Pentax K-3 lets shutterbugs access the camera wirelessly via web browser

Capture pictures from the comforts of your couch, if you're willing to leave your DSLR unattended that is

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.

Source: Engadget

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