The Pentax K-3 digital SLR has been selected as the “BEST DSLR – EXPERT” by the prestigious Technical Image Press Association (TIPA).The selection was made due to the camera’s exceptional image quality, excellent reliability rating and outstanding operability.
TIPA is an independent, non-profit organization comprising the chief editors and technical editors of 29 leading photo and imaging magazines from 16 countries. This year’s winners were selected from all new photo and imaging products introduced in the market from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. The PENTAX K-3, which was originally launched in November 2013, received the highest rating in the Best DSLR – Expert category.
TIPA’s official member review of the K-3 cited several product standouts worthy of distinction including; a 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor which adds the unique “anti-aliasing simulator” to its low pass filter-less design, a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body, and shooting capable of 8.3 frames per second in bursts of 23 RAW or 60 JPEG images. The review further noted the sensor- shift image stabilization mechanism which adds a controllable “anti-moiré” effect. The K-3 delivers Full HD video with stereo sound and an upgraded interval movie mode for capturing 4K movie clips. It also incorporates a new PRIME III processor and 27-point SAFOX II AF system, with 25 cross- type sensors. The shutter is rated at a robust 200,000 actuations.