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Pentax K3II Digital Camera

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SLR 24.35MP 3x Jun 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Building upon the legacy of the award-winning K -3, the PENTAX K-3 II offers outstanding image quality and operability to meet a photographer's greatest demands. It features an impressive 24.35... More
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20 Reasons For

Pentax Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

SLR digital cameras manufactured by Pentax have excellent reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just SLR digital cameras) and found that Pentax also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Pentax K-3 II has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of this type and age do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think because of it's better review score, the D610[pl_3323626_price], and the D7200 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR + 32GB[pl_2778086_price] both from Nikon is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Pentax K-3 II supports video capability, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the K-3 II which do not support video capability.

Other digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to consider include the Nikon D7200 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR + 32GB[plb_2778086_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other SLR digital cameras that came out more than a year ago which do not support Full HD video, the Pentax K-3 II supports Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider including the Sony Alpha A68[plb_3157630_price] which is cheaper; or the D610[pl_3323626_price], or the D7200 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR + 32GB[pl_2778086_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Quite High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of cameras of this type and age is 16MP and the highest is 46MP. With a megapixel of 24.35 megapixels, the Pentax K-3 II has one of the higher megapixels amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Pentax K-3 II has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras of this type and age. The most commonly found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this digital camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Pentax K-3 II has a greater number of supported image formats than most SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the K-3 II. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Digital cameras of this type and age have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 6,400 and 52,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 25,000. At 51,200, the Pentax K-3 II has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released one year ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Cameras of this spec and age have maximum aperture numbers of between 5.5 and 140. The Pentax K-3 II has a fairly small maximum aperture number (38) compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the K-3 II.

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Has Six White Balances

The Pentax K-3 II has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly found white balance is Shade, but this white balance is not found on this camera. The white balances Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent and Tungsten are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Pentax K-3 II is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most commonly found photo effects is Neutral, but this photo effects is not found on this camera. The photo effectss Black&White and Sepia are also found on this digital camera.

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6016 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Pentax K-3 II has a 6016 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most digital cameras that were released one year ago have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. Digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the K-3 II maximum image resolutions range from 1280 x 1024 pixels to 8688 x 5792 pixels.

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Has Three Image Editings

The Pentax K-3 II has a greater number of image editing modes than most SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Pentax digital camera has a Rotating image editing, which is the most frequently found image editing found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the K-3 II. The image editings "Crop" and "Resizing" are also found on this camera.

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Has Four Shooting Modess

The Pentax K-3 II has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has an Aperture priority shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to the K-3 II. The shooting modess "Manual", "Sensitivity priority" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Pentax camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports an AVC|AVI|H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported on SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Pentax K-3 II is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by SLR digital cameras that were released more than a year ago. The ISO sensitivitys "51200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Pentax digital camera.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Pentax K-3 II has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most SLR digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras of a similar type and age to the K-3 II. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Continuous Auto Focus" is also featured on this Pentax camera.

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Optical Viewfinder Type

This camera has an Optical viewfinder type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the K-3 II have a built-in flash, however the Pentax K-3 II does not have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Sigma SD1 Merrill[plb_2717529_price], the Nikon D610[plb_3323626_price], or the Canon EOS 750D - Rebel T6i[plb_2751168_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Pentax K-3 II does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than a year also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Canon EOS 750D - Rebel T6i[plb_2751168_price], or the Nikon D7200 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR + 32GB[plb_2778086_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Pentax K-3 II is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the K-3 II are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax K-3 II does not have an image stabilizer, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the K-3 II also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Not 3D

The Pentax K-3 II is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that came out more than a year ago are also not 3D.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Pentax K-3 II is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the K-3 II. The camera file system "DCF 2.0" is also supported by this Pentax digital camera.

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Only Six Number of Diaphragm Bladess

The Pentax K-3 II is a six number of diaphragm blades camera.

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Only 1280x720@50fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Pentax K-3 II has a higher resolution at capture speeds than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Pentax digital camera has a 1280x720@50fps resolution at capture speed, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed. This camera also have resolution at capture speeds of 1280x720@24fps, 1280x720@25fps, 1280x720@30fps, 1280x720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps and 1920x1080@50fps and 1920x1080@60fps.

This camera's resolution at capture speeds (1280x720@50fps) is actually the worst resolution at capture speeds amongst all digital cameras of this spec and age.

A 1920x1080@60fps resolution at capture speed is the best resolution at capture speeds across similar types of camera.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Pentax K-3 II

Released Over a Year Ago

Pentax released the K-3 II over a year ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3.2 inches, the Pentax K-3 II has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

We compared all the other 3.2" screen cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the D7200 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR + 32GB[pl_2778086_price], and the D610[pl_3323626_price] both from Nikon is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 700 grams, the Pentax K-3 II has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the K-3 II.

There are a number of other 700g digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the Sigma SD1 Merrill[plb_2717529_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an Eye-Fi|FLU|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this SLR digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony Alpha A68[plb_3157630_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper) or the Canon EOS 750D - Rebel T6i[plb_2751168_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Nikon D7200 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR + 32GB[plb_2778086_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to look at include the Sigma SD1 Merrill[plb_2717529_price], the Canon EOS 750D - Rebel T6i[plb_2751168_price], or the Nikon D7200 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR + 32GB[plb_2778086_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Mounting Type
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Networking
Data Network
Other Features
Video Capability
Technical Details
Self-Timer

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pentax k3, pentax k3i, pentax k3ii, pentax 16215, pentax kit35, used ob16159, pentax 16159, pentax 16204, pentax 16187, used ob16159b, pentax k3iibl, pentax kit35m, pentax kit35mm, pentax k3iibla, pentax 5012228s, pentax k3iiblac, pentax 5012228k, pentax k3iiblack, pentax k3iiblackb, pentax k3iiblackbo, pentax k3iiblackbod, pentax k3iiblackbody, pentax k3iiblack1685, pentax k3iiblack18135, pentax k3iiblackbodyk, pentax k3iiblack1685w, pentax k3iiblackbodyki, pentax k3iiblack1685wr, pentax k3iiblack18135w, pentax k3iiblackbodykit
Barcodes 00000001609271, 00000001611471, 00027075293977, 00027075294080, 00027075294196, 00027075294301

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