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Pentax  K-3
9.6 out of 10

Pentax K-3

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Pentax K-3 DSLR Review

7 June 2015
  • Excerpt: Even though the new Pentax K-3 offers a very robust and massive body, it is quite compact; it’s only slightly larger than the ultra-compact Canon EOS Rebel SL1, although it’s almost double the weight.
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Pentax Ricoh K-3 DSLR Review

16 October 2014
  • Summary: The PENTAX K-3 was made to compete with the top brands of the DSLR-world and the competition is close, but with its price and exemplary features, the PENTAX K-3 is creating some distance.
  • Pros: Great image quality, Rugged build, Water-resistant
  • Cons: Insufficient autofocus for video
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Overall 9

Pentax K-3

Imaging Resource
28 April 2014
  • Conclusion: Inside and out, new is the name of the game for Ricoh's flagship APS-C DSLR, the Pentax K-3. The weather-sealed, magnesium alloy body is brand-new, and so is the high-res 24.3-megapixel image sensor, paired to a speedy new PRIME III image processor that's capable of 8.3 frames-per-second burst...
  • Pros: Unusually compact for an enthusiast DSLR, Great ergonomics; movie, focus and metering controls improved, Weather-sealed and freezeproof; many weather-sealed lenses and accessories to choose from, Kit lens offers greater range than most, Unique on-demand low-pass filtering, In-body stabilization w...
  • Cons: Pentax's smaller market share means less third-party support, AE-lock button is small, hard to reach, New battery grip isn't compatible with earlier models, Below average battery life for a DSLR (but still better than most mirrorless cameras), Lags manufacturer-claimed burst rate by quite some wa...
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
3 March 2014
  • Summary: In the fall of 2013, Ricoh Imaging announced the new PENTAX K-3 DSLR. Designed with "advanced enthusiasts" in mind, the K-3 boasts a 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor, the ability to continuously shoot at 8.3 frames-per-second, Full HD 1080p Video Recording, a proprietary anti-aliasing filter...
  • Pros: "Green" shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations, Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record, Full 1080p HD video capture with tons of control, HDMI output and audio input add to the video capabilities of the camera, Weather -sealed body protects the camera when shooting...
  • Cons: Although performance was very good, it did not live up to expectations, High ISO images are incredibly noisy, Face Detection only works in "Green" mode with Live View enabled
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Pentax K-3

15 February 2014
  • Conclusion: The Pentax K-3 -- Pentax's top-of-the-line model -- wins awards as the most full-featured prosumer DSLR camera on the market. With great performance, excellent image quality and superior handling, the rugged K-3 is a semi-pro camera that successfully competes with its Canon and Nikon rivals.
  • Pros: 27-point autofocus system, Excellent high ISO quality, Weather-sealed for extreme temperatures, Anti-aliasing option
  • Cons: Slow autofocus
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Overall 9

Pentax K-3 Review

23 January 2014
  • Conclusion: The Pentax K-3 is an Editor’s Choice winner – it’s really a top-notch 2014 enthusiast DSLR – even with the negatives detailed. If you’re in the market for a Canon EOS 70D or a Nikon D7100, give this outfit a very close look.
  • Pros: Excellent 24MP image quality, Extremely responsive, fast burst, Anti-aliasing simulator, Rugged and weather sealed
  • Cons: Bulky, expensive – but to be expected, Built-in mono mic, No built-in Wi-Fi/NFC connectivity
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Overall 8

Expert Review

DP Review
26 December 2013
  • Summary: The K-3 is the latest and best in a well-established line of high-end APS-C DSLRs. The K-3 offers a wealth features for still photographers, including a large, 100% coverage viewfinder, solid build, and plenty of customization.
  • Pros: Very high image quality, especially in Raw, Excellent ergonomics and handling, Extensive feature set, In-body stabilization works with all lenses, Extremely solid build quality, Large, bright optical viewfinder, Good level of customization, Well-chosen direct controls, Comprehensive in-camera Raw...
  • Cons: Disappointing JPEG color response, Rather clumsy JPEG sharpening (slightly improved by changing to 'Fine' sharpening), Many lenses don't appear to live up to camera's full autofocus potential, Video quality not up to standards implied by inclusion of mic and headphone jacks, SD-based Wi-Fi not as...
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Expert Review

23 December 2013
  • Summary: Pentax K-3 review: will the weather-proof K-3 be enough to tempt photographers away from Nikon and Canon? Find out in our Pentax K-3 review video. The Pentax K-3 comes just a year after the Pentax K-5 II was launched, which arrived two years after the Pentax K-5.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

12 December 2013
  • Summary: Pentax's flagship K-3 is weather-sealed and packs performance that keeps pace with the rest of the pack.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
29 November 2013
  • Summary: Barely 13 months after the introduction of its DSLR flagship K-5II/K-5IIs , Pentax is at it again: the K-3 becomes the new standard bearer of Ricoh Imaging’s burgeoning APS-C sensor equipped fleet.
  • Pros: Good still and video image quality, High continuous shooting rate, Good capacity buffer, Weather sealed, Attractive price point versus feature set
  • Cons: Lack of continuous autofocus during video capture, AA filter simulator may not completely eliminate moire in extreme cases, Flash sync speed lags behind most competitors
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