Sunday, April 01, 2012

Pentax K-3 Full Frame? April 1st Fooling News?

https://www.pentaxforums.com/news/pentax-k-3-announced.html

* Sensor: 24.0 Megapixel CMOS (36x24mm)
* ISO Range: 100-25,600 (50-102,400 expanded)
* Autofocus: 29-point SAFOX X w/light wavelength sensor
* Shutter: stepless, 30s-1/8000s rated for 200,000 actuations
* Framerate: 6FPS at maximum resolution
* Video: 1080p/720p recording at 60/30/25/24 FPS, VGA recording at 120/30FPS
* Image processor: Dual PRIME M
* Media: Single SDXC/SDHC/SD card
* Body Color: Graphite black

It is also rumourised that "Together with this camera, which will likely not start shipping until this fall, Pentax will also be re-releasing many of their FA-series full-frame lenses as D-FA lenses."

Seems not to bad if all these are true and I would possibly withhold my 5D3 purchase plan if it really happens. The 5D3 and Canon lenses are just too large to my like, frankly, hope the K-3 should not be anything as large and heavy as the Canikon FF gaints like the 5D3 and D800! And, if I am satisfied with the K-3, I think I shall sell all my Canon glass (which surely worth more than a brand new current FF body!) and completely come back to the Pentaxland! :-D

N.B. It says it is "announced" but I could not find elsewhere on the Net had this "announcement", neither at DPR nor Pentax own official sites. So, just treat this as grains of salts or even hoax, as on April the 1st we should trust nothing! :-o

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