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Hands-on pics and video of the flagship Pentax K-3 Mark III

Pentax K-3 Mark III in pictures
(Image credit: DC Watch)

Detailed images of the Pentax K-3 Mark III - the new Ricoh brand's top-tier APS-C format camera - have surfaced, giving us an in-depth view of what we can expect from the exciting new model. 

Announced back in October, the Pentax K-3 Mark III made headlines for its sky high maximum ISO sensitivity of 1.6 million, alongside its new 25.73MP sensor, which have solidified it as a professional option. 

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The new images and video of the camera body in operation, courtesy of DC Watch,  confirm that the control layout is reassuringly conservative, meaning that existing Pentax users should find it familiar and require minimal adjustment.  

It also confirms that the Mark III is equipped with a dedicated joystick, for selecting AF points and similar shooting functions, which is a tactile improvement over the Pentax K-3 Mark II. This design also appears to have been integrated into the associated battery grip. 

The body looks compact, but with a deep hand grip, as is common with Pentax DSLRs. It has also retained the dual card slots and top plate LCD of the Mark II, while a new shooting mode dial has been added beside the latter. From this it seems like the user will be able to switch between stills, video and Live View shooting – a handy addition for quick changes. 

The mode dial also looks fairly similar, although it appears two new user defined positions have been added (now running from U1 through U5) up from three on the K-3 Mark II. 

The new camera brings with it a host of improvements that we will look forward to putting to the test when it becomes available in February 2021.

(Image credit: Pentax)

(Image credit: Pentax)

(Image credit: Pentax)

(Image credit: Pentax)

(Image credit: Pentax)

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