We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, October is looking to be a big month for camera announcements. And of course, along with announcements come leaks. Case in point: the upcoming Pentax K-3 isn’t supposed to be announced for another 24 hours or so, but someone at Ricoh accidentally let the webpage go live briefly.
As you might expect, the page has since been pulled down and simply leads to a “404 Page Not Found” message you see below. Thankfully, however, the folks at Digicame-info were able to snag a screenshot (pictured at the top) before the site went down.
According to the description on the webpage, Ricoh is dubbing the K-3 the “most advanced enthusiast DSLR available.” When it hit shelves, it’ll sport a 24MP APS-C sensor, 8.3 second continuous shooting (for up to 22 RAW shots or 60 JPEGs), 27-point AF (25 cross-type), 0.95x magnification optical viewfinder with 100% coverage, 100-51200 ISO, max 1/8000 of a second shutter and the ability to shoot H.264 Full HD video at 60, 50, 30 and 24p.
The really interesting feature, however, is the fact that the K-3 does what Nikon has been patenting for a few years now: it lets you turn your anti-aliasing filter on and off. No need to pick between a camera with or without one, you can just select the best option for the situation at hand.
Other notable features include in-body stabilization, USB 3.0, AV and HDMI outs, weather sealing, dual SD card slots, a built-in electronic level, Adobe DNG support and the ability to withstand temperatures between -10 and 40°C.
For more info, pay close attention over the next 24-hours. Given the rumored release date and this website leak, it’s likely we’ll have official details before long.