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Pentax K3II

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A multi award winning and fully featured SLR digital camera, perfect for wildlife photography
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Pentax K-3 II Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Pentax K-3 II number 129 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 70?

It has great expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received eight awards including a "Recommended" award from Lydogbilde.no plus two other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Photoreview.com.au plus one other site. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good lens quality, picture quality and product quality.
It has some great features:
Fairly high megapixels sensor
6016 x 4000 pixels image resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Fairly high ISO sensitivity (max)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Pentax digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography. It is also excellent for sports photography as well being excellent for portrait photography.
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How Big is the Pentax K-3 II?

The Pentax K-3 II is 131.5mm wide and 77.5mm tall. It is 102.5mm deep and weighs 700g.

Pentax K-3 II front dimensions

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Pentax K-3 II In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

Three expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this digital camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from both Trusted Reviews and Dkamera.de and it received an "Especially Recommended" award from Lydogbilde.no.

The authors at websites Photoreview.com.au and Ephotozine both decided that this camera was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The writers at two other expert review sites both decided that this digital camera was very good. This Pentax digital camera received an "Especially Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk gave it an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" award.

PhotographyBlog.com gave this Pentax digital camera an "Essential" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 23 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine this camera has an overall expert rating of 84%. If all the digital cameras are ranked by average expert review score then this Pentax digital camera is in the top 17%.

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Excellent User Reviews

K-3 II owners on average rated this digital camera as excellent. 36 reviewers (81% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This digital camera in the top 9% of all the digital cameras when ranked by user rating.

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Pentax Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 2,542 expert and user reviews (including 474 verified purchases) for Pentax digital cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Pentax has excellent ratings specifically within its digital cameras range. 98% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Three customers who bought the product reckoned that it had a good autofocus and two customers concluded that the product had a good image stabiliser.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Six owners agreed that the product was able to produce good images and three owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had a good picture resolution.

Users Report Good Product Quality

Five owners agreed that the Pentax K-3 II was good quality.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Three customers who bought it wrote that it was easy to use and two customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two owners thought this digital camera was good value for money.

Customers Report it is Robust

Five owners wrote in their reviews that it was well made.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Five customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had good features.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, and is less than 18 months old, however at £799.00 it is more expensive than 82% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Pentax K-3 II and the United Kingdom price of £799.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $846.00 (£1,101.32).

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Features

Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Pentax K-3 II of 24.4MP is in the highest 3% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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6016 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Pentax K-3 II is 6016 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Pentax K-3 II of 51,200 is in the highest 2% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Heavy

Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Pentax K-3 II's weight of 700g is fairly heavy compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 5% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Pentax K-3 II has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Pentax K-3 II supports Full HD video, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Pentax K-3 II has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Pentax K-3 II has an anti-dust function, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Pentax K-3 II has an external flash connector, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Pentax K-3 II's display diagonal of 3.2" is quite large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 5% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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720 Battery Life

The Pentax K-3 II is a camera that takes 720 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The Pentax K-3 II's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is in the highest 16% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 590,000 pixels, with the lowest being 3 pixels and the highest being 16,000,000 pixels.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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6016 X 4000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Pentax K-3 II is 6016 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. This digital camera also supports still image resolutions of 4608 x 3072 pixels, 3072 x 2048 pixels and 1920 x 1280 pixels. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Pentax K-3 II supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax K-3 II features brightness adjustment. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax K-3 II features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Pentax K-3 II has a GPS (satellite), unlike 90% of cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Pentax K-3 II features saturation adjustment. 88% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Microphone in

The Pentax K-3 II has a microphone in, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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3 USB Version

The Pentax K-3 II supports a 3 USB version which is newer than most digital cameras. Most digital cameras support a 2 USB version.

A 3.1 USB version is the worst supported USB version amongst similar types of camera.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Pentax K-3 II supports dioptic correction, unlike 90% of cameras which do not support dioptic correction.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Pentax K-3 II has a carrying case, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

This Pentax camera was released in January 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pentax k3iiblackbodykit
Barcodes 00027075293977, 00027075294080, 00027075294196, 00027075294301

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