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Nikon D750 vs Pentax K-3

Nikon D750 vs Pentax K-3

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Nikon D750
Pentax K-3

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon D750 is 1,228,800 pixels display resolution, but the Pentax K-3 is only a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (191,800 pixels lower).
Wi-Fi Edit
The Nikon D750 supports Wi-Fi, 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.

Available from 26 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. 14936 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Pentax K-3 ranks No. 48376.
One more awards
The Nikon D750 has 18 awards, whereas the Pentax K-3 has 17 awards.
User reviews are moderately better
Based on 806 reviews, the Nikon D750 has an average user review score of 97%, however the Pentax K-3 has an average rating of 96% (based on 262 reviews).
5 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Pentax K-3 is a 24.35MP digital camera. That's 0.050000000000001MP higher than the Nikon D750 (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.

24% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Pentax K-3 has a maximum aperture number of 38. That's 9 smaller than the Nikon D750 (38).
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.

Cheaper by £577
The Pentax K-3 costs £581.37, whereas the Nikon D750 is £1,158.00.
A little better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Pentax K-3 is 90% based on 50 reviews, but the average rating of the Nikon D750 is 89% (based on 75 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
0.050000000000001MP lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon D750 has a megapixel of 24.3MP, whereas the Pentax K-3 is a 24.35MP digital camera (0.050000000000001MP 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.

9 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon D750 is a 29 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-3 is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera (9 smaller).
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.

£577 more expensive
The Nikon D750 is more expensive than the Pentax K-3 by £576.63.
Moderately Lower expert review Score
The Nikon D750's average expert rating is 89%, however the Pentax K-3's is 90% (based on 50 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
191,800 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) 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 Wi-Fi Edit
The Pentax K-3 does not support Wi-Fi, 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.

Not as many stockists
The Pentax K-3 is only stocked by 8 sellers, however the Nikon D750 is stocked by 34 stores. 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. 48376 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Nikon D750 ranks No. 14936.
One less award
The Pentax K-3 has only received 17 awards, however the Nikon D750 has received 18 awards.
User review Rating is a little Worse
The Pentax K-3 has an average user score of 96%, but the Nikon D750 has an average user rating of 97% (based on 806 reviews).

Awards

18 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
CNET.com: Editor's Choice
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
DP Review: Highly Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
hardwarezone.com.sg: Editor's Choice
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
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PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
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photoxels.com: Gold
Pocket Lint: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
17 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
onfoto.ru: Gold
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

17 months Ago 29 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
24.3MP 24.35MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
35.9 x 24 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
24.93MP
BEST
24.71MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
BEST
 16:9

Design

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

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
29 38
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 82.5mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
24 - 85 18 - 55
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax KAF3
 Pentax K
 Nikon F
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax KAF3
 Pentax K
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blade
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
72mm 52mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
1 27
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 50
 80
 100
 200
 800
 12800
 51200
 Auto
 50
 80
 100
 200
 800
 12800
 51200
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max)
51,200 51,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
50
BEST
100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 B
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 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
Flash Guide Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 13m
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps 60fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Resolution At 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 Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
Memory Slots
1 2
BEST

Display

Display Diagonal
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%
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,228,800 pixels
BEST
1,037,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Pastel
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Pastel
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,12
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Modes
 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
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 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)
 PER
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
750g 715g
BEST
Height
113mm 100mm
Depth
78mm 77.5mm
Width
140.5mm 131.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
840g 800g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Battery Type
EN-EL15 D-LI90P
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 6h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 720 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 92
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 -10 - 40

Packaging Content

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

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