Pentax is throwing everything but the kitchen sink into its latest high-end DSLR, the Pentax K-3.
With a 24-megapixel sensor, burst shots that go up to 8.3 frames per second and an updated 27-point autofocus system will surely impress even the most discerning shutterbug. But what might catch your attention, is its wireless remote function.
In tandem with a Wi-Fi capable Pentax FLU SD card, photographers can remotely access the K-3 via a web browser. Place the K-3 on a tripod, whip out your laptop, and link them up to release the camera shutter, shift the AF sensor point or turn your laptop’s screen into a gigantic live viewfinder via a web browser. The combination of remote picture taking with a DSLR does open up a lot of interesting possibilites but the thought of leaving such an expensive piece of equipment unattended does give us some second thoughts.
The Pentax K-3 will ship in November, priced at US$1,300 ($1625) for the body and US$1,700 ($2125) for the body and an 18-135mm lens. To unlock its wireless feature, you’ll need a FLU card, which is priced at US$100 ($125) for 16GB. Local pricing and availability is still unconfirmed.