Pentax K-3 III with Pentax K-3 II Comparison

Pentax K-3 III and Pentax K-3 II Main Features

  • March, 2021
  • April, 2015
  • 26 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 24 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 1600000 ISO
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Type Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 12.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 8.3 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
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  • Built-In GPS
  • 135 x 104 x 74 mm, 820g.
  • 131 x 100 x 77 mm, 800g.
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Pentax K-3 III Scores


Imaging score
54
Features score
92
Value for money score
85
Portability score
71
Overall score
78

Pentax K-3 II Scores


Imaging score
62
Features score
83
Value for money score
89
Portability score
72
Overall score
77

Pentax K-3 II with Pentax K-3 III Overview


Let's compare K-3 III with K-3 II. Both cameras produced Pentax. The first model related to Small Sensor Superzoom, the second to Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Pentax K-3 III was released in 2021, and Pentax K-3 II in 2015. K-3 III is newer, which is a plus. K-3 II 6 years older. 6 years, this is a pretty big age difference.
The sensor resolution of K-3 III is greater than that of K-3 II. However, the difference of 2 MP is not very significant. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . Both cameras have Sensor-shift image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch fixed type screen.
Both cameras have a optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Pentax K-3 III has 8.3 fps continuous shooting. Pentax K-3 III has 8.3 fps continuous shooting.

General K-3 III K-3 II
Brand Pentax Pentax
Model K-3 III K-3 II
Announced March, 2021 April, 2015
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Pentax KAF2 Pentax KAF2
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5x 1.5
Number of Lenses 155 150
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 1,620kk pixels 1037k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7 0.64
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 27
Number of Cross Focus Points 25 25
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/ sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 12.0 fps 8.3 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash 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 Auto Flash Discharge, Auto Flash + Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On + Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Slow-speed Sync + Red-eye, P-TTL, Trailing Curtain Sync, Contrast-control-sync, High-speed sync, Wireless sync (available with dedicated external flash)
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±±5 EV EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm² 366.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 26 MP 24 MP
Max Image Resolution 6192 x 4128 6016 x 4000
Max Native ISO 1600000 51200
Min Native ISO 100 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 800 shots 720 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI90 D-LI90
Physical
Weight 820 g 800 g
Physical Dimensions 135 x 104 x 74 mm 131 x 100 x 77 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) Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 2 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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