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Pentax K-3 II APS-C DSLR Camera (2015)

MSRP 1099 USDNeo score 60%Ext score 76%

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Product Overview

Pentax K-3 II is an affordable DSLR camera in the Pentax K-mount system. Introduced by Pentax in 2015, it comes with an APS-C sensor with 24 MP (6016 x 4000) resolution.
The camera has an excellent battery life, and you may just get away without a second battery. It comes with 27 autofocus points and a built-in GPS.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 60% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Exceptional battery life
  • Built-in GPS functionality
  • Weather-sealed
Cons
  • Menu not touch-enabled

What external reviewers found***

Ext 76% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent autofocus
Cons
  • No 4K video
  • No built-in GPS
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
HDMI + Headphone + Microphone + Remote Control + USB 3.0
Wireless Connectivity
Special version of Flu Card available

Construction

Form Factor
DSLR camera
Image Size
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Lens Mount
Pentax K-mount
Microphone
Mono
Sensor | Resolution
24 MP (6016 x 4000)
Sensor | Type
CMOS
Speakers
Mono

Dimensions

Size | Depth
77 mm / 3.03 in
Size | Height
100 mm / 3.94 in
Size | Width
131 mm / 5.16 in
Weight
800 g / 28.27 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2 inch
Display Type
Fixed TFT LCD monitor
Resolution
1,037,000 dots
Viewfinder | Coverage
100%
Viewfinder | Magnification
0.95x
Viewfinder | Type
Optical (pentaprism)

Function

AE Bracketing
±2 (2, 3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Autofocus
27 focus points
Crop Factor
1.5
Exposure Compensation
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Mode
Auto / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual
GPS
Yes
Image Stabilization
4.5 stops of shake reduction
Intervalometer
Yes
ISO Range
100 ~ 51200
Processor
Prime III
Touch Screen
No
Video Codecs
MPEG-4, H.264
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Battery Life
720 shots
Max Burst Rate
8.3 fps
Storage
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC

Production

Battery
Lithium-Ion D-LI90 rechargeable battery & charger
Debut
2015-04-22

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External Reviews

tomsguide[1]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following***:
The Pentax K-3 III has a new back-illuminated 25.7MP APS-C CMOS sensor with a new PRIME V processor. Stills have masses of detail and are incredibly clean; you can shoot up to ISO 6400 without any concerns and even 25,600 is usable. Video is only via live view, and that mode is hamstrung with slower contrast-detection AF.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • No built-in GPS
  • No 4K video

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Pentax K-3 III review: The last great DSLR?. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/pentax-k-3-iii. 2021-11-18. Retrieved 2022-02-03.

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