Latest rumor wave created by a senior member of Pentax Forums, According to him Pentax will soon announce a new fullframe DSLR camera loaded with recently announced Sony A7R II Sensor, the other important information shared by him that Tamron will be adding new Pentax K mount lenses to its lens database soon…
Take a look at what he said in the pentaxforum
#1. Ricoh is going to open a factory service center in the US in 2016.
#2. The new full frame Pentax will have the Sony 42 MP sensor from the a7R II.
#3. Tamron will be adding new Pentax K mount lenses because of the above.
The news is not new, since on on May 29th, 2015 we have published a news that Pentax is planning to buy the sensor of Sony A7R camera, however we don’t know the credibility of the rumor, but it’s important to bring out the information in-front of you before anyone else does.
source – pentaxforum
According to latest rumors the upcoming Pentax Fullframe camera will use Sony 36 MP sensor used in Sony A7R camera, the camera will also feature pixel-shift technology resolution tech, this technology was first used in K-3 II camera to generate high resolution images.
Pixel shift technology actually works with the help of sensor shift IS mechanism, the camera moves its sensor to capture 4 different images and finally it create a composite image, you get a super high resolution file with excellent color output and low-light performance.
We will update you soon as we bet any new information.
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The Pentax K-3 II semi-pro DSLR, the DSLR was announced on Apr 22, 2015 and finally instruction manual is now available for download. You can download Pentax K-3 II user’s manual as pdf file from here.
Take a look at the specification of Pentax K-3 II camera.
- 24.35 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- PRIME III Image Processor
- Anti-Aliasing Filter Simulator
- 3.2″ 1.03m-Dot LCD Monitor
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
- SAFOX11 27-Point AF, 25 Cross Sensors
- ISO 100-51200, 8.3 fps Shooting
- 86k-Pixel RGB Exposure Metering
- Built-In GPS, Compass, and AstroTracer
- Shake Reduction & Pixel Shift Resolution
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We have already seen the image and rumored specification of the upcoming Pentax Fullframe DSLR camera, Now according to Pentax Australia Pentax Fullframe DSLR will officially arrive in November 2015, at this moment we don’t have details about the pricing of upcoming DSLR.
source – Pentax Australia FB Page
See recent announcement – Pentax K-3 II Finally Announced – Features Improved AF, IS and Super Resolution Capture
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Pentax K-3 II announced few days ago, the camera features advance image stabilization system, upgraded AF algorithm and high resolution mode such as Olympus E-M5 II camera, Now take a look at Pentax K-3 II sample images,
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Ricoh today announced the long rumored Pentax K-3 II camera, the camera features 24 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, newly developed Image Stabilization system that will provide 4.5 stops of shake reduction and the K-3 II loaded with 27 point AF system with improved AF algorithm.
A new feature is also introduced in the Pentax K-3 II DSLR known as Pixel Shift Resolution, the camera generates high resolution image by capturing 4 consecutive shots of 24 Megapixel by moving its sensor, yes it does require a tripod while creating a super resolution image.
Other features include built-in GPS, gyro-sensor-based panning detection and automatic horizon correction. But the camera losses its flash unit. The Pentax K-3 II will be available in May for $1099.95.
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Continue reading Pentax K-3 II Finally Announced – Features Improved AF, IS and Super Resolution Capture
Just before the official announcement of Pentax K-3 Adorama.com leaked the first look review of the camera, the camera features 24 MP sensor with sensor shift IS system, , the astro tracking function uses built-in GPS. The camera will arrive on 23 April 2015, stay with us for latest updates and information.
Pushing the Pixel Shifting Envelope
Starting with the basics, the Pentax K-3 II utilizes a 24M CMOS image sensor to faithfully recreate the color and tonal range in any scenario. Featuring Pixel Shift Resolution, the K3-II merges multiple shots in a single image to generate an ultra-high definition image. A step-up from previous technology, the K-3 II acquires all RGB color information for each individual pixel. The result is astounding detail, color reproduction and overall enhanced image quality that will generate an army of enthusiastic supporters.
In addition to expanding on its already stunning image quality, Pentax went above and beyond to make their latest model truly revolutionary in terms of high quality field gear. The K-3 II includes built-in GPS, (accessible with the push of a button) making it a great tool for the intrepid outdoor photographer on assignment. This includes an understated GPS log function that can record field routes to be uploaded to map services such as Google Earth ™. The camera itself will record shooting location information, facing direction and the shooting date and time in image data. In case you’re lost in the woods or searching for south on a cloudy day, the on-screen compass is sure to come in handy as well.
One more feature of this Swiss Army knife camera is the ability of its built-in GPS system to work with the camera’s Astrotracer technology. Impressive GPS features work in tandem with K-3 II’s Astrotracer technology, essential for amazingly vivid night and astro photography. The camera will track and photograph stars by using GPS to calculate celestial movement, making it possible to capture stars as points of light instead of light trails.
No matter where you might end up on assignment, your picture quality won’t suffer on a Pentax K-3 II. Because these features come encased in an extremely rugged, cold-resistant camera body, it offers guaranteed operation down to -10 degrees Celcius.
Taking practical performance a step-further, the folks at Ricoh, also focused on high-speed response in this year’s model, creating a camera fast enough that a photographer will never miss an otherwise fleeting shot. With an approximated 8.3 fps high speed drive that made the first K3 a favorite, capturing split second shots of fast moving subjects will never be a problem. If you decided to track with your subject you can still get stunning results because the K-3 II uses Continuous AF (with an all new algorithm)for tracking of subjects that move toward the depth direction. Additionally, the new panning detection feature on the K-3 II detects the moving direction of the camera and controls the SR unit.
Serious Shake Reduction
With 4.5 stop in-camera shake reduction (SR), loss of stabilization when using non-SR or even old manual focus lenses is a thing of the past. If you enjoy using manual focus, a Pentax is a no-brainer. You can build a small library of lenses, and use very effective image stabilization in each one. The Advanced SR truly opens the door to a plethora of photographic opportunities.
One of our favorite things about this camera is that all of these advanced features are easily navigable, thanks to intuitively placed menu options and on-camera physical buttons. Literally at your fingertips are tools that will give you the ability to capture moments as vividly you experience them. However, if you want to experiment on the K-3 II you have the option to create one-of-a kind artistic pieces using the palette of creative tools included. Everything from interval shooting, multi-exposure and built-in digital filters, are all available within the camera’s easy to access menu.
The K-3 II has the ability to capture Full HD 60i/30p movies, and also includes inputs to record stereo audio with an external microphone. The cameras artistic functions can be used in the movie function as well, adding a whole other dimension of creativity to your moving image.
In terms of sheer function, the Pentax K-3 II packs quite a combined punch of ultra high-tech features with rugged, durable design, all at a competitive market price. Even for those who may not have been aware of Pentax’s loyal following, many will find so much to love about this system and a superior selection of affordable lenses. The Pentax K-3 II is game-changing field gear for the most discerning and creative photographers who seek reliable equipment that will deliver stunning results.