Pentax K-3 III Review

Overall Score

78

Main Features

  • 26 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 1600000 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Type Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 12 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 135 x 104 x 74 mm, 820g.
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  • Replaced: K-3 II

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Pentax K-3 III Overview


First introduced in March, 2021, Pentax K-3 III is a 26 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23 x 15.5 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Pentax replaced the older Pentax K-3 II with K-3 III. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Pentax K-3 III with Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 III Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Pentax K-3 III Pentax K-3 III 2021 26MP 100 - 1600000 820g 135 x 104 x 74mm
Pentax K-3 II Pentax K-3 II 2015 24MP 100 - 51200 800g 131 x 100 x 77mm
Pentax K-3 Pentax K-3 2014 24MP 100 - 51200 800g 131 x 100 x 77mm

Proc and Cons of Pentax K-3 III


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Pentax K-3 III with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
External Flash
AF Face Detection
26MP High Resolution Sensor
12.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
25 Cross Focus Points
±±5 EV AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Bluetooth Connectivity
Touch Screen
Optical Viewfinder
RAW Support
1600000 Max Native ISO
Manual Focus
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
101 Focus Points
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Articulating Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/s
Low Screen Resolution: 1,620kk dots
Low Battery Life: 800 shots
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/s
Weight: 820g
Type Scores

Pentax K-3 III has an Overall Score of 78/100 and ranked #26 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #77 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Pentax K-3 III Scores
Imaging score
54
Features score
92
Value for money score
85
Portability score
71
Overall score
78
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Pentax K-3 III


Pentax K-3 III weighs 820g and has external dimensions of 135 x 104 x 74mm (5.31 x 4.09 x 2.91"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Pentax K-3 III is 428 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Pentax K-3 III is more by 22mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Pentax K-3 III
820g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Pentax K-3 III
74mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Pentax K-3 III with the dimensions:

Pentax K-3 III

Specifications of Pentax K-3 III


General
Brand Pentax
Model K-3 III
Announced March, 2021
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Pentax KAF2
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5x
Number of Lenses 155
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Resolution 1,620kk pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 101
Number of Cross Focus Points 25
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/ sec
Continuous Shooting 12.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
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
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±±5 EV EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 26 MP
Max Image Resolution 6192 x 4128
Max Native ISO 1600000
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 800 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI90
Physical
Weight 820 g
Physical Dimensions 135 x 104 x 74 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II supported in slot 1)
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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