photographer testing the new K-3 posted his early report on his Google+ profile, comparing the quality to cameras like the Nikon D800 and D4 or the Canon 5D Mark III and 1D X.

According to specs being tossed around, the Pentax K-3 will feature a 24MP full frame sensor and a max sensitivity up to ISO 102,400. The early report noted above says that noise “only starts showing up visibly at around ISO 6400.” [Read more...]