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Pentax K-3

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Pentax Unleashes Special Gunmetal "Prestige" Edition of K-3 DSLR

Shutterbug
26 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Pentax has unveiled a new limited edition "Prestige" version of its K-3 digital SLR with a distinctive gunmetal chassis. According to Pentax, the K-3 is a special edition camera created to commemorate “the many awards bestowed upon the K-3” by photography publications and websites.
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Overall 9
9.0

Pentax K-3

imaging-resource.com
28 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Since the launch of the Pentax K-7 in 2009, the company's flagship models have been among our favorite enthusiast-grade digital SLRs. Pentax's most recent iterations -- the simultaneously-launched K-5 II and K-5 IIs -- were very much evolutionary models, with only relatively minor changes from their shared predecessor.
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Pentax K-3

Steve's Digicams
3 March 2014
  • Excerpt: 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 (which can be turned off and on), a built-in Shake Reduction mechanism, and dual memory card slots compatible with PENTAX FLU SDHC memory cards for wireless connectivity to PCs...
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Pentax K-3

consumersearch.com
15 February 2014
  • Summary: For creativity, Digital Filters apply special effects to images and Custom Image options -- preset combinations of sharpness, saturation, contrast and color tone settings -- can be customized to your needs. The Pentax K-3 also offers a multi-exposure mode that allows you to combine between two and 2,000 different JPEG or RAW images into a single photo.
  • Pros: 27-point autofocus system, Excellent high ISO quality, Weather-sealed for extreme temperatures, Anti-aliasing option
  • Cons: Slow autofocus
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Pentax K-3

PCPhoto
7 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Pentax has a new flagship DSLR, with lots of improvements over the very good K-5II for not much more cost.
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A fantastic addition to the Pentax lineup

cameras.reviewed.com
12 December 2013
  • Excerpt: The road travelled by Pentax over the past decade has been rocky, to say the least. Once an independent company, Pentax was acquired by Hoya Corporation in 2006, then bought by Ricoh (yes, that Ricoh) in 2011. As it turned out, the Hoya pairing was less than fruitful, leaving Pentax fans cautiously optimistic for the brand's future under Ricoh.
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Overall 9
9.0

Pentax K-3 Review: Sharp and Speedy, No Video AF

Digital Camera Review
29 November 2013
  • Summary: The K-3 is Pentax's latest flagship DSLR and in typical Pentax fashion offers a lot of performance and features at a relatively bargain price, including weather sealing and a continuous high-speed shooting capability in excess of 8 frames per second. The camera is compatible with Pentax lenses going back decades and because stabilization is built into the camera body you retain stabilization capability no matter how old your lens.
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Overall 9
9.0

Pentax K-3

PC Magazine
27 November 2013
  • Conclusion: The Pentax K-3 is the most refined K-mount SLR to date, offering fast autofocus and superb image quality. Its video autofocus implementation isn't the best, but it still manages to snag our Editors' Choice award.
  • Pros: Excellent high ISO image quality. Shoots at 8.1fps. Fast, 27-point autofocus system. In-camera shake reduction. Selectable simulated low-pass filter. Weather-sealed design. Pentaprism viewfinder. Sharp rear display. Top-notch control layout. Dual SD card slots. PC sync flash socket.
  • Cons: Limited autofocus during video recording. A little slow to start. Lacks built-in GPS or Wi-Fi.
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Overall 9
8.8

Pentax K-3

pentaxforums.com
12 November 2013
  • Summary: What's the best way to describe the Pentax K-3 ?  Well, it's an advanced DSLR with a robust feature set that delivers impressive image quality without making any sacrifices in terms of performance or overall speed.  All this is packaged in a relatively-compact, well-built body with full weather-sealing, a user-friendly interface, and exceptional ergonomics.
  • Pros: Exceptional detail at low ISOs, High-resolution 24-megapixel sensor, Accurate metering and white balance, Fantastic auto white balance performance in artificial light, Innovative and effective AA filter simulator, In-camera moire removal, In-camera HDR with RAW support, Sensor-shift shake reduction stabilizes all lenses, Fantastic main grip makes the camera easy to hold, Excellent build quality, Relatively compact body, Fully weather-sealed design, Friendly, face-lift...
  • Cons: Certain menu screens have become overly-complex, Camera locks up for a prolonged period while writing RAW files, Phase detect autofocus area unchanged, Viewfinder AF tracking speed not significantly improved over the K-5 IIs, Poor video autofocus, Video recording freezes briefly while zooming/changing aperture, Not possible to start video recording from stills live view, Not possible to capture stills in video mode, No focus peaking during video recording, Not possibl...
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Overall 9
8.8
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Pentax K-3 Review

What Digital Camera
12 October 2013
  • Summary: The fantastic body and excellent image quality are the two main reasons to buy the Pentax K-3. It really is a great camera, though it does have its quirks.
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