Pentax K-3
  • Type

    Reflex

  • Effective pixels

    24 MP

  • Size

    APS-C

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Key points

Maximum framerate at max resolution

60 fps

Range

13 m

Display resolution

1037000 px

Display size

3.2 in

Viewfinder magnification (Viewfinder)

0.95 x

Viewfinder coverage (Viewfinder)

100 %

Minimum shutter speed

30 s

Focal length multiplier (Interchangeable lens)

1.5 x

White balance presets

9

ISO max

51200

Effective pixels

24 MP

Capacity (Rechargeable)

1860 mAh

Battery Life (CIPA)

560

Dual slot (Memory card support)

Yes

Timelapse

Yes

GPS

Yes

Interchangeable lens

Yes

Weak points

Weight

800 oz

Deep

77 in

Width

131 in

Height

100 in

Scene modes

No

Integrated lens

No

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Technical specifications

General
Type Reflex
Available Yes
Release date (US) October 2013
Street price (US) 1299 $
Released (FR) October 2013
Street price (EUR) 1299 €
Colors
Black
Sensor
Effective pixels 24 MP
Type CMOS
Size APS-C
Area 23.5x15.6 mm
Processor Prime III
Optics
Integrated lens No
Interchangeable lens Yes
Lens mount Pentax KAF2
Focal length multiplier 1.5 x
Minimum shutter speed 30 s
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 s
Display
Viewfinder Yes
Mounting Integrated
Type Optical
Viewfinder coverage 100 %
Viewfinder magnification 0.95 x
LiveView Yes
Display size 3.2 in
Display resolution 1037000 px
Touchscreen No
Flip-out screen No
Second display No
Camera features
Exposure modes Full manual
Shutter Speed priority
Aperture priority
Metering modes Center-weighted
Multi
Spot
Self timer Yes
Type 2 seconds
12 seconds
Scene modes No
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Proximity sensor No
GPS Yes
Type Optional
Timelapse Yes
3D No
Projector No
Waterproof No
Environmentally sealed No
Power
Standard No
Rechargeable Yes
Type Lithium-ion
Capacity 1860 mAh
Battery Life (CIPA) 560
Size and weight
100 in
77 in
131 in
800 oz
Pentax K-3
Height 100 in
Width 131 in
Deep 77 in
Weight 800 oz
Image
Max resolution 6016x4000 pixels
Ratio 3:2
ISO min 100
ISO max 51200
White balance presets 9
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Yes
Stabilization type Sensor
Uncompressed format Yes
Formats RAW
Focus
Autofocus Phase detection
Contrast detection
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 27
Flash
Internal Flash Yes
Modes Auto
High Speed Sync
Manual
On
Off
Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Trailing Curtain Sync
Wireless
Range 13 m
External flash Yes
Video
Format H.264
MPEG4
Sound Mono
Maximum resolution 1920x1080 pixels
Maximum framerate at max resolution 60 fps
High speed movie No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB version 3.0
HDMI Yes
Wi-Fi No
Bluetooth No
Ethernet (RJ45) No
DLNA No
Memory card support Yes
Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Dual slot Yes
Eye-Fi compatible No
Remote control Yes
Audio No
NFC No



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