Ricoh has announced the Pentax K-3 Mark III Monochrome: a variant of its 25.7MP APS-C DSLR with no color filter array. The K-3 III monochrome gains all the usual benefits of removing the color filter: sharper images by avoiding the need for demosaicing and one stop better tonal quality than the color version, at any given ISO, because no light is being lost to filters.
The Nikon D1, released in 1999, was Nikon’s first entirely in-house DSLR. While its 2.7MP CCD sensor is decidedly dated, the camera still has a classic Nikon feel, even more than two decades after its release.
The biggest news in the camera industry this month is that Nikon is reportedly halting development of new SLR cameras, marking the end of a 63-year run. From now on, it will focus exclusively on mirrorless Z mount models like the Z6, Z50 and recently-launched Z9 flagship.