Pentax K-3 II DSLR Camera (Body Only)

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Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.95x
Diopter Adjustment - 2.5 to +1.5 m
Display Screen 3.2" Rear Screen   LCD (1,037,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage 100%


Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Battery 1x D-LI90(E) Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh
AC Power Adapter K-AC132 (Optional)


Weight 1.76 lb / 799.5 g with battery and memory card
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1" / 132.1 x 99.1 x 78.7 mm


Software System Requirements Windows: XP (SP3), Vista, 7, 8
Connectivity 1/8" Microphone, AV Output, DC Input, HDMI C (Mini), USB 3.0, X-Sync Socket
Self Timer 12 seconds, 2 seconds
Interval Recording Yes
Continuous Shooting Up to 8.3 fps


Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift
Camera Format APS-C / (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 24.71 Megapixel
Effective: 24.35 Megapixel
Max Resolution 24 MP: 6016 x 4000
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm
File Formats Still Images: DNG, JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVI, MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Bit Depth 14-bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
Lens Mount Pentax K

Focus Control

Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 27, 25 cross-type


External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
Built-in Flash No
Max Sync Speed 1 / 180 seconds
Dedicated Flash System P-TTL

Exposure Control

Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 1/8000 - 30 second,  Bulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-51200
White Balance Modes Auto, CTE, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Manual, Multi Auto WB, Shade, Tungsten
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 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Mirror Lock-Up Yes
Remote Control O-RC1, F, CS-205 (Optional)

AV Recording

Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video
Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Video Format
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps
1920 x 1080i / 50 fps

1920 x 1080p / 30 fps
1920 x 1080p / 25 fps
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps

1280 x 720p / 60 fps
1280 x 720p / 50 fps

1280 x 720p / 30 fps
1280 x 720p / 25 fps
1280 x 720p / 24 fps
Video Clip Length 1920 x 1080
25 min.
Expert Reviews
Pc magazine.32817846
25 August 2015

The Pentax K-3 II D-SLR adds some features to its predecessor, including an in-camera GPS, but does so at the cost of the built-in flash.

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    Affordable. Solid, weather-sealed design. 24-megapixel image sensor omits OLPF. 27-point AF system. In-camera shake reduction. Pixel Shift Resolution shooting mode improves detail. OLPF simulation mode. 8fps shooting rate. In-camera GPS. Pentaprism viewfinder. Sharp rear LCD. Dual SD slots.

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    Omits in-camera flash. Astrotracer function is hit or miss. Burst rate slows when tracking focus is enabled. Lacks in-camera Wi-Fi. Disappointing video features.

Imaging resource.34355410
10 May 2016

The Pentax K-3 II keeps almost everything we loved from the superb K-3, then replaces the popup flash with an in-camera GPS -- not just for automatic geotagging, but also for freezing star-trails in astrophotography.

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    Top-notch image quality; Spectacular detail from Pixel Shift Resolution; Better performance than K-3; Geotag images with no accessories; Great ergonomics in a compact body; Clever on-demand low-pass filtering; Broad sensitivity range; Large and bright viewfinder for an APS-C camera; Dual card slots

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    No built-in flash strobe; No wireless flash support out of the box; AstroTracer function can be finicky; AE Lock button is poorly located; Below-average battery life for a prosumer DSLR; Requires a different battery grip accessory than its predecessors

27 October 2015

The Pentax K-3 II has proved to be a highly-capable camera. Like its predecessor (the K-3 ), it delivers an impressive level of image quality and performance. Furthermore, its class-leading ergonomics, weather sealing, and accessible user interface make it a joy to use in the field.

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    Impressive detail at low ISOs, Effective anti-moire tools, Innovative pixel shift super resolution for still scenes, Very comfortable grip, Rugged, weather-sealed body, User-friendly menu system, Built-in GPS, Fast 8.3 FPS bursts, Shutter rated for 200,000 cycles, Fast everyday performance,...

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    Astrotracer requires frequent & precise calibration, Out-of-camera JPEGs struggle to keep up with RAW image quality, AF tracking algorithms lag behind competitors, No on board flash or built-in wireless triggering, No wired tethering support, wi-fi performance via FluCard is lackluster, Electronic...

New atlas.34755561
27 October 2015

The Pentax K-3 II is the latest flagship DSLR from Ricoh and one which, on paper, offers a number of interesting upgrades over its predecessors. We recently spent a couple of weeks with the surprisingly compact DSLR to see if features including an enhanced in-body shake reduction and a Pixel Shift...

Stuff tv.32817766
31 December 2015

It's not quite a do-it-all DSLR legend, but if you're looking for a camera that does a few unusual things very well, look no further

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    Excellent build quality, Takes great photos, Built-in stabilisation, Astrotracer and GPS

  • -

    No flip-out LCD or Wi-Fi, Average video options, Sometimes a little slow

17 November 2015

It's a pity we didn't have a better lens to test this camera with because so many other aspects of its performance were very good. The Pixel Shift Resolution function was quite impressive.

Practical photography.34754171
31 October 2015

We awarded just three stars for Performance as its AF was considerably louder than its rivals, the write-to-card times were run-of-the-mill and the interface was a little hard to navigate. That said, if you’re not deterred by the menu system, you’ll be rewarded with good quality images.

Trusted reviews.33834858
2 September 2015

A great feature-packed OIS system and solid sensor make this a top DSLR despite some faults.

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    Excellent OIS, Good dynamic range and detail, Unusual feature set

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    No Wi-Fi or NFC, A little large and heavy, Flawed JPEG processing

Techradar uk.32817471
13 August 2015

Pentax's Pixel Shift Technology and similar high-res shooting modes will have their day, but they're not yet sufficiently advanced to make this a must-have feature. That aside, the K-3 II is a capable and well-specced enthusiast DSLR.

Amateur photographer.32822919
5 August 2015

After nearly two years, Ricoh has updated the Pentax K-3 with a second version, the Pentax K-3 II. Designed to be the flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR, the K-3 II sits at the very top of the K-series of DSLR cameras.

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    + In-body image stabilisation, + Quick autofocusing system, + Pixel Shift Resolution feature, + Unique astrotracer feature for astrophotography

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    No touch/Articulation to LCD screen, No Wi-Fi/NFC connectivity, Only 27 autofocusing points

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
12 March 2017

This is probably the best APS sized sensor SLR i had on my hands. It's very well made with excellent ergonomics and a really good image quality even at high ISOs. The AF system may not be the fastest one, but it's dead on, with no missed focus. It's extremely precise.

3 April 2017

How about 6 stars? I have been a Pentax fan since 1973 - I grew up with (and put myself through college with) Pentax Spotmatic F. Over the years I tried some Canon, Nikon, and most recently Canon G series. But I wanted to get back to my roots with an SLR. DSLR to be precise.

23 October 2015

If you are a Pentax user and are contemplating this as an upgrade, you will not be disappointed. The AF is improved and the detail/resolution are excellent.

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    The K-3 II is a nice step up from the K-5II S. The detail in the pictures I take with it is excellent and AF performance seems to be the best I have ever had in any of my Pentax cameras.

5 July 2015

This is a minor but welcome update of the outstanding K-3 which has been the top of the line Pentax DSLR for almost two years. Although a few people had some trouble with GPS locking up and the camera not turning off, it seems that most of us have had trouble free cameras.

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    Everything Good on K-3, GPS, Pixel Shift High Resolution, Better low light focus, faster focus

  • -

    No built in flash

B h photo.32817553
27 July 2017

Pentax offer the best ergonomic and working APSC cameras!I have used since 2006, with my first K10 from Pentax...K3 II is the big evolution to use old and marvelous lenses even from Pentax or Takumar, planned on K-mount engineering.

9 June 2017

Very satisfied with this purchase

13 May 2017

Excellent camera well above what I was expecting.

4 May 2017

Lovely pictures, easy to use.

27 April 2017

I simply LOVE this Pentax Camera...It met all my EXPECTATIONS...

25 April 2017

Excellent. Works great.

Product Highlights
  • 24.35 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • PRIME III Image Processor
  • Anti-Aliasing Filter Simulator
  • 3.2" 1.03m-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • SAFOX11 27-Point AF, 25 Cross Sensors
  • ISO 100-51200, 8.3 fps Shooting
  • 86k-Pixel RGB Exposure Metering
  • Built-In GPS, Compass, and AstroTracer
  • Shake Reduction & Pixel Shift Resolution
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In The Box
  • Pentax K-3 II DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • D-LI90(E) Lithium-Ion Battery (7.2V, 1860mAh)
  • K-BC90 Battery Charger Kit for K7 Digital SLR Camera
  • O-ST132 Strap
  • Hotshoe Cover FK
  • Eyecup FS for K-3 Digital SLR Camera
  • SLR Body Mount Cover
  • Finder Cap ME
  • MF-60 AF Standard Focusing Screen
  • PC Socket Cap
  • S-SW160 Software CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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