Nikon D3300 vs Pentax K-3 II

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Nikon D3300
Pentax K-3 II

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
0.07MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a total megapixel count of 24.78MP, however the Pentax K-3 II is only a 24.71MP digital camera (0.07MP less).
99x shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon D3300 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s shorter than the Pentax K-3 II (1s).
PictBridge Edit
The Nikon D3300 supports PictBridge, but the Pentax K-3 II does not support PictBridge.
71% lighter Edit
The Nikon D3300 is a 410g digital camera. That's 290g lighter than the Pentax K-3 II (700g). 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.

Moderately shorter Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a height of 98mm, however the Pentax K-3 II is a 102.5mm tall digital camera (4.5mm taller).
A little thinner Edit
Nikon D3300 is 75.5mm deep, but the Pentax K-3 II is a 77.5mm deep digital camera (2mm thicker).
7.5mm narrower Edit
Nikon D3300 is 124mm wide, but the Pentax K-3 II is a 131.5mm wide digital camera (7.5mm wider).
£137 cheaper
The Nikon D3300 is £137.20 cheaper than the Pentax K-3 II.
Available from 21 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More popular
The Nikon D3300 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 1557 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Pentax K-3 II ranks No. 106390.
9 Reasons For
1% higher megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 24.35MP digital camera. That's 0.15MP higher than the Nikon D3300 (24.35MP). 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.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 3x optical zoom digital camera. That's 3x bigger than the Nikon D3300 (3x). 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 maximum aperture Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 38 smaller than the Nikon D3300 (38).
Vastly longer maximum focal length Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a maximum focal length of 130mm, however the Nikon D3300 is only a unknownmm maximum focal length digital camera (130mm shorter).
27.00 auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Pentax K-3 II is 27.00, but the Nikon D3300 only has 11.00 auto focus points.
75% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 38,400 higher than the Nikon D3300 (51,200).
Larger screen size Edit
Pentax K-3 II is 3.2" screen. That's 0.2" larger than the Nikon D3300 (3.2"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

12% higher display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 116,000 pixels higher than the Nikon D3300 (1,037,000 pixels).
0.1x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 0.95x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.1x higher than the Nikon D3300 (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.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
0.15MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a megapixel count of 24.2MP, but the Pentax K-3 II is a 24.35MP digital camera (0.15MP higher). 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.

Sixteen less auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Nikon D3300 is 11.00, but the Pentax K-3 II only has 27.00 auto focus points.
38,400 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, whereas the Pentax K-3 II is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (38,400 higher).
A bit smaller screen size Edit
Nikon D3300 is only 3" screen, but the Pentax K-3 II is a 3.2" screen digital camera (0.2" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

13% lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, however the Pentax K-3 II is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (116,000 pixels higher).
0.1x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.85x, whereas the Pentax K-3 II is a 0.95x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.1x 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.

Over one year older
The Nikon D3300 is older than the Pentax K-3 II by 14 months.
10 Reasons Against
1% less total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 24.71MP digital camera. That's 0.07MP less than the Nikon D3300 (24.71MP).
Vastly longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a flash sync-speed of 1s, however the Nikon D3300 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s shorter).
Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Pentax K-3 II does not support PictBridge, whereas the Nikon D3300 supports PictBridge.
A lot heavier Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a weight of 700g, however the Nikon D3300 is a 410g digital camera (290g lighter). 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
The Pentax K-3 II has a height of 102.5mm. That's 4.5mm taller than the Nikon D3300 (102.5mm).
Thicker Edit
Pentax K-3 II is 77.5mm deep. That's 2mm thicker than the Nikon D3300 (77.5mm).
6% wider Edit
Pentax K-3 II is 131.5mm wide. That's 7.5mm wider than the Nikon D3300 (131.5mm).
More expensive by £137
The Pentax K-3 II is £137.20 more expensive than the Nikon D3300.
Fewer sellers
The Pentax K-3 II is only stocked by 13 sellers, but the Nikon D3300 is stocked by 34 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Less popular
The Pentax K-3 II is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 106390 by number of sales in our digital cameras, whereas the Nikon D3300 ranks No. 1557.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
24.2MP 24.35MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 6016 x 4000
 4608 x 3072
 3072 x 2048
 1920 x 1280
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 6016 x 4000
 4608 x 3072
 3072 x 2048
 1920 x 1280
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 4000
 6016 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.6 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
24.78MP
BEST
24.71MP
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Magnesium
 Metal
 Magnesium
 Metal

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 38
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 130mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.5mm
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 16 - 85
Lens
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 16/12
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Nikon F
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 72mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.35m
Auto Focus Point
11 27
BEST
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
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
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 51200
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 51200
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
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)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
Flash Guide
12m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s
BEST
1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
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
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.85x 0.95x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Crop
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
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
-1.7 - 0.5 -2.5 - 1.5
Scene Mode
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 INC
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 INC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
410g
BEST
700g
Height
98mm
BEST
102.5mm
Depth
75.5mm
BEST
77.5mm
Width
124mm
BEST
131.5mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 488g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 94mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 78mm
Weight Including Battery
460g
BEST
785g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL14a D-LI90
Battery Capacity
1,230mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 720 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 -10 - 40

System Requirements

Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 AV
BEST
 USB
 AV
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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