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Pentax K-3 II

$846.00
Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Editor's Choice photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice
A multi award winning and fully featured 24.35 megapixel camera
SLR 24.35MP CMOS Black Jan 2016
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Pentax K-3 II Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Pentax K-3 II as follows for Summary.
100
81 Reviews + 8 Awards
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Poor
50
Good Features
Overall Score
47
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 47?

It has very good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good lens quality, picture quality and superior product quality.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high megapixel
6016 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Heavy
Quite large closest focusing distance

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also very good for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras as well being very good for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras.
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71
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49
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71
Very Good

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How Big is the Pentax K-3 II?

The Pentax K-3 II is 131.5mm wide and 77.5mm tall. It is 102.5mm deep and weighs 700g.

Pentax K-3 II front dimensions

Pentax K-3 II size in context

Pentax K-3 II In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Lydogbilde.no, Trusted Reviews and Dkamera.de all of whom said that this Pentax digital camera was very good.

The editors of two more expert review sites both said that this camera was superb and gave it their highest award. Photoreview.com.au and Ephotozine both gave this Pentax camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

The authors at review websites Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk both said that this digital camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

PhotographyBlog.com gave this Pentax camera an "Essential" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 23 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this Pentax digital camera has an overall expert rating of 84 out of 100. This puts this camera in the top 18% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 58 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Pentax camera is superb. 37 reviewers (82% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This camera in the top 10% of all the cameras when ranked by user rating.

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Pentax Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 2,538 owner and expert reviews (including 473 verified purchases) for Pentax cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Pentax has excellent ratings specifically within its cameras range. 98% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Three people who purchased the product concluded that it had a good autofocus and two owners who bought the product considered that it had a good image stabiliser.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Six customers who reviewed the Pentax K-3 II said that it was able to produce good images and three owners who bought it thought it had a good picture resolution.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

Five customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Three people who purchased this digital camera thought it was easy to use and two customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two people thought this digital camera was good value for money.

Customers Report it is Robust

Five owners wrote in their reviews that the Pentax K-3 II was well made.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Five owners wrote in their reviews that the Pentax K-3 II had good features.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We think this Pentax digital camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras. The price range of digital cameras is from $29 to $6,895.

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Features

Fairly High Megapixel

When compared to other cameras that we have checked, the Pentax K-3 II's megapixel of 24.35 megapixels is one of the highest. The average megapixel of cameras is 16MP.

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6016 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Pentax K-3 II has a higher image resolution than most cameras. This camera has a 6016 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 7680 x 5120 pixels (best).

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Heavy

With a weight of 700 grams, the Pentax K-3 II is quite heavy compared to most of the other cameras. Digital cameras have weights of between 1g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of cameras range from 0.5" to 9". With a display diagonal of 3.2 inches, the Pentax K-3 II has one of the largest display diagonals amongst cameras of this age.

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Supports 100, 200 and 2 More ISO Sensitivities

The Pentax K-3 II has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras. This Pentax digital camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras. The ISO sensitivities "Auto", "100" and "51200" are also supported by this camera.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax K-3 II has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Microphone in

The Pentax K-3 II has a microphone in. Most of the other digital cameras also have a microphone in.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 1,037,000 pixel, the Pentax K-3 II has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras. The average display resolution (numeric) of cameras is 600,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the cameras the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.17m. At 0.25 meters, the Pentax K-3 II has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of digital cameras is 11, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130. At 38, the Pentax K-3 II has a quite large maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Pentax K-3 II supports dioptic correction. Most of the other cameras also support dioptic correction.

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3 USB Version

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

A 3 USB version is actually the best supported USB version across all cameras.

The worst supported USB version across similar types of digital camera is 3.1.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Pentax K-3 II features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax K-3 II features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature contrast adjustment.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Pentax K-3 II has an anti-dust function. Most of the other cameras also have an anti-dust function.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Pentax K-3 II has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Pentax K-3 II supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras also support video capability.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Pentax K-3 II has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax K-3 II features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Pentax K-3 II has an external flash connector, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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720 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Pentax K-3 II is a camera that takes 720 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Pentax K-3 II supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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6016 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax K-3 II has a higher still image resolution than most cameras. This camera has a 6016 x 4000 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3072 and 3072 x 2048 and 1920 x 1280.

A 6016 x 4000 still image resolution(s) is actually the best still image resolution across all cameras.

The worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of camera is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Pentax K-3 II has a carrying case, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Pentax K-3 II has a self-timer. Most of the other cameras also have a self-timer.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

Pentax released the K-3 II in January 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pentax k3iiblackdal1855wrlenskit, pentax k3iiblack18135wrlenskit, pentax k3iiblack1685wrlenskit, pentax k3iiblackbodykit, pentax manufacurer, pentax af540fgzii, pentax 5012229k, pentax kit35mm, pentax 16215, pentax 16159, pentax 16187, pentax 16204
Barcodes 00027075293977, 00027075294080, 00027075294196, 00027075294301

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