13.04.23 - Anouncement of the PENTAX K-3 Mark III Monochrome


RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-3 Mark III Monochrome  - a monochrome-specific digital SLR camera, featuring an exclusively designed image sensor for the ultimate in monochrome photography

The concept of a monochrome-specific digital SLR camera attracted a great deal of attention and interest from photographers visiting PENTAX Meeting Online 2021, a fan event held in November 2021. PENTAX has since made extensive research on the development of a commercial product based on this concept.


The new model’s design is based on the PENTAX K-3 Mark III — the flagship model of PENTAX’s APS-C-format series that integrates remarkable imaging performance and a host of advanced features in a compact, durable body — while adding a new, monochrome-specific image sensor.


The camera is the only monochrome-specific digital SLR camera currently on the market. It captures high-resolution monochromatic images rich in gradation, allowing users who enjoy using all their senses when taking photographs and applying their imagination to express a view of the color-rich world in plain, black-and-white images.


The PENTAX K-3 Mark III Monochrome Body Kit will be available from End of April 2023 The recommended retail price is 2499,99 Euro, 2249,99 GBP and 2699.- SFr.

*Although there is no production limit for the PENTAX K-3 Mark III Monochrome, it will be produced only in small quantities at a time, because of the difficulty of acquiring the exclusive parts and components on short notice and other unique factors involved in its production process. This means that delivery to buyers can be delayed. We advise them to note this in advance.