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Pentax K3II

75

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Pentax K3II

$860.00
Pentax K-3 II
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A multi award winning and high image quality SLR digital camera, with good features but representing only middle of the road value for money
SLR 24.35MP 6016 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Jun 2015
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Pentax K-3 II Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Pentax K-3 II number 471 across all digital cameras.
96
Reviews
81 Reviews + 8 Awards
60
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has very good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Pentax digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
6016 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Heavier than average

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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

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $860.00 it is more expensive than 83% of cameras.

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We found a cheaper price for the Pentax K-3 II of £719.00 ($719.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $141.00.

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Pentax K-3 II's sensor megapixels of 24.4MP is very high compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 96% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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6016 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Pentax K-3 II has a maximum image resolution of 6016 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all 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 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 digital 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 lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Pentax K-3 II's maximum ISO sensitivity of 51,200 is very high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 3% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital 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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Heavier Than Average

The Pentax K-3 II's weight of 700g is in the heaviest 6% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has an External Flash Connector

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

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Pentax K-3 II supports video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax K-3 II features contrast adjustment. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax K-3 II features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 78% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Pentax K-3 II features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

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

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720 Battery Life

The Pentax K-3 II is a digital camera that takes 720 shots battery life.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Pentax K-3 II supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Pentax K-3 II has a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Microphone in

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

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Has a Carrying Case

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

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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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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Pentax K-3 II of 1,040,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 17% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Pentax K-3 II has a self-timer, unlike 82% of digital cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

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

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6016 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax K-3 II supports a maximum still image resolution of 6016 x 4000. That's over eight times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

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

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all digital cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 1" and the largest being 7.7". The Pentax K-3 II's display diagonal of 3.2" is larger than 94% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

k3ii black 1685wr lens kit k3ii, pentax k3iiblack1685wrlenskit

Barcodes:

00027075293977, 00027075294080, 00027075294196, 00027075294301

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