Featuring a robust weather-sealed body, a high-resolution 23.35 megapixel APS-C format CMOS sensor, exceptional low-light performance with ISO sensitivity to ISO 51200, and a selectable optical low pass anti-aliasing (AA) filter, the Pentax K3 digital SLR ranks as the most advanced outdoor DSLR camera in the world. No less than 92 weather seals surround the camera’s tough outer magnesium alloy covers. They protect the Pentax K3 against cold, dust and moisture, while inside a stainless steel chassis gives the K3 strength and durability. This really is a go-anywhere shoot-anything camera capable of delivering stunning high resolution images no matter what the Australian weather throws at it.
High resolution imaging
At the heart of the Pentax K3 digital SLR camera is the superb 23.35 megapixel CMOS sensor. It captures scenes in high definition with an astonishing level of detail. Colours and tones are rendered with such tremendous depth that even the smallest light nuances are imaged giving the final photograph a life-like appeal.
Adding to the sensor’s impressive performance is the world’s first selectable anti-aliasing filter on a DSLR. Anti-aliasing (AA) filters are normally built into a camera’s sensor to help reduce moire in fine-grained patterns. They do this by adding a slight blur to the image, lowering picture resolution. It gets rid of moire and false colours, but you do lose overall on image clarity.
The Pentax K3 DSLR’s CMOS sensor comes without an AA filter. In its place is a selectable AA filter simulator. When engaged the filter is highly effective at eliminating moire and false colour in fine-grained patterns that form part of your scene. When those fine-grained patterns aren’t in your scene the Pentax K3 digital SLR camera allows you to disengage the AA filter. The result is improved resolution with a sharper and more detail image.
27-Point AF System
High-speed high-precision autofocusing is a way of life on the Pentax K3 DSLR. A 27-point AF system, of which 25 focus points are highly accurate cross types, render subjects with phenomenal sharpness, even when they are at the edge of your scene. Three of the AF sensors are dedicated to acquiring sharp AF in low light, enabling autofocus to be used successfully at -3 EV, or about the available light given by a full moon.
Real Time Scene Metering
Enhancing the Pentax K3 DSLR’s image acquisition performance is an 86,000 pixel RGB-light real-time scene meter. It acquires data on scene lighting for the camera’s PRIME III image sensor to translate into ultra-accurate exposure and white balance settings. As a result the Pentax K3 is capable of delivering precise images with correct colour balance and exposure, even when there are multiple and artificial light sources contributing to the scene.
In-Camera Image Stabilisation
Shake reduction technology forms part of the Pentax K3 package. It enables photographers to take shots in low light and at high focal lengths without worrying about camera shake.
Continuous Shooting at 8.3fps
The Pentax K3 is a quick shooter. Full resolution images can be shot continuously in JPEG or RAW format at up to 8.3fps. Burst depth in JPEG mode is 60 frames. In RAW format you can shoot continuously for 23 frames.
Full HD Video
Shoot stunning full HD video at 30fps with the Pentax K3 digital SLR camera. Professional audio is captured using the in-built stereo microphone. There is also a 3.5mm terminal for external microphone use. Maximum record time is 25 minutes in a choice of MPEG-4 and AVC/H.264 MOV.
Buy the Pentax K3 Digital SLR Camera (DSLR - Body Only)
At CameraPro we want you to buy the Pentax K3 Digital SLR Camera (DSLR - Body Only) with confidence. Our knowledgeable sales team are here to help. So please do contact us ahead of your purchase if you need advice on camera choice, or if you have a specific question about the Pentax K3 or any other Pentax DSLR. Our Pentax K3 price is very competitive, and includes a genuine 2-year Pentax Australia warranty for added peace of mind. Come and talk to us today.
|Camera Series||Pentax K|
|Image Sensor Type / Format||APS-C DX (1.5x Crop Factor, CMOS|
|Pixels||Actual: 24.71 Megapixel
Effective: 23.35 Megapixel
|Max Resolution||24MP: 6016 x 4000 @ 3:2|
|Other Resolutions||14MP: 4608 x 3072 @ 3:2
6MP: 3072 x 2048 @ 3:2
2MP: 1920 x 1080 @ 16:9
|File Formats||Still Images: DNG, JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVI, MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focus Mode||Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M) , Focus Lock AF Area Mode|
|Autofocus Points||Phase Detection: 27|
|Metering Method||Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering|
|Exposure Modes||Modes: Aperture Priority, Bulb, Green, Hyper Program, Metered Manual, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Shutter/Aperture Priority, User, X-Speed
Metering Range: EV -3.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in .3 or .5 EV steps)
|White Balance Modes||Auto, CTE, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Manual, Multi Auto WB, Shade, Tungsten|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100-51200|
|Memory Card Type||SD SDHC SDXC|
|Aspect Ratio||3:2, 16:9|
|Continuous Shooting||1920 x 1080 25 min.|
|Audio Recording||Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo, Optional External Mic: With Video,|
|Display Screen||3.2" Rear Screen LCD (1,037,000)|
|Shutter||Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/8000 sec, Bulb Mode
|Max Sync Speed||1 / 180 sec|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe, PC Terminal, Wireless|
|Self Timer||12 sec, 2 sec|
|Remote Control||Remote Control F or Remote Control WP (Optional)|
|Connectivity||USB 3.0 AV Output HDMI C (Mini) (out) DC Input 1/8" Microphone 1/8" Headphone Cable Switch X-Sync Socket and WiFi|
|Battery||1x D-LI90 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2VDC, 1860mAh|
|AC Power Adapter||K-AC132 (Optional)|
|Operating Storage Temperature||Operating 14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)|