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Pentax K3II

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A multi award winning and high image quality SLR digital camera, good for portrait photography
SLR 24.35MP 6016 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Jun 2015
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Pentax K-3 II Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Pentax K-3 II number 213 across all digital cameras and number 218 in best selling cameras.
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Reviews
80 Reviews + 8 Awards
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Value for Money
Average
93
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Age
2 Years Old
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has great expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital 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. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Pentax digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report good lens quality, picture quality and product quality.
The K-3 II has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
6016 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 308 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 330 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 321 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up.
There is a 60% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

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 Summary

Eight Industry Awards

The experts at websites Lydogbilde.no, Trusted Reviews and Dkamera.de all concluded that they would recommend this Pentax digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both review sites Photoreview.com.au and Ephotozine, both of which said that this Pentax camera was marvellous.

The writers at websites Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk both thought that this Pentax digital camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The author at one more expert review site said that this camera was very good. This was from PhotographyBlog.com who gave it an "Essential".

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 23 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this digital camera has an average expert rating of 84%. This puts this Pentax digital camera in the top 18% of all the cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 57 owner reviews this Pentax digital camera has a remarkably good average owner rating. Over 84% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Most K-3 II owners think it is one of the better cameras.

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Pentax Has Excellent Camera Reviews

We checked 2,566 owner and expert reviews (including 483 verified purchases) for Pentax cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent ratings. 98% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Three people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good autofocus and two people who purchased it considered that it had a good image stabiliser.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Six people reckoned that it was able to produce good images and three owners who bought the Pentax K-3 II considered that it had a good picture resolution.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Five owners concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

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

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two customers who bought it considered that it was good value for money.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Five customers mentioned that it was well made.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Four people who bought the product thought it had good features.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £719.00 it is in the most expensive 14% 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 £719.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $860.00 (£1,192.91).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Pentax digital camera was released in June 2015.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Pentax K-3 II of 24.4MP is very high compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 97% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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6016 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Pentax K-3 II has a maximum image resolution of 6016 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax 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 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Pentax K-3 II's maximum ISO sensitivity of 51,200 is in the highest 6% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

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

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Heavier Than Average

Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Pentax K-3 II of 700g is heavier than 94% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Pentax K-3 II has an external flash connector. 86% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax K-3 II features contrast adjustment. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Pentax K-3 II has an anti-dust function, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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

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

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6016 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax K-3 II supports a maximum still image resolution of 6016 x 4000. That's over eight times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Pentax K-3 II supports video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Pentax K-3 II has a shoe mounting point. 89% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a Self-Timer

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

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolutions of cameras range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Pentax K-3 II of 1,040,000 pixels is in the highest 17% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Pentax K-3 II has a carrying case, unlike 88% of cameras which do not have a carrying case.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax K-3 II features brightness adjustment. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Microphone in

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

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Pentax K-3 II has a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The Pentax K-3 II's display diagonal of 3.2" is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 6% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The display diagonals of cameras range from 1" to 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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720 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Pentax K-3 II which takes 720 battery life.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Pentax K-3 II supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Pentax K-3 II features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

k3ii black 1685wr lens kit k3ii, pentax k3iiblack1685wrlenskit

Barcodes:

00027075293977, 00027075294080, 00027075294196, 00027075294301

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