Pentax K-3
Top 32%1,025 points
Top 32%
Megapixels
Number of cameras
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Top 90%
201 cameras
19.73MP - 28.56MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life
24.3
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
Best

Pentax K-3: 61 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

24.3MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
286
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.7 x 15.7mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
243
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
27
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
185
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
8.3fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
170
0

5. weight

800g
HTC Re: 65.5g
141
0

6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
51200ISO
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
126
0

7. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
560shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

8. video recording

1080 x 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
112
0

9. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Pentax K-3
11% have it
84
0

10. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.000125s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
80
0

11. width

131mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
0

12. pixel density

481ppi
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
76
0

13. has a 24p cinema mode

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Pentax K-3
25% have it
76
0

14. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Pentax K-3
26% have it
73
1

15. height

100mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

16. volume

1009cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

17. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
1037k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
71
0

18. thickness

77mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

19. battery power

2000mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
69
0

20. resolution

1280 x 854px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
68
0

21. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Pentax K-3
23% have it
67
1

22. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Pentax K-3
46% have it
66
0

23. Has a built-in focus motor

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
Pentax K-3
15% have it
62
0

24. Has timelapse function

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
Pentax K-3
12% have it
59
0

25. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3.2"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
57
0

26. has sensor shift stabilization

With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
Pentax K-3
18% have it
57
1

27. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Pentax K-3
29% have it
56
0

28. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Pentax K-3
17% have it
56
0

29. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Pentax K-3
73% have it
56
0

30. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Pentax K-3
43% have it
53
0

31. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Pentax K-3
52% have it
52
0

32. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Pentax K-3
88% have it
51
0

33. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Pentax K-3
29% have it
49
0

34. more viewfinder coverage

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.
100%
Sony Alpha 7R: 100%
49
0

35. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Pentax K-3
66% have it
48
0

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