Pentax K-3 Mark III officially unveiled: the first new DSLR of 2021… and is it the last?

Pentax K-3 Mark III
(Image credit: Pentax)

Will Pentax be the last company still making DSLRs? Canon and Nikon seem to have shifted all their attention to their mirrorless camera ranges, so the Pentax K-3 III might just be the last hurrah for a camera design that dates right back to the 1930s.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at