Pentax K-3
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Pentax K-3

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Key Features
  • Type DSLR
  • Optical Sensor Resolution 24 MP
  • Optical Zoom 5x
  • Built in Flash Yes
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Pentax K-3 - Expert Reviews

Overall Review

Pentax has been consistent in the production of outstanding DSLRs that are well-designed. Pentax K 3 follows in the same tradition and comes with improved autofocus. The resolution is increased, images are all clean and it all makes up for an expensive yet worthy kit. It is an all weather camera that is best suited for professionals. 

Design and Build Quality

Pentax K-3's design and build quality are somewhat the same as of other Pentax DSLRs and SLRs, for the imaging giant follows the tradition of making solid and strong devices. The existing users will find some of the buttons to have been moved and controls slightly altered, but there is nothing that can't be adapted quickly. The photographic feel of the camera is all new with well carved ergonomic layout and menus. Much of the K-5 and K-7 that remained unchanged have been put up here. Some of the tweaks caused are with dioptre adjustment wheel, SD card side access and mode dial lock - which can be disengaged. The screen at the back flaunts a monitor that is similar to other DSLRs within the Pentax Range. With this screen, you can easily alter the parameters. There are a number of dedicated buttons and a new switch to choose, either video or still photography. There is a traditional glass pentaprism that is common to all the Pentax DSLRs range. The pentaprism does provide for clarity of view though adding to the cost. The gapless monitor prevents condensation under the glass cover and results in bright, clear and crisp images.

Focus and Face Detection

Pentax K-3 comes with the following focusing modes - Autofocus, Manual, Spot, AF Tracking, Multi, Centre and AF Fine Tuning.

Lens and Image Stabilization

Pentax K-3 gets shipped with SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR lens and one can say, they make up for a perfect cam-lens combo. The lens has enough resolution in reserve to match the increased pixel count and so, it works better with K-3 than K-5. Chromatic aberration seems to have been cut down and images are clearer as compared to the previous models. This 18-35mm lens complements K-3. The flare is all taken care of, in case you are more cautious, then you can use the lens hood. Within the range of Pentax lenses, there are new HD lenses that come with enhanced nano coatings. The camera does provide the image stabilization feature.

Screen and Menus

Pentax K-3 comes with a well-designed interface and an ergonomic layout. The screen at the back is a lot similar to other DSLRs within the Pentax range. The screen is 3.2 inches wide LCD type with 1037k dots resolution and no space for air.

Battery

Pentax K-3 uses the same battery that is used in K-5 range of cameras. The accessories used are also the same. The battery grip is though different by minor margins, therefore, a new D-BG5 grip can be availed. The battery life of the camera is the same as in K-5, with 500 shots you would still get enough time for playback. As CIPA has quoted, indeed with 560 shots, you can still make up for 50 percent of flash usage. The camera uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery of D-LI90P type.

Video Mode

Pentax K-3 records videos in Full HD format. The frame rates used are 24, 25, 30, 50i and 60i. There is no stereo sound recording, only monaural. You can avail of optical zoom while recording the video. The video resolutions used are only of two types - HD (1280 x 720 pixels) and Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels). Changes from K-5 to K-3 that come under this mode are; encoding will now be done in AVC/H.264. For stereo sound recording, you would have to use external mics and for that a headphone jack will be provided. The level for sound can be managed within the camera with metering level being provided as well. The camera has gotten more sophisticated in terms of recording moving images. You have have ease of access to dedicated stills and video switch. The shake reduction feature cuts the shake and the reproduction is quite smooth. Custom image and digital filters can be availed too under movie mode.

Sensors

Pentax K-3 sports a 24.35 megapixels CMOS type APS-C sized sensor along with AA filter simulator. The width and height of the pixels are 6016 and 4000 respectively. Again, the width and height of the sensor are 23.5mm and 15.6mm. The aspect ratios exploited are; 3:2 and 16:9. The sensor delivers full detail to the image and that is the benefit of K-3. When you compare the results of K5 and K3, then the latter would seem to offer clearer and crisper images. Due to the increase in pixel density, noise levels might go higher than expected but that has to be if cleaner reproduction of detail is required. You can avail of ISO levels up to 1600, freely. At ISO1600, some noise do appear and at ISO3200, more noise kicks in. By ISO12800, some sharpness is taken care of while noise becomes obvious, yet acceptable. At ISO51200 and ISO25600, you get a lot of noise, so using these settings must be a careful attempt. 

Pros

  • Pentax K-3 has low light autofocus of up to -3EV.
  • You can avail DNG or PEF RAW format
  • Wide array of inbuilt filters and effects
  • AA filter simulator
  • There is body shake reduction
  • Lens compatibility is backwards too
  • Some prime lenses in the range are unique as well
  • Shutter rate goes up to 2,00,000 exposures
  • Eye-Fi and Flu card compatibility
  • Weather sealed construction comprises of 92 seals
  • With 24 megapixels, you get superb clarity in images
  • The glass pentaprism viewfinder allows for 95 percent of magnification
  • Burst mode rate is 8.3 frames per second

Cons

  • Pentax K-3 does not come with many long zoom lenses
  • Lens support from third party lenses is lacking

Pentax K-3 - User Reviews

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Best Pentax DSLR ever.
by M Sharma on 2014-07-07

Firstly I would like to thank Amazon for bringing latest camera products into India at same prices as the US. Normally such products are sold in India at 40-50% premium.

Delivery was super fast

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5
One of the most underrated DSLRs ever!
by Jiffy James on 2015-11-27

This is my third DSLR and second PENTAX. I started off on a Canon EOS 1000d, then graduated to a semipro K-30, and now have been using the K-3 for several months. I've always admired PENTAX for the

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5
Brilliant camera. Truly Five Star!
by Mithun Raj on 2015-04-09

K3 is my first DSLR. For a lower price, it has better capabilities than Nikon7100 and Canon 70D. Most people out there don't know the quality of Pentax brand.
1. It is fully weather sealed(72

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5
Five Stars
by sagar on 2015-06-02

camera is prerfect to use.you give service after delivery to me.send address of service center in india.
thankyou.

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Pentax K-3 - Price History

Pentax K-3 Specifications

General Features
  • Brand Pentax
  • Model Name K3 (Body Only)
  • Type DSLR
  • Color Black
Camera Features
  • Optical Sensor Resolution 24 MP
  • Sensor Type CMOS Sensor
  • Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.6 mm
  • Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec sec
  • Minimum Shutter Speed 30 sec sec
  • Optical Zoom 5x
  • Audio Video Interface Video Output: NTSC, PAL
  • Other Resolution Movie: (Full HD: 1920 x 1080 (60i / 50i / 30p / 25p / 24p)), (HD (1280 x 720 (60p / 50p / 30p / 25p / 24p))
Lens
  • Lens Type Pentax KAF2 Bayonet Stainless Steel Mount
  • Auto Focus Yes, Contrast + Face Detection, Contrast Detection, Phase Difference
  • Manual Focus Yes
  • Color Filter Primary Color Filter
Convenience Features
  • Microphone Stereo Microphone
  • Continuous Shots Continuous fps: (Continuous H: 8.3 fps (60 JPG, 23 RAW), Continuous M: 4.5 fps (100 JPG, 32 RAW), Continuous L: 3.0 fps (200 JPG, 52 RAW))
  • Self Timer Yes, 12 sec, 2 sec
  • Sync Terminal Sync Socket
  • Metering Center-Weighted, Multi, Spot
  • Supported Languages English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Chinese (Simplified / Traditional), Japanese
Image Enhancements
  • ISO Rating ISO 100 - 51200 (Auto)
  • Image Stabilizer Image-sensor Shift Mechanism
  • White Balancing White Balance: Auto WB, Multi Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White, W: Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE
  • Red Eye Reduction Yes
  • Dust Reduction DR II (Ultrasonic Vibration to Low Pass Filter) with Dust Alert Function
  • Exposure Compensation 1/3, 1/2 EV Steps +/- 5 EV
Display
  • Screen Size 3.2 Inches
  • Image Display Resolution 1,037,000 dots
  • Video Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD) @ 30 fps
Connectivity
  • HDMI HDMI Out
  • USB USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Images & Video
  • Image Format RAW (PEF, DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.30), DCF 2.0 Compliant
  • Video Format Movie: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, MOV) - JPEG (AVI) for Internal Movie Record
Media & Software
  • Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC / EyeFi / FLU
  • Upgradeable Memory Yes
Flash
  • Built in Flash Yes
  • External Flash Yes
  • Flash Modes Auto, On, Red-eye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Red-eye, Trailing Curtain Sync, High-speed sync, Wireless, Manual
Power Source
  • Battery Type Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (D-LI90)
Dimensions
  • Dimensions 3.9 x 5.2 x 3.1 Inches
  • Weight 816 gms
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