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. Its video capabilities are a little less inspiring but it stands as a great stills camera that's a pleasure to shoot with.
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 conversion, Good buffer depth and continuous shooting rate, Dual UHS-I compatible SD slots, Lots of control over JPEG output, including three styles of sharpening, Innovative...
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 well integrated as its best rivals
Summary: Based on image quality alone, the Pentax K-3 is one of the best enthusiast DSLRs we have tested. Images are full of detail and there are more than enough colour settings to satisfy most photographers. The metering is a little on the dark side, although this does have the benefit of preserving highlights, and the AF could be faster.
Conclusion: The Pentax K-3 is a feature-packed, well-built DSLR that is certainly an upgrade on the Pentax K-50. A significant increase in focus points, a higher resolution and improved weather-proofing are just a few of the improvements. The most interesting has to be the removal of the anti-aliasing filter from the sensor, and the implementation of a simulation filter in the form of microscopic sensor vibrations.
Excerpt: Pentax’s latest DSLR, the Pentax K-3 , slightly confusingly marketed by Ricoh who now owns the brand, just happens to be a flagship pro model. Despite this, it fields a 24.7 megapixel APS-C sensor rather than the full frame chip of the Nikon D610, and in comparison is smaller and more square edged in its design. That said its chip is one that Pentax claims has been newly designed for this camera.
Solid feel, pro grade body, switch on or off anti aliasing filter, in-body image stabilisation
Like the Nikon D610, there’s no Wi-Fi connectivity built into the actual camera body, squarish, blocky body design won’t be to all tastes
Обзор Pentax K-3. Всепогодный неубиваемый агрегат, который точно выживет в любых условиях
6 March 2014
Summary: В итоге Pentax K-3 — это супер-интересная камера, в первую очередь, для тех, кто хочет получить просто неубиваемый фотоаппарат. Тушка может пережить все — мороз, грязь, воду, песок, купание. И это круто. К тому же устройство открывает дорогу к стеклам Pentax Limited, о которых слагают легенды. Но единственное препятствие на этой дороге — цена. Стоимость тушки на территории Украины — 1360 долларов, а это уже не просто немало, а офигеть как много.