Pentax K-3 III Release Delayed Past CP+ 2021
Supply chain issues mean the camera can't be released on schedule
By PF Staff in Pentax Announcements on Feb 18, 2021
When Ricoh officially revealed the key specifications of the highly anticipated Pentax K-3 III flagship DSLR, it provided a tentative release date in late February 2021, coinciding with the virtual CP+ 2021 trade show.
Unfortunately, today Ricoh announced a delay to the camera's release because "product parts are delayed": likely a supply chain issue related to the pandemic. Although a new release date estimate was not provided, the company promised an update in the near future. This means that the wait for photographers who have been eagerly awaiting this camera isn't quite over yet.
Despite this delay, it appears that the design and specifications of the camera have been finalized. We have previously gone hands-on with the K-3 III and can report that the latest iteration of the camera's firmware feels production-ready and is far more refined than earlier prototypes. There will be a virtual touch-and-try event over Zoom (likely in Japanese only) for CP+ attendees interested in a personalized Q&A session about the camera.
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