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Pentax-k-3.34200809
9.7 out of 10

Pentax K-3

Great Deal: $729.00

Reviews and Problems with Pentax K-3

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Overall 4
4.0

Less camera for more money

Teapot Tales, Amazon
31 October 2014
  • Summary: It sure looks nice, but what can be said about its battery grip that is incompatible with the K-5/K-5II models, although the older grip works and looks exactly the same way? So, these guys just want your money. Whatever it takes to get it. Also, what is so great about its APS-C sensor? They almost doubled its resolution compared to the previous K-3/K-5/K-50/K-01 models, but the size of the sensor is still the same.
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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

zhangjl, Amazon
21 July 2014
Overall 4
4.0

The camera is amazing but the experience of buying it from Amazon is horrible.

stespano, Amazon
28 March 2014
  • Summary: Here is a word of advice: don't buy expensive cameras from Amazon. To begin with, I want to say that this review is not about the camera, but the experience of buying this camera from Amazon. The camera itself is amazing and I would definitely buy it again. I bought the Pentax k3 "body-only" from Amazon (sold and fulfilled by Amazon) and got the body-only, but in the body+lenses kit box with a sticker saying body-only.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Images, but Not Reliable

AMayday "Arteest", Amazon
30 October 2013
  • Summary: I've held off writing this review for some time, mostly because I love Pentax cameras and was hoping the company would come up with a solution to the problem sooner rather than later. However, now that this has dragged on for months, I feel it's worth leaving my thoughts on the subject. Long-story short, the issue I had is called "Crazy Mirror Flapping" or "Runaway Mirror" in the Pentax world.
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Overall 4
4.0

Lens kit not up to stardard....

William Moore, Amazon
12 October 2013
  • Summary: I have been using my K3 for a few weeks now. The K3 is great... no complaints. The 18-135 lens is very good... no complaints. However, the rest of the lens kit that came along with the package was not worth the effort. The flash did not fit the camera flash holder (I had to file down the plastic edges to get it to fit the camera holder slot).
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Пан Бо, Yandex
21 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Не имеет смысла покупать К-3, у кого К-5II (качество чуть лучше у К-3 из-за отсутствия фильтра).У меня К-5IIS - результат один в один и пикселей у меня меньше. Погнался пентакс за соней. Сделали клон как на никоне- Д7000 и Д7100. Камера только для обладателей устаревшей К-5 ,только пока цена конская.Эмуляция фильтра как припарка- реально его нет.В достоинствах вижу только прямую кнопку видео с увеличением разрешения.
  • Pros: Увеличили количество пикселей.Монитор большего разрешения.Эмулятор фильтраЧуть больше точек фокуса.Прямая кнопка видео с частотой 50/60 к/с вместо 30. Все! Больше ничего нового...
  • Cons: Цена.Нафиг переплачивать 25 косарей почти за то же самое.За мегапиксели.Ждете супер картинку от новой матрицы.Или новые "стекла" сделали под К-3.Все осталось на прежнем уровне.Все ждали "полный" кадр.
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Overall 4
4.0

Pourquoi tant de pixels si la montée en ISO ne suit pas

Cyrano67500, Amazon
22 October 2013
  • Summary: Possesseur d'un Pentax K-5II, je regrette mon achat. Ce boitier n'apporte pas grand chose à l'utilisateur moyen ou expert. Il reste toujours plus petit que le boitier K20D ou ceux de la concurrence mais surtout la montée en ISO n'est pas meilleure que celle du K-5. Je ne suis pas le seul à le dire. Il suffit de lire les tests du très sérieux site indépendant DxOMark.
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