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Pentax Adds K-3 `Prestige Edition’ DSLR

Denver, Colo. – Ricoh Imaging unveiled this week the Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition DSLR.

The special-edition model of the flagship Pentax K-3 K-Mount DSLR, features a new stylish, high-grade, gunmetal gray shade.

Only 2,000 units of the new version will be offered wordwide. It will carry a $1,399.95 suggested retail price.

The body design includes a gunmetal D-BG5 battery grip designed exclusively for the K-3, a black leather strap, and two dedicated batteries for use in both the camera body and the grip.

The K-3 includes high-resolution image reproduction with approximately 24 effective megapixels, a 27-point AF system, high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 8.3 images per second, high-precision exposure control with a newly designed 86,000 pixel RGB light-metering sensor, a new, large, high-resolution LCD monitor, and an optical viewfinder.

The AA simulator, a highly innovative function developed specifically for the K-3, allows the user to effectively minimize moiré without actually installing an optical AA filter in the camera.

This provides a choice of filtered or filter-free shooting for a given scene or subject.

The K-3 Prestige Edition will be available at retailers nationwide and at in starting in August.