Launched last year, the K-3 carries a 23.35-million-pixel imaging sensor and a weather-sealed body.

The new version, of which only 2,000 units will be released worldwide, features a body finished in a ‘high-grade’, gunmetal-grey coating. There will also be a battery grip to match.

NEWS UPDATE: At least 100 units are expected to arrive in the UK of the 1,000 destined for Europe.

The kit will come in a presentation box and cost £1,099, including the battery grip.

A launch date has yet to be announced.