Ricoh announces its Pentax K-3 Mark III APS-C DSLR has been delayed due to a parts shortage, The K3 Mark III DSLR that was scheduled to be announced at Japan’s CP+ show on February 25 now delayed indefinitely.
Pentax was set to launch the camera during the CP+ 2021 event, which takes place between February 25 and 28. However, the launch of the camera has been delayed.
The K-3 Mark III camera will have a new 25.73MP APS-C CMOS image sensor. ISO will range from 100 all the way up to 1,600,000 and the camera will feature sensor-shift image stabilization. The Pentax K-3 price to be around $1,999. Pentax explains the situation in a development update, see below :
Development update regarding the PENTAX’s new APS-C- format digital SLR flagship camera, PENTAX K-3 Mark III (second report)
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. and RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. sincerely appreciates your support and patronage of PENTAX products.
We would like to present a progress report on the development of the PENTAX K-3 Mark III, the PENTAX’s new APS-C-format digital SLR flagship camera, whose development was first announced to the public on October 27, 2020.
Although it was initially announced that this camera would be launched on the market around the world premiere show “CP + 2021” of cameras and photographic images, scheduled to be held from February 25 to 28, 2021.
As some of the product parts are delayed, and we have determined that development will require a greater amount of time for us to achieve the exceptional performance and finest quality that is the hallmark of next aps-c flagship model.
We apologize for any inconvenience this delay may cause,and ask for your kind understanding of our development efforts. Note:
• Product name: PENTAX K-3 Mark III
• Launch date:Initially announced market launch date: The launch target is around the period of the CP+ camera exhibition, which will be held from February 25 to 28 in 2021. Revised market launch date (forecast): We will inform you again in the near future.