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Pentax K-3 II vs Sony Alpha A77

Pentax K-3 II vs Sony Alpha A77

Pentax K-3 II

70

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A gigantic SLR digital camera, terrific for wildlife photography
91
80 Reviews + 8 Awards
33
Poor
86
Fully-Featured
71
19 Months Old
Overall Score
70
Very Good
SLR 24.35MP 6016 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date
Sony Alpha A77

67

Overall Score

Sony Alpha A77

£1,078.99
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning SLR camera with an Editor's Choice award from six expert review websites
92
391 Reviews + 26 Awards
31
Poor
84
Fully-Featured
56
2 Years Old
Overall Score
67
Good
SLR 24.3MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date

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Reviews & Awards

Awards
8 Awards
dkamera.de: Recommended
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
No awards found
Average Expert Rating
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Average User Rating
No reviews found

Specification

Picture Quality

Camera Type  SLR  SLR
Megapixels 24.35MP 24.3MP
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Still Image Resolution  6016 x 4000  4608 x 3072  3072 x 2048  1920 x 1280  6000 x 4000  12416 x 1856  6000 x 3376  8192 x 1856  4240 x 2832  5536 x 2160  4240 x 2400  3872 x 2160  3008 x 2000  3008 x 1688
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 6016 x 4000  4608 x 3072  3072 x 2048  1920 x 1280  6000 x 4000  12416 x 1856  6000 x 3376  8192 x 1856  4240 x 2832  5536 x 2160  4240 x 2400  3872 x 2160  3008 x 2000  3008 x 1688
Maximum Image Resolution  6016 x 4000
BEST
 6016 x 4000
Sensor Type  CMOS  CMOS
Image Formats Supported  RAW  JPG  EXIF  RAW  JPG  EXIF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels 24.71MP 24.7MP
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Sensor Format  Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)  Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)

Design

Material  Magnesium  Metal  Magnesium  Metal
Colour  Black  Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Minimum Aperture Number 3.5
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number 38 40
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 207mm 82.5mm
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Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 24.5mm
BEST
27mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface  Pentax KA  Pentax KAF  Pentax KAF2  Pentax K  Sony A  Pentax KA  Pentax KAF  Pentax KAF2  Pentax K  Sony A
Diaphragm Blade 7 7
Filter Size 72mm 55mm
Mounting Type  Bayonet  Bayonet

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance 0.25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes  single  continuous  Single Auto Focus  Continuous Auto Focus  single  continuous  Single Auto Focus  Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Points 27 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus  TTL  TTL

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity  Auto
BEST
 Auto
Light Exposure Modes  shutter priority  aperture priority  Auto  Manual  Shutter priority AE  Aperture priority AE  aperture priori  Shutter priori  shutter priority  aperture priority  Auto  Manual  Shutter priority AE  Aperture priority AE  aperture priori  Shutter priori
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (max) 51,200 51,200
ISO Sensitivity (min) 100 50
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Light Metering  Evaluative (Multi-pattern)  Centre-weighted  Spot  evaluative  Multi-pattern  Evaluative (Multi-pattern)  Centre-weighted  Spot  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  Program AE  Program

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed 1s 1s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 30s 30s
Camera Shutter Type  Electronic  Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes  Auto  Fill-in  Flash off  Red-eye reduction  Slow synchronization  Auto  Fill-in  Flash off  Red-eye reduction  Slow synchronization
Flash Sync-Speed 1s
BEST
Flash Exposure Correction  ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)  ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point Type  Hot  Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution  1920 x 1080  1920 x 1080
Video Formats Supported  AVI  MOV  MPEG  MPEG4  H.264  AVC  MPEG-4
BEST
 AVI  MOV  MPEG  MPEG4  H.264  AVC  MPEG-4
Analog Signal Format System  PAL  PAL N  NTSC  NTSC/PAL  PAL/NTSC
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 PAL  PAL N  NTSC  NTSC/PAL  PAL/NTSC
Resolution At Capture Speed  1920x1080@60fps  1920x1080@50fps  1920x1080@30fps  1280×720@60fps  1280x720@60fps  1920x1080@25fps  1280x720@50fps  1280x720@30fps  1280x720@24fps
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 1920x1080@60fps  1920x1080@50fps  1920x1080@30fps  1280×720@60fps  1280x720@60fps  1920x1080@25fps  1280x720@50fps  1280x720@30fps  1280x720@24fps
HD Type  Full HD  HD  Full HD  HD

Audio

Audio Formats Supported  MP4  AC3  LC-AAC  AAC++  MP4  AC3  LC-AAC  AAC++
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Memory

Compatible Memory Cards  SDXC  SDHC  SD  Eye-Fi  FLU  MS PRO  MS PRO Duo  MSXC  MS XC-HG Duo  SDXC  SDHC  SD  Eye-Fi  FLU  MS PRO  MS PRO Duo  MSXC  MS XC-HG Duo

Display

Display Diagonal 3.2"
BEST
3"
Field of View Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution 1,037,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST
Display  LCD  LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Magnification 0.95x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type  Optical  Electronic  Optical  Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type  Micro-USB B  USB  Micro-USB B  USB
HDMI Connector Type  Micro  Micro
USB Connector  Micro-USB  Micro-USB B  Micro-USB  Micro-USB B

Camera

White Balance  Auto  Tungsten  Fluorescent  Cloudy  Daylight  Flash  Incandescent  Shade  Auto  Tungsten  Fluorescent  Cloudy  Daylight  Flash  Incandescent  Shade
Shooting Modes  Shutter priority  Aperture priority  Manual  Sensitivity priority  Aperture pr  Shutter priority  Aperture priority  Manual  Sensitivity priority  Aperture pr
Photo Effects  Black&White  Sepia  Neutral  Vivid  Black&White  Sepia  Neutral  Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing  Resizing  Rotating  Crop  Resizing  Rotating  Crop
Camera File System  Exif 2.3  DCF  Exif  Exif 2.3  DCF  Exif
Camera Playback  Movie  Single image  Slide show  Single  Movie  Single image  Slide show  Single
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Scene Modes  Landscape  Portrait  Night  Night portrait  Sports  Sunset  Twilight  Landscape  Portrait  Night  Night portrait  Sports  Sunset  Twilight
Languages Support  DAN  DUT  GRE  CZE  RUS  ENG  FIN  FRE  DEU  LIT  ITA  POL  POR  ESP  SWE  TUR  HUN  INC  Multi  DE  EN  ES  FI  FR  IT  RU  SE  R  I  SP  SW  SC  DAN  DUT  GRE  CZE  RUS  ENG  FIN  FRE  DEU  LIT  ITA  POL  POR  ESP  SWE  TUR  HUN  INC  Multi  DE  EN  ES  FI  FR  IT  RU  SE  R  I  SP  SW  SC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight 700g 647g
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Height 102.5mm 104.2mm
Depth 77.5mm 80.9mm
Width 131.5mm 142.6mm
Lens Weight 230g 210g
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Lens Length 68.5mm
BEST
69mm
Lens Diameter 68.5mm
BEST
69.5mm
Weight (including Battery) 785g 726g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type  Battery  Battery
Battery Technology  Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported 1 1
Battery Type
Battery Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data 1,650mAh
Battery Life 720 shots
BEST
480 shots
Battery Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Cables Included  USB  Micro-USB  micro USB  USB  Micro-USB  micro USB
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Networking

Data Network  Not supported  Not supported

Other Features

Camera Shutter Speed

Technical Details

Image Processor  BIONZ  BIONZ
Silent Shooting
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