Pentax K-3 II

Released April, 2015
  • 24.1 MP
  • APS-C 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS
  • 3.2" LCD
Benefits include higher resolving power, reduced false color and improved overall image quality of non-moving subjects.
by www.sonyalpharumors.com (Apr, 2015)
9.2 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Pentax K-3 II

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

K-3 II
9.4
D7200
10.0
D7100
9.8
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

K-3 II
7.6
D7200
10.0
D7100
10.0
focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

K-3 II
10.0
D7200
10.0
D7100
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

K-3 II
n.d.
D7200
9.2
D7100
9.2
Reviews from sonyalpharumors.com

9.2

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

K-3 II
9.2
D7200
10.0
D7100
9.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Pentax K-3 II

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

K-3 II
1,106 ISO
D7200
1,333 ISO
D7100
1,256 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

K-3 II
8.3 fps
Pentax K-S2
5.4 fps
D7200
6 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

K-3 II
720 photos
D7200
1,110 photos
X-Pro2
350 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

K-3 II
23.6 bits
D7200
24.5 bits
D7100
24.2 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

K-3 II
13.6 ev
D7200
14.6 ev
K-5 II
14.1 ev

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

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Benefits include higher resolving power, reduced false color and improved overall image quality of non-moving subjects.
Pixel shift technology uses the camera’s in-body Shake Reduction mechanism to move the image sensor at single pixel increments, capture 4 separate images, which are subsequently combined into a single high definition image.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CMOS
Megapixels 24.1 MP
Resolution 6016 x 4000
Size APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x
Pixel size 15.2 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 51,200 ISO
Codecs
  1. DNG
  2. RAW

focus system

Type Phase detection
Focus points 27
Supports continuous Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentaprism
Coverage 100%
Magnification 0.95x
Viewfinder size 0.62x

performance

Max continuous shooting 8.3 fps
Battery life 720 photos
Continuous shooting 8.3 fps

video

Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack 3.5mm

display

Type LCD
Size 3.2"
Resolution 1,037 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 131 x 100 x 77 mm
Thickness 77 mm
Weight 800 g
Is weather sealed Yes

features

Includes a GPS Yes
Supports HDR Yes
WiFi None
Image stabilization Sensor shift
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