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Pentax K-3 II Digital Camera

SLR 24.35MP 3x Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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Pentax Has Excellent Reviews for Its Cameras

Pentax SLR cameras have excellent reviews on average and across all digital cameras Pentax is one of the leading manufacturers.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Pentax K-3 II supports video capability. Most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for a similar time to the K-3 II do not support video capability.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Pentax K-3 II has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other SLR cameras that are a similar age to the K-3 II do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Pentax K-3 II supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the K-3 II which do not support Full HD video.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3.2 inches, the Pentax K-3 II has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the K-3 II. The smallest display diagonal of SLR cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the K-3 II is 2", the largest is 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Quite High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of new SLR cameras is 6MP, the highest is 37MP, and the average megapixel is 19MP. With a megapixel of 24.35 megapixels, the Pentax K-3 II has one of the highest megapixels amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many SLR cameras that have been around for the last year.

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

The Pentax K-3 II has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most SLR cameras that are a comparable age to it.

A ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction across all latest similar spec cameras.

The worst light exposure correction amongst similar types of digital camera is ± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step).

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Pentax K-3 II has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. This Pentax camera supports a RAW image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by SLR cameras that came out in the last year. The image formats supported "JPG" is also supported by this Pentax digital camera.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

At 51,200, the Pentax K-3 II has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that were launched in the last year. Across all the SLR cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the K-3 II the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 110,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 24,000.

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6016 X 4000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Pentax K-3 II has a 6016 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras that have been around for the last year. Most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 3648 x 2432 still image resolution(s). This Pentax digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 6016x4000, 4608x3072 and 3072x2048 and 1920x1280.

A 6016 x 4000 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the K-3 II.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst still image resolution 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 the 2 USB version supported by most recently released digital cameras.

This camera's USB version (3) is actually the best supported USB version amongst all SLR cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the K-3 II.

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

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Pentax K-3 II is more than most comparable spec cameras that were launched in the last year. This Pentax digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on recently released digital cameras.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Pentax K-3 II is more than most digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for the last year. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Pentax camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

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

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6016 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Pentax K-3 II has a 6016 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras that came out in the last year. Most new cameras have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras that have been available for the last year the best image resolution is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2560 х 1280 pixels.

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1920x1080@60fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Pentax K-3 II has a 1920x1080@60fps resolution at capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed found on most new cameras. This digital camera also have resolution at capture speeds of 1280x720@24fps, 1280x720@25fps, 1280x720@30fps, 1280x720@50fps, 1280x720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps and 1920x1080@25fps and 1920x1080@50fps.

A 1920x1080@60fps resolution at capture speed is in fact the best resolution at capture speeds across all digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the K-3 II.

A 1280x720@50fps resolution at capture speed is the worst resolution at capture speeds across similar types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camera supports an AVC|AVI|H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Pentax K-3 II is more than most new similar spec cameras. This digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras that came out in the last year. The ISO sensitivitys "51200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Pentax digital camera.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Pentax K-3 II is more than most SLR cameras that were launched in the last year. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Servo Auto Focus, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Pentax camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of SLR cameras that were launched in the last 12 months is 100mm. The Pentax K-3 II has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (130 millimeters) amongst SLR cameras of this age.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24.5 millimeters, the Pentax K-3 II has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec cameras. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the K-3 II range from 24mm to 29mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 27mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the K-3 II do not support wi-Fi. The Pentax K-3 II is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the K-3 II, the Pentax K-3 II is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other recently released SLR cameras, the Pentax K-3 II does not have an image stabilizer.

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Not 3D

The Pentax K-3 II is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the K-3 II are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most SLR cameras that were released in the last 12 months do not have a built-in flash. The Pentax K-3 II is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

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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 SLR cameras that were launched in the last year. This camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by SLR cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The camera file system "Exif 2.3" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Heavy

The average weight of digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the K-3 II is 560g. With a weight of 700 grams, the Pentax K-3 II is quite heavy compared to most of the other recently released SLR cameras.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Pentax K-3 II

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when Pentax released the K-3 II.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an Eye-Fi|FLU|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many recently released SLR cameras. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Mounting Type
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Networking
Data Network
Other Features
Video Capability
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Self-Timer

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pentax k3, pentax k3i, pentax k3ii, pentax 16215, pentax 16159, pentax 16187, pentax kit35, used ob16159, pentax 16204, used ob16159b, pentax k3iibl, pentax kit35m, pentax kit35mm, pentax k3iibla, pentax 5012228s, pentax 5012229k, pentax k3iiblac, pentax 5012228k, pentax k3iiblack, pentax k3iiblackb, pentax k3iiblackbo, pentax manufacurer, pentax k3iiblackbod, pentax k3iiblack1685, pentax k3iiblackbody, pentax k3iiblackbodyk, pentax k3iiblack18135, pentax k3iiblack1685w, pentax k3iiblack18135w, pentax k3iiblack1685wr
Barcodes 00000001609271, 00000001611471, 00027075293977, 00027075294080, 00027075294196, 00027075294301

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