Nikon D750 vs Pentax K-3

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Nikon D750
Pentax K-3

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
0.22MP more total megapixels Edit
The Nikon D750 has a total megapixels of 24.93MP, but the Pentax K-3 is only a 24.71MP digital camera (0.22MP less).
Twenty-four more auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Nikon D750 is a 51.00 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-3 only has 27.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Nikon D750 is 50 minimum ISO speed, but the Pentax K-3 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (50 bigger).
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).
PictBridge Edit
The Nikon D750 supports pictBridge, whereas the Pentax K-3 does not support pictBridge.
Five hundred and ten more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Nikon D750 is 1230.00, but the Pentax K-3 only takes 720.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

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 20 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.
Twenty-two more awards
The Nikon D750 has 23 awards, whereas the Pentax K-3 has 1 award.
10 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Pentax K-3 has an image stabilizer, but the Nikon D750 does not. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Two memory slotss Edit
The Pentax K-3 has two memory slotss, however the Nikon D750 only has one memory slots.
27% higher magnification Edit
Pentax K-3 is 0.95x lens magnification ratio. 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.

GPS (satellite) Edit
The Pentax K-3 has a GPS (satellite), however the Nikon D750 does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

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.

Two number of batteries supporteds Edit
The Pentax K-3 has two number of batteries supporteds, however the Nikon D750 only has one number of batteries supported.
Cheaper by £490
The Pentax K-3 costs £669.99, whereas the Nikon D750 is £1,159.99.
Better selling
The Pentax K-3 ranks No. 49935 by number of sales, but the Nikon D750 ranks No. 64030.
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

10 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.

Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon D750 does not have an image stabilizer, but the Pentax K-3 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

One less memory slots Edit
The Nikon D750 is a one memory slots digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-3 only has two memory slotss.
A lot lower magnification Edit
The Nikon D750 has a magnification 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.

Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon D750 does not have a GPS (satellite), however the Pentax K-3 does. Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

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.

One less number of batteries supported Edit
The Nikon D750 is a one number of batteries supported digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-3 only has two number of batteries supporteds.
£490 more expensive
The Nikon D750 is more expensive than the Pentax K-3 by £490.
Worse selling
The Nikon D750 ranks No. 64030 by sales volume, however the Pentax K-3 ranks No. 49935.
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).
10 Reasons Against
Less total megapixels Edit
The Pentax K-3 is a 24.71MP digital camera. That's 0.22MP less than the Nikon D750 (24.71MP).
Only 27.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Pentax K-3 has 27.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Nikon D750 only has 51.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Bigger ISO sensitivity (min) 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 (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 pictBridge Edit
The Pentax K-3 does not support pictBridge, but the Nikon D750 supports pictBridge.
Only 720.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Pentax K-3 is a digital camera that takes 720.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Nikon D750 only takes 1230.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

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 4 sellers, however the Nikon D750 is stocked by 24 sellers. 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 eleven months
The Pentax K-3 is eleven months older than the Nikon D750.
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
CNET.com: Editor's Choice
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
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hardwarezone.com.sg: Editor's Choice
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
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PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
1 Award
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

29 months Ago 40 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
24.3MP 24.35MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
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
Image Stabilizer Location
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 FX
 FX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
BEST
 16:9

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Magnesium
 Stainless steel
 Steel
 Magnesium
 Stainless steel
 Steel

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.34x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 38
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
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)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 55
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45m
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
51
BEST
27
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
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 Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD 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
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
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
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

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%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,228,800 pixels
BEST
1,037,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.7x 0.95x
BEST
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic

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
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
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
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Sensitivity 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
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing
 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
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
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 (D-D)
-3 - 1 -2.5 - 1.5
Eye Relief
21mm Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Languages Support
 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)
 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)
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)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 2
BEST
Battery Type
EN-EL15 D-LI90P
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 6h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
1,230 shots
BEST
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
Cables Included
 USB
BEST
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Certificates

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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

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