Europe likes the Pentax K-3

k3The Pentax K-3, flagship of the K series DSLRs, has been selected as the “European Advanced DSLR Camera 2014-2015” by the prestigious European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA).

EISA is an organization comprised of 50 leading photo, video, audio and home theatre, in-car electronics, and mobile device magazines from 20 European countries.

Each year, EISA honours the outstanding representatives from all of the products introduced to the European market in the previous year, and rewards the winners of the different categories.

EISA noted the K-3 “has many professional level features: a weather-resistant body with 92 dust and moisture seals; an image-stabilized 24-megapixel CMOS sensor; an advanced 86,000-pixel RGB metering sensor and 8.3 fps high speed burst shooting.”

The citation also noted the manufacturer “has developed an ingenious solution to eliminate the risk of moiré. The K-3’s AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator uses the sensor’s stabilization motors to gently vibrate the sensor during exposure. The Prime III processor enables shooting up to ISO 51,200 with low image noise, while the new SAFOX 11 AF system features 27 points for fast and accurate focusing.”

The winner’s citation states the camera “with a great feature set, high image quality and a comprehensive range of lenses and accessories,” is a “great choice for the enthusiast photographer.”

The K-3 had already won the “Best DSLR Expert” in Europe 2014 category by the prestigious Technical Image Press Association (TIPA).

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