Pentax K-3 II
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Price reflects the K-3 II body only.
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Highlights
  • 24.35 MP AA filter-less CMOS sensor
  • 8.3 fps of continuous shooting
  • Pixel shift resolution system
  • Built-in GPS with ASTROTRACER, compass & log
  • SAFOX 11 27-point AF system
  • Pentaprism Viewfinder for 100% Field of View
  • Improved AF tracking performance
  • Fully weather sealed
the most responsive DSLR built on award-winning performance

The K-3 II features an impressive 24.35 effective megapixel AA Filter-less APS-C CMOS sensor, along with a high-performance 27-point AF system and 8.3 fps of continuous shooting. The newly developed Pixel Shift Resolution System delivers more truthful color reproduction and finer details, while significantly lowering high-sensitivity noise levels. The updated PENTAX Real-time Scene Analysis System, supported by the 86K-pixel RGB light-metering sensor, makes the K-3 II the most responsive subject tracking of all PENTAX DSLRs. And thanks to its new high-precision gyro-sensor, the you get more effective camera-shake compensation up to 4.5EV steps.

The newly integrated, built-in GPS and Electronic Compass extends the range of your shooting journeys, while the built-in ASTROTRACER function eliminates the need of an extra accessory to capture celestial objects like stars. The weather-resistant and dust proof magnesium alloy body allows you to keep shooting in the most extreme field conditions.

24 MP, APS-C sized CMOS sensor

Designed for the demanding photographer, the K-3 II features a 24.35 effective megapixel AA Filter-less APS-C sized CMOS sensor for outstanding image quality. The Prime III image-processing engine assures high-quality image output up to ISO 51200.

fast, 8.3 fps continuous shooting & faster focusing at AF.S

Never miss the perfect shot with an incredibly fast frame rate of 8.3 fps, for extreme action capture and demanding high performance shooting.

When used with our new PENTAX lenses,* the AF.S focusing speed on K-3II is even faster since the lens activation method is optimized to eliminate redundant movement at the last moment’s “fine adjustment” step.

*New lenses: HD PENTAX-DA 18-50mm WR RE/ HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm/HD PENTAX-D FA★ 70-200mm

SAFOX 11 27-point AF system

The SAFOX 11 autofocus module maximizes 27 AF sensors and a vast light sensitivity range of –3EV to +18EV. This focus module includes 25 cross sensors and three AF sensors designed to detect the light flux of an F2.8 lens, so it's easy to obtain pinpoint focus on the subject when using a large-aperture lens. The expanded AF area allows for accurate focusing, even on moving subjects.

built-in GPS functionality, electronic compass & Flu-card connectivity

The built-in GPS module extends the range of every photo shooting expedition. Use the electronic compass to help find your way while the GPS Log lets you keep track of where your journey has taken you. ASTROTRACER functionality is built-in to let you capture celestial objects such as stars, nebulas and planets, without the need of an extra accessory.

Wirelessly connect with your smartphone using the Flu-card for PENTAX. Enjoy wireless image browsing, live viewing and operate functions such as shutter release, tough operation for AF point and exposure settings.

pixel shift resolution system

The Pixel Shift Resolution System captures 4 images of the same scene by shifting the image sensor by a single pixel for each image — then synthesizes all 4 into one composite image. The result is exceptional detail and true-to-life color accurate images as this innovative system obtains full RGB information from every pixel. The composite process also effectively reduces image noise in high ISO settings.

improved AF tracking performance & shake reduction

The K-3 II assures the most responsive subject tracking in all PENTAX DSLRs thanks to the combination of a state-of-the-art AF algorithm and the advanced PENTAX Real-Time Scene Analysis System. Enjoy improved AF tracking performance in AF Continuous mode, while providing an extra-wide measurable luminance range (–3EV to +18EV).

The improved in-body shake reduction (SR) mechanism effectively compensates for camera shake up to 4.5EV steps regardless of the lens type mounted.

pentaprism viewfinder 100% FOV & large 3.2 inch LCD monitor

What you see is what you get with the K-3 II. Experience magnification at approximately 0.95x.

The large, easy-to-view, 3.2-inch high-resolution LCD monitor with approx. 1,037,000 dots (in a 3:2 aspect ratio) features a protective tempered-glass front panel for added durability. The unique air-gapless construction effectively reduces the reflection and dispersion of the light to improve visibility during outdoor shooting.

fully weather sealed, professional h.264 video & more

With 92 seals, the K-3 II boasts a fully weather and cold proof design to resist water, fog, snow, sand and dust, for top performance in extreme field conditions. Enjoy full HD movie capture in the h.264 format (1920x1080 pixels; 60i/30p). Interval movie mode captures a series of 4K-resolution movie clips at a fixed interval.

Type

Digital SLR

Sensor

Type: CMOS w primary color filter and integrated Shake and Dust Reduction sensor system
Size: 23.5 x 15.6mm
Color depth: 8 bits/channel JPG, 14 bits/channel RAW
Effective pixels: 24.35 MP
Total pixels: 24.71 MP
Recorded resolutions photo:
Jpeg – L (24M:6016x4000), M (14M: 4608x3072), S (6M: 3072x2048),
XS (2M: 1920x1280)
RAW – L (24M:6016x4000)
Movie (resolution/FPS):
Full HD (1920x1080, 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p)
HD (1280x720, 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
Quality levels:  Best,  Better,  Good, RAW (14-bit)
Dust Removal: DR II (ultrasonic vibration to low pass filter) with Dust Alert function

Lens

Type/construction: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount
Usable lenses: PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF, and KA (K mount, 35mm screwmount, 645/67 med format lenses useable w adapter and/or restrictions)
SDM function: Yes
Power zoom function: Yes (power zoom only)

Focus System

Type: SAFOX 11 TTL phase-matching - 27 point (25 cross type focus points in the center)
Focus modes: AF Single (w focus lock, focus/shutter priority selectable), AF Continuous (w focus/FPS priority selectable), Manual
Focus point adjustment: Spot, Select, Expanded Area (S, M, L), Zone select, Auto (27 AF points)

Viewfinder

Type: Pentaprism
Coverage (field of view): 100%
Magnification: 0.95X (w 50mm F1.4 at infinity)
Standard focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III (interchangeable)
Diopter adjustment: -2.5m to 1.5m
Depth of field preview: Optical (diaphragm stop-down), Digital

LCD Monitor

Type: 3.2” TFT color LCD with brightness/saturation/color adjustment AR coating and air-gapless glass.
Resolution: 1037K dots
Wide angle viewable: Yes

External Flash

Type: Hotshoe (P-TTL), high speed sync and wireless w PENTAX dedicated flash, X-Sync Socket
Synchronization speed: 1/180 sec

Storage Media

Internal memory: n/a
Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC, EyeFi, Flucard
INTERFACES

Interfaces

Ports: USB 3.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI out, DC in, cable switch, 3.5mm stereo microphone, X-sync socket
Video out: HD (via HDMI), NTSC, PAL
Printer interfaces: n/a

Power Supply

Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI90, D-BG5 Battery Grip (optional) with trays for 2nd D-Li90 battery or 6x AA batteries
Recordable images: Approx 720
Playback time: Approx 370 min
Movie recording time: Approx 25 min (automatic overheat shutdown protection)
AC adapter available: Yes - (optional) K-AC132

Physical Specs

Body dimensions (W x H x D): 5.17in x 3.94in x 3.05in
Body weight
Without battery or removable memory: 25.2 oz
Loaded and ready: 28.2 oz
Construction material(s): Magnesium alloy shell over metal chassis
Weather resistant: Yes (92 special sealing parts)
Operating temperature: 14-104°F (-10 to 40°C)

Language Support

English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish,
Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian

Image Stabilization

Type: Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction with rotational compensation (Up to 4.5 Stops)
Electronic level function: Yes, verification via viewfinder and LCD panel

Metering System

Type: TTL open aperture metering using 86K pixel RGB sensor
Sensitivity range: EV -3 to 20 (ISO 100, 50mm F1.4)
Multi-Segment: Yes
Center weighted: Yes
Spot: Yes
Exposure compensation: +/- 5 EV (1/3 and 1/2 steps)
Exposure lock: Yes
Exposure bracketing: Yes (2, 3, or 5 frames, up to +/- 2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps)

ISO Sensitivity

Auto: ISO 100-51200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), Auto ISO range selectable,
Bulb mode: Auto ISO n/a
Manual: 100-51200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps)

White Balance

AUTO WB, Multi Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White, W: Cool White, L:Warm White), Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE, Manual mode(s): Yes, Manual WB (up to 3 settings), Color Temperature Configuration (up to 3 settings), Copying the white balance setting of a captured image* WB fine adjustment available in all modes

Shutter

Type: Electronically controlled, vertical-run, focal plane shutter
Shutter speed: 1/8000 to 30 sec (1/3 or 1/2 EV steps), Bulb

Capture Modes

Mode selection: Green, Hyper Program (P), Sensitivity Priority (Sv), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter & Aperture Priority (TAv), Metered Manual, Bulb, X-Speed, USER (3 presets).
Custom Image Modes: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing,
HDR: Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Exposure Bracket Value adjustable, Automatic composition correction function
- All include gamut radar and fine adjustment of saturation, hue, high/low key, contrast, and sharpness (regular and fine adjustment scales). Monochrome mode includes adjustments for filter effects (green, yellow, orange, red, magenta, blue, cyan, infrared), toning (sepia, warm/cool), high/low key, contrast, and sharpness (regular, fine, and extra sharp adjustment scales).
Green simplified mode available: Yes
PIXEL SHIFT RESOLUTION: ON / OFF
P/A/S/M/B: P, A, S, M, B (extended modes Sv, TAv)
Date stamp: n/a
Digital filters (capture): Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome
Data record: Folder name (standard, date), file name (standard, customizable), embed copyright.

Drive Modes

Mode selection: Single, Continuous (H,M,L), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s, continuous), Exp. Bracketing (standard, timer, remote), Mirror up (standard, remote), HDR Capture (3 shots at 1EV, 2EV, or 3EV, 3 blend settings plus Auto, pixel alignment)
Multi-exposure: Composite Mode (Additive/Average/Bright) Number of Shots (2 to 2000 images), 2 sec to 24 hrs, time delay available)
Interval Shooting: Interval 2000 shots, 2 sec 40 24hr, time delay available
Interval Composite: Composite Mode (Additive/Average/Bright) Number of Shots (2 to 2000 images), 2 sec to 24 hrs, time delay available) Save Process
Continuous FPS (JPG )
- Continuous H: Approx 8.3 FPS (60 JPG, 23 RAW)
- Continuous M: Approx 4.5 FPS (100 JPG, 32 RAW)
- Continuous L: Approx 3.0 FPS (200 JPG, 52 RAW)
Self-timer: Yes (12s, 2s)
Remote control: Yes, infrared (0s, 3s, continuous), cable switch

Playback Modes

Mode selection: Single frame, multi-image display (6,12, 20, 35, 80 segmentation), display magnification (up to 16, 100% display and quick magnification available), rotating, histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), bright area warning, Auto Image Rotation, detailed info, Copyright Information (Photographer, Copyright holder), Folder Display, Calendar Filmstrip Display, Slide Show Mode pallet: Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Resize, Cropping, Slideshow, Save as Manual WB, RAW Development, Index Print, Protect, Movie Edit, Extract JPG from Movie, Magnification: up to 16X, scrollable, quick magnification.
Digital filters (playback): Base Parameter Adj, Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome, Tone Expansion, Sketch, Water Color, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim

File Formats

Still: RAW (PEF, DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.30), DCF 2.0 compliant
Movie: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264(MOV) - JPEG(AVI) for internal movie record

Custom Functions

Functions available: 27

Computer Requirements

*For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.
Windows: Windows 8 (32 bit/64 bit) / Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) / Windows Vista (32 bit/64 bit), Windows XP SP3 (32 bit)

Li-Ion Battery D-LI90
PENTAX STRAP O-ST132
Eyecup FS
Finder Cap ME
Battery Charger Kit K-BC90U
Hotshoe Cover FK
Body Mount Cover
Focusing Screen MF-60 Frame Matte
Software CD-ROM S-SW160
manuals
firmware
no firmware available
software
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