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Pentax K3II

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A fully featured and multi award winning SLR digital camera, with a fair price and a remarkably high 24.35MP megapixels
SLR 24.35MP 6016 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Nov 2013
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Pentax K-3 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Pentax K-3 number 77 in best selling cameras and number 300 across all digital cameras.
98
Reviews
423 Reviews + 18 Awards
72
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has great expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 99% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Pentax digital camera has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
6016 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
The new standard of performance \
\\Benchmarked as the most advanced enthusiast DSLR available, featuring unparalleled technology and specifications, the PENTAX k-3 will set your photography free with the new standard of imaging performance and unsurpassed user-flexibility. the k-3 touts 24 effective mega-pixels in an APS-C sensor, continuous shooting at an incredible 8.3 frames per second, and champions the world\'s first selectable anti-aliasing filter, giving the user the ability to easily toggle anti-aliasing functionality on or off, for supreme resolution and zero limitation. power your pictures using the new top-tier safox11 autofocus module, and go beyond wireless functionality with the new FLU card SDHC technology for complete remote camera control, and image transfer. complete, and capable for every serious photographer, also enjoy professional h.264 video capture, dual memory card slots, and the distinguished PENTAX weather sealing in a stunning magnesium alloy body. harness the summit of the k-mount with the PENTAX k-3.\<br>\<br> 24 effective mega-pixels in an APS-C sized CMOS sensor \
\\Designed for the demanding photographer, the k-3 features 24 effective megapixels in an APS-C sized CMOS sensor for outstanding high resolution imagery.\<br>\<br> fastest continuous shooting at 8.3fps \
\<br>Ever miss a single moment with an incredibly fast frame rate of 8.3 FPS, for extreme action capture and demanding high performance shooting.\<br>\<br> safox11 autofocus module \
\\The newly designed safox11 autofocus module maximizes 27 AF sensors and a vast light sensitivity range of 3ev to +18ev.\<br>\<br> real time scene analysis with 86,000 pixel sensor \
\\The new real time scene analysis system features an 86,000 pixel RGB light-metering sensor and improved algorithms that further enhance accuracy of exposure, white balance and autofocusing.\<br>\<br> PENTAX body-based shake reduction (sr) \
\\The pentax-original SR stabilization system is built right into the body, and is compatible with any of the 27 million PENTAX lenses ever produced.\<br>\<br> dual SD card slots \
\\Dual SD card slots allow for greater memory card flexibility, for separation of JPG and RAW files, and for use with eye-fi card and new FLU card technology.\<br>\<br> pentaprism optical viewfinder for 100% FOV and .95 magnification \
\\Low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder, with interchangeable focusing screens, achieves a 100% optical field of view for framing accuracy in a highly compact form factor.\<br>\<br> magnesium alloy body w stainless steel chassis \

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How Big is the Pentax K-3?

The Pentax K-3 is 131.5mm wide and 77.5mm tall. It is 100mm deep and weighs 715g.

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Pentax K-3 size in context

Pentax K-3 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $829.95 it is more expensive than 74% of cameras.

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The Pentax K-3's sensor megapixels of 24.4MP is higher than 97% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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6016 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Pentax K-3 has a maximum image resolution of 6016 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Pentax K-3 of 51,200 is in the highest 5% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax K-3 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

The Pentax K-3's weight of 715g is in the heaviest 6% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax K-3 features noise reduction, unlike 91% of cameras which do not feature noise reduction.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Pentax K-3 has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 86% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Pentax K-3 has a shoe mounting point, unlike 89% of cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Pentax K-3 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a USB 3.0 Port

The Pentax K-3 has a USB 3.0 port, which is unusual. 100% of cameras do not have a USB 3.0 port.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Pentax K-3 does not feature bluetooth, although keep in mind that 95% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Pentax K-3 features saturation adjustment. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Has a Headphone Output

The Pentax K-3 has a headphone output, unlike 93% of cameras which do not have a headphone output.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax K-3 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Microphone in

The Pentax K-3 has a microphone in, unlike 88% of cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Pentax K-3 supports dioptic correction, unlike 90% of cameras which do not support dioptic correction.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Pentax K-3 does not support Wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that 69% of digital cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax K-3 features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Pentax K-3 supports Full HD video. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Pentax K-3 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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6016 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Pentax K-3 is 6016 x 4000. That's over eight times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. The worst resolution of all cameras is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Pentax K-3 has an anti-dust function, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Only 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB Version

This camera supports a 3.0|3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)|3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on cameras.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Pentax K-3 of 3.2" is larger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 95% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average display diagonal of all cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 1" and the largest being 7.7".

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax K-3 features flash exposure compensation. 79% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Pentax K-3 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Bigger Than Average Eye Relief

Across all the cameras the eye reliefs range from 8mm to 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm. The eye relief of the Pentax K-3 of 22.3mm is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 10% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Pentax K-3 of 1,040,000 pixels is higher than 82% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera.

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720 Battery Life

The Pentax K-3 is a digital camera that takes 720 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Pentax K-3 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pentax k3iiblack18135wrlenskit, pentax k3iiblack1685wrlenskit, pentax k3iiblackbodykit, pentax pentaxk3body, pentax af540fgzii, pentax 5012224k, pentax kit35mm, pentax pen410, pentax pen408, pentax pen409, pentax 16215, pentax 16159, f458ed

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