TIPA is an independent, non-profit organisation comprising the chief editors and technical editors of 29 leading photo and imaging magazines from 16 countries. This year’s winners were selected from new photo and imaging products introduced to the market from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. The PENTAX K-3 received the highest rating in the Best DSLR Expert category.
In its official product citation, TIPA noted: “Developed by Ricoh Imaging as the flagship of the PENTAX K digital SLR camera series, the Pentax K-3 with 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor adds the unique “anti-aliasing simulator” to its low pass filter-less design. Housed in a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body, the camera can deliver 8.3 frames per second in bursts of 23 RAW or 60 JPEG images. Utilising the sensor-shift image stabilisation mechanism it adds a controllable “anti-moiré” effect. The K-3 delivers Full HD video with stereo sound and an upgraded interval movie mode for capturing 4K movie clips. It also incorporates a new PRIME III processor and 27-point SAFOX II AF system, with 25 cross-type sensors. The shutter is now rated at a robust 200,000 actuations”.