Nikon D750 vs Pentax K-3

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Nikon D750
Pentax K-3

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
0.95MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D750 has a megapixel count of 24.3MP, whereas the Pentax K-3 is only a 23.35MP digital camera (0.95MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

0.22MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D750 has a total megapixel count of 24.93MP, but the Pentax K-3 is only a 24.71MP digital camera (0.22MP less).
4.66x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon D750 has an optical zoom of 5x, whereas the Pentax K-3 is only a 0.34x optical zoom digital camera (4.66x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D750 has a minimum ISO speed of 50, but the Pentax K-3 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (50 bigger).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D750 has a display resolution of 1,228,800 pixels, but the Pentax K-3 is only a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (191,800 pixels lower).
WiFi connectivity Edit
The Nikon D750 supports WiFi connectivity, however the Pentax K-3 does not. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

£42 cheaper
The Nikon D750 costs £41.70 less than the Pentax K-3.
Available from 18 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
More popular
The Nikon D750 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 11462 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Pentax K-3 ranks No. 101807.
Twenty-two more awards
The Nikon D750 has 23 awards, whereas the Pentax K-3 has 1 award.
11 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Pentax K-3 is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 16 smaller than the Nikon D750 (38).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Pentax K-3 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, but the Nikon D750 is a 4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 larger).
Smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Pentax K-3 has a closest focusing distance of 0.4m, but the Nikon D750 is a 0.45m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.05m larger).
27.00 auto focus points Edit
The Pentax K-3 has 27.00 auto focus points, however the Nikon D750 only has one auto focus point.
Two memory slots Edit
The Pentax K-3 has two memory slots, however the Nikon D750 only has one memory slot.
27% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-3 is a 0.95x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.25x higher than the Nikon D750 (0.95x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

35g lighter Edit
The Pentax K-3 has a weight of 715g, whereas the Nikon D750 is a 750g digital camera (35g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

13mm shorter Edit
The Pentax K-3 is a 100mm tall digital camera. That's 13mm shorter than the Nikon D750 (100mm).
1% thinner Edit
The Pentax K-3 has a depth of 77.5mm. That's 0.5mm thinner than the Nikon D750 (77.5mm).
Narrower Edit
The Pentax K-3 has a width of 131.5mm. That's 9mm narrower than the Nikon D750 (131.5mm).
A little better user reviews
The average user review score of the Pentax K-3 is 98% based on 68 reviews, but the average rating of the Nikon D750 is 96% (based on 256 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
16 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D750 has a maximum aperture of 22, whereas the Pentax K-3 is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera (16 smaller).
13% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon D750 is a 4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.5 larger than the Pentax K-3 (3.5).
12% larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Nikon D750 is a 0.45m closest focusing distance digital camera. That's 0.05m larger than the Pentax K-3 (0.4m).
Twenty-six less auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D750 is a one auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-3 only has 27.00 auto focus points.
One less memory slot Edit
The Nikon D750 is a one memory slot digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-3 only has two memory slots.
A lot lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D750 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.7x, however the Pentax K-3 is a 0.95x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.25x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

5% heavier Edit
The Nikon D750 is a 750g digital camera. That's 35g heavier than the Pentax K-3 (715g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Taller Edit
Nikon D750 is 113mm tall, but the Pentax K-3 is a 100mm tall digital camera (13mm shorter).
Slightly thicker Edit
The Nikon D750 is a 78mm deep digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-3 is a 77.5mm deep digital camera (0.5mm thinner).
9mm wider Edit
The Nikon D750 is a 140.5mm wide digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-3 is a 131.5mm wide digital camera (9mm narrower).
Moderately Lower user review Score
The Nikon D750's average user rating is 96%, however the Pentax K-3's is 98% (based on 68 reviews).
11 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-3 is a 23.35MP digital camera. That's 0.95MP lower than the Nikon D750 (23.35MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-3 is a 24.71MP digital camera. That's 0.22MP less than the Nikon D750 (24.71MP).
Fourteen times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Pentax K-3 is a 0.34x optical zoom digital camera. That's 4.66x smaller than the Nikon D750 (0.34x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-3 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 50 bigger than the Nikon D750 (100).
191,800 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-3 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 191,800 pixels lower than the Nikon D750 (1,037,000 pixels).
Does not support WiFi connectivity Edit
The Pentax K-3 does not support WiFi connectivity, whereas the Nikon D750 does. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

More expensive by £42
The Pentax K-3 is £41.70 more expensive than the Nikon D750.
Not as many stockists
The Pentax K-3 is only stocked by 11 stores, however the Nikon D750 is stocked by 29 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by one year
The Pentax K-3 is one year older than the Nikon D750.
Less popular
The Pentax K-3 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 101807 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Nikon D750 ranks No. 11462.
Twenty-two less awards
The Pentax K-3 has only received 1 award, however the Nikon D750 has received 23 awards.

Awards

23 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
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CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
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DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
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Pocket Lint: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
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1 Award
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
24.3MP
BEST
23.35MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6016 x 4016
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 1688
 6016 x 4000
 4608 x 3072
 3072 x 2048
 1920 x 1280
BEST
 6016 x 4016
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 1688
 6016 x 4000
 4608 x 3072
 3072 x 2048
 1920 x 1280
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 4016
BEST
 6016 x 4016
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
35.9 x 24 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
24.93MP
BEST
24.71MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Magnesium
 Stainless steel
 Steel
 Magnesium
 Stainless steel
 Steel

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x
BEST
0.34x
Maximum Aperture
22 38
BEST
Minimum Aperture
4 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 82.5mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range
24 - 120 18 - 55
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
17/13 11/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Pentax KAF3
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Nikon F
 Pentax KAF3
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
77mm 52mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 selective
 centre weighted
 servo
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 selective
 centre weighted
 servo
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.45m 0.4m
BEST
Auto Focus Point
1 27
BEST
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 50
 80
 100
 200
 800
 12800
 51200
 Auto
 50
 80
 100
 200
 800
 12800
 51200
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
51,200 51,200
Minimum ISO Speed
50
BEST
100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
 Auto
 Manual
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 13m
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps 60fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
Memory Slot
1 2
BEST

Display

Screen Size
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,228,800 pixels
BEST
1,037,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.7x 0.95x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 electrical
 Optical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AV output
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Pastel
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Pastel
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,12
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.5mm
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Pet
 Food
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Pet
 Food
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
750g 715g
BEST
Height
113mm 100mm
BEST
Depth
78mm 77.5mm
BEST
Width
140.5mm 131.5mm
BEST
Lens Weight
710g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
103mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
84mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
840g 800g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Battery Size
EN-EL15 D-LI90
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 6h
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 720 shots

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 92
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 -10 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data S-SW140
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
BEST
 WiFi connectivity
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 3.0 port

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Flash Type
Unknown - Click to provide data P-TTL
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