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Pentax K-3 Digital Camera

$798.00
SLR 24.35MP CMOS SDXC Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Seventeen industry awards
Excellent 24MP image quality
WiFi et GPS en option
239 Reviews + 17 Awards
Digital Versus 5 Star PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Editor's Choice Pocket Lint Recommended
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Reviews

Seventeen Industry Awards

This digital camera has received seventeen awards from expert review sites.

The experts at five expert review sites all wrote that this high megapixel digital camera was superb and gave it their highest award. PC Mag, Ephotozine, Digitaltrends.com, Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com all gave this camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

Three additional expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this camera. Akam.no, Pocket Lint and Hi-tech.mail.ru/ all gave this Pentax digital camera a "Recommended" award.

This high megapixel digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by websites Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all of whom decided that this camera was very good.

This digital camera was given a "Gold" award by websites Onfoto.ru who thought that this Pentax digital camera was fantastic.

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Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on thirty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Techradar this high megapixel digital camera has an average expert rating of 90 out of 100. That puts this digital camera in the top 8% of all the comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 202 user reviews this high megapixel digital camera has an exceptional overall user rating. Over 92% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 99% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. That puts this camera in the top 13% of all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Pentax Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 2,026 expert and owner reviews (including 236 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent ratings for its digital cameras. Pentax also has excellent ratings specifically within its high megapixel cameras range compared to other brands. 99% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The Pentax K-3 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax K-3 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Features Histogram

The Pentax K-3 features histogram, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Pentax K-3 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ($697.99) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Pentax K-3 does not feature bluetooth, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Smart TV

WiFi Et GPS En Option

Three owners reckoned that this digital camera did not have gps. Digital Versus said four years ago “WiFi and GPS only available through optional accessories” in their review of this digital camera. Imaging Resource.com said “WiFi et GPS en option” in their review of this digital camera. Pc Mag wrote “Lacks built-in GPS or Wi-Fi” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they still gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

Two customers considered that it was not good in terms of connectivity. Three years ago Digitaltrends.com said in their review of this digital camera “No builtin WiFiNFC connectivity”. Macworld.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Like the Nikon 610, theres no Wi-Fi connectivity built into the actual camera body, squarish, blocky body design wont be to all tastes” nonetheless they still gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

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Weight & Dimensions

Weatherproof Body

Sixteen customers who bought this digital camera wrote that it was a good body shape. Imaging Resource.com wrote “Goed ontworpen stofen spatwaterdichte body, betrouwbare 27punts AF”. Digital Versus rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “Allweather finish for the camera body and the kit lens 1855 mm” in their review of this digital camera. Techradar mentioned three years ago “Weatherproof body” .

Twelve people concluded that the product was heavy and bulky. Old Dave gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Bhphotovideo.com “The K-3 will be my "go-to" for wildlife photography (where heavy cropping may be necessary)”. Matt the Storm Chaser mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “I'm glad the K-3 is beefy and a bit heavy - these are the results of ruggedizing a camera with all the weather seals” in his review of this digital camera. Matt the Storm Chaser also wrote “A static light is meaningless and does not indicate the charge progress! Even after heavy use, my battery retains its charge very well.” in his review.

Five owners wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Williamsvisual rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said three years ago “The compact size is perfect, while the included grip that was packaged with the camera makes it work with a larger lens like the DA 60-250” in their review of this digital camera. Aaron gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera in the same month “It's small and compact.”. Amazon Customer mentioned four years ago “A tiltable screen and the ability to link to a tablet and rarely use these facilities either (Both these cameras have their uses, being very light and compact.”.

Four owners who purchased this digital camera considered that it was lightweight. Liz said in her review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The camera itself is pretty lightweight compared to its rivals, ie the Canon 60/70 D, which is pretty heavy to toggle around with, if traveling”. Tstr14 wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The K-3 is a lightweight yet strong framed DSLR that is weather resitent” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Three years ago Mr. Michael Lee mentioned “The K3 is small and lightweight for an SLR”.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good structurally. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Quality Of Construction” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.

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Heavy

The Pentax K-3 is quite heavy (715 grams) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera. Across all the cameras of this type and age the weights range from 90g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 400g.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Canon EOS 7D ($538.45) (820g and cheaper).

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Power

Good Battery Life

Eleven people who reviewed the product thought it had a good battery life. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Long battery life” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Ohio Angie mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “Battery life is decent” in their review of this digital camera. Ringer said on Bhphotovideo.com “The K3 Pentax with battery grip is another excellent example of Pentax's superior quality” in their review of the Pentax K-3.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was quick to charge. Matt the Storm Chaser wrote “It does require noticeably more time to charge than my old Canon Li-Ions” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

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Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Pentax K-3 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of a similar age and type to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "51200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Pentax digital camera.

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Viewfinder

Fairly High Magnification

Across all the high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera the magnifications range from 0.17x to 20x. The Pentax K-3 has a quite high magnification (0.95 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Pentax K-3 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Seventeen people wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. Omelko said in their review of this digital camera “The K3 is quiet and fast focusing indoors, even with my "old" Sigma 70mm-300mm f4.0-5.6 APO lens”. Pentax User mentioned “The shutter is amazingly quiet” in their review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Larrymc wrote “The shutter is really quiet and the auto focus is spot on with very little hunting even in dimly lit settings”.

Six people agreed that this digital camera was noisy. Digital Versus mentioned “Noise handled effectively up to 3200 ISO”. Two years ago Magic Marker wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “I process in Photoshop CC 2015 and all the images came out noisy” in their review of this digital camera. Robotman28 rated it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “I took a shot at ISO 3200, inside with no flash and it was NOT full of noise”.

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Noise Handled Effectively Up to 3200 ISO

Six people agreed that this digital camera was noisy. Digital Versus mentioned “Noise handled effectively up to 3200 ISO”.

Two years ago Magic Marker wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “I process in Photoshop CC 2015 and all the images came out noisy” in their review of this digital camera. Robotman28 rated it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “I took a shot at ISO 3200, inside with no flash and it was NOT full of noise”.

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Battery

720 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras that have been around for more than two years take between 30 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Pentax K-3 which takes 720 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Pentax K-3 has a microphone in. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a microphone in.

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Has an HDMI

The Pentax K-3 has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Design

Top-Notch Control Layout

Fourty-eight people said in their reviews that the Pentax K-3 was easy to use. Three years ago Imaging Resource.com said in their review of this digital camera “The weathersealing is seriously handy and it's easy to set the 3 up the way you want it to shoot”. Imaging Resource.com also mentioned “Excellent control over imagenoise” in their review. Pc Mag mentioned “Top-notch control layout” .

Twelve owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Imaging Resource.com said “Niskie szumy na zdjciach RAW w szerokim zakresie czuoci, funkcjonalne i bardzo rozbudowane menu, gniazda mikrofonu, suchawek i HDMI, solidny i uszczelniony korpus, dua liczba optymalnie rozmieszczonyc”. Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera “Very sharp, detailed images at low ISO settings”. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Images are full of detail and there are more than enough colour settings to satisfy most photographers”.

Five owners who purchased it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Ryem3 said “Minor adjustments to the body make it more comfortable than the K-5” in their review of this digital camera. Arlan said on Amazon “The rubber parts and deep grip make it comfortable to hold”. N. Gratton said on Amazon “The grip extremely comfortable”.

Four people who reviewed it thought it was easy to handle. Three years ago Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Hochwertiges Kameragehuse mit sehr gutem Handling”. S. Randle wrote on Amazon “I love the way the camera handles, nice and solid”. Burgian said on Bhphotovideo.com “It handles almost exactly like the K-5.” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

Four owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had a good interface. What Digital Camera said in their review of this digital camera “Customisable interface”. Three years ago Pmartinphoto wrote “I feel they have the best interface in the business”. Timbo wrote “Great user interface, outstanding image quality, quality build, feels great in the hands especially with the included battery grip which made this purchase a no brainer”.

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Excellent 24MP Image Quality

Seventy-six people who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Digitaltrends.com said three years ago “Excellent 24MP image quality” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Four years ago Digitalcamerareview.com said in their review of this digital camera “Good still and video image quality” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Imaging Resource.com mentioned three years ago “Extremely solid build quality”.

Excellent Ergonomics and Handling

Eleven customers who purchased the Pentax K-3 concluded that it was good looking. Pc228a mentioned “A beautiful camera that certainly does the job”. Randall scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote three years ago “Beautifully made (a heavy-duty-judy) with all controls well laid out” in his review of this digital camera. Bfs Man said on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The images are pretty sweet”.

Nine customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was ergonomic. Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Excellent ergonomics and handling”. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Great Ergonomics”. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Ergonomically It Is Great” in their review.

Five customers thought it was well designed. Pc Mag wrote “Weather-sealed design” in their review of this digital camera. Williamsvisual wrote “The Pentax design ethic suits me better”. Two years ago Jeff mentioned “The K3 follows Pentax tradition of high quality and thoughtful design” in his review of this digital camera and rated the product a maximum of 5 stars.

Two people mentioned that this digital camera was smooth. Rondo scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Cannot feel the Shutter, smooth baby Smooth”. S. Randle wrote in their review of this digital camera “With nice, smooth natural skin tones” .

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Solid Build

Fourty-nine owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was well made. Stuff.tv wrote “Superb weatherproof build”. Macworld.co.uk gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Solid feel, pro grade body, switch on or off anti aliasing filter, in-body image stabilisation” in their review of this digital camera. Stuff.tv also wrote “The Pentax K-3 is a superbly built camera, with a stainless-steel-and-magnesium-alloy body” in their review.

Nine customers mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Rugged and weather sealed” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Four years ago expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned “Pentax have been consistently producing outstanding DSLRs, well specified and rugged” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars. Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus “Pentax/Ricoh's K-3 is a sturdy and hard-wearing” in their review of this digital camera.

Five customers considered that this digital camera was reliable. Bhphotovideo.com gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote three years ago “Reliable Operation”. Expert website Beststuff.com said “The selection was made due to the camera's exceptional image quality, excellent reliability rating and outstanding operabi” . Timbo wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com in the same month “From what I've taken the quality exceeds my trusty old Pentax K20D”.

Four people concluded that it was sealed. Arlan mentioned two years ago “Of note is the fact that all kit lenses Pentax offers with the K3 are weather sealed, as opposed to the policy of competitors which sell weather sealed cameras.” . Gadget Fan wrote “It really carries on the impressive weather sealed performance of it's predecessors” in their review of this digital camera. Ghost Writer mentioned “Fast focusing, weathered sealed, high usable ISO” .

One customer who bought this digital camera concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Who else has water resistant gear for under 2k No one”.

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Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Pentax K-3 has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Pentax K-3 has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Pentax K-3 has a carrying case. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a carrying case.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Pentax K-3 has a battery charger included. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Pentax K-3 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Pentax K-3 has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Lens System

Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

When compared to other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera, the Pentax K-3's maximum aperture number of 38 is one of the smallest. The maximum aperture numbers of cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera range from 1.8 to 130.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 16x. When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Pentax K-3's optical zoom of only 0.34 times zoom factor is one of the smallest.

If this Pentax camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ($697.99) (16x and cheaper).

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,600mm. The Pentax K-3 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 82.5 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.5, the Pentax K-3 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The average minimum aperture number of cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 4, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Four customers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Bhphotovideo.com rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Pentax K-3 two years ago “Lots Of Both Manual Aut”. Liz said in her review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “I like to shoot in Manual and this camera works well for shifting aperture, shutter”. Ohio Angie said on Bhphotovideo.com “First camera was a K1000 35mm fully manual film camera”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it had good customer support. Jomalo1970 said on Bhphotovideo.com “As an added bonus, Ricoh/Pentax customer support is simply great” and rated the product a maximum of 5 stars.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Pentax K-3 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Canon EOS 60D ($799.99) which has better reviews; or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ($697.99), and the Canon EOS 7D ($538.45) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has a USB 3.0 Port

The Pentax K-3 has a USB 3.0 port, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera do not have a USB 3.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax K-3 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 ($697.99), and the Canon EOS 7D ($538.45) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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6016 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Pentax K-3 has a higher image resolution than most cameras of this age and type. This Pentax digital camera has a 6016 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3.2 inches, the Pentax K-3 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. High megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera have display diagonals of between 2.5" and 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Pentax K-3 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Pentax K-3 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) (1,037,000 pixel) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera. High megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 460 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels.

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Good Flash

Three people who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good flash. Robotman28 mentioned “I have had the camera for 2 days and have not had much chance to get a lot of shots but; The flash works great inside” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Ir wrote “It still has the built in flash, which is a plus for me.” in their review of the Pentax K-3.

Sharp Rear Display

Nine customers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good screen. Pc Mag scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on PC Mag four years ago “Sharp rear display”. Philip wrote in his review of this digital camera three years ago “I find the large data back display particularly helpful and easy to read” and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Matt the Storm Chaser said “In my case, I cannot consistently display images on the monitor when the grip is powered on! The terminal contacts are not fouled or dirty” in his review of this digital camera.

Six owners who bought it thought it had a good viewfinder. Imaging Resource.com said “Large, bright optical viewfinder” in their review of the Pentax K-3. Pc Mag said in their review of this digital camera “Pentaprism viewfinder” . Williamsvisual said “The viewfinder is the best I've used on APS-C nice” in their review of this digital camera.

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Natural Image Colors

One hundred and six customers said that the product was able to produce good images. Three years ago Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Images trs dtailles en bas ISO” in their review of this digital camera. Imaging Resource.com also wrote “Natural image colors” in their review. Imaging Resource.com also wrote “Very high image quality, especially in Raw” in their review.

Twenty-two owners who bought it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Four years ago Digitalcamerareview.com said “High continuous shooting rate”. Also four years ago Ephotozine.com said “The increased resolution and the clean”. Steves-Digicams.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Steve's Digicams “Quick TakePros"Green" shooting mode is accurate”.

Thirteen owners concluded that it had a good ISO range. Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Assez bonne gestion du bruit lectronique jusqu' 3200 ISO”. Imaging Resource.com also mentioned “Exceptional detail at low ISOs” in their review. Imaging Resource.com also wrote “Sehr gute Bildqualitt und hohe Auflsung bis ISO 1.600” in their review.

Nine customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Imaging Resource.com said three years ago “Highresolution 24megapixel sensor” . Macworld.co.uk gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said four years ago “It fields a 24.7 megapixel APS-C sensor rather than the full frame chip of the Nikon D610” in their Pentax K-3 review. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “The camera features a 24 megapixel APS-C sensor (23.35 MP effective size” in their review of this digital camera.

Eight people thought this digital camera was good in low light. Bhphotovideo.com said “Very Low Light Sensitive”. Ben rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote “Low light, natural light indoor shots with our FA50mm has been problematic in the past.”. Ben also mentioned “My biggest frustration with the K-x is low light focus” in his review.

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Video Mode Has Good Audio

Nineteen people said in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Four years ago Digital Versus gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “Video mode has good audio” in their Pentax K-3 review. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Excellent Video”. Imaging-Resource.com said “The Pentax K-3 now uses more efficient H.264 video compression, allows single autofocus during movie capture”.

Good Focusing Accuracy

Thirty-nine customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good autofocus. Three years ago Imaging Resource.com said “Classleading focus sensitivity”. Imaging Resource.com also wrote “Good focusing accuracy” in their review. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag four years ago “27-point autofocus system”.

Nineteen customers who purchased it wrote that it had a good lens. Space Shooter wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The AF accuracy and speed is very good, if one has a lens which can provide the necessary AF speed, as for example the Pentax DA 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6” in their review of this digital camera. Tr wrote in their review of the Pentax K-3 “Look forward to purchasing another lens powerful enough for wildlife”. Timbo rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Sigma's 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens is a far better lens”.

Nine customers who bought the product thought it had a good image stabiliser. Imaging Resource.com said in their review of this digital camera “Effective stabilization for all lenses” . Imaging Resource.com also mentioned “Stabilisation mcanique intgre” in their review. Imaging Resource.com also wrote “Inbody stabilization works with all lenses” in their review.

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good zoom. Three years ago Keith Jordan mentioned “Very happy with it! Used it with the Sigma 70 to 300 macro zoom which excellent too!” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Pentax K-3 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Pentax K-3 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and type. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

Across similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras of this age and spec.

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Features

Extensive Feature Set

Twenty-two people thought the Pentax K-3 had good features. Imaging Resource.com mentioned three years ago “Extensive feature set”. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Video Features” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. In the same month Pocket-Lint.com said in their review of this digital camera “The innovation and user choice behind features such as advanced anti-moi”.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pentax pen408, pentax pen409, pentax m50mm, f458ed
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Canon EOS 70D vs Pentax K-3
Canon EOS 70D Pentax K-3
$ 999.00 $798.00
Pocket Lint Review is Significantly Better
Seven More Awards
Macworld.co.uk Review is Significantly Better
Twice As Wide Flash Exposure Correction
$201 More Expensive
Only One Memory Slot
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