Nikon D750 vs Pentax K-3 II

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Nikon D750
Pentax K-3 II

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
1% more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D750 is a 24.93MPMP digital camera. That's 0.22MP more than the Pentax K-3 II (24.71MP).
0.5x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon D750 is a 3.5xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 0.5x bigger than the Pentax K-3 II (3x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D750 is a 50 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 50 smaller than the Pentax K-3 II (100).
10 Reasons For
24% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a maximum aperture of 38, however the Nikon D750 is only a 29 maximum aperture digital camera (9 bigger).
29% smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 0.35m closest focusing distance digital camera. That's 0.1m smaller than the Nikon D750 (0.35m).
Twenty-six more auto focus points Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has 27.00 auto focus points, however the Nikon D750 only has one auto focus point.
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, but the Nikon D750 is only a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (51,149 lower).
1,036,999 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a display resolution of 1,037,000 pixels, whereas the Nikon D750 is only a 1,228,800 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (1,036,999 pixels lower).
0.25x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a lens magnification ratio of 0.95x, but the Nikon D750 is only a 0.7xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.25x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Lighter Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 700g digital camera. That's 50g lighter than the Nikon D750 (700g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Lighter lens weight Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 488g lens weight digital camera. That's 222g lighter than the Nikon D750 (488g).
8% smaller lens diameter Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 78mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 6mm smaller than the Nikon D750 (78mm).
Seven hundred and nineteen more shots per battery charge Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a digital camera that takes 720.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Nikon D750 only takes 1,230 shots shot per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
32% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D750 is a 29 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 9 bigger than the Pentax K-3 II (38).
23% larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Nikon D750 has a closest focusing distance of 0.45mm, however the Pentax K-3 II is a 0.35m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.1m smaller).
Only one auto focus point Edit
The Nikon D750 is a one auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-3 II only has 27.00 auto focus points.
1003x lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D750 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 51,149 lower than the Pentax K-3 II (51,200).
Hugely lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D750 is a 1,228,800 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,036,999 pixels lower than the Pentax K-3 II (1,037,000 pixels).
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D750 is a 0.7xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.25x lower than the Pentax K-3 II (0.95x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Marginally heavier Edit
The Nikon D750 has a weight of 750gg, but the Pentax K-3 II is a 700g digital camera (50g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A lot heavier lens weight Edit
The Nikon D750 has a lens weight of 710gg, but the Pentax K-3 II is a 488g lens weight digital camera (222g lighter).
6mm bigger lens diameter Edit
The Nikon D750 has a lens diameter of 84mmmm, however the Pentax K-3 II is a 78mm lens diameter digital camera (6mm smaller).
Only 1,230 shots shot per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon D750 is 1,230 shots, but the Pentax K-3 II only takes 720.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Older by over one year
The Nikon D750 is 16 months older than the Pentax K-3 II.
4 Reasons Against
A bit less total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a total megapixel count of 24.71MP, whereas the Nikon D750 is a 24.93MPMP digital camera (0.22MP more).
17% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has an optical zoom of 3x, however the Nikon D750 is a 3.5xx optical zoom digital camera (0.5x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

A lot bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a minimum ISO speed of 100, whereas the Nikon D750 is a 50 minimum ISO speed digital camera (50 smaller).
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
24.3MP
BEST
24.35MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6016 x 4016
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 1688
 6016 x 4000
 4608 x 3072
 3072 x 2048
 1920 x 1280
BEST
 6016 x 4016
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 1688
 6016 x 4000
 4608 x 3072
 3072 x 2048
 1920 x 1280
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 4016
BEST
 6016 x 4016
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
35.9 x 24 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
24.93MP
BEST
24.71MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 FX
 FX
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
BEST
 16:9

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Body Material
 Magnesium
 Metal
 Magnesium
 Metal

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3.5x
BEST
3x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
29 38
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 130mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.5mm
Focal Length Range
24 - 85 16 - 85
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
16/11 16/12
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Nikon F
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
72mm 72mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 selective
 centre weighted
 servo
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 selective
 centre weighted
 servo
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.45m 0.35m
BEST
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
1 27
BEST
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 50
 80
 100
 200
 800
 12800
 51200
 Auto
 50
 80
 100
 200
 800
 12800
 51200
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
51,200 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
50
BEST
100
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
BEST
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
 Auto
 Manual
Flash Guide
12m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3.2" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,228,800 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.7x 0.95x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,12
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
Built-In Processor
EXPEED 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 -2.5 - 1.5
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Slideshow
 Zoom
Eye Relief
21mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Pet
 Food
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Pet
 Food
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 INC
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 INC
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
750g 700g
BEST
Height
113mm 102.5mm
Depth
78mm 77.5mm
Width
140.5mm 131.5mm
Lens Weight
710g 488g
BEST
Lens Length
103mm
BEST
94mm
Lens Diameter
84mm 78mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
840g 785g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL15 D-LI90
Shot Per Battery Charge
1,230 shots 720 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 -10 - 40

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB

Other Features

Interface
- USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
140.5 x 113 x 78 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30 - 1/4000 Unknown - Click to provide data
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