Pentax K-3

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Pentax K-3
Pentax K3 jm6729.jpg
Type Digital single-lens reflex camera
Sensor APS-C 23.7 × 15.7 mm CMOS sensor
Maximum resolution 24.71 megapixels (6016×4000)
Lens Interchangeable Pentax KAF3 and KAF2 mount compatible with Pentax auto-aperture lenses; older lenses supported in stop-down metering mode
Flash Onboard pop-up flash; hot shoe for P-TTL flash units with high-speed sync support; PC socket for studio flashes; 1/180 s X-sync speed
Shutter speed range 1/8000 – 30 s, Bulb
Exposure metering 86,000-pixel RGB metering sensor with Real-Time Scene Analysis System
Exposure modes Green (fully automatic), program, aperture priority, shutter priority, sensitivity priority, aperture and shutter priority, manual, bulb, X-sync shutter speed, three User presets.
Metering modes Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Continuous shooting Up to 8.3 fps for 60 JPEG or 23 RAW images
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.95× magnification
ASA/ISO range ISO 100–51,200 in 1, ½, or ⅓ EV steps
Rear LCD monitor 3.2″, 1,037,000 dots (720×480 RGB pixels)
Storage 2 slots for SD/SDHC/SDXC; dedicated Flucard for wireless tethering available
Battery D-LI90 lithium-ion rechargeable battery
Dimensions 131×97×73 mm
Weight With battery: 800 g (28 oz)
Without battery: 715 g (25.2 oz)
Optional battery packs D-BG5 battery grip accepts additional D-LI90 battery or 6 AA (R6) batteries
Made in  Philippines

The Pentax K-3 is a 24-megapixel Pentax high-end digital single-lens reflex camera with APS-C sensor, announced on 7 October 2013.[1] It uses PRIME III image processor. Pentax K-3 is the successor of the both K-5 II and K-5 IIs models, since it includes a selectable (via sensor vibration) anti-aliasing filter simulator.

Pentax K-3 is weather sealed in magnesium alloy body and competitor of Nikon D7100 and Canon EOS 70D with relatively same prices.[2]


  1. ^ "Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 24MP DSLR with selectable low pass filtering". 2013-10-07. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  2. ^ Seth Barton. "Pentax K-3 review - Hands on". Retrieved January 28, 2014. 

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