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Pentax K3II Digital Camera

SLR 24.35MP 3x Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
Building upon the legacy of the award-winning K -3, the PENTAX K-3 II offers outstanding image quality and operability to meet a photographer's greatest demands. It features an impressive 24.35... More
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23 Reasons For

Pentax Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Pentax digital cameras and also specifically for Pentax SLR cameras and found that in both cases Pentax had excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this digital camera is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been around for the last year.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Pentax K-3 II supports video recording, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that have been around for the last year do not support video recording.

Alternative digital cameras which also support video recording that you might want to look at include the Canon EOS 760D - Rebel T6s[plb_2775914_price].

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Pentax K-3 II has a GPS, unlike most of the other latest similar spec digital cameras which do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a GPS to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Pentax K-70[plb_3670792_price], the Nikon D5300[plb_3823589_price], and the Canon EOS 750D - Rebel T6i[plb_2751168_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the K-3 II is 2", the largest is 3.2", and the average screen size is 3". When compared to other SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the K-3 II that we have checked the screen size of, the Pentax K-3 II's screen size of 3.2 inches is one of the largest.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3.2" screen digital cameras currently available including the D5[pl_3191227_price], the D500[pl_3195942_price], or the D810[pl_3289290_price] all from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the K-3 II which do not support Full HD video, the Pentax K-3 II supports Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Rebel T5[pl_3343917_price], or the SL1[pl_3345986_price] both from Canon or the Sony Alpha A3000[plb_2681017_price].

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Quite High Megapixel Count

When compared to other SLR cameras that are a similar age to the K-3 II that we have assessed, the Pentax K-3 II's megapixel count of 24.35 megapixels is one of the highest. The megapixel counts of newly released comparable spec cameras range from 6MP to 37MP.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth considering include the Nikon D810[plb_3289290_price] (36.3MP) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many latest SLR cameras.

Other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A3000[plb_2681017_price], or the Canon Rebel T5[plb_3343917_price].

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth looking at include the D80[pl_3214002_price] (CCD), the D40[pl_3214006_price] (CCD), or the D3000[pl_3214012_price] (CCD) all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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6016 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax K-3 II has a 6016 x 4000 still image resolution which is higher than most new similar spec cameras. Most comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of Jpeg – L (24M:6016x4000), M (14M: 4608x3072), S (6M: 3072x2048) and XS (2M: 1920x1280) and RAW – L (24M:6016x4000).

A 6016 x 4000 still image resolution is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all cameras that have been available for a similar time to the K-3 II.

The worst still image resolution across comparable types of camera is 384 x 480.

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3 USB Version

The Pentax K-3 II supports a 3 USB version which is newer than most recently released similar spec digital cameras. Most recently released similar spec digital cameras support a 2 USB version.

A 3 USB version is in fact the best supported USB version across all new similar spec digital cameras.

A 2 USB version is the worst supported USB version across similar types of digital camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Pentax K-3 II is more than most cameras that were released in the last year. The most commonly found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this digital camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this Pentax camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on comparable spec cameras that were released in the last year.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

Across all the SLR cameras that have been on the market for the last year the maximum ISO speeds range from 1,600 to 110,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 23,000. The Pentax K-3 II has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds (51,200) amongst cameras of this age.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of SLR cameras that were released in the last year is 3.5, the smallest is 38, and the average maximum aperture is 23. The Pentax K-3 II has one of the smaller maximum apertures (38) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Pentax K-3 II is more than most digital cameras that were launched in the last year. This Pentax camera supports a RAW image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the K-3 II. The image format "JPG" is also supported by this camera.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on recently released cameras.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Pentax K-3 II has a greater number of white balance modes than most latest comparable spec cameras. This Pentax digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras that were launched in the last year. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Pentax K-3 II is more than most new digital cameras. The most frequently found photo effect is Neutral, but this photo effect is not found on this camera. The photo effects Black&White and Sepia are also found on this digital camera.

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6016 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Pentax K-3 II has a higher image resolution than most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Pentax digital camera has a 6016 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. Comparable spec cameras that have been available for the last year maximum image resolutions range from 2560 х 1280 pixels to 8688 x 5792 pixels.

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Supports Three ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Pentax K-3 II is more than most SLR cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Pentax camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by SLR cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The ISO speeds "51200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Pentax digital camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of 207 millimeters, the Pentax K-3 II has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other new SLR cameras. Across all the cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the K-3 II the maximum focal lengths range from 82mm to 400mm.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The Pentax K-3 II has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most new cameras. The most commonly featured auto focus is Servo Auto Focus, but this auto focus is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Pentax camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Pentax K-3 II does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the K-3 II also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Nikon D5500[plb_3901067_price], or the Canon 1300D[plb_3861494_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Pentax K-3 II is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other latest comparable spec cameras are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other new SLR cameras, the Pentax K-3 II does not have an image stabiliser.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Pentax K-3 II is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the K-3 II are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon D500[plb_3195942_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Pentax K-3 II does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context that most of the other recently released digital cameras also do not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Sony Alpha A3000[plb_2681017_price], or the Nikon D3100[plb_3251217_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Pentax K-3 II is more than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Pentax digital camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the K-3 II. The camera file system "Exif 2.3" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Only 1280x720@50fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Pentax K-3 II has a 1280x720@50fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed found on most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for the last year. In addition, this Pentax digital camera have resolution and capture speeds of 1280x720@25fps, 1280x720@30fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps and 1920x1080@50fps and 1920x1080@60fps. The resolution at capture speeds of all latest SLR cameras ranges from 1280x720@30fps (worst) to 1920x1080@60fps (best).

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Heavy

The Pentax K-3 II is one of the heavier SLR cameras that were launched in the last year (700 grams) amongst SLR cameras of this age. SLR cameras that were released around the same time as the K-3 II have weights of between 350g and 1.3kg, and the average weight is 560g.

Other digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Canon EOS 760D - Rebel T6s[plb_2775914_price] (520g).

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of SLR cameras that have been available for the last year range from 0.25m to 5m. At 0.4 meters, the Pentax K-3 II has a quite large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other newly released SLR cameras.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Pentax K-3 II

Released Eleven Months Ago

This camera was released eleven months ago.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an Eye-Fi|FLU|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you are looking for a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the D5[pl_3191227_price] (CF|XQD), or the D500[pl_3195942_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC|XQD) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Design
Colour
Body Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Sync-Speed
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Diopter Adjustment
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Networking
Data Network
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00027075293977, 00027075293984, 00027075294080, 00027075294196, 00027075294301

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