Pentax K-3 Mark III

Pentax K-3 Mark III

Pentax K-3 Mark III
Announced: 31 Mar 2021
Sensor Resolution: 26Mp
Sensor Type: APS-C CMOS
ISO: 100-1600000
Weight: 820g
Physical Dimensions: 135 x 104 x 74 mm
Viewfinder: Optical (pentaprism)
Screen Type: 3.2" Fixed
Video Resolutions: 3840 x 2160
64
Overall Score
48
Image Quality
61
Speed Performance
99
Versatility
63
Comfort
Portrait

53

Portrait
Landscape

52

Landscape
Sport

67

Sport
Street

68

Street
Everyday

71

Everyday

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prospros

  • This camera autofocus is able to follow moving subjects
  • The Pentax K-3 Mark III is tropicalized - this means you can use it also in adverse atmospheric and environmental conditions without ruining it
  • The integrated stabilizer allows you to shoot firmly even in low light conditions
  • The LCD display is a convenient and almost indispensable feature
  • The microphone input can be very useful if you shoot videos
  • Thanks to burst mode, it's ideal for action photos
  • The second memory slot makes the camera more reliable, also for professional use
  • Thanks to the wireless connection, Pentax K-3 Mark III allows immediate picture sharing

Pentax K-3 Mark III and its rivals

Review compare Pentax K-3 Mark III with overall score Portrait
Portrait
Landscape
Landscape
Sport
Sport
Street
Street
Everyday
Everyday
Pentax K-3 Mark III Pentax
K-3 Mark III
64 53 52 67 68 71 $1,696.95
Nikon D780 Nikon
D780
71 69 69 68 74 77 $1,829.99
Canon EOS 90D Canon
EOS 90D
65 54 53 67 70 75 $1,478.00
Canon EOS Rebel T8i Canon
EOS Rebel T8i
59 51 49 58 66 69 $894.94

Pentax K-3 Mark III: concluding remarks and technical specifications

The Pentax K-3 Mark III is a DSLR camera launched on 03/31/2021.

Technically speaking, the Pentax K-3 Mark III ranks in the best 10% of its category (and in the best 94 of all cameras in our database) scoring 64 overall. The Pentax K-3 Mark III weights 820 gr and spans 135 x 104 x 74 mm. This means that it is particularly light and small, indeed one of the most handy options within its category.

Going into details, whatever the technical specification of interest, the Pentax K-3 Mark III behaves better than average in its category:

  • Image Quality - Score 48, ranks in the category best 31%.
  • Speed Performance - Score 61, ranks in the category best 6%.
  • Comfort - Score 63, ranks in the category best 21%.
  • Versatility - Score 99, ranks in the category best 1%.

However, the technical performance of your camera should be put in context. Indeed, depending on the type of photography you are interested in, each individual camera feature can impact your pictures to a different extent. This is the reason why we developed the iCamRank. iCamRank has been designed to weight all the individual technical specifications of each camera in the camerarace database, depending on different shooting conditions. Thus, here is what we suggest, depending on the photography type you like most:

  • Portrait - Great, score 53, ranks in the best 21% of its category. Pentax K-3 Mark III is perfect for Portrait photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Landscape - Great, score 52, ranks in the best 22% of its category. Pentax K-3 Mark III is perfect for Landscape photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Sport - Great, score 67, ranks in the best 6% of its category. Pentax K-3 Mark III is perfect for Sport photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Street - Great, score 68, ranks in the best 4% of its category. Pentax K-3 Mark III is perfect for Street photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Everyday - Great, score 71, ranks in the best 5% of its category. Pentax K-3 Mark III is perfect for everyday photography, one of the best in its class.

Last but not least, the price. You can find the Pentax K-3 Mark III sold on Amazon for a price comprised between 1696.95 USD and 2594.32 USD, well above the average for this camera type.

Overall, Pentax K-3 Mark III is a good value for money. However, alternatives are also available, which you may want to take into consideration before taking the final decision. Click here to see alternative options.

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Pentax K-3 Mark III technical specs

Sensor Type

Sensor Type

CMOS

Sensor Size

APS-C

Sensor Dimensions

23.0 x 15.5 mm

Sensor Area

356.5 mm2

Sensor Resolution

26 Mp

Max Image Resolution

6192 x 4128

Max Native ISO

1600000

Min Native ISO

100

RAW Support

yes

Lens

Manual Focus

yes

Lens Mount

Pentax KAF2

Number of Lenses

155

Focal Length Multiplier

1.5

Screen Type

Screen Type

Fixed

Screen Size

3.2"

Screen Resolution

1620Kdot

Live View

yes

Touch Screen

yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Optical (pentaprism)

Viewfinder Resolution

None

Viewfinder Coverage

100

Viewfinder Magnification

0.7x

Features

Min Shutter Speed

30s

Max Shutter Speed

-

Continuous Shooting

12fps

Shutter Priority

yes

Aperture Priority

yes

Manual Exposure Mode

yes

Exposure Compensation

yes

Custom White Balance

yes

Image Stabilization

yes

Built-in Flash

no

Flash Range

None

Max Flash Sync

1/200s

Flash Modes

Auto
Auto + Red-eye Reduction
Flash On
Flash On + Red-eye Reduction
Slow- speed Sync
Slow-speed Sync + Red-eye
P-TTL
Contrast-control-sync
High-speed sync
Wireless sync

External Flash

yes

AE Bracketing

yes

WB Bracketing

yes

Dxo Sensor Scores

DxO Overall Score

DxO Color Depth

DxO Dynamic Range

DxO Low Light ISO

Exposure Modes

Multi-Segment

yes

Average

yes

Spot

yes

Partial

no

AF-Area

no

Center Weighted

no

Autofocus

AF Touch

yes

AF Continuous

yes

AF Single

yes

AF Tracking

yes

AF Selective

yes

AF Center

yes

AF MultiArea

yes

AF Live View

yes

AF Face Detection

yes

AF Contrast Detection

yes

AF Phase Detection

yes

Number of Focus Points

101

Number of Cross Focus Points

25

Video Features

Video Resolutions

3840 x 2160 @ 30p MOV H.264 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p MOV H.264 Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p MOV H.264 Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p MOV H.264 Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p MOV H.264 Linear PCM

Max Video Resolution

3840x2160

Video Formats

MPEG-4 H.264

Microphone Port

yes

Headphone Port

yes

Connectivity

Wireless Connectivity

Built-in

HDMI

yes

USB

USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)

Physical

Environmental Sealing

yes

Water Proof

no

Dust Proof

no

Shock Proof

no

Crush Proof

no

Freeze Proof

no

Weight

820g

Physical Dimensions

135 x 104 x 74 mm

Battery Life

800

Battery Type

Battery Pack

Battery Model

D-LI90

Other Features

Self Timer

Yes

Timelapse Recording

yes

GPS

no

Storage Type

Dual SD SDHC SDXC slots (UHS-II supported in slot 1)

Storage Slots

2

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